Category Archives: Television 1960s

Otis Redding performs day before accidental death 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 9 1967)


Video: 'Otis Redding - 'Try A Little Tenderness' & 'Respect' - His VERY LAST Performance on the TV Show 'Upbeat' on December 9, 1967.'

(Saturday, December 9, 1967) — One day before his accidental death in a plane crash, soul singer Otis Redding appeared on today‘s episode of Upbeat on WEWS-TV in Cleveland, performing “Try A Little Tenderness” and “Respect.” Continue reading Otis Redding performs day before accidental death 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 9 1967)

The Doors tape appearance on ‘Jonathan Winters Show’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1967)


Video: 'Doors - Moonlight drive 1967' (original audio replaced with the studio version and additional unrelated footage added in)

(Monday, December 4, 1967) — The Doors taped an appearance today at CBS Television City in Los Angeles for the Dec. 27, 1967, national premiere edition of The Jonathan Winters Show on CBS, performing “Moonlight Drive” and “Light My Fire.” Continue reading The Doors tape appearance on ‘Jonathan Winters Show’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1967)

Ray Charles performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 3 1967)


Video: 'RAY CHARLES "What'd I Say" on The Ed Sullivan Show'

(Sunday, December 3, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Ray Charles performed “What’d I Say” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Ray Charles performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 3 1967)

The Beatles release ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1967)


Video: 'Magical Mystery Tour (Full Album Remastered 2009) - The Beatles'

(Monday, November 27, 1967) — The English rock band The Beatles today released Magical Mystery Tour, an album featuring six songs from their Dec. 26, 1967, television special Magical Mystery Tour with the addition of five songs from the band’s 1967 singles. Continue reading The Beatles release ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ album 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1967)

Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1967)


Video: 'I'm Losing You (Diana Ross & The Supremes with The Temptations)'

(Sunday, November 19, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations performed several songs separately and together on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Diana Ross & the Supremes, The Temptations perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1967)

Westmoreland says ‘we are winning’ Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1967)


Video: 'Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War - Uneasy Allies [4/13]' (Nov. 19, 1967, at 28:13)

(Sunday, November 19, 1967, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. EST in New York; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — General William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, said today on NBC-TV’s Meet The Press news/interview program that American and South Vietnamese forces were “winning a war of attrition.” Continue reading Westmoreland says ‘we are winning’ Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 19 1967)

‘We are making progress’ says LBJ on Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 17 1967)


Video: '11/17/1967: LBJ on Vietnam War'

(Friday, November 17, 1967, 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. EST; during the Vietnam War, part of the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — Acting on optimistic reports by General William Westmoreland and U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam Ellsworth Bunker, President Lyndon Johnson said today at a press conference that his advisers had assured him that the war in Vietnam was going well, in response to a reporter’s question, and that it was a different kind of conflict. Continue reading ‘We are making progress’ says LBJ on Vietnam War 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 17 1967)

The Beatles film three promos for ‘Hello Goodbye’ single 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 10 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye'

(Friday, November 10, 1967) — The Beatles filmed three promotional videos for their forthcoming single “Hello, Goodbye” today at London’s Saville Theatre. Continue reading The Beatles film three promos for ‘Hello Goodbye’ single 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 10 1967)

Saturn V rocket carrying unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasts off 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 9 1967)


Video: ‘Launch of Apollo 4 first Saturn V as seen LIVE on CBS w/ Walter Cronkite’

(Thursday, November 9, 1967, 12:00:01 UTC) — A Saturn V rocket carrying an unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasted off from Cape Kennedy today in a successful test of the vehicles that would someday take men to the moon. Continue reading Saturn V rocket carrying unmanned Apollo spacecraft blasts off 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 9 1967)

LBJ signs bill creating nonprofit TV agency 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1967)


Video: 'The President: November 1967. MP890.' (Nov. 7, 1967, at 3:03)

(Tuesday, November 7, 1967, 11:33 a.m. EST) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law today, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to accelerate the growth and improve the quality of noncommercial television. Continue reading LBJ signs bill creating nonprofit TV agency 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 7 1967)