Sunday, August 14, 2011

AUGUST 14, 2011

95 Years Ago Today In 1916 - Alyce King, singer with the Capitol Records recording group The King Sisters, is born Alyce Driggs in Payson, Utah. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

1964 - The Beatles record a cover version of Little Willie John's "Leave My Kitten Alone" at EMI Studios in London which will, after appearing on many bootlegs, finally be released officially by Capitol Records as a track on The Beatles' "Anthology 1" in 1995
1964 - Johnny Burnette, songwriter, guitarist, singer, Imperial Records recording artist with his brother Dorsey Burnette as The Burnette Brothers, solo artist on Freedom Records (a subsidiary of Liberty Records), Liberty Records, and Capitol Records, drowns after his small fishing boat is hit by a cabin cruiser on Clear Lake in California. He's later interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
1967 - The Seeker's Capitol Records single "Georgy Girl", with "When The Stars Begin To Fall" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1978 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles single "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band" with "With A Little Help From My Friends"/"A Day In The Life" on the flip side
1993 - Capitol Records releases Poison's fifth album "Native Tongue"

55 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Eddie Cochran is filmed performing the song "Twenty Flight Rock" on a 20th Century Fox sound stage in Los Angeles, California for the film that at the time was called "Do Re Mi" which became "The Girl Can't Help It". A digitally remastered version of the movie was released on August 8, 2006 as part of "The Jayne Mansfield Collection", a three movie box set released by Fox. The song will be released by Liberty Records, whose catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Bertolt Brecht, dramatist, stage director, poet, and lyricist (original German lyrics for "Mack The Knife" from "The Three Penny Opera") dies of a heart attack in Berlin, Germany at age 58 and is buried in the Dorotheenfriedhof in Berlin. "Mack The Knife" has been recorded by various Capitol Records artists including Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Les Baxter, and Frank Sinatra.

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