Thursday, April 16, 2009

APRIL 16, 2009

1971 - Selena, singer, actress and EMI Latin Records (a division of Capitol Records) artist, is born Selena Quintanilla Perez in Lake Jackson, Texas

1946 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flip side enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1948 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy", the flip side of "Lost April", enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1951 - Capitol Custom Division is started
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Galveston", with "How Come Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratchin' You" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1973 - Paul McCartney stars in his first solo TV special, "James Paul McCartney", which features his new band, Wings
15 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records album "Longing In Their Hearts" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart

120 Years Ago Today In 1889 - Charlie Chaplin, actor, writer, motion picture actor, director and producer, and co-founder of United Artists Pictures, is born Charles Spencer Chaplin in Walworth, London, England. United Artists would later create United Artists Records whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group
1918 - Spike Milligan, comedian, musician, radio (most notably on BBC Radio's "The Goon Show"), television, and motion picture writer and actor, Parlophone Records recording artist as part of "The Goon Show" cast with producer George Martin, is born Terence Alan Milligan in Ahmed Nagar or Ahmadnagar, India
80 Years Ago Today In 1929 - Edie Adams, singer, Broadway (originated the role of Daisy Mae in the Johnny Mercer musical "Li'l Abner" and won the 1956 Tony award for her perfomance), motion picture and television actress, one time wife of comedian, motion picture and television actor Ernie Kovacs, one time wife of trumpet player and Capitol Records artist Pete Candoli, is born Elizabeth Edith Enke in Kingston, Pennsylvania
1935 - "Fibber McGee and Molly" debuts on NBC Radio. Future Capitol Records music director Paul Weston will begin doing arrangements for the show in 1940 and future Capitol Records artist Martha Tilton will be on the show for about a year starting in 1941. One of Capitol Records' first album releases will be "On The Night Before Christmas" which features the cast of the show (Jim and Marion Jordan) as well as the vocal group The King's Men, with the orchestra conducted by Billy Mills and music and vocal arrangements by Ken Darby.
1947 - Gerry Rafferty, singer, guitartist, member of the groups The Humblebums and Stealers Wheel, and United Artists Records solo artist, is born in Paisley, Scotland
30 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Kenny Rogers and Dottie West's United Artists Records single "Every Time Two Fools Collide", with "We Love Each Other" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart

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