Category Archives: Movies 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)

James Bond film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ premieres 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 7 1977)


Video: 'The Spy Who Loved Me' trailer

(Thursday, July 7, 1977)The Spy Who Loved Me, the tenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Roger Moore as the fictional secret agent James Bond, premiered tonight at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. Continue reading James Bond film ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ premieres 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 7 1977)

‘New York, New York’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 21 1977)


Video: 'New York, New York Official Trailer #1 - Robert De Niro Movie (1977) HD'

(Tuesday, June 21, 1977, 8:00 p.m. EDT)New York, New York, an American musical drama film about a jazz musician and a singer who fight and love their way through the show biz world of the late forties, premiered tonight at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City. Continue reading ‘New York, New York’ premieres in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 21 1977)

‘Star Wars’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 25 1977)


Video: 'Star Wars' trailer

(Wednesday, May 25, 1977, 10:45 a.m. EDT)Star Wars, an American epic space opera film about Luke Skywalker who joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire’s world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader, opened this morning at Loews Astor Plaza in Times Square (and across the U.S. today). Continue reading ‘Star Wars’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 25 1977)

‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by Ambrosia peaks at #39 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 2 1977)

(Saturday, April 2, 1977)“Magical Mystery Tour” by Ambrosia (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles) peaked at #39 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ by Ambrosia peaks at #39 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 2 1977)

Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ premieres in Los Angeles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1977)


Video: 'Annie Hall' trailer

(Sunday, March 27, 1977)Annie Hall, an American romantic comedy film about a comedian and an aspiring singer who try to overcome their neuroses and find happiness, premiered tonight as the closing night film at the Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Filmex). Continue reading Woody Allen’s ‘Annie Hall’ premieres in Los Angeles 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1977)