Daily Archives: August 12, 2017

The Monkees perform in Mobile, Alabama 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)


Video: 'Summer 1967: The Complete U.S. Concert Recordings' (videos 1-17)

(Saturday, August 12, 1967; the show began at 8:00 p.m. CDT with two opening acts) — The Monkees performed tonight at Municipal Auditorium in Mobile, Alabama, as part of the band’s summer 1967 tour. Continue reading The Monkees perform in Mobile, Alabama 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)

Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)


Video: 'Keith Moon & Ringo Starr'

(Friday, August 12, 1977) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr joined The Who’s Keith Moon today to film scenes for inclusion in the film The Kids Are Alright, a documentary on the history of The Who (released in 1979), at Moon’s home in Malibu Beach, California. Continue reading Ringo Starr films scenes for The Who’s ‘The Kid Are Alright’ documentary 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)

‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ by The Beatles peaks at #34 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)

(Saturday, August 12, 1967)“Baby, You’re a Rich Man” by The Beatles, the B-side of the band’s “All You Need Is Love” single, peaked at #34 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ by The Beatles peaks at #34 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1967)

First free flight of space shuttle Enterprise 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)


Video: 'Space Shuttle Enterprise - Free flight Test - ABC News - 8/12/1977'

(Friday, August 12, 1977, 8:48 a.m. PDT) — The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test today by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating and then making a smooth glide landing on a dry lake bed in California’s Mojave Desert. Continue reading First free flight of space shuttle Enterprise 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 12 1977)