While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955.
At the time of this broadcast (the morning of the 19th) details were sketchy other than “something was happening in the Argentine Capitol”.
Aside from that, your typical Sunday, which June 19th fell on in 1955.
Observations on the Cold War and what the United Nations was trying to accomplish and how membership had swollen from 50 nations to 60 nations. It was also noted that this anniversary found the world much more at peace (with the exception of Argentina) than at any time since the beginning of the Cold War. And all were optimistic this feeling would be a lasting one.
Only time would tell.
Here is the news for June 19, 1955 as reported on NBC’s World News Roundup.
News for this 10th of June in 1967 had a lot to do with the Middle East. Notably, the Israeli advance on Syria and the approach to Damascus. Cause for much concern in diplomatic circles. The Soviet Union decided it was best to break off ties and the United Nations issued warnings. Still, the effects of this latest War in the Middle East had noticeable repercussions all around. Egypt’s President Nassar offered his resignation the day before, but in an abrupt about-face told sources he wasn’t, in fact resigning.
Meanwhile, the Summer of Love continued with reports of more air raids on Hanoi in Vietnam with one U.S. plane down, the pilot missing, and a Vietcong mortar attack on Pleiku claimed 24 people, including two Americans. The love continued.
Thousand Yard Stare – from “Most Promising Future” to “lost in the shuffle”.
In case you haven’t noticed, there is no Glastonbury Festival this year. Reports are, organizers are giving the grounds a rest. Other reports are the upcoming Olympics made the annual festival impossible to pull off. And still other reports had a drastic shortage of Porta-Potties, since the Olympics had most of them. My vote would be with the Porta-Potties.
But in any event, as a sort of homage to the Festival-that-isn’t this year, I thought I would run a few tracks from bands who were prominently featured at the 1992 Glastonbury Festival, some 20 years ago.
Tonight it’s a band who were celebrated in the British Press as having the most promising career. Thousand Yard Stare fell into a kind of nether-world category; not quite part of the Brit-Pop revival, not part of the Madchester Scene and not really identifying with the Shoegaze movement. They more or less blazed a trail of their own, even though one of their first producers was the now-legendary Stephen Street (who gave us The Smiths, Blue, The Real People and a host of others). They had good material, but the audience was slow to react. And they went from Most Promising to Highly Overlooked in the big picture of Rock in the 90’s.
This track, Seasonstream, was recorded at Glasto on June 27th, 1992 and was briefly issued as part of a 2-CD fundraiser set for Greenpeace. I’ll be running more tracks from Glasto ’92 over the next few days.