Daily Archives: November 29, 2012

McCartney, Starr perform at ‘Concert for George’ in London 10 years ago this hour (2002)


Video: 'Concert For George'

(Friday, November 29, 2002)The Concert for George was held tonight at the Royal Albert Hall as a memorial to former Beatle George Harrison on the first anniversary of his death. The concert featured the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Eric Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and Harrison’s son Dhani.

‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ by John Lennon released in U.S. 30 years ago today (1982)


Video: 'John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (2010 Stereo Remastered) [HiD]'

(Monday, November 29, 1982) — The single Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) by the late John Lennon was released in the U.S. today, pulled from the recent compilation album The John Lennon Collection. Continue reading ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)’ by John Lennon released in U.S. 30 years ago today (1982)

Crowd screams as women jump to escape high-rise fire in New Orleans 40 years ago today (1972)


Video: 'High Rise Building Fire - 6 die - Nov 29, 1972'

(Wednesday, November 29, 1972) — Fire raced across a posh penthouse cafe and through the top three floors of 16-story Rault Center building in downtown New Orleans today, trapping diners and office workers behind walls of flame and smoke.

Six persons were killed, including four women who jumped to their deaths from the 15th floor to escape the inferno. Continue reading Crowd screams as women jump to escape high-rise fire in New Orleans 40 years ago today (1972)