Saturday, March 22, 2008

MARCH 22, 2008

1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "The Early Beatles"
1969 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Only The Lonely", with "The Journey" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1971 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By" with "Happy Songs Of Love" on the flip side
1974 - Sam Donahue, tenor saxophone, trumpet, and valve trombone player, arranger, bandleader (his own, the U.S. Navy's, Billy May's for the Ray Anthony organization, Tommy Dorsey's which became the Frank Sinatra, Jr. Show's), Capitol Records session musician and member of the Capitol Records group Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, dies at age 56 of complications of cancer in Reno, Nevada
1977 - The Steve Miller Band's Capitol Records single "Fly Like An Eagle", with "Lovin' Cup" on the flip side, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights", with "William Tell Overture" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1986 - Heart's "These Dreams", with "Shell Shock" on the flip side, is still #1 (the band's first) on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

50 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pete Wylie, singer, guitarist, harmonica player, remixer, record producer, with the groups Echo And The Bunnyman and Wah!, and a Virgin Records America solo artist, is born in Liverpool, England. I designed the cover for the U.S. release of his single "Sinful".
1962 - Perry Bags, vocalist, and drummer with the EMI America group Jason & the Scorchers, is born. If anyone knows where Perry was born, please leave a comment. I worked on designs for the band's EMI America single "Ball And Chain" and was at their video shoot for the single at the Palace Theater in Hollywood, California in 1986.
45 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Parlophone Records releases The Beatles' first album "Please Please Me"
30 Years Ago Today In 1978 - The Rutles' mockumentary "All You Need Is Cash", spoofing the career of The Beatles, produced by George Harrison (who also appears briefly as a reporter), and written by Eric Idle, airs for the first time in the United States
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "Rapture", with "Walk Like Me" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.

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