Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Virginia Woolf?’ and ‘Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ big winners at Tony Awards 50 years ago today (1963)


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(Sunday, April 28, 1963) — Broadway’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was named best play today at the 17th Tony Awards, while A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum won best musical. The ceremony was held in the Hotel Americana Imperial Ballroom in New York City and hosted by Abe Burrows and Robert Morse.

The Beatles go on holiday 50 years ago today (1963)


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(Sunday, April 28, 1963) — The Beatles set off today on their first vacations of 1963. John Lennon accompanied manager Brian Epstein to Barcelona and Torremolinos, Spain, while Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr headed for Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, in the Canary Islands off Spain’s coast, meeting up with old friends from Hamburg, Klaus Voormann and Astrid Kirchherr. Continue reading The Beatles go on holiday 50 years ago today (1963)

Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon perform on ‘Midnight Special’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)


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(Saturday, April 28, 1973, 1:00 a.m. EST) — Jerry Lee Lewis and Del Shannon were among the performers on tonight’s episode of the late-night musical variety NBC-TV series The Midnight Special as hosted tonight by Lewis. Continue reading Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon perform on ‘Midnight Special’ 40 years ago this hour (1973)

Paul McCartney, Carl Perkins jam backstage for ‘My Old Friend’ documentary 20 years ago today (1993)


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(Tuesday, April 27, 1993) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney performed backstage today with Carl Perkins before McCartney’s concert at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee (during the North America leg of McCartney’s The New World Tour), for the documentary “My Old Friend.”