Thursday, February 11, 2010

FEBRUARY 11, 2010

75 Years Ago Today In 1935 - Gene Vincent, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist, is born Eugene Vincent Craddock in Norfolk, Virginia

1954 - Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart", with "Take A Chance" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1963 - The Beatles record 10 tracks with producer George Martin in Studio 2 at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England (starting at 10 AM with "There's A Place", then going on to record "I Saw Her Standing There", "A Taste Of Honey", "Do You Want To Know A Secret", "Misery", "Hold Me Tight", "Anna (Go To Him)", "Boys", "Chains", and after 13 hours, finish with "Twist And Shout" at 11 PM) for their first Parlophone album "Please, Please Me". Though two takes were attempted on "Twist And Shout", John Lennon's voice wasn't as strong on the second. He had been fighting a cold and sore throat all day and the first take left him hoarse and his throat painful for a while.
1964 - The Beatles play their first US concert when they perform at Washington Colosseum in Washington, D.C.
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Ringo Starr marries his first wife, Maureen Cox, in London's Caxton Hall Register Office, with manager Brian Epstein as best man
1968 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "Hey Bulldog"
1971 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" with "I'm Goin' Home" on the flip side
1978 - Natalie Cole's Capitol Records single "Our Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1992 - Justis David Mustaine, son of Dave Mustaine of the Capitol Records group Megadeth and his wife Pam, is born in Burbank, California
1999 - 400 copies of Steve Wariner's Capitol Records Nashville CD single, "Two Teardrops", ship on time to radio stations because Capitol Records Nashville's promotion team, after tornadoes earlier in the week forced the company's normal CD manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Illinois to shut down production, persuaded two manufacturing plants to press the single while promotions staff volunteers addressed and stuff envelopes

1847 - Thomas Alva Edison, inventor of the lightbulb, the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and 1,090 other patented items, is born in Milan, Ohio
40 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr's film "The Magic Christian", featuring music by Badfinger, premieres in New York City, New York

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