Friday, January 28, 2011

JANUARY 28, 2011

1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Golden Earrings", with "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1950 - Capitol Records releases Tommy Duncan's single "Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy" with "Just a Plain Old Country Boy" on the flip side
60 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records single "Shotgun Boogie", with "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1957 - Dean Martin begins the first of two sessions (the second will be on January 30, 1957) at The Capitol Tower studios, recording the tracks "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Sleepy Time Gal", "Pretty Baby", "For You", "It's Easy To Remember", and "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" for his Capitol Records album "Pretty Baby" with Gus Levene conducting the orchestra (Alvino Rey and Vincent Terri on guitar, Joseph G. "Joe" Comfort on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, Edwin L. "Buddy" Cole on piano, Julian C. "Matty" Matlock on clarinet, Charles T. "Chuck" Gentry and Edward R. Miller on saxophone, Elmer R. "Moe" Schneider on trombone, Charles Richard "Dick" Cathcart on trumpet)
1964 - Buck Owens records the tracks "Together Again" and "My Heart Skips A Beat" that Capitol Records will release together as a single. Both sides will reach #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Kay Starr records tracks for her final Capitol Records album "Tears And Heartaches / Old Records" with producer Lex De Azevedo and arranger Billy Liebert conducting some of the tracks at the second of three sessions for the album
1969 - The Beatles record tracks for the songs "I Dig A Pony", "Get Back", "Don't Let Me Down", "I've Got A Feeling", and "One After 909" that will appear on their Apple Records album "Let It Be" that's released by Capitol Records in the U.S.
40 Years Ago Today In 1971 - John Lennon's second solo Apple Records album "Plastic Ono Band", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1972 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Carolyn", with "When The Feelin's Gone Away" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "New Moon On Monday", with "Tiger Tiger" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1997 - Capitol Records releases T-Connection's compilation CD "The Best of T-Connection: Everything's Still Cool" as part of the label's "Heart Of Soul" series
1998 - Hammer's Capitol Records single "Addam's Groove", with "Addam's Groove - instrumental (The Addams Family Theme)" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
2003 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation CD "All The Best"

1967 - The Spencer Davis Group's United Artists Records single "Gimme Some Lovin'" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records parent company EMI Music. The group's lead singer, Steve Winwood, would later become a solo artist on Virgin Records America. I worked on the design and production of the packaging "Roll With It", his first album for the label, as well as promo materials, advertising and the 45 and CD single (including a 3" CD) versions of the first single from album, also called "Roll With It".

105 Years Ago Today In 1706 - John Baskerville, printer and typefounder, is born in England
1917 - William Gottlieb, columnist (The Washington Post), editor (Down Beat magazine), author (with articles and photos in The Record Changer, The Saturday Review and Collier's magazines, children's books and "The Golden Age Of Jazz"), and photographer of the jazz scene in the 1940s, is born William Paul Gottlieb in Brooklyn, New York
1985 - More than 40 artists gather at A&M's Hollywood studios to record "We Are The World" under the collective name USA for Africa with proceeds from the single to go toward worldwide hunger prevention
25 Years Ago Today In 1986 - The liquid hydrogen tank for the space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after take off, killing the ship's entire crew (Commanders Francis "Dick" Scobee and Michael J. Smith, Dr. Judith A. Resnik, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, Lt. Colonel Ellison S. Onizuka, Gregory B. Jarvis and school teacher Christa McAuliffe)

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