Tuesday, February 03, 2009

FEBRUARY 3, 2009

1943 - Linda Hargrove, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Jacksonville, Florida

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, and their Capitol Records album "Meet The Beatles!", are both certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. and are the group's first Gold records
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "A Day In The Life"
1968 - Paul McCartney record tracks alone for The Beatles' song "Lady Madonna"
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The Steve Miller Band records the track "My Dark Hour"
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The Beatles' members John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the group's new manager instead of Paul McCartney's father-in-law, Lee Eastman
10 Years Ago Today 1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Trace Adkins seriously injures his ankle when, while trying to get his truck out of the mud outside of Nashville, Tennessee, he steps into a sinkhole, fracturing and dislocating his ankle
2003 - Phil Spector, music producer (The Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and many others, including at the time Capitol Records group Starsailor), is arrested in connection with the shooting death of Lana Clarkson at his home in Alhambra, California

1918 - Joey Bishop, comedian, writer, motion picture and television actor, and member of "The Rat Pack", is born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb in The Bronx, New York
1938 - Victor Buono, television and motion picture actor (best remembered as King Tut on ABC-TV's "Batman" series) is born Victor Charles Buono in San Diego, California
50 Years Ago Today In 1959 - After performing at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Buddy Holly (age 22), The Big Bopper (aka Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr., age 28), Richie Valens (age 17), and pilot Roger Peterson (age unknown) are killed when their chartered Beech-Craft Bonanza airplane No. N3794N crashes near the Mason City, Iowa Airport at around 1:00 AM CST. Waylon Jennings, bass player for Buddy Holly, gave his seat on the plane to The Big Bopper, due to the Bopper's illness. Another Holly band member, Tommy Allsup, flips Valens for the last available seat, losing the coin toss. United Artists Records artist Don McLean will later remind listeners of the event in his song "American Pie".
1960 - Frank Sinatra forms his own label, Reprise Records, now a part of the Warner Music Group
1961 - At his first recording session (held at the home of his friends Sid and Bob Gleason at East Orange, New Jersey), Bob Dylan records the tracks "San Francisco Bay Blues" and "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well"

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