Category Archives: Television 1960s

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)

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)

‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ series debuts on CBS-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1967)


Video: 'Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) - Bob Crane and Dick Smothers Sing About "Pollution"' (Feb. 26, 1967)

(Sunday, February 5, 1967, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST)The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, an American comedy and variety show television series featuring content that appealed to contemporary youth viewership with daring political satire humor and major music acts and hosted by 30-year old Tom Smothers and his 27-year-old brother Dick Smothers, premiered tonight on CBS. Continue reading ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour’ series debuts on CBS-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 5 1967)

The Monkees’ performance filmed documentary style for TV episode 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1967)


Video: 'The Monkees - Live in Phoenix, AZ. 1/21/1967' (7 videos)

(Saturday, January 21, 1967) — The Monkees’ performance tonight at the Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona, was filmed in documentary style and recorded (vocals were not properly captured and were later overdubbed) for “The Monkees on Tour,” the final episode of the band’s premiere season on NBC-TV. Continue reading The Monkees’ performance filmed documentary style for TV episode 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 21 1967)

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Scene Special’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1967)


Video: 'It's So Far Out It's Straight Down (1967)' (cover video shot Aug. 25-26, 1967)

(Wednesday, January 18, 1967, afternoon GMT) — Paul McCartney of The Beatles was interviewed today for the March 7, 1967, edition of the Granada Television late-night show Scene Special. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Scene Special’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1967)

The Monkees hold first recording session as self-contained band 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1967)


Video: 'She's So Far Out She's In [Tracking Session Takes 1 & 2]'

(Monday, January 16, 1967, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m./2:00-6:00 p.m. PST)The Monkees , an American-British pop rock band formed for the American television series The Monkees, held their first recording session today as a fully functioning, self-contained band in Studio A at RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood, working on early takes of three tracks (“She’s So Far Out, She’s In,” “The Girl I Knew Somewhere” and “All Of Your Toys”). Continue reading The Monkees hold first recording session as self-contained band 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 16 1967)

The Rolling Stones censored on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1967)


Video: 'Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together - 1967'

(Sunday, January 15, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The Rolling Stones performed “Ruby Tuesday” and a censored version of “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (Mick Jagger sang “let’s spend some TIME together”) on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Rolling Stones censored on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1967)

‘Dragnet’ series revived on NBC-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 12 1967)


Video: 'Dragnet The LSD Story Blueboy (Episode 1)'

(Thursday, January 12, 1967, 9:30-10:00 p.m. EST)Dragnet 1967, a revival of a police procedural drama television series that aired 1951-1959, chronicling criminal cases investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partner (Officer Bill Gannon played by Harry Morgan) of the Los Angeles Police Department, premiered tonight on NBC with the episode “The LSD Story,” voted #85 for “greatest TV episodes of all time” by TV Guide. Continue reading ‘Dragnet’ series revived on NBC-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 12 1967)

‘More of the Monkees’ album released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 9 1967)


Video: 'More Of The Monkees (Deluxe Edition)' (first 12 videos comprise the original album)

(Monday, January 9, 1967)More of the Monkees, the second studio album by The Monkees, an American-British pop rock band formed for the American television series The Monkees, was released today in the U.S. Continue reading ‘More of the Monkees’ album released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 9 1967)

‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ debuts on CBS-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 18 1966)


Video: '"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!" - Full TV Special Cartoon (Aired December 18, 1966)'

(Sunday, December 18, 1966, 7:00 p.m. EST)Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a Christmas animated musical comedy television special based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, premiered tonight on CBS. Continue reading ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ debuts on CBS-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 18 1966)