Monday, March 10, 2014

MARCH 10, 2014

1920 - Jethro, singer, mandolin and banjo player, with the Capitol Records duo Homer & Jethro, is born Kenneth C. Burns in Conasauga, Tennessee

70 Years Ago Today In 1944 - Martha Tilton, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Texas Polka" and "I'll Walk Alone" at her first session for Capitol Records after the end of the AFM's second recording ban. Capitol Records will issue both songs together as a single (Capitol  157).
1945 - Johnny Mercer (with June Hutton, The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Accentuate The Positive", with "There's A Fellow Waiting In P'Keepsie" is #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Mercer (with Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers, and Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s single "Candy", with "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flip side, is #6
1950 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "I Said My Pajamas (and Put on My Pray'rs)", with "Be Mine" on the flip side, peaks at #24 for it's only week on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with " You're the Reason I'm in Love" on the flipside is #2 on the U.S. Pop singles charts. Ironically, Tab Hunter's cover version of the song, with "Red Sails In The Sunset" on the flip side and distributed by Dot Records, is #1.
1958 - Cannonball Adderley signs with Capitol Records
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1968 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "A World Of Our Own", with "An Old Sweetheart of Mine" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1975 - Capitol Records releases John Lennon's Apple Records single "Stand By Me", with "Move Over Ms. L." on the flip side, in the United States
1996 - Garth Brooks' Capitol Records Nashville single "Beaches Of Cheyenne" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1997 - Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth

1940 - Dean Torrence, musician, singer, songwriter and member of the Liberty Records duo Jan and Dean, is born in Los Angeles, California
1962 - Gary Clark, singer, songwriter, and with the Virgin Records America group Danny Wilson, is born in Scotland. I went bowling with the whole band (who had never been bowling before and after a few beers were forgetting to let go of the ball) when they came to Los Angeles to open for Simply Red at the Wiltern Theatre and revised the album and single artwork for their first two U.S. albums and singles.
1963 - Neneh Cherry, singer, musician, songwriter, stepdaughter of trumpeter Don Cherry, with the groups singer Rip Rig + Panic and The Slits, and a solo Virgin Records America artist, is born Neneh Mariann Karlssson in Stockholm, Sweden. I revised the album and single artwork for her first album for U.S. release and met her and her son Tyson outside Virgin Records first office in Beverly Hills, California
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Patrick Kane, violinist and vocalist with the Circa Records (a division of Virgin Records) group Hue & Cry, is born. I revised the artwork on their first album for U.S. release by Virgin Records America
2008 - The Ventures (Bob Bogle, Nokie Edwards, Gerry McGee, Mel Taylor, and Don Wilson) are inducted into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame by John Fogerty at a banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York. The Ventures recorded for Dolton Records, a subsidiary of Liberty Records whose catalog is currently owned and distributed by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

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