Category Archives: Television 1960s

The Beatles film in a field near Newquay 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1967)


Video: 'THE BEATLES - Magical Mystery Tour [1967]' (Sept. 14, 1967, at 35:04-36:01; 41:03-41:32)

(Thursday, September 14, 1967) — The Beatles filmed two scenes today in a secluded field near Newquay in the south west of England for their Magical Mystery Tour film, only one of which (the passengers crowding into a small tent) was used in the final cut. Continue reading The Beatles film in a field near Newquay 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1967)

The Beatles film in Newquay area of England 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1967)


Video: '1960s The Beatles Rare Home Movie Footage, Magical Mystery Tour' (Sept. 13, 1967, at 4:40-7:00)

(Wednesday, September 13, 1967) — The Beatles spent the third day of filming for their Magical Mystery Tour film in the area of Newquay and Porth, with lunch at Newquay’s Atlantic Hotel, today in the south west of England. Continue reading The Beatles film in Newquay area of England 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 13 1967)

The Beatles pose for photographers in Plymouth 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1967)


Video: '1960s The Beatles Rare Home Movie Footage, Magical Mystery Tour' (Sept. 12, 1967, at 0:24-2:21)

(Tuesday, September 12, 1967) — The Beatles posed for photographers from national newspapers today during a lunch stop at the Grand Hotel in Plymouth, in the south west of England, during the first full day of filming for Magical Mystery Tour. Continue reading The Beatles pose for photographers in Plymouth 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 12 1967)

‘The Carol Burnett Show’ series debuts on CBS 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1967)


Video: 'The Carol Burnett Show - FIRST and FULL Episode (Aired September 11,1967)'

(Monday, September 11, 1967, 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT)The Carol Burnett Show, an American variety/sketch comedy television show, premiered tonight on CBS, starring starring Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and (later) Tim Conway. Continue reading ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ series debuts on CBS 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1967)

The Beatles begin filming ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1967)

(Monday, September 11, 1967, 10:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles began filming Magical Mystery Tour, a surreal comedy television film about a group of people on a charabanc trip, today at London’s Allsop Place, near the Baker Street underground station. Continue reading The Beatles begin filming ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 11 1967)

Pete Seeger censored on ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1967)


Video: 'Pete Seeger - Wimoweh & Flowers Gone'

(Sunday, September 10, 1967, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — The CBS television network censored tonight’s second season premiere of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour by editing out the performance of Pete Seeger’s antiwar song “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”, taped Sept. 1, 1967, citing the closing verse as a direct insult at President Lyndon Johnson. Continue reading Pete Seeger censored on ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1967)

The Young Rascals, Petula Clark perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1967)


Video: 'The Young Rascals - How Can I Be Sure'

(Sunday, September 10, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Young Rascals performed “How Can I Be Sure” and Petula Clark sang “Cat in the Window” on tonight’s 20th season premiere of the CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Young Rascals, Petula Clark perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 10 1967)

‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ debuts on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 9 1967)


Video: 'Time Life Presents: The Best of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (Full Show)' (pilot referenced with video at 10:10 and 25:19)

(Saturday, September 9, 1967, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT)Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, an American sketch comedy television program starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, premiered tonight on NBC as a pilot. Continue reading ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ debuts on NBC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 9 1967)

The Beatles begin recording ‘Flying’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 8 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Ariel Instrumental [Flying] (Take 8)'

(Friday, September 8, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-2:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles began recording the the instrumental (featuring chants by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr) “Flying” (originally titled “Aerial Tour Instrumental”), one of the few songs credited to all four members of the band, today at EMI Studio 3 in London for their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘Flying’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 8 1967)

‘The Flying Nun’ series debuts on ABC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 7 1967)


Video: 'Flying Nun,The (Intro) Pilot (1967)'

(Thursday, September 7, 1967, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT)The Flying Nun, an American sitcom about the misadventures of a nun who can fly and her convent and neighbors, premiered tonight on ABC, starring Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. Continue reading ‘The Flying Nun’ series debuts on ABC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 7 1967)