Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

McCartney shoots performances for TV special 40 years ago today (1973)


Video: 'James Paul McCartney and Wings (TV special 1973)' (Apr. 1, 1973, at 12:09 and 31:33)

(Sunday, April 1, 1973) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney shot performances of Little Woman Love/C Moon, My Love and Live and Let die at ATV Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, England, for James Paul McCartney, a television special produced by ATV and starring McCartney and his then current rock group Wings.

The Beatles perform for BBC radio’s ‘Side By Side’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Side By Side (13th May 1963) (recorded Apr. 1, 1963)'

(Monday, April 1, 1963, 6:30-10:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded an appearance tonight for the BBC Light Programme Side By Side at Studio 1, BBC Piccadilly Studios in London. They performed six songs, including Long Tall Sally, A Taste Of Honey, Chains, Thank You Girl and Boys, for broadcast on May 13, 1963 from 5:00 to 5:29 p.m.

Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews with boycott of Jewish-owned businesses 80 years ago today (1933)


Video: '1933 Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses'

(Saturday, April 1, 1933) — The Nazi government organized a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany today, with the assistance of Julius Streicher, publisher of the anti-Semitic daily newspaper Der Sturmer. The boycott failed to attract public support. Continue reading Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews with boycott of Jewish-owned businesses 80 years ago today (1933)