Daily Archives: December 31, 2012

The Beatles conclude two-week engagement in Hamburg, West Germany 50 years ago today (1962)


Audio: 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' (guest lead vocal by Fred Fascher, Star-Club waiter)/'I Saw Her Standing There'/'Hallelujah I Love Her So' (guest lead vocal by Horst Fascher, Star-Club manager)'

(Monday, December 31, 1962) — The Beatles tonight concluded a two-week engagement at the Star-Club in Hamburg, West Germany, with several sets of their performances in the second week having been taped on amateur equipment. The rock group from Liverpool, England, would perform in Hamburg again until June 26, 1966. Continue reading The Beatles conclude two-week engagement in Hamburg, West Germany 50 years ago today (1962)

‘Match Game’ premieres on NBC 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: '1962 TV GAME SHOW: "THE MATCH GAME" (PILOT EPISODE)'

(Monday, December 31, 1962)Match Game, a television game show in which contestants attempt to match celebrities’ answers to fill-in-the-blank questions, debuted today on NBC. It was hosted by Gene Rayburn with announcer Johnny Olson. Continue reading ‘Match Game’ premieres on NBC 50 years ago today (1962)