Category Archives: 1960s

The 5th Dimension perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 18 1969)


Video: 'The 5th Dimension Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In Ed Sullivan 1969'

(Sunday, May 18, 1969, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The 5th Dimension performed “Aquarius”/”Let the Sun Shine In” and “Working on a Groovy Thing” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Continue reading The 5th Dimension perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 18 1969)

Apollo 10 heads for Moon in rehearsal for July landing 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 18 1969)


Video: 'Apollo 10 Launch: CBS News (May 18, 1969)' (Apollo 10 launches on video #10 at 3:02)

(Sunday, May 18, 1969, 16:49:00 UTC) — Three American astronauts rocketed their Apollo 10 spacecraft toward the Moon today from Cape Kennedy on a critical “dress rehearsal” flight to clear the way for a planned lunar landing by men just two months from now. Continue reading Apollo 10 heads for Moon in rehearsal for July landing 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 18 1969)

‘The Boxer’ by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #7 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

(Saturday, May 17, 1969)“The Boxer” by Simon & Garfunkel peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘The Boxer’ by Simon & Garfunkel peaks at #7 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

‘Stand!’ by Sly and the Family Stone peaks at #22 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

(Saturday, May 17, 1969)“Stand!” by Sly and the Family Stone peaked at #22 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Stand!’ by Sly and the Family Stone peaks at #22 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

‘The Composer’ by Diana Ross & the Supremes peaks at #27 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

(Saturday, May 17, 1969)“The Composer” by Diana Ross & the Supremes peaked at #27 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘The Composer’ by Diana Ross & the Supremes peaks at #27 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

‘Someday Man’ by The Monkees peaks at #81 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

(Saturday, May 17, 1969)“Someday Man” by The Monkees, the B-side to the group’s latest single, “Listen to the Band,” peaked at #81 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Someday Man’ by The Monkees peaks at #81 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1969)

Starr sets sail for New York on Queen Elizabeth 2 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1969)


Video: 'Ringo Starr in Southampton, 5/14/69 plus Rare Interview' (May 16, 1969, at 0:05)

(Friday, May 16, 1969) — Ringo Starr of The Beatles gave an on-camera interview to the Associated Press today before setting sail on the recently-launched ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, heading to New York from Southampton. Continue reading Starr sets sail for New York on Queen Elizabeth 2 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1969)

McCartney interviewed for ‘Light and Local’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 15 1969)


Video: 'Paul McCartney interview 15 May 1969 BBC Radio Merseyside'

(Thursday, May 15, 1969) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles was interviewed today by Roy Corlett,, who had been a fellow pupil at the Liverpool Institute when McCartney was there, at Rembrandt, the house McCartney had bought for his father Jim in 1964, for the May 16, 1969, edition of the BBC Radio Merseyside program Light and Local. Continue reading McCartney interviewed for ‘Light and Local’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 15 1969)

‘Easy Rider’ debuts at Cannes Film Festival 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 13 1969)


Video: 'Easy Rider' trailer

(Tuesday, May 13, 1969) — A cross-country trip to sell drugs puts two hippie bikers on a collision course with small-town prejudices in Easy Rider, an American independent road drama film that debuted today at the Cannes Film Festival (the film would open in New York City on July 14, 1969). Continue reading ‘Easy Rider’ debuts at Cannes Film Festival 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 13 1969)

The Beatles recreate first album cover for proposed ‘Get Back’ LP 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 13 1969)

(Tuesday, May 13, 1969, 6:00 p.m. BST) — The Beatles today returned to the stairwell inside EMI House, EMI’s London headquarters in Manchester Square, site of the front-cover photo for their first British album Please Please Me, to pose for a nearly identical cover image by photographer Angus McBean for the proposed Get Back album. Continue reading The Beatles recreate first album cover for proposed ‘Get Back’ LP 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 13 1969)