Video: 'It's So Far Out It's Straight Down (1967)'
(Wednesday, January 18, 1967, afternoon GMT) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles was interviewed today for the March 7, 1967, edition of the Granada Television late-night show Scene Special. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Scene Special’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles - Penny Lane' (video shot Feb. 5/7, 1967)
(Tuesday, January 17, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording of “Penny Lane” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, adding a B flat piccolo trumpet played by session musician David Mason ( click here and select track 2 to listen to RM9; click here and select track one to listen to RM10 and click here and select track two to listen to RS?). Continue reading The Beatles finish recording ‘Penny Lane’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 17 1967)
(Saturday, January 17, 1987) — “Shake You Down” by Gregory Abbott peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, January 17, 1987) — “C’est la Vie” by Robbie Nevil peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Wednesday, January 17, 1917) — Ownership of the Virgin Islands in the Danish West Indies passed from Denmark to the United States for $25 million in gold coin today when U.S. Secretary of State Robert Lansing and Danish Minister Constantin Brun formally exchanged the Treaty of the Danish West Indies in Washington.
Video: 'Gary Gilmore - A beaten child gone mad - documentary - Top Biographies & Documentaries'
(Monday, January 17, 1977, 8:07 a.m. MST) — The 10-year suspension of capital punishment in the United States ended today when four .30-caliber bullets ripped through the chest of convicted killer Gary Gilmore, 36, at Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Continue reading Capital punishment returns to U.S. as Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 17 1977)
(Wednesday, January 16, 1957, 7:00 p.m. GMT) — The Cavern Club, a jazz club that later became a center of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool, England (The Beatles performed there nearly 300 times between 1961 and 1963), opened its doors tonight with the Merseysippi Jazz Band as the first act to perform. Continue reading Cavern Club opens in Liverpool, England 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1957)
Video: 'She's So Far Out She's In [Tracking Session Takes 1 & 2]'
(Monday, January 16, 1967, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./2:00-6:00 p.m. PST) — The Monkees , an American-British pop rock band formed for the American television series The Monkees, held their first recording session today as a fully functioning, self-contained band in Studio A at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, working on early takes of three tracks (“She’s So Far Out, She’s In,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” and “All Of Your Toys”). Continue reading The Monkees hold first recording session as self-contained band 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1967)
Video: 'Lurleen Wallace 1966 Campaign for Governor and Inaugural'
(Monday, January 16, 1967) — Lurleen Wallace became Alabama’s first woman governor today, replacing her term-limited husband, George Wallace, and immediately pledged that she would carry on his fight against racial integration and “federal bureaucracy” while he sought the presidency. Continue reading George Wallace’s wife Lurleen replaces husband as Alabama governor 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1967)
Video: 'Obama Exploratory Committee Announcement 1/16/2007'
(Tuesday, January 16, 2007, 10:00 a.m. EST) — Two years after arriving in Washington, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois made clear today his intention to enter the Democratic presidential race, creating an exploratory committee while preparing to open a full-fledged campaign next month to become the nation’s first black president. Continue reading Senator Barack Obama launches White House bid 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 2007)