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31st May 1966, Filming began on The Monkees first TV series. The Monkees’ first single, ‘Last Train to Clarksville’ was released in August 1966, just weeks prior to the TV broadcast debut. In conjunction with the first broadcast of the television show on September 12, 1966 on the NBC television network, NBC and Columbia had […]

On March 25, 1968, the last episode of The Monkees’ TV show aired. It was titled “The Frodis Caper,” and was directed by Micky Dolenz. One of the interesting things about this last episode is in the beginning you hear The Beatles song “Good Morning, Good Morning”. This was the very first time that The […]

In the late 1960’s and early 70’s, one of the biggest shows an American TV was “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”. Anybody who was anybody wanted to be on the show. On Feb. 23, 1970, Ringo Starr made his first solo appearance on American TV when he was on the show. Do any of you remember […]

3rd Jan 1969, Appearing live on The Lulu show on UK TV, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to perform two songs, Voodoo Child, (which was performed in full), then Hendrix stopped performing his new single ‘Hey Joe’ after a verse and chorus and instead launched into a version of the Cream song ‘Sunshine Of […]

2nd Jan 1936, Born on this day, Roger Miller singer, guitarist and TV star. (1965 UK No.1 & US No.4 single ‘King Of The Road’). He won four Grammy awards in 1965 including Best Country & Western Album. Roger died of lung cancer on October 25th 1991, aged 56. Scottish duo The Proclaimers had the […]

13th Dec 1966, Jimi Hendrix made his TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it […]

In the early 60’s, one of the more popular TV shows in the UK was Morecambe and Wise. For people who never saw them, they were kind of like an English version of Laurel and Hardy. On their Dec. 2, 1963 show, their guests were The Beatles. Here is a clip of one of the […]

Well golleeee, another part of our childhood has passed away. Actor / singer Jim Nabors has died. Jim was 87 years old. Jim will always be remembered for his role as Gomer Pyle in the ‘Andy Griffith Show’ and then in his own show ‘Gomer Pyle, USMC’. Our condolences to his family, friends and fans. […]

Bing Crosby’s 42nd Christmas TV Special aired on Nov. 30, 1977. It would be the last one he did. For this one Bing agreed to have something for the younger set. He had David Bowie on the show. The two sang a medley of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Peace On Earth.” We hate to admit […]

28 Nov 1991, Nirvana recorded a performance for BBC TV music show Top Of The Pops in London. When asked to lip-sync ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ to a pre-recorded tape Kurt Cobain protested by singing an octave lower (he later confirmed he was imitating Morrissey from The Smiths), and attempted to eat his microphone at […]


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