Wednesday, August 18, 2010

AUGUST 18, 2010

2010 - Kenny Edwards, guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of Capitol Records group The Stone Poneys, dies at age 64 of complications of a blood disorder thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and prostate cancer at a hospital near his home in Santa Barbara, California. Read more at The Los Angeles Times.

1939 - Molly Bee, singer ("Tennesse Tango", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"), radio and television performer, who was 13 when she signed with Capitol Records, is born Molly Beechwood in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If any one knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

1963 - In Watseka, Illinois (on a bill with Ray Price), Capitol Records recording artists The Louvin Brothers perform for the last time together. Both Ira and Charles would go on to record for Capitol as solo artists.
1978- Peabo Bryson's Capitol Records album "Reaching For The Sky" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1979 - The Knack's Capitol Records debut single "My Sharona", with "Let Me Out" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
20 Years Ago Today In 1990 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Flesh & Blood" peaks at #2 on Billboard's album chart

65 Years Ago Today In 1945 - Sarah Dash, singer with the group Labelle and a solo EMI Manhattan recording artist(1988-1989), is born in Trenton, New Jersey. EMI Manhattan's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.
1957 - Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Clark on piano, Jimmy Rowser on bass, and Art Taylor on drums, records the tracks "My Reverie", "Curtain Call", "On The Bright Side", "The Mobe", "Don't Get Too Hip", and "Deep In A Dream (without Dorham on trumpet), for Blue Note Records with producer Al Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note sold its catalog to Liberty Records, which was acquired by United Artists Records, which was bought by EMI and currently Capitol Records, under Bruce Lundvall leadership in New York City, controls the Blue Note catalog.

90 Years Ago Today In 1920 - Shelley Winters, actress, is born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri. Winters appeared in the movie "Pete's Dragon" whose soundtrack was released by Capitol Records. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.
1962 - Ringo Starr makes his on stage debut as The Beatles drummer when they perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Fair ends mid-morning

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