Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

Harrison pays tribute to 30 years of Dylan music at ‘Bob-fest’ 20 years ago tonight (1992)


Video: 'If Not For You'

(Friday, October 16, 1992) — Ex-Beatle George Harrison performed If Not for You and Absolutely Sweet Marie tonight at Madison Square Garden at the Bob Dylan Columbia Records 30th anniversary tribute concert. Continue reading Harrison pays tribute to 30 years of Dylan music at ‘Bob-fest’ 20 years ago tonight (1992)

Sinead O’Connor booed off the stage during Dylan tribute 20 years ago tonight (1992)


Video: 'Sinead O'Connor: 'War' live at the Bob Dylan Tribute'

(Friday, October 16, 1992) — Singer Sinead O’Connor was booed off the stage tonight at a Madison Square Garden show honoring Bob Dylan’s 30 years of music. The crowd was still reacting to O’Connor’s appearance on Saturday Night Live two weeks earlier, when she had torn up a picture of the pope.

Nixon turns against critics as peace in Vietnam nears 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: Oct. 16, 1972 (1:40)

(Monday, October 16, 1972, during the Vietnam War, part of the Cold War) — U.S. President Richard Nixon, in a surprise appearance before a Washington gathering of wives and families of prisoners of war and men missing in action, declared today that he got “precious little support” for his Vietnam strategy from those who, he said, are supposed to be the opinion leaders of the country. Continue reading Nixon turns against critics as peace in Vietnam nears 40 years ago today (1972)