Tuesday, February 23, 2010

FEBRUARY 23, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
60 Years Ago Today In 1950 - Steve Priest, bass player with the Parlophone and Capitol Records group Sweet, is born Stephen Norman Priest in Hayes, Middlesex, England
1962 - Michael Wilton, bass guitarist with the Capitol Records group Queensr├┐che, is born in San Francisco, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
65 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Coleman Hawkins (on tenor saxophone) and His Orchestra (Howard McGhee on trumpet, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Allan Reuss on guitar, Oscar Pettiford on bass and Denzil Best on drums) record "April In Paris", "Rifftide", "Stardust" and "Stuffy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third tracks on the album "Classics In Jazz - Coleman Hawkins" (CCF-327), the second track as a single (Capitol 15335) with "What Is There To Say" on the flip side and the last track as a single (Capitol 205) with "It's The Talk Of The Town" on the flip side.
65 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Shug Fisher and His Ranchmen Trio (Shug Fisher and Wesley Tuttle on vocal, Merle Travis on vocals and lead guitar with Charles Linville and Margie Ann DeVere on fiddle, Don Whiston on guitar. Frankie Marvin on steel guitar and Cliffie Stone on bass) record "The Texas Plain", the (as of 2005) unreleased track "Cool Water", and the tracks "Out On The Open Range" and "The Cowboy's Dream" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first, third and fourth tracks on the album "Sing, Cowboy, Sing" (AC-77).
1957 - Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Teen-Age Crush", with "Hep Dee Hootie (Cutie Wootie)" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings Apple Records single "Jet", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States with "Let Me Roll It" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1976 - Sweet's Capitol Records single "Fox On The Run", with "Burn On The Flame" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1991 - Wilson Phillips' SBK Records (a division of Capitol Records) single "You're In Love" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1993 - Capitol Records releases Eddie Cochran's 2-album set "Singin' to My Baby/Never to be Forgotten", originally released on Liberty Records, on CD

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - David Sylvian, singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, with the group Japan, recorded with Virgin Records America artist Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a solo Virgin Records America artist, is born David Batt in London, England
1959 - The Chipmunk's single "Alvin's Harmonica", the flip side of "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Time Is Here Again), enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1978 - Kenny Rogers' wins the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for his United Artists Records track "Lucille". The flip side of the single is "Till I Get It Right".
1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America Records single "Centerfold" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

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