Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

McCartney films secret street gig for ‘Broad Street’ film 30 years ago today (1983)


Video: 'Paul McCartney-Give My Regards to Broad Street-Full Movie-HQ' ('Leicester tube station' sequence begins at 1:38:45)

(Saturday, July 16, 1983, early hours of the morning) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, in disguise, was secretly filmed performing today outside London’s Leicester Square tube station, near the Talk Of The Town, in London, 10 days before completing principal photography for the movie Give My Regards To Broad Street. The film, directed by Peter Webb, was written and starred McCartney.

The Beatles record appearance for episode 10 of ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 10'

(Wednesday, July 16, 1963, 8:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles taped a third (of the day) edition of the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles tonight at BBC Paris Studio in London. They played She Loves You, Words Of Love, Glad All Over, I Just Don’t Understand, Devil In Her Heart and Slow Down for broadcast on August 20, 1963, at 5:00 p.m.

Butterfield publicly reveals existence of Nixon’s secret taping system 40 years ago today (1973)

(Monday, July 16, 1973; during the Watergate Scandal) — Former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield publicly revealed the existence of President Richard Nixon’s secret taping system today during the Senate Watergate hearings. Butterfield had already told Senate Watergate Committee staff members privately on July 13, 1973.

The Beatles record appearance for episode 9 of ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 9'

(Wednesday, July 16, 1963, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed today for the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles at BBC Paris Studio in London. They played Long Tall Sally, Please Please Me, She Loves You, You Really Got A Hold On Me, I’ll Get You and I Got A Woman for broadcast on August 13, 1963, at 5:00 p.m.

The Beach Boys complete nine songs for ‘Surfer Girl’ album 50 years ago today (1963)


Video: 'Our Car Club by the Beach Boys'

(Tuesday, July 16, 1963) — The Beach Boys recorded (or completed recording) nine songs today at Western Recorders Studio in Hollywood for their third studio album Surfer Girl, including “Our Car Club,” “The Rocking Surfer,” “South Bay Surfer (The Old Folks at Home),” “Surfer’s Rule,” “Your Summer Dream,” “Boogie Woodie,” “Catch a Wave,”  “Hawaii,” and “In My Room.” Continue reading The Beach Boys complete nine songs for ‘Surfer Girl’ album 50 years ago today (1963)

The Beatles record appearance for episode 8 of ‘Pop Go The Beatles’ 50 years ago this hour (1963)


Audio: 'The Beatles - Pop Go The Beatles Episode 8'

(Wednesday, July 16, 1963, 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. BST) — The Beatles performed today for the BBC Light Programme Pop Go The Beatles at BBC Paris Studio in London. They played I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You), Crying, Waiting, Hoping, Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!, To Know Her Is To Love Her, The Honeymoon Song and Twist And Shout for broadcast on August 6, 1963, at 5:00 p.m.