HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places" (with "My Own True Love" on the flip side) is #4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side) is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're the Reason I'm in Love" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Wanda Jackson records the track "I Talk A Pretty Story" for Capitol Records
1970 - Merle Haggard records the track "The Fightin' Side Of Me" for Capitol Records
1972 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart seven years after it was released
1972 - Apple and Capitol Records artists John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their week-long stint as guest hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show", a syndicated U.S. variety television series
20 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Flesh & Blood" is certified Triple Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2009 - Louis Bellson (born born Luigi Paulino Alfredo Francesco Antonio Balassoni), drummer with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, the Capitol Records groups The Benny Goodman Sextet and Ray Anthony and His Orchestra, and at Capitol Records sessions for Helen O'Connell, Frank DeVol, Nat "King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, the tribute album "Giants Of Jazz" for the movie "A Song Is Born and the 1969 All Star White House Tribute to Duke Ellington which was issued by Blue Note Records, leader of the Louis Bellson "Just Jazz" All Stars, and husband of actress, singer and Capitol Records artist (on the original Broadway cast album for "St. Louis Woman") Pearl Bailey until her death in 1990, has died at age 84 of complications of Parkinson's disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - Roger Fisher, founding guitarist (1976-1979) of the future Capitol Records group Heart, is born in Seattle, Washington
1965 - Gary Lewis And The Playboys' Liberty Records single "This Diamond Ring", with "Tijuana Wedding" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Bill Nowlin, one of the founders of Rounder Records, is born in Boston, Massachusettes
1999 - Doug Weston, owner of The Troubadour, Los Angeles' prime talent showcase During the '60s and '70s, dies in a local hospital after a bout of pneumonia at age 72