Friday, February 03, 2012

FEBRUARY 3, 2012

1943 - Linda Hargrove, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Jacksonville, Florida

65 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Tony Anelli, Al Porcino or Ed Badgley on trumpet, Clay Harvey, Dick Taylor, Emil Manazec, and Jack Zimmerman on trombone, Harry Terrill or Sam Marowitz, and Charlie Kennedy on alto saxophone, Buddy Wise and Mitch Melnick on tenor saxophone, Jack Schwartz on baritone saxophone, Buddy Neal on piano, Bob Lesher on guitar, Bob Strahl on bass, Gene Krupa and Joe Dale on drums) record the tracks "Old Devil Moon" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), "It Might Have Been A Different Story" (vocals by Buddy Stewart), "You Be You" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), "All By Myself" (arrangement by George Williams), "Dreams Are A Dime A Dozen" (vocals by Buddy Stewart), an unlisted track, "It's A Good Day" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), two more unlisted tracks, "Yes, Yes Honey" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), another unlisted track, and "Same Old Blues" (vocals by Caroline Gray) for the Capitol Records Transcription Service in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first, second and fourth tracks on transcription disc A-41 and the other listed tracks on transcription disc A-44. Mosaic Records will issue all the listed tracks on the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa & Harry James" (MD7-192).
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand", with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flip side, and their Capitol Records album "Meet The Beatles!", are both certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. and are the group's first Gold records
45 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Hearts And Flowers (Rick Cunha, Dave Dawson, and Larry Murray on guitars and vocals) record the tracks "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", "The View From Ward 3", and "Save Some Time" in Los Angeles, California with producer Rik Venet. Capitol Records will issue all three tracks on the band's album "Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers" (T 2762).
45 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "A Day In The Life"
1968 - Paul McCartney record tracks alone for The Beatles' song "Lady Madonna"
1969 - The Steve Miller Band records the track "My Dark Hour"
1969 - The Beatles' members John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the group's new manager instead of Paul McCartney's father-in-law, Lee Eastman
40 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Helen Reddy records a new version of "Summer of '71" and the as of yet unreleased track "Tulsa Turnaround" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single on the flip side of "I Am Woman" in England (45CL15721) and France (2C006-81100).
30 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Beau Williams records the as yet unissued track "Never Forgot Your Eyes", the track "If You're Ready" and another as yet unissued track "I Don't Believe" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue this version of "If Your Ready" on Williams' self-titled album "Beau Williams" (ST-12213) and an edited version as a single (Capitol 5158) with "This Time It's Real" on the flip side.
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Trace Adkins seriously injures his ankle when, while trying to get his truck out of the mud outside of Nashville, Tennessee, he steps into a sinkhole, fracturing and dislocating his ankle
2003 - Phil Spector, music producer (The Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and many others, including at the time Capitol Records group Starsailor), is arrested in connection with the shooting death of Lana Clarkson at his home in Alhambra, California

45 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Jackie McLean (on alto saxophone, with Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Lamont Johnson on piano, Scotty Holt on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums) records the tracks "Hipnosis", "Slow Poke", "The Breakout", "Back Home" and "The Reason Why" in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the tracks on McLean's album "Hipnosis" (BN-LA483-J2) and Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on the Mosaic Select CD "Grachan Moncur" (MS-001).

1918 - Joey Bishop, comedian, writer, motion picture and television actor, and member of "The Rat Pack", is born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb in The Bronx, New York
1938 - Victor Buono, television and motion picture actor (best remembered as King Tut on ABC-TV's "Batman" series) is born Victor Charles Buono in San Diego, California
1959 - After performing at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Buddy Holly (age 22), The Big Bopper (aka Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr., age 28), Richie Valens (age 17), and pilot Roger Peterson (age 21) are killed when their chartered Beech-Craft Bonanza airplane No. N3794N crashes near the Mason City, Iowa Airport at around 1:00 AM CST. Waylon Jennings, bass player for Buddy Holly, gave his seat on the plane to The Big Bopper, due to the Bopper's illness. Another Holly band member, Tommy Allsup, flips Valens for the last available seat, losing the coin toss. United Artists Records artist Don McLean will later remind listeners of the event in his song "American Pie".
1960 - Frank Sinatra forms his own label, Reprise Records, now a part of the Warner Music Group
1961 - At his first recording session (held at the home of his friends Sid and Bob Gleason at East Orange, New Jersey), Bob Dylan records the tracks "San Francisco Bay Blues" and "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well"

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