Category Archives: 1970s

Three Beatles reunite for Clapton-Boyd wedding celebration 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1979)

(Saturday, May 19, 1979) — Three former members of The Beatles, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, reunited today as 200 guests attended a celebration of the Mar. 27, 1979, wedding of rock star Eric Clapton and Harrison’s ex-wife, Pattie Boyd, at Clapton’s Hurtwood Edge home in Surrey.

At the end of the evening, McCartney, Harrison and Starr, as well as the other celebrities present, including Mick Jagger, Denny Laine, Ginger Baker and Lonnie Donegan, joined Clapton for an impromptu concert on a stage set up in a large marquee tent in his grounds.

They ran through various old rock’n’roll hits and even some Beatles’ covers.

Why the fourth Beatle, John Lennon, did not attend remains unclear, other than the fact that he was the only one living abroad (in the U.S.) at the time.

‘In the Navy’ by Village People peaks at #3 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1979)

(Saturday, May 19, 1979)“In the Navy” by Village People peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘In the Navy’ by Village People peaks at #3 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1979)

‘Goodnight Tonight’ by Wings peaks at #5 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1979)

(Saturday, May 19, 1979)“Goodnight Tonight” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings peaked at #5 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for three weeks. Continue reading ‘Goodnight Tonight’ by Wings peaks at #5 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 19 1979)

‘Stumblin’ In’ by Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1979)

(Saturday, May 12, 1979)“Stumblin’ In” by Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro peaked at #4 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Stumblin’ In’ by Chris Norman and Suzi Quatro peaks at #4 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1979)

‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

(Saturday, May 5, 1979)“Reunited” by Peaches & Herb peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for four consecutive weeks (May 5/12/19/26, 1979). Continue reading ‘Reunited’ by Peaches & Herb peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

‘Music Box Dancer’ by Frank Mills peaks at #3 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

(Saturday, May 5, 1979)“Music Box Dancer” by Frank Mills peaked at #3 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Music Box Dancer’ by Frank Mills peaks at #3 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

‘I Want Your Love’ by Chic peaks at #7 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

(Saturday, May 5, 1979)“I Want Your Love” by Chic peaked at #7 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘I Want Your Love’ by Chic peaks at #7 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

‘Blow Away’ by George Harrison peaks at #16 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)


Video: 'George Harrison - Blow Away [New Master Exp.] [HD Update]'

(Saturday, May 5, 1979)“Blow Away” by former Beatle George Harrison peaked at #16 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks. Continue reading ‘Blow Away’ by George Harrison peaks at #16 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 5 1979)

‘Heart of Glass’ by Blondie peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 28 1979)

(Saturday, April 28, 1979)“Heart of Glass” by Blondie peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Heart of Glass’ by Blondie peaks at #1 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 28 1979)

‘George Harrison’ LP by George Harrison peaks at #14 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 28 1979)


Video: 'George Harrison' (first 10 videos constitute original album)

(Saturday, April 28, 1979) — The album George Harrison, the eighth studio album by ex-Beatle George Harrison, peaked at #14 on today’s Billboard Top LPs & Tape chart for one week. Continue reading ‘George Harrison’ LP by George Harrison peaks at #14 in USA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 28 1979)