The 60s: a special

This week­end sees the anniver­sary of two very dif­fer­ent events, one day apart and both hav­ing formed a niche in cul­tur­al iden­ti­ties.

The first and pos­si­bly most famous was the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy, an event which has almost spawned an indus­try of con­spir­a­cy the­o­rists and counter-the­o­rists.

The sec­ond, a day lat­er, and actu­al­ly delayed by news of the first still com­ing through from the US, was the first screen­ing of an unusu­al lit­tle TV show called Doc­tor Who.

Both days are remem­bered for very dif­fer­ent rea­sons though both have made sig­nif­i­cant impacts on their spheres of influ­ence.

Join Edward Pearse in a remem­brance of music from the 60s.


From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life. Today’s pro­gram was pro­duced by Edward Pearse.

You can lis­ten now at — the ide­al URL for you to use in your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er.

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One Response to “The 60s: a special”

  1. Elrik Merlin says:

    Dr Who was not actu­al­ly delayed by the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion announce­ment. The first episode went out at 5:15 pm on Novem­ber 23, 1963, as planned.

    How­ev­er that first episode was repeat­ed the fol­low­ing week, fol­lowed back-to-back by the sec­ond — which is when I watched it!

    It has been sug­gest­ed that the repeat was prompt­ed by atten­tion to the series being com­pro­mised by the assas­si­na­tion reports: how­ev­er it is per­haps more like­ly that some­one in BBC Dra­ma or Light Enter­tain­ment thought they might be on to some­thing big with the show and broad­cast the first episode again so those who had missed it (like me) could catch up.

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