The Beatles complete recording ‘Lovely Rita’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 21 1967)

Video: 'The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Mono) [Full Album]'('Lovely Rita' at 27:33)

(Tuesday, March 21, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-2:45 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “Lovely Rita” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, as producer George Martin “dropped in” a piano solo. Continue reading The Beatles complete recording ‘Lovely Rita’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 21 1967)

President Truman establishes federal employee loyalty program 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 21 1947)


Video: 'The Loyalty Program'

(Friday, March 21, 1947, during the Cold War) — Against his own better judgment, U.S. President Harry S. Truman today signed Executive Order 9835, sometimes known as the “Loyalty Order,” making the political beliefs of every federal employee subject to investigation by the FBI in order to root out communist influence in the U.S. federal government (click here for a clip about this event from “American Experience: Truman” at 2:50:28). Continue reading President Truman establishes federal employee loyalty program 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 21 1947)

The Beatles complete recording ‘She’s Leaving Home’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 20 1967)

Video: 'The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (Mono) [Full Album]'('She's Leaving Home' at 13:41))

(Monday, March 20, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:30 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “She’s Leaving Home” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, with Paul McCartney and John Lennon adding their vocals. Continue reading The Beatles complete recording ‘She’s Leaving Home’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 20 1967)

Paul McCartney, John Lennon of The Beatles interviewed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 20 1967)


Video: '11 - The Beatles - Ivor Novello Awards - Yellow Submarine'

(Monday, March 20, 1967, 7:00 p.m. BST) — Paul McCartney and John Lennon of The Beatles were interviewed twice tonight (first for the BBC Light Programme The Ivor Novello Awards for 1966 — the British music industry would award them an Ivor Novello Award on Mar. 27, 1966, for writing “Michelle,” the most-performed song in Britain in 1966 — and then for the Tops of the Pops radio program for BBC Radio’s Transcription Service) by Brian Matthew at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading Paul McCartney, John Lennon of The Beatles interviewed 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 20 1967)

The Lovin’ Spoonful performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)


Video: 'Lovin Spoonful "Daydream" 1967'

(Sunday, March 19, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — The Lovin’ Spoonful performed “Do You Believe in Magic?” and “Daydream” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading The Lovin’ Spoonful performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)

The Monkees work on two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)


Video: 'The Story of Rock & Roll [Second Version - Tracking Session Take 5A]'

(Sunday, March 19, 1967, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. PST)The Monkees recorded a second version of “The Story Of Rock And Roll” jammed to “Don’t Be Cruel” and completed recording “I Can’t Get Her Off My Mind” today at Studio C, RCA Recording Studios in Hollywood during the group’s recording sessions for the album Headquarters. Continue reading The Monkees work on two tracks 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 19 1967)