Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

The Monkees begin recording ‘You Told Me’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 3 1967)


Video: 'You Told Me [Master Backing Track]'

(Friday, March 3, 1967, 7:30 p.m.-12 midnight a.m. PST)The Monkees began recording “You Told Me” today at Studio B, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees begin recording ‘You Told Me’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 3 1967)

‘With a Little Bit O’ Luck’ from ‘My Fair Lady’ performed on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 3 1957)


Video: 'The Ed Sullivan Show - Vol. 2 (Hosted by Burt Reynolds)' (March 3, 1957, at 38:23)

(Sunday, March 3, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth and Rod McLennan performed “With a Little Bit O’ Luck” from from My Fair Lady on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

Hayes secretly sworn-in as 19th U.S. President 140 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 3 1877)

(Saturday, March 3, 1877, 7:05 p.m. local time) — Because outgoing President Ulysses S. Grant feared an insurrection by supporters of Samuel J. Tilden following the Compromise of 1877 and with the traditional inauguration day of March 4 on a Sunday, President-elect Rutherford B. Hayes took the oath of office as the 19th President of the United States tonight in a secret ceremony in the Red Room of the White House.

Grant was still technically President through Sunday, March 4, at noon, and remained in the White House until Hayes was formally inaugurated on Monday, March 5.