Video: '14 Hour Technicolour Dream' (Lennon appears at 2:31-4:07)
(Saturday, April 29, 1967, 8:00 p.m. BST) — John Lennon of The Beatles attended the 14-hour Technicolor Dream multi-artist happening featuring poets, artists and musicians tonight at Alexandra Palace in London. Continue reading John Lennon attends 14 Hour Technicolour Dream benefit in London 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 29 1967)
Video: 'Paul McCartney - Thrillington' (11 videos)
(Friday, April 29, 1977) — The album , an album produced by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, under the pseudonym of Percy “Thrills” Thrillington, featuring instrumental cover versions of his 1971 album, Thrillington Ram, was released today in the UK (May 17, 1977 in the U.S.). Continue reading ‘Thrillington’ album by Percy ‘Thrills’ Thrillington released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 29 1977)
(Saturday, April 29, 1967) — “A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You” by The Monkees peaked at #2 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - Let's Call The Whole Thing Off HQ'
(Thursday, April 29, 1937) — , the seventh of the ten Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical comedy films, opened today in Baltimore and Chicago. Shall We Dance Continue reading ‘Shall We Dance’ opens in Baltimore, Chicago 80 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 29 1937)
Video: 'The President: April 1967. MP883.' (Apr. 28, 1967, at 27:12)
(Friday, April 28, 1967, 12:30 p.m. EST; during the — U.S. Army Gen. Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) William Westmoreland told Congress today that “backed at home by resolve, confidence, patience, determination and continued support, we will prevail in Vietnam over communist aggression.”
Never before had a military commander addressed Congress while he was directing an ongoing war.
Video: 'Muhammad Ali Refuses Army Induction in 1967'
(Friday, April 28, 1967; during the — World heavyweight boxing champion African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968) and during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) Muhammad Ali refused to take the oath of induction into the United States Army today after reporting as scheduled to an induction center in Houston, Texas. Continue reading Muhammad Ali refuses induction into U.S. Army, stripped of boxing crown 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 28 1967)
Video: 'Expo 67 opening ceremonies'
(Thursday, April 27, 1967, afternoon EDT) — Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson lit a ceremonial flame in the Place des Nations in Montreal this afternoon to inaugurate Canada’s 1967 International and Universal Exposition (also known as “Expo 67”), a World’s Fair that would run through Oct. 29, 1967, to coincide with the celebration of the centennial of the 1867 founding of the Canadian Confederation. Continue reading Expo 67 World’s Fair dedicated in Montreal 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Apr 27 1967)
(Saturday, April 27, 1957) — “Send Me Some Lovin'” by Little Richard peaked at #54 on today’s Billboard Top 100 chart for one week.
(Saturday, April 27, 1957) — “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” by Elvis Presley peaked at #58 on today’s Billboard Top 100 chart for one week.