Thursday, November 22, 2007

NOVEMBER 22, 2007

1945 - The Paul Weston Orchestra's Capitol Records single "It Might As Well Be Spring" with vocals by Margaret Whiting whose track "How Deep Is The Ocean" is on the flip side with Paul Weston and His Orchestra backing her, peaks at #6 on the top singles charts
1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" (recorded August 22, 1946), with "The Best Man" (recorded August 19, 1946) on the flip side, enters the pop singles charts and will become the group's first #1 on December 28, 1946
1952 - Johnny Standley's Capitol Records double sided single "It's In The Book" (Part 1 on top and Part 2 on the flip side), hits #1 on Billboard's singles chart. The track was originally released on Magnolia Records, a Hollywood-based label owned by bandleader Horace Heidt who, with his orchestra, also appears on the track. Capitol Records picked up the single from Heidt who also sold the label the masters to the track. Thanks to Mel for the additional information!
1969 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Okie from Muskogee", with "If I Had Left It Up To You" is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1963 - Parlophone Records releases The Beatles' second album "With The Beatles"
1980 - Kenny Rogers' Liberty Records single "Lady", with "Sweet Music Man" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The Liberty Records name was revived after the original's catalog was sold to Capitol's parent company EMI and the new label would later become Capitol Records Nashville.
2001 - Norman Granz, organizer of the "Jazz At The Philharmonic" concerts in Los Angeles, founder of the Clef, Norgram, Down Home, Verve and the Pablo Records labels, and record producer who used The Capitol Tower Studios to record tracks for many of his label's artists, dies in Geneva, Switzerland of cancer at age 83

1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, songwriter ("Stardust", "Lazybones", "Two Sleepy People", "Skylark", "Georgia on My Mind", "Ole Buttermilk Sky", "Rockin’ Chair", "(Up A) Lazy River", "One Morning in May", "The Nearness of You", "Lamplighter’s Serenade", "How Little We Know", "Memphis in June", "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening", "New Orleans" and many more), piano player, band leader, and attorney, is born Hoagland Howard Carmichael born in Bloomington, Indiana
1943 - Lorenz Hart (aka Larry Hart), lyricist ("Blue Moon", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Manhattan", "Mountain Greenery", "My Funny Valentine" and many more), for Broadway and motion picture musicals (primarily with composer Richard Rodgers), dies at age 48 of pneumonia from exposure, five days after the opening of a revival of his and Rodgers' musical "A Connecticut Yankee", in New York City and is later buried in Mount Zion Cemetery in Queens County, New York
1963 - United States' President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Texas' Governor John Connelly are shot during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. President Kennedy will die at age 46, shortly after being rushed with the Governor at Parkland Memorial Hospital of his wounds. Later that night, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy watches as Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson is sworn in as the thirty-sixth President of the United States of America on board Air Force One during its flight back to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, while it also carries the body of slain President Kennedy in its hold.
1963 - Aldous Huxley, author, lecturer and screen writer, dies in Los Angeles, California at age 69 of an overdose of L.S.D. that his second wife, Laura Archera, gives him, at his request, to end his suffering from pain caused by cancer

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