Video: 'Star Collector (Alternate Mono Mix)'
(Wednesday, October 4, 1967, evening PDT) — The Monkees completed an early version of “Star Collector” (at American Recording Co. in Studio City, California) and finished off “Goin’ Down,” “Daily Nightly” “The Door into Summer” and “Peter Percival Patterson’s Pet Pig Porky” tonight at Western Recorders, Studio One, in Hollywood, all but one (“Goin’ Down” would be issued as the flip-side of “Daydream Believer” single) for their fourth studio album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd . Continue reading The Monkees complete four tracks, work on fifth 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1967)
Video: 'Leave It To Beaver - S 1 E 1 - Beaver Gets 'Spelled''
(Friday, October 4, 1957, 7:30-8:00 p.m EDT) — Leave It to Beaver, an American television sitcom about an inquisitive and often naïve boy and his adventures in his suburban neighborhood, premiered as a regular series tonight on CBS-TV, starring Barbara Billingsley, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers. Continue reading ‘Leave It to Beaver’ series debuts on CBS-TV 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)
Video: '1957 - First Satellite in Space (Sputnik)'
(Friday, October 4, 1957; 19:28:34 UTC) — The Soviet Union today (Oct. 5, 1957, at the launch site) launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome, a spaceport located in southern Kazakhstan, inaugurating the Space Age. Continue reading ‘Space Age’ begins as Soviets launch Sputnik 1 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1957)
Video: 'John Lennon and George Harrison on Transcendental Meditation Beatles Interview' (Oct. 4, 1967, at 21:14)
(Wednesday October 4, 1967, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. BST) — John Lennon and George Harrison of The Beatles returned to Studio One at Wembley Studios in London today to pick up where their chat about Transcendental Meditation with David Frost left off on Sept. 29, 1967, for broadcast tonight The Frost Programme on the ITV network from 10:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. Continue reading Lennon, Harrison return to ‘Frost Programme’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1967)
Video: 'Southbank Show' (4 videos)
(Tuesday, October 4, 1977) — The South Bank Show, a television arts magazine show, completed two days of filming and interviewing Paul McCartney today as the former Beatle worked on his next album, London Town, at Abbey Road Studios in London, for the program’s Jan. 14, 1978, premiere on ITV. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘South Bank Show’ premiere 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1977)
Video: 'The Last Emperor' trailer
(Sunday, October 4, 1987) — The Last Emperor, a British-Italian epic biographical film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, premiered today at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). Continue reading ‘The Last Emperor’ premieres at Tokyo International Film Festival 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 4 1987)