Video: 'Newscast of Elvis death 1977'
(Tuesday, August 16, 1977, 2:30 p.m. CDT) — American singer and actor Elvis Presley, regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, was found unconscious on the floor of his bathroom today at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading Elvis Presley, 42, suffers fatal heart attack 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 16 1977)
(Saturday, August 13, 1977) — “You and Me” by Alice Cooper peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘You and Me’ by Alice Cooper peaks at #9 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 13 1977)
Video: 'Keith Moon & Ringo Starr'
(Friday, August 12, 1977) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr joined The Who’s Keith Moon today to film scenes for inclusion in the film The Kids Are Alright, a documentary on the history of The Who (released in 1979), at Moon’s home in Malibu Beach, California. Continue reading Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)
Video: 'RUTLE CORPS'
(Tuesday, August 2, 1977) — Former Beatle George Harrison filmed a cameo appearance today in London, playing a TV reporter for the Monty Python’s All You Need Is Cash, a television film that traces (in mockumentary style) the career of a fictitious British rock group called The Rutles, for broadcast on NBC-TV on March 22, 1978. Continue reading George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)
(Saturday, July 30, 1977) — “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” by Andy Gibb peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four non-consecutive weeks (July 30, Aug. 6/13, Sept. 17, 1977). Continue reading ‘I Just Want to Be Your Everything’ by Andy Gibb peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)
(Saturday, July 30, 1977) — “I’m in You” by Peter Frampton peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks.