Monthly Archives: May 2016

Paul McCartney & Wings perform in Chicago 40 years ago tonight (May 31 1976)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Live in Chicago 1976' (May 31, 1976, at 0:13-29:09)

(Monday, May 31, 1976, Memorial Day) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings performed the first of three shows tonight at Chicago Stadium in Chicago on the 14th stop of the 21-city, 31-show Wings Over America leg of his band’s Wings Over The World tour.

‘Got to Get You into My Life’/’Helter Skelter’ single by The Beatles released 40 years ago today (May 31 1976)


Video: 'The Beatles - Got to Get You Into My Life'

(Monday, May 31, 1976) — The single “Got to Get You into My Life”/“Helter Skelter” by The Beatles was released today in the U.S., six years after the group disbanded, to promote the new compilation album Rock ‘n’ Roll Music. Continue reading ‘Got to Get You into My Life’/’Helter Skelter’ single by The Beatles released 40 years ago today (May 31 1976)

‘The Monkees’ television series begins production 50 years ago today (May 31 1966)


Video: 'The Monkees - "Don't Look a Gift Horse In the Mouth"'

(Tuesday, May 31, 1966)The Monkees television series, a situation comedy that follows the adventures of four young men trying to make a name for themselves as rock ‘n roll singers (starring Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz. Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork), began production today in Malibu Canyon, California, as filming began of the first episode (after the pilot), titled “Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth” (which would air Oct. 31, 1966).

Battle of Jutland began off Denmark 100 years ago this hour (May 31 1916)


Video: 'WORLD WAR I THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND Military History documentary'

(Wednesday May 31, 1916, 3:48 p.m. CEST; during World War I) — The Battle of Jutland, a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet, began today in the North Sea, near the coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula.

The battle ended the next morning with a strategic British victory. There was no clear-cut victor, although the British suffered heavier losses.

Surveyor 1 heads for soft moon landing 50 years ago this hour (May 30 1966)


Video: 'AC-10: Surveyor 1 launch (30.5.66)'

(Monday, May 30, 1966, 14:41:01 UTC/10:41:01 a.m. EDT)Surveyor 1, an unmanned spacecraft making the nation’s first attempt at a soft landing on the moon, streaked toward its target today with bullseye accuracy.

It carried a camera that will send thousands of pictures of the moon’s surface back to earth, if all does well.

Paul McCartney & Wings perform in Kansas City 40 years ago tonight (May 29 1976)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Live At MO Kemper Arena, Kansas City, USA (Saturday 29th May 1976)'

(Saturday, May 29, 1976) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings performed tonight at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, on the 13th stop of the 21-city, 31-show Wings Over America leg of his band’s Wings Over The World tour. Continue reading Paul McCartney & Wings perform in Kansas City 40 years ago tonight (May 29 1976)