Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

Ringo Starr tapes farewell message to Radio London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 31 1967)


Video: ’01 – The Beatles – Ringo Starr (Radio London Close Down Message)’

(Monday, July 31, 1967) — Ahead of Radio London’s final broadcast under the Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967, Ringo Starr delivered The Beatles’ condolences today in the form of a brief statement for Managing Director Philp Birch at the pirate radio station’s London office for broadcast on Aug. 5, 1967. Continue reading Ringo Starr tapes farewell message to Radio London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 31 1967)

‘You Only Live Twice’ by Nancy Sinatra peaks at #44 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)

(Saturday, July 29, 1967)“You Only Live Twice,” the theme song to the 1967 James Bond film of the same name by Nancy Sinatra, peaked at #44 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘You Only Live Twice’ by Nancy Sinatra peaks at #44 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)

‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ by The Beatles debuts at #64 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)

(Saturday, July 29, 1967)“Baby, You’re a Rich Man” by The Beatles, the B-side of the band’s “All You Need Is Love” single, debuted at #64 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Continue reading ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ by The Beatles debuts at #64 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 29 1967)

The Beatles call for legalization of marijuana 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)


Video: 'Cannabis Law Reform Advertisement, The Times (London) 24 July 1967'

(Monday, July 24, 1967) — A full-page ad today’s The Times (of London) called for the legalization of marijuana, saying the law against the drug was “immoral in principle and unworkable in practice.” Continue reading The Beatles call for legalization of marijuana 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 24 1967)

The Rolling Stones wrap up latest round of studio sessions 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 22 1967)


Video: 'Sing This All Together'

(Saturday, July 22, 1967) — The Rolling Stones completed another round of recordings for their next album, Their Satanic Majesties Request today at Olympic Sound Studios in London, having completed “Sing This All Together,” “Sing This All Together (See What Happens)” and “On with the Show.” Continue reading The Rolling Stones wrap up latest round of studio sessions 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 22 1967)