Sunday, January 25, 2009

JANUARY 25, 2009

85 Years Ago Today In 1924 - Speedy West, pedal steel guitarist and Capitol Records artist(1949-1962), is born Wesley Webb West in Springfield Missouri
1950 - Michael Cotton, keyboard and synthesizer player with the Capitol Records group The Tubes, is born in Kansas City, Missouri

1945 - Tex Ritter's Capitol Records single "I'm Wastin' My Tears On You", with "There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1945 - Rex Stewart's Big Eight (Stewart on cornet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Al Sears on tenor saxophone, Harry Carney on baritone saxophone, Eddie Heywood piano, Ulysses Livingston on guitar, Junior Raglin on bass, Keg Purnell on drums, and Joya Sherrill on vocals) records the instrumental tracks "T'ain't Like That" (2 versions, with the first released and the second unissued), "Dutch Treat", and "Rexercise" which will be released by Capitol Records, and "Blue Jay" (with Sherrill on vocals) which will be released by Pausa 9033, in Los Angeles, California. All the tracks are included on Mosaic Records 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions"
1951 - Mel Blanc (as Henery Hawk, Foghorn Leghorn, and Daffy Duck) records the track "Henery Hawk", with words by Warren Foster and Michael Maltese, music by Billy May, and produced by Alan Livingston, that will be released as a single (3058) by Capitol Records with the track covering both sides
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flip side is #1 on Cashbox Magazine's Top Singles chart and will peak at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart the next week on February 1, 1964
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "Two Of Us", "For You Blue", and "Let It Be"
1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Night Moves" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.

80 Years Ago Today In 1929 - Benny Golson, tenor saxophonist, composer, arranger, member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and United Artists Records artist, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1963 - Cilla Black makes her stage debut at Liverpool's Cavern Club
1963 - After Capitol Records passes on them, EMI awards the US record label Vee-Jay the right to distribute Beatles records in the United States
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Swan Records releases The Beatles' single "She Loves You", with "I'll Get You" on the flip side
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "The Tide Is High" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1987 - Dan Seals EMI America single "You Still Move Me", with "I'm Still Strung Out On You" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1990 - Ava Gardner, actress and second wife of Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, dies of pneumonia
1998 - Janet Jackson's Virgin Records single "Together Again" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1927 - Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar, pianist, composer (converted the Brazilian Samba into the intimate Bossa Nova), singer, is born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
1938 - Etta James, singer, is born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los Angeles, California
60 Years Ago Today In 1949 - The first Emmy Awards are presented at a ceremony at The Hollywood Athletic Club

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