Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

The Rolling Stones release ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 8 1967)


Video: 'Sing This All Together (Remastered 2017 / Stereo)'

(Friday, December 8, 1967) — The Rolling Stones released Their Satanic Majesties Request, their sixth British studio album, today in Britain (Dec. 9, 1967 in the U.S.), which saw the band experimenting widely with a psychedelic sound. Continue reading The Rolling Stones release ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 8 1967)

Otis Redding completes recording ‘Dock of the Bay’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)


Video: 'Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Video)'

(Thursday, December 7, 1967) — Three days before his accidental death in a plane crash, soul singer Otis Redding completed overdubs for his smash hit “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” today at Stax Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading Otis Redding completes recording ‘Dock of the Bay’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)

The Beatles open Apple Boutique in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)


Video: 'Beatles Apple Boutique, London 1968'

(Thursday, December 7, 1967) — The Beatles today opened the Apple Boutique, a retail store primarily stocked with fashion garments and accessories, located at 94 Baker Street in London. Continue reading The Beatles open Apple Boutique in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)

Ringo Starr begins filming first solo acting role 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)


Video: 'Ringo plays a horny Mexican in 'Candy'' (Dec. 7, 1967, at 0:00-0:23)

(Thursday, December 7, 1967, 8:30 a.m. CET) — Ringo Starr of The Beatles launched his solo acting career today as he began playing the role of Emmanuel, a Mexican gardner, in the garden of a house, just down the street from Incom Film Studios in Rome, for the movie Candy. Continue reading Ringo Starr begins filming first solo acting role 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 7 1967)

Lennon, Harrison host launch party for Apple Boutique 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 5 1967)


Video: 'London: Beatles Open Boutique'

(Tuesday, December 5, 1967, 8:16 p.m. GMT) — John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles hosted a launch party and fashion show tonight for the Apple Boutique, a retail store located at 94 Baker Street in London, due to open to the public on Dec. 7, 1967. Continue reading Lennon, Harrison host launch party for Apple Boutique 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 5 1967)

The Doors tape appearance on ‘Jonathan Winters Show’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1967)


Video: 'Doors - Moonlight drive 1967' (original audio replaced with the studio version and additional unrelated footage added in)

(Monday, December 4, 1967) — The Doors taped an appearance today at CBS Television City in Los Angeles for the Dec. 27, 1967, national premiere edition of The Jonathan Winters Show on CBS, performing “Moonlight Drive” and “Light My Fire.” Continue reading The Doors tape appearance on ‘Jonathan Winters Show’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1967)

Ray Charles performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 3 1967)


Video: 'RAY CHARLES "What'd I Say" on The Ed Sullivan Show'

(Sunday, December 3, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Ray Charles performed “What’d I Say” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Ray Charles performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 3 1967)

‘In Another Land’/’The Lantern’ single by The Rolling Stones released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1967)


Video: 'In Another Land (Original Single Mono Version)

(Saturday, December 2, 1967) — The Rolling Stones today released the single “In Another Land”/“The Lantern” from the band’s forthcoming album Their Satanic Majesties Request. Continue reading ‘In Another Land’/’The Lantern’ single by The Rolling Stones released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1967)

‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1967)


Video: 'Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [Deluxe Edition]' (first 13 videos comprise the original album)

(Saturday, December 2, 1967)Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., the fourth studio album by The Monkees, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart for five consecutive weeks (Dec 2/9/16/23/30, 1967). Continue reading ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 2 1967)