Thursday, June 29, 2006


1950 - Mel Blanc records the tracks "Yosemite Sam" and "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat" for the double disc Capitol Records children's record "Bugs Bunny Sings". The two tracks will also be released as a single with a picture sleeve in 1951 and "I Taut I Taw A Puddy Tat" would peak at #9 on Billboard's singles chart and be one of the top 20 songs of the year. The song was produced by Alan Livingston. Livingston, with Billy May and Warren Foster, would also write the lyrics and May would write, arrange and conduct the music.
1960 - Tenor saxophonist and arranger Bill Holman and his Big Band (Al Porcino, Conte Candoli, Lee Katzman, and Ray Triscari on trumpet, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Charlie Kennedy, Joe Maini, and Richie Kamuca on alto saxophone, Frank Rosolino, Lew McGreery, and Vern Friley on trombone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass, John Cave and Vincent DeRosa on french horn, Kenny Shroyer on bass trombone, and Mel Lewis on drums) start recording tracks for their Capitol Records album "Bill Holman's Great Big Band" at The Capitol Tower Studios
1964 - Capitol Records releases Nat "King" Cole's single "Marnie" based on music from the soundtrack of the Alfred Hitchcock movie, with "More And More Of Your Amour" on the flip side
1967 - Wanda Jackson records the track "No Place To Go But Home" with producers Ken Nelson and Kelso Herston for her album "Cream Of The Crop" and "You Created Me" with Nelson, Herston and George Richy producing for her album "Wanda Jackson Country!" at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee
1968 - Capitol Records subsidiary Tower Records releases Pink Floyd's second album "A Saucerful Of Secrets"
1989 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's "Flowers In The Dirt" album
1999 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's anthology album "Thirty Years Of Funk"

1919 - Actor ("Blazing Saddles", "Dr. Strangelove...", "1941", etc.) Slim Pickens is born Louis Bert Lindley Jr., in Kingsburg, California. Let the whoopin' and a hollerin' commence! :)
1940 - Victor Records releases "I'll Never Smile Again", Tommy Dorsey's first big hit with future Capitol Records artists Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers as vocalists with his orchestra, with the instrumental "Marcheta" on the flip side. The track had been recorded on May 23, 1940 in New York City and will become the first #1 on Billboard's first top 10 selling chart on July 20, 1940 as well as both Sinatra and The Pied Piper's first #1 on any charts.
1967 - Jayne Mansfield, singer and actress on Broadway and in films is killed at age 34 in an auto accident on U.S. Highway 90 on her way from a engagement at a supper club in Biloxi, Misssissippi to a TV interview in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also killed is Mansfield's driver and her divorce lawyer, and suffering minor injuries are three of Manfield's children including future "Law & Order S.V.U." actress Mariska Hargitay.

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