Category Archives: The Beatles 1960s

‘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)

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)

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)

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)

‘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 Chris Barber Band records McCartney’s ‘Catcall’ in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 20 1967)


Video: 'The Chris Barber Band - Cat Call'

(Thursday, July 20, 1967) — The Chris Barber Band recorded Paul McCartney’s composition “Catcall” today at Chappell Recording Studios in London with the Beatle contributing vocals and likely played organ for release in the UK Oct. 20, 1967. Continue reading The Chris Barber Band records McCartney’s ‘Catcall’ in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 20 1967)

Lennon, McCartney sing on The Rolling Stones’ We Love You’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 19 1967)


Video: 'We Love You (Stereo Version)'

(Wednesday, July 19, 1967) — The Rolling Stones recorded “We Love You” today at Olympic Sound Studios in London for their next album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, with John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles contributing backing vocals, handclaps and percussion (tambourine and maracas respectively). Continue reading Lennon, McCartney sing on The Rolling Stones’ We Love You’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 19 1967)

McCartney, Harrison interviewed by fans at their homes 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 12 1967)


Video: 'Little girl tape'

(Wednesday, July 12, 1967, at about 4:00 p.m. BST) — Leslie Samuels and Donna Stark, two Beatles fans from New York, visited Paul McCartney today at his home in the Saint John’s Wood district of northwest London, capturing the encounter on a tape recorder. Continue reading McCartney, Harrison interviewed by fans at their homes 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 12 1967)