(Sunday, February 12, 1967, just after 8:00 p.m. GMT) — British police tonight raided “Redlands,” the English country home of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in West Wittering, West Sussex, following a tip-off about a party from the News of the World.
No arrests were made at the time, but Richards, Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger and art dealer Robert Fraser would subsequently be convicted of possession of drugs.
(Saturday, February 11, 1967) — “(We Ain’t Got) Nothin’ Yet” by Blues Magoos peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, February 11, 1967) — “98.6” by Keith peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, February 11, 1967) — “Music to Watch Girls By” by The Bob Crewe Generation peaked at #15 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: 'The Beatles - A Day In The Life (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])' (edit of takes 1 and 2/RM1/orchestra/chat)
(Friday, February 10, 1967, 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. GMT) — Forty musicians were hired tonight to complete orchestral overdubs for The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” at EMI Studio in London . Continue reading The Beatles add orchestral overdubs to ‘A Day In The Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 1967)
Video: 'The 25th amendment- leighton arnold'
(Friday, February 10, 1967, 10:44 a.m. PST) — The Twenty-fifth Amendment (Amendment XXV) to the U.S. Constitution, dealing with presidential disability and succession, was ratified today as Nevada adopted it. Continue reading 25th Amendment to U.S. Constitution ratified 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 1967)
Video: 'My Eyes Have Seen You'
(Wednesday, February 8, 1967, 3:00-6:00 p.m. PST) — The American rock band The Doors began recording their second studio album Strange Days today at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, California, tracking “My Eyes Have Seen You.” Continue reading The Doors begin recording second studio album 50 years ago this hour #OTD #OnThisDay (Feb 8 1967)
Video: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze (Live at the Atlanta Pop Festival)'
(Wednesday, February 8, 1967) — The Jimi Hendrix Experience today finished recording “Purple Haze,” adding the final vocal/guitar overdubs at Olympic Studios in London, for release on Mar. 17, 1967. Continue reading The Jimi Hendrix Experience complete ‘Purple Haze’ in London 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1967)
Video: 'The Beatles - Penny Lane'
(Tuesday, February 7, 1967) — The Beatles completed their work on the promo clip for “Penny Lane” today, the second of a two-day shoot, which had begun Feb. 5, 1967, at Knole Park in Sevenoaks, Kent, where they had made the “Strawberry Fields Forever” promo on January 30-31, 1967. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Penny Lane’ promo video 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 7 1967)
Video: 'If I Learned To Play The Violin [Stereo Remix]'
(Monday, February 6, 1967) — Overdubs for four tracks by The Monkees are completed today in Studio B of RCA Recording Studios in New York City, including “If I Learned To Play The Violin,” “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” “She Hangs Out” (version 1) and “99 Pounds.” Continue reading Recording of four Monkees tracks completed 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1967)