Thursday, September 23, 2010

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

1949 - Jan Garber's Capitol Records single "You're Breaking My Heart", with "Now That I Need You" on the flip side, enters Billboard's single chart
1954 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "Don't Change Your Mind About Me" with June Hutton and the Pied Pipers, "Someone To Watch Over Me", "You, My Love" with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California
1962 - The Kingston Trio record the track "Genny Glenn" for their Capitol Records album "New Frontier"
1968 - The Beatles, in Studio Two at EMI Studios, London, England, record 45 takes of "Happiness Is a Warm Gun" with John Lennon on lead guitar and singing guide vocal, George Harrison playing a fuzz lead guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, and Ringo Starr on drums.
1974 - Apple Records releases John Lennon's single "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" that has Elton John on vocal harmonies and piano, with "Beef Jerky" on the flip side, that is distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1978 - A Taste Of Honey's Capitol Records single "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1982 - Singer, motion picture actor, guitarist and Capitol Records solo artist and duet artist with Margaret Whiting, Jimmy Wakely (born James Clarence Wakeley) dies at age 68 either of heart failure in Mission Hills, California or of emphysema in Sylmar, California. If anyone knows for sure, please leave a comment or contact me.
1987 - Anne Murray's Capitol Records album "Something To Talk About" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1997 - Capitol Records, using Liquid Audio technology, becomes the first of the world's then six major labels to sell CD-quality singles for consumers to download before they are made available at retail stores when it releases the standard version of Duran Duran's "Electric Barbarella" single online at its website for 99 cents, and a special "internet only mix" for $1.99, after allowing fans to listen to, but not download, the song since Tuesday September 9, 1997

1926 - John Coltrane, tenor and soprano saxophonist, bandleader, and Blue Note Records session and solo artist, is born John William Coltrane in Hamlet, North Carolina
55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Leon Taylor, drummer, son of Dolton Records group The Ventures' drummer Leon Taylor, and now the band's current drummer, is born Melvin Leon Taylor in Johnson City, Tennessee. Dolton's catalog was at first distributed by Liberty Records, and then by United Artists Records, and is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group
1977 - Former Capitol Records artist Cheryl Ladd replaces Farrah Fawcett on the ABC-TV series "Charlie's Angels"
1981 - RCA announces that it has hired former Capitol Records director of business affairs Arnold J. Holland to become director of business affairs for its RCA "SelectaVision" VideoDiscs division, an early version of laser discs that were sealed in plastic cartridges that were loaded into the player like an eight track cartridge
5 Years Ago Today In 2005 - NBC-TV premieres the series "Three Wishes" which featured Capitol Records Nashville band Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand’s song, “Dream Big” in its national television promotions

1912 - The first Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" is released and features two split-reel comedies, “Cohen Collects a Debt” and “The Water Nymph”
90 Years Ago Today In 1920 - Mickey Rooney, singer, dancer, Vaudeville, motion picture, radio and television actor, and motion picture director, is born Joe Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York
80 Years Ago Today In 1930 - Ray Charles, singer and pianist, is born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia
1962 - The first episode of Hanna-Barbara's animated comedy television series "The Jetsons" is broadcasted
1987 - Bob Fosse, born Robert Louis Fosse, dancer, choreographer, singer, and director of Broadway musicals and motion pictures, dies of a heart attack at age 60 in Washington, D.C.

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