Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

The Monkees perform in Mobile, Alabama 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)


Video: 'Summer 1967: The Complete U.S. Concert Recordings' (videos 1-17)

(Saturday, August 12, 1967; the show began at 8:00 p.m. CDT with two opening acts)The Monkees performed tonight at Municipal Auditorium in Mobile, Alabama, as part of the band’s summer 1967 tour. Continue reading The Monkees perform in Mobile, Alabama 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)

‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ by The Beatles peaks at #34 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)

(Saturday, August 12, 1967)“Baby, You’re a Rich Man” by The Beatles, the B-side of the band’s “All You Need Is Love” single, peaked at #34 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ by The Beatles peaks at #34 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)

The Monkees complete two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 9 1967)


Video: 'She Hangs Out (version 2, original extended mono mix)' (at 50:41)

(Wednesday August 9, 1967, 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. PDT) — While The Monkees performed at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, Texas, two of the band’s studio recordings were completed tonight with overdubs added to “She Hangs Out” (brass) and “Daydream Believer” (brass/violins) at RCA Victor Studio A in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees complete two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 9 1967)

George Harrison visits Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles Anthology Seven' (August 7, 1967, at 7:50)

(Monday, August 7, 1967, 6:00 p.m. PDT) — After spending six days in Los Angeles, George Harrison of The Beatles flew to San Francisco today, where he walked around the hippy district of Haight-Ashbury, attracting a huge crowd of hippies and beggars. Continue reading George Harrison visits Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 7 1967)

Pink Floyd’s debut album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1967)


Video: 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn' (11 videos)

(Saturday, August 5, 1967)The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, the first Pink Floyd album, was released today in the United Kingdom on the Columbia label. Continue reading Pink Floyd’s debut album ‘The Piper at the Gates of Dawn’ released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 5 1967)

Lennon, McCartney return to England from Greece 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 31 1967)

(Monday, July 31, 1967) — John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles flew to London Airport today from Athens, Greece, where they visited an island which they intended to purchase (click here to watch the video). Continue reading Lennon, McCartney return to England from Greece 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 31 1967)

Court lifts jail sentences of two Rolling Stones 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 31 1967)


Video: 'Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger & Keith Richard are set free by the Court of Appeal'

(Monday, July 31, 1967) — Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones had their jail sentences reduced on appeal today by a three-member appeals tribunal led by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Parker. Continue reading Court lifts jail sentences of two Rolling Stones 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 31 1967)