Monday, December 28, 2009

DECEMBER 28, 2009

1898 - Mischa Spoliansky, composer (scores for several British films, including the soundtrack for 1957's "Saint Joan" which was released on Capitol), is born in Bialystok, Russia
1921 - Johnny Otis, bandleader, singer, drummer, vibraphonist, record producer, radio disc jockey, and Capitol Records artist, is born John Veliotes in Vallejo, California
1932 - Dorsey Burnette, singer, songwriter, bassist, electrician, part of the Coral Records group The Rock And Roll Trio, part of the Imperial Records group The Burnette Brothers (with his brother Johnny Burnette), and solo artist for many labels including Imperial Records and Capitol Records (1972-1973), is born in Memphis, Tennessee

1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons", with "The Best Man" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Pop singles chart, and ist the group's first #1 Pop hit
1955 - Jean Shepard records the track "I Learned It All From You" at Capitol Records Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
1956 - Nat "King" Cole records the track "When I Fall In Love" for his Capitol Records album "Love Is The Thing"
1956 - Jean Shepard records the track "Other Woman" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. The track will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "Under Suspicion" on the flip side. I wonder if she or Nat listened to each other's sessions.
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" with "Cryin' Time" on the flip side
1965 - Buck Owens and The Buckaroos' Capitol Records single "Buckaroo", with "If You Want A Love" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1968 - The Beatles' self-titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album", and their first on the Apple label), distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's album chart where it will stay for nine weeks
1973 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter make his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry
1973 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "If We Make It Through December", with "It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1975 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "Angie Baby", with "I'll Think I'll Write A Song" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1983 - Dennis Wilson, singer, songwriter, and drummer in the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys and Capitol Records solo artist, drowns at age 39 while diving to bring up personal items that he had thrown overboard near his boat, "Harmony", in the harbor at Marina del Ray, California

1922 - Stan Lee (aka Stan "The Man" Lee), writer, founding editor (currently Chairman Emeritus) of Marvel Comics, and co-creator of many of its early best-sellers, is born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York City, New York

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