Friday, January 23, 2009

JANUARY 23, 2009

Last Friday the computer I have at home developed a bad sector in the hard drive and needs to be replaced as well as the super drive in order for me to reinstall the OS. I then have to put my old hard drive into a USB case so I can try to recover the data on it. I've been given an estimate of $500 for parts and labor which unfortunately I can't afford right now after not having any freelance work since mid-November. So I've updated the layout slightly to add a donation button on the left. As I've stated earlier, I don't feel comfortable using Adsense and, until I can get some work, this is the only option I can think of. I'm currently using my old G3 beige tower using OS 9 to access the Internet but it can't handle Blogger's java script and keeps crashing when I try to update the site. Thank heavens for the local library. Unfortunately I can only book an hour at most, so until I can get my other computer fixed, I'll have to keep my blog listings brief. Any help would be appreciated and the sooner I get the computer fixed, the sooner I can go back to writing longer entries and get rid of the donation button.

1925 - Marty Paich, pianist, composer, arranger (with and/or for Peggy Lee, Shorty Rogers’ Giants, Dorothy Dandridge, Shelley Manne, Art Pepper, Shorty Rogers, Dave Pell, Mel Torme, Ray Brown, Anita O’Day, Stan Kenton, Terry Gibbs, Ella Fitzgerald, and Buddy Rich) and record producer, is born Martin Louis Paich in Oakland, California
1950 - Pat Simmons, singer, guitarist, with the Capitol Records group The Doobie Brothers, is born Patrick Simmons in Aberdeen, Washington

1947 - Merle Travis records the track "Steel Guitar Rag" and Capitol Records will release it as the flip side of the single "Three Times Seven"
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Manana", with "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shot Gun Boogie", with I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1953 - Billy May finishes recording tracks for his Capitol Records album "Big Band Bash"
1963 - The Kingston Trio records the track "The Reverend Mr. Black" with producer Voyle Gilmore for their Capitol Records album "The Kingston Trio #16"
1965 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "I Go To Pieces", with "True Love Ways" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "We Can Work It Out", with "Day Tripper" on the flip side, returns to the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Kentucky Gambler", with "I've Got A Darlin' For A Wife" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1981 - Bobby Sherwood, singer, actor (motion picture "Pal Joey"), orchestra leader ("The Milton Berle Show"), and Capitol Records artist (his Capitol Records single "Elk's Parade", with "I Don't Know Why" on the flip side, [both recorded May 5, 1942] is the label's seventh single, is part of Capitol's first release schedule, and is the label's third biggest seller during its first decade), dies of throat cancer at age 66 in Auburn, Massachusetts
1985 - Iron Maiden signs with Capitol Records
1991 - Megadeth's Capitol Records album "Rust In Peace" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball And Chain" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Unanswered Prayers", with "Alabama Clay" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1993 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "Ordinary World", with "Save A Prayer" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1996 - Capitol Records releases Jo Stafford's compilation CD "Spotlight On Jo Stafford" as part of the label's "Great Ladies Of Song" series
10 Years Ago Today In 1999 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Ty England's album "Highways & Dance Halls"

1943 - Future Capitol Records artist Duke Ellington, and his orchestra, perform at their first concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York
2007 - Blue Note Records releases the companion soundtrack to the documentary "Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life". Blue Note Records is a subsidiary of Capitol Records, Inc.

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