Category Archives: The Beatles 1980s

Nike launches advertising campaign using The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1987)


Video: '1987 Nike Revolution'

(Friday, March 27, 1987) — In America, the footwear manufacturers Nike began using The Beatles’ 1968 recording of “Revolution” today in a highly publicized television advertising campaign. Continue reading Nike launches advertising campaign using The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 27 1987)

Paul McCartney interviewed on ‘Entertainment This Week’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 23 1986)


Video: 'Entertainment This Week- August 23, 1986 (special Paul McCartney interview)'

(Saturday, August 23, 1986) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed by Barbara Howar for today’s special edition of Entertainment This Week, recorded recently as the ex-Beatle’s MPL offices in London to promote the release of his new studio album Press to Play. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed on ‘Entertainment This Week’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 23 1986)

Paul McCartney interviewed for promotional TV special 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 18 1986)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Special (Press To Play)(1986)'

(Friday, July 18, 1986) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed and was interviewed today at EMI Studios in London for a BBC1 television special titled McCartney to promote his new album Press To Play for transmission on Aug. 29, 1986. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for promotional TV special 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 18 1986)

Paul McCartney releases ‘Press’/’It’s Not True’ single 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 14 1986)


Video: 'Paul McCartney - Press' (filmed Monday, June 16, 1986)

(Monday, July 14, 1986) — The single “Press”/”It’s Not True” by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney was released today in the U.S. (July 23, 1976, in the UK), the first single from his forthcoming album Press to Play. Continue reading Paul McCartney releases ‘Press’/’It’s Not True’ single 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (July 14 1986)

Paul McCartney headlines Prince’s Trust concert 30 years ago tonight (June 20 1986)


Video: 'London - 1986 - Prince's Trust Rock Gala (Full Concert)'

(Friday, June 20, 1986, evening BST) — At the Prince’s Trust 10th Birthday Party Concert tonight at the Wembley Arena in London, in front of Prince Charles and the Princess of Wales, former Beatle Paul Mcartney performed three songs, backed by an all-star line-up that included Phil Collins, Mark King (of Level 42), John Illsley and Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Ray Cooper, Howard Jones, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Midge Ure, Bryan Adams and Tina Turner.