The Monkees finish recording two songs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1966)


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(Sunday, July 24, 1966, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees completed recording two versions of “I Wanna Be Free” (slow and fast) and “Gonna Buy Me a Dog” today at Western Recorders Studio #2 in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees finish recording two songs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1966)

‘Got to Get You into My Life’ by The Beatles peaks at #7 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1976)

(Saturday, July 24, 1976)“Got to Get You into My Life” by The Beatles (originally released in 1966 on the album Revolver; then issued in the U.S. as a single from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Music compilation album in 1976, six years after the group disbanded) peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘Got to Get You into My Life’ by The Beatles peaks at #7 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1976)

Kerri Strug battles through pain to help U.S. gymnastics team win first gold medal 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 23 1996)


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(Tuesday, July 23, 1996, during the 1996 Summer Olympics) — Gymnast Kerri Strug helped the U.S. gymnastics team to it’s first ever Olympic gold medal today in Atlanta, despite two torn ligaments in her ankle. Continue reading Kerri Strug battles through pain to help U.S. gymnastics team win first gold medal 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 23 1996)