Monday, February 09, 2009

FEBRUARY 9, 2009

1942 - Carole King, singer, pianist, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born Carol Klein in Brooklyn, New York

65 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Ella Mae Morse (with Dick Walter and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "No Love, No Nothin’", with "Shoo Shoo Baby" on the flip side, is #3 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1947 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flip side is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Sunday, 8pm EST - The Beatles make their debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing "All My Loving", "Till There Was You", "She Loves You", "I Saw Her Standing There", and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to 703 audience members at what is now the Ed Sullivan Theatre, home of "Late Night With David Letterman", in New York City, New York. Future Capitol Records artist (as part of the group Dolenz, Jones, Boyce And Hart) and Monkee, Davy Jones, also appears on the show that night as part of the cast of the Broadway show "Oliver!"
1967 - The Beatles records tracks for their song "Fixing A Hole"
1972 - Paul McCartney's new band, Wings, debuts on stage at a surprise appearance at England's Nottingham University
35 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings' Apple Records single "Jet", with "Let Me Roll It" on the flip side and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Linda Ronstadt's Capitol Records single "You're No Good", with "I Can't Help It" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1992 - Garth Brook's Liberty Records (later named Capitol Records Nashville) single "What She's Doing Now", with "Friends In Low Places" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1997 - Brian Connolly (Born Brian McManus Connolly), lead singer of the Capitol Records band Sweet, dies of kidney failure at 47 in Slough, England

1945 - Mia Farrow, television and motion picture actress, daughter of actress Maureen O'Sullivan (best known as Jane in the M-G-M series of Tarzan films), and third wife of (at the time) former Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra is born Maria de Lourdes Villers-Farrow in Los Angeles, California
1960 - Joanne Woodward receives the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1981 - Bill Haley (born born William John Clifton Haley), singer, guitarist, band leader, and 1987 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee dies at age 55 of a heart attack at his home in Harlingen, Texas

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