Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

The Monkees reunite for ‘Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees’ TV special 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1997)


Video: 'Hey, Hey It's The Monkees'

(Monday February 17, 1997, 8:00 p.m. EST)Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees, a one-hour comedy special televised featuring what would turn out to be the last appearance of all four of the original Monkees (Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork), premiered tonight on the ABC Network. Continue reading The Monkees reunite for ‘Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees’ TV special 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1997)

Original Dixieland Jass Band records first commercial jazz recording 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 26 1917)


Video: 'Dixie Jass Band One -Step -Original Dixieland Jass Band Victor 18255-A Original Record 1917'

(Monday, February 26, 1917) — The Original Dixieland Jass Band (an all-white group) made what’s generally regarded as the first commercial jazz recording, “Dixie Jass Band One-Step” and “Livery Stable Blues,” today in New York for the Victor label. Continue reading Original Dixieland Jass Band records first commercial jazz recording 100 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 26 1917)

The Beatles begin recording ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Takes 1 And 2] (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])'

(Friday, February 17, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles began recording John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording the first seven takes of the song, which was based on a poster advertising Pablo Fanques’ Fair Lennon had purchased at an antique shop. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)

Buffalo Springfield tape appearance for ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)


Video: 'Buffalo Springfield-For What Its Worth'

(Friday, February 17, 1967) — Buffalo Springfield performed “For What It’s Worth” today for the Feb. 26 1967 edition of the CBS television variety show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Continue reading Buffalo Springfield tape appearance for ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)