Monthly Archives: November 2014

Confederates defeated in Battle of Franklin 150 years ago this hour (Nov 30 1864)


Video: 'Civil War Journal - The Battle of Franklin & Nashville' (Nov. 30, 1864, at 19:39)

(Wednesday, November 30, 1864, 4:30 p.m. local time; the Battle of Franklin, part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign during American Civil War) — The Confederate Army of Tennessee led by General John Bell Hood mounted a dramatically unsuccessful frontal assault on Union positions commanded by John McAllister Schofield today around Franklin, Tennessee, with Hood losing six generals and almost a third of his troops.

George Harrison performs twice in Chicago 40 years ago today (Nov 30 1974)


Video: 'George Harrison - Live in Chicago, 11/30/74'

(Saturday, November 30, 1974, 2:00/8:00 p.m. CST) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed two shows today at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, on the 17th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records. Continue reading George Harrison performs twice in Chicago 40 years ago today (Nov 30 1974)

John Lennon tapes studio sequences for ‘Not Only… But Also’ premiere 50 years ago this hour (Nov 29 1964)


Video: 'John Lennon - "Not Only... But Also" - November 29, 1964'

(Sunday, November 29, 1964, 8:30 p.m. GMT) — The studio sequences for the Jan. 9, 1965, premiere of the BBC2’s series Not Only… But Also, featuring John Lennon of The Beatles, were videotaped this evening at Studio 1, Television Centre in London (the filmed piece was shot Nov. 20, 1964).

John Lennon makes surprise appearance onstage with Elton John in New York 40 years ago tonight (Nov 28 1974)


Video: 'Thanksgiving 1974 Elton John John Lennon Madison Square Garden NYC.wmv'

(Thursday, November 28, 1974, Thanksgiving Day) — Ex-Beatle John Lennon made a surprise appearance at Elton John’s concert tonight at New York’s Madison Square Garden, fulfilling a wager between the two musicians. Lennon had agreed to Elton’s suggestion that if “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” made it to number one in the charts (which it did on Nov. 16, 1974), they would perform together on this night. Continue reading John Lennon makes surprise appearance onstage with Elton John in New York 40 years ago tonight (Nov 28 1974)

George Harrison performs twice in Atlanta 40 years ago today (Nov 28 1974)


Video: 'George Harrison - My Sweet Lord - Atlanta - 1974' (from evening show)

(Thursday, November 28, 1974, Thanksgiving Day) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed two shows today at The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia, on the 16th stop of his 45-show “George Harrison & Friends North American Tour” in support of his new single “Dark Horse,” the title track of his new album, and Dark Horse Records.