Video: 'My Eyes Have Seen You'
(Wednesday, February 8, 1967, 3:00-6:00 p.m. PST) — The American rock band The Doors began recording their second studio album Strange Days today at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California, tracking “My Eyes Have Seen You.” Continue reading The Doors begin recording second studio album 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Feb 8 1967)
Video: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze (Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival)'
(Wednesday, February 8, 1967) — The Jimi Hendrix Experience today finished recording “Purple Haze,” adding the final vocal/guitar overdubs at Olympic Studios in London, for release on Mar. 17, 1967. Continue reading The Jimi Hendrix Experience complete ‘Purple Haze’ in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1967)
Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1836'
(Wednesday, February 8, 1837, during the United States presidential election, 1836) — Democratic Rep. Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky became the first Vice President of the United States chosen by the Senate today, defeating Whig VP nominee Rep. Francis Granger of New York by a vote of 36 to 16 divided strictly along party lines. Continue reading Senate elects Richard Mentor Johnson as 9th U.S. Vice President 180 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1837)