Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

The Monkees complete ‘Mr. Webster’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 24 1967)


Video: 'Mr. Webster [Tracking Session Take 28]'

(Friday, February 24, 1967, 1:00-6:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. PST)The Monkees completed Mr. Webster today at Studio A, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees complete ‘Mr. Webster’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 24 1967)

The Monkees complete two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1967)


Video: 'The Girl I Knew Somehwere [Second Version - Tracking Session Composite Featuring Track 15]'

(Thursday, February 23, 1967, 2:00-5:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. PST)The Monkees completed two tracks, “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” (second version) and “Sunny Girlfriend” today at Studio A, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees complete two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1967)

The Beatles record final piano chord for ‘A Day in the Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - A Day In The Life'

(Wednesday, February 22, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:45 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording “A Day in the Life” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London with the recording of the final piano chord (click here to listen to RS 1-6 and RS 8-9 versions). Continue reading The Beatles record final piano chord for ‘A Day in the Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1967)

The Beatles complete ‘Fixing a Hole’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Fixing A Hole (2009 Stereo Remaster)'

(Tuesday, February 21, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-12:45 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording “Fixing a Hole” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, with Paul McCartney adding his lead vocal. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Fixing a Hole’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1967)

The Four Tops perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1967)


Video: 'The Four Tops Bernadette 1967 YouTube'

(Sunday, February 19, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The Four Tops performed “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and “Bernadette” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City (click here to watch performances of “Reach Out, I’ll Be There,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” as well as “Bernadette.”). Continue reading The Four Tops perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 19 1967)

The Beatles begin recording ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Takes 1 And 2] (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])'

(Friday, February 17, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles began recording John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording the first seven takes of the song, which was based on a poster advertising Pablo Fanques’ Fair Lennon had purchased at an antique shop. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)

Buffalo Springfield tape appearance for ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)


Video: 'Buffalo Springfield-For What Its Worth'

(Friday, February 17, 1967) — Buffalo Springfield performed “For What It’s Worth” today for the Feb. 26 1967 edition of the CBS television variety show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. Continue reading Buffalo Springfield tape appearance for ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)