Tuesday, April 25, 2006


1917 - Ella Fitzgerald was born in Newport News, Virginia. Ella would be one of the first non-Capitol artists to record in Studio A in the Capitol Tower. On August 16, 1956 she, along with Louis Armstrong, would record tracks for their duet album on Verve and 5 days later she would record tracks for her "Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book", also on Verve.

1947 - Pappy "Gube" Beaver signs with Capitol
1956 - Peggy Lee marries 3rd husband actor Dewey Martin
1961 - The Louvin Brothers sign with Capitol
1964 - According to the Ottawa Journal "Hit Parade", The Beatles hold the 1, 2 & 3 slots in Canada with, respectively, the singles "Twist and Shout", "Can't Buy Me Love" and "All My Loving"
1967 - The Beatles record the track "Magical Mystery Tour"
1968 - The Beatles' Apple Corps, Ltd. begins operations in its London offices
1973 - Dean Martin marries for the third time to Catherine Mae Hawn
1983 - With the addition of the track "Is There Something I Should Know?, as well as new photos, the self titled album "Duran Duran" is re-released in the U.S. and will peak at #10
1990 - Saxophonist, and Blue Note Records artist, Dexter Gordon dies at age 67
1992 - The 5 Keys are inducted into the United in Group Harmony Association Hall of Fame. The group does an impromptu performance which would be the last by its original members.

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