Category Archives: The Beatles 1990s

BBC airs part 2 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 29 1997)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 2 of 3: Melody (edited)'

(Monday, December 29, 1997, 11:20 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the second of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading BBC airs part 2 of George Martin’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 29 1997)

George Martin debuts ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1997)


Video: 'The Rhythm of Life - Part 1 of 3: Rhythm (edited)'

(Sunday, December 28, 1997, 11:25 p.m. GMT) — Former Beatles George Martin hosted the first of a three-part television documentary series tonight on BBC One titled “The Rhythm of Life,” in which he discussed various aspects of musical composition with professional musicians and singers, including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, and Celine Dion. Continue reading George Martin debuts ‘Rhythm of Life’ documentary series 20 years ago hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 28 1997)

Paul McCartney tapes appearance on ‘Oprah’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 20 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney on Oprah' (5 videos)

(Thursday, November 20, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney taped an appearance for the Nov. 24, 1997, edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show today at the Manhattan Center in New York City, performing “Young Boy” and “Flaming Pie” from his latest album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney tapes appearance on ‘Oprah’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 20 1997)

Two ex-Beatles attend Stella McCartney’s Chloe debut 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1997)

(Wednesday, October 15, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney, his wife Linda, former Beatle Ringo Starr and his wife Barbara, attended Stella McCartney’s (Paul and Linda’s youngest daughter) first catwalk show for the fashion house Chloe today at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. Continue reading Two ex-Beatles attend Stella McCartney’s Chloe debut 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 15 1997)

McCartney’s ‘Standing Stone’ premieres in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1997)


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(Tuesday, October 14, 1997, 7:30 p.m. BST) — Paul McCartney’s new classical piece Standing Stone premiered tonight at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading McCartney’s ‘Standing Stone’ premieres in London 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 14 1997)

McCartney overdubs bass, vocals to Starr’s next album 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 29 1997)


Video: 'Ringo Starr - "Vertical Man" EPK 1998' (Sept. 29, 1997, at 1:15-3:03)

(Monday, September 29, 1997) — Former Beatle Ringo Starr joined fellow former Beatle Paul McCartney today at McCartney’s Hogg Hill Mill studio at Icklesham in Sussex, England, to record bass for two tracks (and backing vocals on one of those two tracks) for Starr’s next studio album Vertical Man. Continue reading McCartney overdubs bass, vocals to Starr’s next album 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 29 1997)

Paul McCartney headlines Music for Montserrat benefit concert 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1997)


Video: 'Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight - Music for Montserrat'

(Monday, September 15, 1997, 7:45 p.m. BST)Music For Montserrat, a concert to raise funds for the Caribbean island recently devastated by a major volcanic eruption, was held tonight at Royal Albert Hall in London. Continue reading Paul McCartney headlines Music for Montserrat benefit concert 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 15 1997)

Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 30 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney interview on Late Night w Conan O'Brien (1997)'

(Monday, June 30, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed today at Paul’s MPL offices in London for the July 10, 1997, edition of NBC-TV talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote his new album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 30 1997)

Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ show 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1997)


Video: 'Paul McCartney Talks about Linda 1997'

(Tuesday, June 24, 1997) — Former Beatle Paul McCartney was interviewed today at his home in in Icklesham, England, by Matt Lauer of NBC’s Today for broadcast on July 7-9, 1997, to promote his new album, Flaming Pie. Continue reading Paul McCartney interviewed for NBC’s ‘Today’ show 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 24 1997)