Category Archives: 1970s

Stevie Wonder collects four Grammys 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1977)


Video: 'The Jacksons (19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977)'

(Saturday, February 19, 1977, 6:30-8:30 p.m. PST) — Returning to the Grammy wars, Stevie Wonder was again victorious at the 19th Annual Grammy Awards ceremonies of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, held tonight at the Hollywood Palladium, taking home four awards including Album of the Year for Songs in the Key of Life (click here to watch 11 video clips from tonight’s ceremonies and click here to watch an extended video of Ringo Starr and Paul Williams’ presentation for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female). Continue reading Stevie Wonder collects four Grammys 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1977)

‘True Love’/’Pure Smokey’ single by George Harrison released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1977)


Video: 'George Harrison - True Love'

(Friday, February 18, 1977) — The single “True Love”/“Pure Smokey” by ex-Beatle George Harrison was released today (in the UK only) as the third single from his album Thirty Three & 1/3. Continue reading ‘True Love’/’Pure Smokey’ single by George Harrison released 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1977)

Space Shuttle prototype tested over California desert 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1977)


Video: 'Space Shuttle Enterprise Flight Test'

(Friday, February 18, 1977, 8:30 a.m. PST) — The space shuttle prototype Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its debut “flight” today over the Mojave Desert near Edwards Air Force Base in California. Continue reading Space Shuttle prototype tested over California desert 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1977)

‘Death Be My Destiny’ episode airs on ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 12 1977)


Video: 'The Bob Newhart Show - Death Be My Destiny - S05E19'

(Saturday, February 12, 1977, 8:30-9:00 p.m. EST) — After a near-death experience, Bob becomes obsessed with the fact of his own mortality on tonight’s episode of the CBS sitcom television series The Bob Newhart Show. Continue reading ‘Death Be My Destiny’ episode airs on ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 12 1977)

Paul McCartney and Wings begin recording sixth studio album 40 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Feb 7 1977)


Video: 'London Town' (14 videos)

(Monday, February 7, 1977) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings began recording their six studio album London Town today at Abbey Road Studios in London. Continue reading Paul McCartney and Wings begin recording sixth studio album 40 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Feb 7 1977)