Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

The Beatles complete ‘All You Need Is Love’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - The Lost Pepperland Beel' (June 26, 1967, at 0:00)

(Monday, June 26, 1967, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. BST) — The day after the Our World satellite broadcast of The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love”, the band completed the song today by replacing the tambourine which appeared in the introduction of the television broadcast with a drum roll played by Ringo Starr at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘All You Need Is Love’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 26 1967)

The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’ for world’s first live television satellite link-up 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - All You Need is Love Our World Satellite Broadcast Live 1967'

(Sunday, June 25, 1967, 9:36 p.m. BST) — The English rock band The Beatles recorded vocals, bass guitar, guitar solo, drums and 13-piece orchestra live for their new song “All You Need Is Love” over a pre-recorded backing track tonight inside EMI Studio 1 in London for Britain’s contribution to Our World, the first-ever live international telecast which was carried by satellite from 14 countries. Continue reading The Beatles perform ‘All You Need Is Love’ for world’s first live television satellite link-up 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 25 1967)

‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)


Video: 'Headquarters [Deluxe Edition]' (first 14 videos comprise the original album)

(Saturday, June 24, 1967)Headquarters, the third studio album issued by The Monkees, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Headquarters’ album by The Monkees peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)

‘Sgt. Pepper’ album by The Beatles debuts at #8 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (2009 Stereo Remastered) [Full Album]'

(Saturday, June 24, 1967)Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the eighth studio album by English rock band the Beatles, recognized for its innovations in music production, songwriting and graphic design, reflecting an embodiment of the 1960s counterculture, and bridging a cultural divide between popular music and legitimate art, debuted at #8 on today’s Billboard Top LP’s chart. Continue reading ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album by The Beatles debuts at #8 in USA 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1967)

The Monkees record ‘Can You Dig It’ demo 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 22 1967)


Video: '11. The Monkees - "Can You Dig It?" (Demo)'

(Thursday, June 22, 1967, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monkees recorded an acoustic instrumental demo for Peter Tork’s song “Can You Dig It” (titled “Tentatively” on the box) today at RCA Victor Studio A in Hollywood. Continue reading The Monkees record ‘Can You Dig It’ demo 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 22 1967)

Beatle Paul McCartney confirms he’s taken LSD 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 19 1967)


Video: 'Paul McCartney admits taking LSD'

(Monday, June 19, 1967) — Three days after Life magazine ran an interview with Paul McCartney, in which he became the first Beatle to publicly reveal that he had taken acid, McCartney, the last Beatle to actually take LSD, confirmed the admission today on camera during an interview at his London home with Independent Television News (ITN). Continue reading Beatle Paul McCartney confirms he’s taken LSD 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 19 1967)

Hendrix, The Who perform at Monterey International Pop Music Festival 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1967)


Video: 'Monterey International Pop Festival, CA, June 16 - 18 1967 (Disc's 7, 8 & 9 Of 9) RE-UPLOAD' (see running order below)

(Sunday, June 18, 1967, 8:00 p.m. PDT) — The Monterey International Pop Music Festival, a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967, resumed tonight at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Continue reading Hendrix, The Who perform at Monterey International Pop Music Festival 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1967)

Spanky and Our Gang perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1967)


Video: 'Spanky - Sunday Will Never Be The Same (feat. Our Gang) (1967)' (June 18, 1967)

(Sunday, June 18, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — Spanky and Our Gang performed “Sunday Will Never Be the Same” and “Coney Island Washboard” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Spanky and Our Gang perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1967)

Ravi Shankar performs at Monterey International Pop Music Festival 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1967)


Video: 'Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop (June 1967)' ("Dhun" ("Dadra and Fast Teental"))

(Sunday, June 18, 1967, 1:30 p.m. PDT) — The Monterey International Pop Music Festival, a three-day concert event held June 16 to June 18, 1967, resumed this afternoon at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. Continue reading Ravi Shankar performs at Monterey International Pop Music Festival 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 18 1967)