Video: 'Dick and Dee Dee sing 'Lightening Strikes from Shindig''
(Saturday, January 8, 1966, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EST) — The last episode of ABC’s Shindig! music show was broadcast tonight, featuring Jimmy O’Neill as host and Dick and DeeDee performing “Lightnin’ Strikes” (a salute to Batman).
Video: 'The Beatles: Rubber Soul - 1965 (Full Album. 2009 Stereo Remaster)'
(Saturday, January 8, 1966) — The North American version of the album Rubber Soul by The Beatles peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard‘s 200 album chart for six consecutive weeks (Jan. 8/15/22/29, Feb. 5/12, 1966).
It was the group’s seventh of a record 19 number one albums on the chart (1964-2001).
In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
(Saturday, January 8, 1966, 10:30 a.m. EST) — John is given a friendship ring by a Polynesian girl and later, The Beatles are having a leisurely picnic in Japan when they run into Dr. Ah So on this morning’s episode of The Beatles, a weekly cartoon television series on ABC.