Category Archives: The Beatles 1990s

Paul McCartney headlines Music for Montserrat benefit concert 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1997)


Video: 'Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight - Music for Montserrat'

(Monday, September 15, 1997, 7:45 p.m. BST)Music For Montserrat, a concert to raise funds for the Caribbean island recently devastated by a major volcanic eruption, was held tonight at Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading Paul McCartney headlines Music for Montserrat benefit concert 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1997)

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 30 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney interview on Late Night w Conan O'Brien (1997)'

(Monday, June 30, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed today at Paul’s MPL offices in London for the July 10, 1997, edition of NBC-TV talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote his new album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 30 1997)

Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ show 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Talks about Linda 1997'

(Tuesday, June 24, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed today at his home in in Icklesham, England, by Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today for broadcast on July 7-9, 1997, to promote his new album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ show 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1997)

Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Saturday, May 17, 1997, 6:00 p.m. BST)Paul McCartney’s Town Hall Meeting, a question and answer event hosted by John Fugelsang featuring the former Beatle, was transmitted live tonight on VH-1 from Bishopsgate Memorial Hall, in Bishopsgate, East London. Continue reading Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)

McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Friday, May 16, 1997, 9:00 p.m. EDT)In the World Tonight, a documentary about the making of Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie album, received it’s worldwide television premiere tonight on VH-1 in the United States. Continue reading McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)

Harrison, Shankar interviewed at New York’s Plaza Hotel 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: 'Ringo Starr George Harrison Paul McCartney Interview 5/24/1997 Access Hollywood' (May 16 1997, at 1:57 and 5:05 and 5:35)

(Friday, May 16, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar continued their promotional tour for Chants of India, a new album by Shankar and produced by Harrison, today at the Plaza Hotel in New York with a second of two days of interviews with various media outlets.

Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)


Video: 'George Harrison - The Last Performance (John Fugelsang)'

(Wednesday, May 14, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar taped a two-and-a-half-hour interview today with John Fugelsang for the VH-1 program George & Ravi – Yin & Yang, which would debut July 24, 1997. Continue reading Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)

Queen Elizabeth knights Paul McCartney 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1997)


Video: 'On this day: Paul McCartney gets knighted'

(Tuesday, March 11, 1997, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. GMT) — Paul McCartney was formally invested with his knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II today as screaming fans waited outside Buckingham Palace to see the former Beatle. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth knights Paul McCartney 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1997)

Orchestration added to McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1997)


Video: '1997 Paul McCartney 'The World Tonight' Part 9/10' (Feb. 14, 1997, at 0:37)

(Friday, February 14, 1997) — An orchestral arrangement scored by former Beatles producer George Martin was overdubbed onto Paul McCartney’s recording of “Beautiful Night” today at Abbey Road Studios in London for the former Beatle’s forthcoming album Flaming Pie. Continue reading Orchestration added to McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1997)