Friday, February 13, 2009

FEBRUARY 13, 2009

1900 (possibly 1904) - Wingy Manone, one armed cornet player, singer, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Joseph Mathews Manone in New Orleans, Louisiana. If anyone knows for sure on the year of Manone's birth, please leave a comment.
90 Years Ago Today In 1919 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, singer, radio and television variety show host, 1990 Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee, and Capitol Records artist, is born Ernest Jennings Ford in Bristol, Tennesseee
35 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Robbie Williams, singer, member of the group Take That, and Capitol Records solo artist, is born Robert Peter Williams in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England

1948 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Now Is The Hour", with "But Beautiful" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1962 - After releasing 11 albums with the label, Dean Martin refuses to renew his contract with Capitol Records. Martin will sign with Reprise Records and start his own production company, Claude Productions, so that he can keep all rights and exclusive ownership of his work from then on.
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 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Strawberry Fields Forever", with "Penny Lane" on the flip side, is released
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Only A Northern Song"
1975 - Gentle Giant records tracks at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1981 - 402 weeks after entering Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart in March 1973, Pink Floyd's Capitol Records album "Dark Side of the Moon" sets the record for the rock album to spend the most consecutive weeks on the chart, and will remain on the chart until April 23, 1988, for a total of 724 weeks

95 Years Ago Today In 1914 - The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded in New York City, New York
1961 - After recording for tracks for his new label since December 19, 1960, Frank Sinatra officially opens Reprise Records, the first completely artist-owned label

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