Category Archives: Television 1970s

McCartney, Wings perform ‘Mull of Kintyre’ for ‘Mike Yarwood Christmas Show’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 10 1977)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Live At Mike Yarwood Xmas Show, UK (Saturday 10th December 1977)'

(Saturday, December 10, 1977) — Paul McCartney and Wings recorded an appearance for the Dec. 25, 1977, edition of the BBC1 variety show The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show today at BBC Television Studios in London. Continue reading McCartney, Wings perform ‘Mull of Kintyre’ for ‘Mike Yarwood Christmas Show’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 10 1977)

‘The Gathering’ film premieres on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1977)


Video: 'The Gathering 1977'

(Sunday, December 4, 1977, 9 p.m. EST)The Gathering, an American made-for-television drama film about a crusty businessman who, facing his last Christmas, makes an eleventh hour attempt to pull together the family which he shattered, premiered tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘The Gathering’ film premieres on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1977)

Crosby, Bowie Christmas duet airs on CBS 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)


Video: 'Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (Full)'

(Wednesday, November 30, 1977, 9 p.m. EST)Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, Bing Crosby’s final Christmas special, recorded just five weeks before his death on Oct. 14, 1977, aired tonight on CBS, featuring the unusual pairing of Crosby and David Bowie on “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” (taped Sept. 11, 1977). Continue reading Crosby, Bowie Christmas duet airs on CBS 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)


Video: 'Southbank Show' (4 videos)

(Tuesday, October 4, 1977)The South Bank Show, a television arts magazine show, completed two days of filming and interviewing Paul McCartney today as the former Beatle worked on his next album, London Town, at Abbey Road Studios in London, for the program’s Jan. 14, 1978, premiere on ITV. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)

‘The Love Boat’ debuts as a regular series on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1977)


Video: 'The Love Boat Season 1 Episode 1'

(Saturday, September 24, 1977, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT)The Love Boat, an American television series set on a cruise ship starring Gavin MacLeod, Bernie Kopell, Fred Grandy, Ted Lange and Lauren Tewes, premiered tonight as a series on ABC (it had already aired as a made-for-TV movie on Sept. 17, 1976, Jan. 21, 1977 and May 5, 1977). Continue reading ‘The Love Boat’ debuts as a regular series on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 24 1977)

‘Soap’ series debuts on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1977)


Video: ''Soap' - Episode 1 (1977)'

(Tuesday, September 13, 1977, 9:30-10:00 p.m. EDT)Soap, a night-time parody of daytime soap operas starring Katherine Helmond, Cathryn Damon, Richard Mulligan, Robert Mandan and Robert Guillaume, premiered tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘Soap’ series debuts on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1977)

‘Roots,’ ‘Sybil’ big winners at Emmy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1977)


Video: 'VAN DYKE AND COMPANY Wins Outstanding Comedy in a Variety or Music Series | Emmy Archive 1977'

(Sunday, September 11, 1977, 9:00-11:00 p.m. EDT)Roots, the most watched show in television history, dominated the 29th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, winning six awards, including Outstanding Limited Series. Continue reading ‘Roots,’ ‘Sybil’ big winners at Emmy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1977)

George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 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)