Category Archives: Television 1970s

Fleetwood Mac, Eagles big winners at Grammy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1978)


Video: 'Barbra Streisand - "Evergreen" (Oscar show 1977 - Grammy 1978 - intro: John Denver)'

(Thursday, February 23, 1978, 6:00-8:00 p.m. PST) — Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Barbra Streisand and Debby Boone were the big winners at the 20th Annual Grammy Awards tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (click here to watch highlights from tonight’s ceremonies). Continue reading Fleetwood Mac, Eagles big winners at Grammy Awards 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 23 1978)

Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1978)


Video: '1978 - Ringo (1 of 6)' (Feb. 22, 1978, scenes at 4:19-6:23)

(Monday, February 22, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr continued shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1978)

Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1978)


Video: '1978 - Ringo (2 of 6)' (Feb. 18, 1978, scenes at 3:49-4:55)

(Saturday, February 18, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr continued shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 18 1978)

Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1978)


Video: '1978 - Ringo (1 of 6)' (Feb. 16, 1978, scenes at 6:23-8:08)

(Thursday, February 16, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr continued shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1978)

Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1978)


Video: '1978 - Ringo (2 of 6)' (Feb. 14, 1978, scenes at 0:00-2:09)

(Tuesday, February 14, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr continued shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr continues shooting TV special 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1978)

Ringo Starr begins shooting TV special in LA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1978)


Video: '"Ringo", a Ringo Starr US-TV special, aired April 26, 1978'

(Saturday, February 11, 1978) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr began shooting Ringo, a television special loosely based on Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, today in Los Angeles for broadcast on NBC on Apr. 26, 1978. Continue reading Ringo Starr begins shooting TV special in LA 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1978)

Vladimir Horowitz interviewed for ’60 Minutes’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1977)


Video: 'Horowitz TV Interview 1977'

(Monday, December 26, 1977, 9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) — On a special edition of the CBS News television magazine series 60 Minutes, correspondent Mike Wallace interviewed Vladimir Horowitz tonight, persuading the classical pianist to play “Stars and Stripes Forever” for the camera. Continue reading Vladimir Horowitz interviewed for ’60 Minutes’ 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 26 1977)

McCartney, Wings perform ‘Mull of Kintyre’ for ‘Mike Yarwood Christmas Show’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 10 1977)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Live At Mike Yarwood Xmas Show, UK (Saturday 10th December 1977)'

(Saturday, December 10, 1977) — Paul McCartney and Wings recorded an appearance for the Dec. 25, 1977, edition of the BBC1 variety show The Mike Yarwood Christmas Show today at BBC Television Studios in London. Continue reading McCartney, Wings perform ‘Mull of Kintyre’ for ‘Mike Yarwood Christmas Show’ 40 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 10 1977)

‘The Gathering’ film premieres on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1977)


Video: 'The Gathering 1977'

(Sunday, December 4, 1977, 9 p.m. EST)The Gathering, an American made-for-television drama film about a crusty businessman who, facing his last Christmas, makes an eleventh hour attempt to pull together the family which he shattered, premiered tonight on ABC. Continue reading ‘The Gathering’ film premieres on ABC-TV 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 4 1977)

Crosby, Bowie Christmas duet airs on CBS 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)


Video: 'Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (Full)'

(Wednesday, November 30, 1977, 9 p.m. EST)Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, Bing Crosby’s final Christmas special, recorded just five weeks before his death on Oct. 14, 1977, aired tonight on CBS, featuring the unusual pairing of Crosby and David Bowie on “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy” (taped Sept. 11, 1977). Continue reading Crosby, Bowie Christmas duet airs on CBS 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 30 1977)