Video: 'The Beatles - Flying (03, 1967, Stereo Remastered 2009)'
(Thursday, September 28, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles finished off the instrumental (featuring chants by Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr) “Flying” (originally titled “Aerial Tour Instrumental”), one of the few songs credited to all four members of the band, adding more overdubs today at EMI Studio 2 in London for their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Flying’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 28 1967)
Video: 'There Will Be Blood' trailer
(Wednesday, September 27, 2007) — There Will Be Blood, an American drama film about a silver miner-turned-oilman on a ruthless quest for wealth during Southern California’s oil boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, premiered today at the annual Fantastic Fest film festival in Austin, Texas. Continue reading ‘There Will Be Blood’ premieres at Fantastic Fest 10 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 27 2007)
Video: 'Niekro exits to ovation during final game'
(Sunday, September 27, 1987, game played at approximately 2:30 p.m.-5:40 p.m.) — Atlanta Braves knuckleball pitcher Phil Niekro, 48, started his final Major League Baseball game today, wobbling through three scoreless innings before giving up a double, two singles and two walks in the fourth and being lifted by the Braves’ manager, Chuck Tanner. Continue reading Phil Niekro, 48, pitches final MLB game 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 27 1987)
Video: 'West Side Story (1957) composite'
(Thursday, September 26, 1957, 7:45 p.m. EST) — West Side Story, a musical play (music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim) that explores the rivalry between two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds in the Upper West Side neighborhood in New York City, opened tonight on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Continue reading ‘West Side Story’ musical opens on Broadway 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1957)
Video: 'Alan Lubin's Atlanta Brasserie'
(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr attended the grand opening of his new restaurant, the London Brasserie, tonight in shopping mall in the Peach Tree Center of downtown Atlanta. Continue reading Ringo Starr attends restaurant opening in Atlanta 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)
(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” by Whitney Houston peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two consecutive weeks (Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 1987). Continue reading ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ by Whitney Houston peaks at #1 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)
(Saturday, September 26, 1987) — “Touch of Grey” by the Grateful Dead peaked at #9 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Touch of Grey’ by Grateful Dead peaks at #9 in USA 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1987)
(Saturday, September 26, 1777; during the American Revolutionary War and the American Revolution) — British troops marched into Philadelphia today and occupied the city, having forced the Second Continental Congress, meeting in the Pennsylvania State House (later called Independence Hall), to flee some days before. Continue reading British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution 240 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 26 1777)
Video: 'The Beatles - Recording Session, September 25 1967'
(Monday, September 25, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded an early version of the Paul McCartney song “The Fool on the Hill” today at EMI Studio 2 in London, capturing three takes of the backing track, followed by overdubs, for Magical Mystery Tour, their next television film and record project. Continue reading The Beatles record early version of ‘The Fool on the Hill’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 25 1967)
Video: 'Strange Days' (10 videos)
(Monday, September 25, 1967) — Strange Days, the second studio album by the American rock band The Doors, featuring the hit singles “People Are Strange” and “Love Me Two Times,” was released today. Continue reading The Doors release ‘Strange Days’ studio album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 25 1967)