Tuesday, March 16, 2010

MARCH 16, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1926 - Jerry Lewis, singer, comedian, radio, motion picture and televison actor, writer, director and producer, fundraiser and telethon host, son of vaudeville performer Danny Lewis, and father of Liberty Records artist Gary Lewis, and a Capitol Records artist as part of the Martin and Lewis duo and as a solo artist, is born Joseph Levitch
1954 - Nancy Wilson, guitarist, songwriter and singer with the Capitol Records group Heart, is born Nancy Lamoureux Wilson in San Francisco, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Capitol Records release Tommy Collins' last recording for the label "All The Monkeys Ain't In The Zoo" as a single. If anyone knows the flipside of this record, please leave a comment.
35 Years Ago Today In 1975 - T-Bone Walker (born Aaron Thibeaux Walker), guitarist and Columbia, Capitol, Imperial, and Black & White Records artist, dies of pneumonia at age 64 in Los Angeles, California and is later interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1892 - James C. Petrillo, head of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) who forced two recording bans in the first 4 years of Capitol Records history in order to win better pay and benefits for his union's members and to secure their jobs in the marketplace, is born in Chicago, Illinois
1957 - Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'", with "I'm In The Mood For Love" on the flip side, hits #1 on the U.S. R&B charts where it will stay for 21 straight weeks
1959 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "It's Late", with "Never Be Anyone Else But You" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1991 - Roxette's EMI America Records single "Joyride", with "Come Back (Before You Leave)" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles charts where it will peak at #1 for one week on May 11, 1991

1 comment:

david said...

re. Tommy Collins

I've the b-side listed as "Don't
Let Me Stand In His Footsteps"
(master no. 45-52926) - issued
as Capitol 5345

Congratulations on your blog.
- it's endlessly fascinating
if at times frustrating when you
read that there were unissued
Quicksilver tracks listed as
"destroyed".

Davie G.