Monthly Archives: December 2017

‘The Other Man’s Grass Is Always Greener’ by Petula Clark peaks at #31 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 30 1967)

(Saturday, December 30, 1967)“The Other Man’s Grass Is Always Greener” by Petula Clark peaked at #31 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘The Other Man’s Grass Is Always Greener’ by Petula Clark peaks at #31 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 30 1967)

BBC airs part 2 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 29 1997)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 2 of 3: Melody (edited)'

(Monday, December 29, 1997, 11:20 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the second of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading BBC airs part 2 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 29 1997)

The Doors perform again at Winterland Arena in San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1967)


Video: '1967-12-28 - The Doors - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA'

(Thursday, December 28, 1967)The Doors performed the third of three consecutive nights at Winterland Arena in San Francisco, performing “Love Me Two Times,” “The Unknown Soldier” and other songs tonight. Continue reading The Doors perform again at Winterland Arena in San Francisco 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1967)

The Crickets perform on ‘Arthur Murray Party’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1957)


Video: 'Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray Dance Party 12/29/57'

(Saturday, December 28, 1957, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — Buddy Holly and the Crickets (drummer Jerry Allison, bassist Joe B. Mauldin) made their first television appearance as a three-piece band tonight on the Arthur Murray Party television series on NBC, performing “Peggy Sue.” Continue reading The Crickets perform on ‘Arthur Murray Party’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1957)

George Martin debuts ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1997)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 1 of 3: Rhythm (edited)'

(Sunday, December 28, 1997, 11:25 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the first of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading George Martin debuts ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1997)

‘Show Boat’ opens on Broadway 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1927)


Video: 'SHOW BOAT (1929 Footage)'

(Tuesday, December 27, 1927, 8:15 p.m. EST)Show Boat, a musical in two acts, with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II about riverboat entertainers who find love, laughs and hardships as they sail along “Old Man River,” opened tonight on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘Show Boat’ opens on Broadway 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 27 1927)