Category Archives: The Beatles 1970s

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

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)

‘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)

‘Seaside Woman’ by Suzy and the Red Stripes debuts at #83 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 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) debuted at #83 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Continue reading ‘Seaside Woman’ by Suzy and the Red Stripes debuts at #83 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1977)

‘Seaside Woman’/’B-Side to Seaside’ single by Suzy and the Red Stripes released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)


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(Tuesday, May 31, 1977) — The single “Seaside Woman”/”B-Side to Seaside” by Linda McCartney and Wings (her ex-Beatle husband’s band), released under pseudonym Suzy and the Red Stripes, was released today in the U.S. (Aug. 10, 1979, in the UK). Continue reading ‘Seaside Woman’/’B-Side to Seaside’ single by Suzy and the Red Stripes released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)

‘It’s What You Value’/’Woman Don’t You Cry for Me’ single by George Harrison released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)


Video: 'George Harrison - It's What You Value - Lyrics'

(Tuesday, May 31, 1977)“It’s What You Value”/“Woman Don’t You Cry for Me” by ex-Beatle George Harrison was released today (in the UK only) as the third and final UK single from his album Thirty Three & 1/3. Continue reading ‘It’s What You Value’/’Woman Don’t You Cry for Me’ single by George Harrison released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 31 1977)

‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album debuts at #13 in USA 40 years ago today (May 21 1977)


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(Saturday, May 21, 1977)The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, a live album by The Beatles featuring songs compiled from two performances at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1964 and August 1965, debuted at #13 on today’s Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart. Continue reading ‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album debuts at #13 in USA 40 years ago today (May 21 1977)

‘Mighty Good: The Beatles’ episode airs on ‘All You Need Is Love’ documentary series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1977)


Video: 'THE BEATLES - All you need is love Documentary trailer'

(Saturday, May 14, 1977, 10:32 p.m.-11:28 p.m. BST) — The “Mighty Good: The Beatles” episode of Tony Palmer’s All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music documentary series, featuring a new interview with band member Paul McCartney, was broadcast tonight on Britain’s ITV network, telling the history of the group and their influence on contemporary, mostly American, musicians. Continue reading ‘Mighty Good: The Beatles’ episode airs on ‘All You Need Is Love’ documentary series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1977)

‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 4 1977)


Video: 'The Beatles - Boys (Live / From "Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years")'

(Wednesday, May 4, 1977)“The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl,” a live album by The Beatles featuring songs compiled from two performances at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1964 and August 1965, was released today in the U.S. (May 6, 1977, in the UK). Continue reading ‘The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl’ album released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 4 1977)