Category Archives: The Beatles 1990s

Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Saturday, May 17, 1997, 6:00 p.m. BST)Paul McCartney’s Town Hall Meeting, a question and answer event hosted by John Fugelsang featuring the former Beatle, was transmitted live tonight on VH-1 from Bishopsgate Memorial Hall, in Bishopsgate, East London. Continue reading Paul McCartney holds a live televised town hall in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 17 1997)

McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: '1997 The World Tonight' (10 videos)

(Friday, May 16, 1997, 9:00 p.m. EDT)In the World Tonight, a documentary about the making of Paul McCartney’s Flaming Pie album, received it’s worldwide television premiere tonight on VH-1 in the United States. Continue reading McCartney’s ‘In The World Tonight’ documentary debuts 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)

Harrison, Shankar interviewed at New York’s Plaza Hotel 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 16 1997)


Video: 'Ringo Starr George Harrison Paul McCartney Interview 5/24/1997 Access Hollywood' (May 16 1997, at 1:57 and 5:05 and 5:35)

(Friday, May 16, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar continued their promotional tour for Chants of India, a new album by Shankar and produced by Harrison, today at the Plaza Hotel in New York with a second of two days of interviews with various media outlets.

Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)


Video: 'George Harrison - The Last Performance (John Fugelsang)'

(Wednesday, May 14, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar taped a two-and-a-half-hour interview today with John Fugelsang for the VH-1 program George & Ravi – Yin & Yang, which would debut July 24, 1997. Continue reading Harrison, Shankar interviewed for VH-1 television special 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 14 1997)

Queen Elizabeth knights Paul McCartney 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1997)


Video: 'On this day: Paul McCartney gets knighted'

(Tuesday, March 11, 1997, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. GMT) — Paul McCartney was formally invested with his knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II today as screaming fans waited outside Buckingham Palace to see the former Beatle. Continue reading Queen Elizabeth knights Paul McCartney 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 11 1997)

Orchestration added to McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1997)


Video: '1997 Paul McCartney 'The World Tonight' Part 9/10' (Feb. 14, 1997, at 0:37)

(Friday, February 14, 1997) — An orchestral arrangement scored by former Beatles producer George Martin was overdubbed onto Paul McCartney’s recording of “Beautiful Night” today at Abbey Road Studios in London for the former Beatle’s forthcoming album Flaming Pie. Continue reading Orchestration added to McCartney’s ‘Beautiful Night’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 14 1997)

‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ parody airs on ‘The Simpsons’ 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 24 1996)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Sgt Pepper's Beatles Intro Simpsons.avi'

(Sunday, November 24, 1996, 8:00 p.m. EST) — A parody of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album cover was featured on tonight’s “couch gag” portion of the opening of the Fox animated sitcom television series The Simpsons.

Queen, McCartney open Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 20 years ago today (June 7 1996)


Video: 'Paul McCartney LIPA opening 1996'

(Friday, June 7, 1996) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth got a taste of showbiz “Fame” today when she joined Paul McCartney to open the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), a school for performing arts set up by the former Beatle in his home city. Continue reading Queen, McCartney open Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts 20 years ago today (June 7 1996)