Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Beatles complete ‘We Can Work It Out’ 50 years ago this hour (Oct 29 1965)


Video: 'The Beatles We Can Work It Out studio takes' (take 2 with Oct. 29, 1965, overdubs at 2:38)

(Friday, October 29, 1965, 2:00-4:00 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording the A-side of their next single, Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s “We Can Work It Out,” this afternoon at EMI Studio 2 in London, adding more vocals and a second harmonium part (recording began on Oct. 20, 1965). Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘We Can Work It Out’ 50 years ago this hour (Oct 29 1965)

VP Dick Cheney’s chief adviser charged with lying in ‘Plame affair’ 10 years ago today (Oct 28 2005)

(Friday, October 28, 2005) — Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief adviser, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, was indicted on five charges today in the “CIA leak scandal” (also known as the “Plame affair”) and resigned from his White House position.

Libby would be convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison. President George W. Bush would commute his sentence.

‘Wings Over the World’ tour lands in Australia 40 years ago today (Oct 28 1975)


Video: 'Wings Over The World Behind the Scenes' (Oct. 28, 1975, at 2:26-3:14)

(Tuesday, October 28, 1975) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings (consisting of his wife Linda, Denny Laine, Jimmy McCulloch and Joe English, together with a brass section led by Howie Casey) arrived in Perth, Australia, today to resume their world tour this Saturday (Nov. 1, 1975) at Entertainment Centre. Continue reading ‘Wings Over the World’ tour lands in Australia 40 years ago today (Oct 28 1975)

McCartney/Wings release ‘Venus and Mars-Rock Show’/Magneto and Titanium Man’ single 40 years ago today (Oct 27 1975)


Video: 'Venus & Mars/Rock Show (Single Version)'

(Monday, October 27, 1975) — The “Venus and Mars-Rock Show”/“Magneto and Titanium Man” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings was released today in the U.S. (Nov. 28, 1975 in the UK), the third single from the group’s album Venus and Mars. Continue reading McCartney/Wings release ‘Venus and Mars-Rock Show’/Magneto and Titanium Man’ single 40 years ago today (Oct 27 1975)