Category Archives: The Beatles 1990s

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)

‘Anthology 2’ album by The Beatles released 20 years ago today (Mar 18 1996)


Video: 'The Beatles (1965 - 1967) - Anthology 2 album'

(Monday, March 18, 1996)Anthology 2, the second of the three-volume Anthology collection, all of which tie-in with the televised special The Beatles Anthology was released today in the UK (Mar. 19, 1996, in the U.S.), featuring the last released record of new material credited to The Beatles, “Real Love.”

‘Anthology 1’ album by The Beatles peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago today (Dec 9 1995)


Video: 'The Beatles Anthology 1 [Disc 1] (full album)'

(Saturday, December 9, 1995)Anthology 1, by The Beatles, with their first new song in 25 years, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard‘s 200 album chart for three consecutive weeks. Continue reading ‘Anthology 1’ album by The Beatles peaks at #1 in USA 20 years ago today (Dec 9 1995)

‘Nightline’ profiles The Beatles on ABC-TV 20 years ago this hour (Nov 22 1995)


Video: 'ABC Nightline: A Little Help From Their Friends'

(Wednesday, November 22, 1995, 11:36 p.m.-12:05 a.m. EST) — In a program titled “A Little Help From Their Friends,” Nightline, a late-night news program broadcast by ABC-TV in the United States, profiled The Beatles tonight and the chatter surrounding The Beatles Anthology documentary series broadcast this week on the network.