Monday, February 24, 2014

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

1947 - Lonnie Turner, bass player and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Steve Miller Band, is born

1945 - Sonny Greer and the Duke's Men (Taft Jordan on trumpet, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Otto Hardwicke on alto saxophone, Duke Brooks on piano, Fred Guy on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Greer on drums) record the tracks "Mood Indigo" (two takes, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), "Bug In A Rug", "The Mooche" (also two tracks, the first used on a single released by Capitol Records, the second used on the album released by Capitol), and "Kandylamb" in Los Angeles, California
1946 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flip side" is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love", with "Why?" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "My Heart Skips A Beat" with "Together Again" on the flipside. Both sides will go on to hit #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
1975 - Grand Funk's Capitol Records single "Some Kind Of Wonderful", with "Wild" on the flip side, is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1983 - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records single "Shame On The Moon", with "House Behind A House" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore on February 29th, 1916), singer, radio show performer, motion picture actress, television talk show host, golfer, and Capitol Records artist from 1959 to 1962, dies of ovarian cancer in Beverly Hills, California at age 77, five days before her 78th birthday (though some would say she had 2 years and 5 days before her next birthday as she was born on a leap year and her next birthday, her 20th, would be in 1996). Her ashes are later divided and half are interred in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California and the other half at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Cathedral City) near Palm Springs, California.

1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland ends a 19 week engagement (originally scheduled for just 4 weeks) that reopens The Palace Theatre in New York City
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Colin Farley, bass player with the Virgin Records America group Cutting Crew, is born in England
1982 - Pat Benatar wins the Best Female Rock Performance Grammy for her Chrysalis Records track "Fire and Ice"
1998 - Virgin Records America, Inc. files suit against The Smashing Pumpkins for alleged breach of contract and non-delivery of albums

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