Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Beatles return to ‘Hello, Goodbye’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])'

(Thursday, October 19, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:30 a.m. BST) — The Beatles returned to Paul McCartney’s “Hello, Goodbye” song (under the working title “Hello Hello”) tonight at EMI Studio 1 in London, adding guitar, lead/backing vocals and handclaps/”Hela, heba, heloa” vocals onto the coda, for the group’s single for the 1967 Christmas season. Continue reading The Beatles return to ‘Hello, Goodbye’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1967)

Supersonic Concorde makes first landing in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)


Photo: Air France / British Airways Concorde landing at JFK Airport after first supersonic transatlantic flight, New York, New York, October 19, 1977.

(Wednesday, October 19, 1977, 11:09 a.m. EDT) — After a 19-month battle over noise and pollution, the supersonic Concorde airliner made its maiden flight into New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport today with modest noise, no organized demonstrators to greet it and nonpaying officials and test teams as its only passengers. Continue reading Supersonic Concorde makes first landing in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)

‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)


Video: 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar' trailer

(Wednesday, October 19, 1977, 10:30 a.m. EDT)Looking for Mr. Goodbar, an American drama film about a dedicated schoolteacher who spends her nights cruising bars, opened today at Loews State 1 theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ opens in New York City 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 19 1977)

Jackson hits 3 HRs, Yanks win World Series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1977)


Video: '1977 World Series, Game 6: Dodgers @ Yankees'

(Thursday, October 18, 1977, at approximately 8:15 p.m.-10:33 p.m. EDT) — With Reggie Jackson hitting three home runs in his last three times at bat, the New York Yankees swept all those family feuds under the rug tonight and overpowered the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-4, to win their first World Series in 15 years. Continue reading Jackson hits 3 HRs, Yanks win World Series 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1977)

The Beatles attend ‘How I Won The War’ premiere 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1967)


Video: 'How I Won The War' trailer

(Wednesday, October 18, 1967, evening BST) — All four Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the world premiere of How I Won The War (featuring John Lennon as Private Gripweed) tonight at the London Pavilion (click here to watch video of the premiere). Continue reading The Beatles attend ‘How I Won The War’ premiere 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1967)

Paul McCartney debuts with John Lennon’s Quarrymen 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1957)


Image: 'The Quarry Men 23 November 1957 - Saturday New Clubmoor Hall Broadway Liverpool '

(Friday, October 18, 1957) — Musicians John Lennon, 17, and Paul McCartney, 15, performed onstage together for the first time today as McCartney (playing lead guitar) debuted with the Quarrymen at the New Clubmoor Hall in Norris Green, Liverpool, England. Continue reading Paul McCartney debuts with John Lennon’s Quarrymen 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 18 1957)

‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)


Video: 'Jailhouse Rock' trailer

(Thursday, October 17, 1957) — Elvis Presley’s third film, Jailhouse Rock, an American musical drama about a young man who becomes a rock ‘n’ roll sensation after learning to play the guitar in prison, premiered tonight at Loews State Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading ‘Jailhouse Rock’ premieres in Memphis 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1957)

‘Hair’ rock musical premieres Off-Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1967)


Video: 'Hair (Original Broadway Cast Recording)' (19 videos)

(Tuesday, October 17, 1967, 8:30 p.m. EDT)Hair, the first “rock musical,” premiered tonight at the new Public Theater (still under construction) at 425 Lafayette Street in the former Astor Library in Lower Manhattan. Continue reading ‘Hair’ rock musical premieres Off-Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 17 1967)