Saturday, December 30, 2006


1917 - Wesley Tuttle, singer, yodeler, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, motion picture actor and voice actor, radio and television host, Western Music Association Hall of Fame inductee, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1957), is born Wesley LeRoy Tuttle in Lamar, Colorado
1939 - Del Shannon, singer, songwriter (wrote "I Go To Pieces" for Capitol Records duo Peter & Gordon), and 1999 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, is born Charles Westover in Coppersville, Michigan
1945 - Davy Jones, singer, jockey, television and motion picture actor, with the band The Monkees and the Capitol Records group, Dolens, Jones, Boyce and Hart, is born David Jones in Manchester, England
1947 - Jeff Lynne, vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the groups Electic Light Orchestra and The Traveling Wilburys, and record producer (The Beatles' last single "Free As A Bird") is born in Birmingham, England
1956 - Suzy Bogguss, singer and Capitol Records artist (1991-1999), is born Susan Kay Bogguss in Aledo, Illinois

1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Hello Goodbye", with "I Am The Walrus" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "I've Got You On My Mind Again"
1972 - Paul McCartney's Apple Records single "Hi Hi Hi", with "C Moon" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1974 - The Beatles are legally dissolved as a group
1996 - It is announced that Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney will be honoured with knighthood and henceforth be known as Sir Paul McCartney.
1999 - George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. Harrison and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder, subdue him until the authorities arrive, and are then transported to a nearby hospital.

1948 - Cole Porter's Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at The New Century Theatre in New York City. In 1949 Capitol will release an album of songs from the show recorded by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae and in 1959 will release a new stereo recording of the soundtrack that features Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, and Harold Lang, all members of the original Broadway cast.
1957 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Stood Up", with "Waitin' In School" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1981 - The J.Geils Band's EMI America Records album "Freeze-Frame" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. and will be certified Platinum on January 11, 1982. EMI America's catalog is currently distributed by Capitol Records and owned by EMI Music.
1989 - Paula Abdul (with Wild Pair)'s Virgin Records America single "Opposites Attract" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1989 - Roxette's EMI America Records single "Dangerous", the last single released from their album "Look Sharp" and with live versions of "Surrender and "Neverending Love" also on the single, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #2

1928 - Bo Diddley (aka Ellas McDaniel), guitarist, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and 1987 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, is born Otha Ellas Bates in McComb, Mississippi
1942 - Mike Nesmith, singer, guitarist, songwriter, television and motion picture actor and producer, music video producer, winner of first Grammy for best video, and member of The Monkees, is born in Houston, Texas
1979 - Richard Rodgers, Broadway and motion picture score composer (first with lyricist Lorenz Hart and then with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II) and Broadway producer, dies in New York City at age 77.

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