Category Archives: The Beatles 1970s

‘Ringo the 4th’ album by Ringo Starr debuts at #179 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1977)


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(Saturday, October 15, 1977)Ringo the 4th, the sixth studio album by former Beatle Ringo Starr, debuted at #179 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart. Continue reading ‘Ringo the 4th’ album by Ringo Starr debuts at #179 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1977)

McCartney films first promo clip for ‘Mull of Kintyre’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1977)


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(Thursday, October 13, 1977) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings filmed the first promotional clip for their next single “Mull of Kintyre” (released Nov. 11, 1977) today near his Scottish farmhouse with director Michael Lindsay-Hogg at the helm. Continue reading McCartney films first promo clip for ‘Mull of Kintyre’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 13 1977)

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


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(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)

‘Drowning in the Sea of Love’/’Just a Dream’ single by Ringo Starr released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 16 1977)


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(Thursday, September 16, 1977) — The single “Drowning in the Sea of Love”/“Just a Dream” by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr was released today in the UK (Oct. 17, 1977, in the U.S.), the first British single from his forthcoming (sixth solo) album Ringo the 4th. Continue reading ‘Drowning in the Sea of Love’/’Just a Dream’ single by Ringo Starr released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 16 1977)

‘Wings’/’Just a Dream’ single by Ringo Starr released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 25 1977)


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(Thursday, August 25 1977) — The single “Wings”/“Just a Dream” by ex-Beatle Ringo Starr was released today in the U.S. (but not released as a single in the UK), the first American single from his forthcoming (sixth solo) album Ringo the 4th. Continue reading ‘Wings’/’Just a Dream’ single by Ringo Starr released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 25 1977)

Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)


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(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)

George Harrison films cameo for Monty Python’s spoof of The Beatles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1977)


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(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)

‘Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962’ album by The Beatles peaks at #111 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)

(Saturday, July 30, 1977)Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962, a double album featuring live performances by the English rock group the Beatles, recorded in late December 1962 at the Star-Club during their final Hamburg residency on a home tape machine using a single microphone, peaked at #111 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962’ album by The Beatles peaks at #111 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 30 1977)

‘Seaside Woman’ by Suzy and the Red Stripes peaks at #59 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 16 1977)

(Saturday, July 16, 1977)“Seaside Woman” by Suzy and the Red Stripes (featuring Linda McCartney with her husband, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, and his band Wings) peaked at #59 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Seaside Woman’ by Suzy and the Red Stripes peaks at #59 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 16 1977)