Saturday, March 29, 2014

MARCH 29, 2014

1918 - Pearl Bailey, singer, Broadway, motion picture (co-starred with Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole in "St. Louis Blues") and television actress, and Capitol Records artist (in Capitol Records' first original Broadway cast album "St. Louis Woman", is born Pearl Mae Bailey in Newport News, Virginia
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Perry Farrell, singer, songwriter, member of the Capitol Records group Jane's Addiction is born Perry Bernstein in New York City, New York

1947 - Jack Smith (on vocals) & The Clark Sisters (on vocals), with Earl Sheldon and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the tracks "Oh, My Achin' Heart", "Cu Tu Ru Gu" (Jack, Jack, Jack), and a rejected take of "Old Devil Moon" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 403).
1957 - Tommy Sands (on vocals with an unlisted tenor saxophone player, Bob Bain lead guitar, Buck Owens rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass player, drummer, and vocal charus) records the tracks "Too Young To Go Steady", "I Don't Know Why", "Gonna Get A Girl", and "I Don't Care Who Knows It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Sands' album "Steady Date With Tommy Sands" (T 848).
1957 - Ray Bauduc & Nappy Lamare & Their Riverboat Dandies (Martin Peppie on trumpet, Rolly Furnas on trombone, Gene Bolen on clarinet, Don Owens on piano, Nappy Lamare on guitar and banjo, Ray Leatherwood on bass, and Ray Bauduc on drums) record the tracks "Riverboat Shuffle", "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans", "South Rampart Street Parade" and "Walking With The King" with vocals by Nappy Lamare and Rolly Furnas. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's self-titled album "Ray Bauduc & Nappy Lamare & Their Riverboat Dandies" (T 877).
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Can't Buy Me Love", with "You Can't Do That" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - The Beatles record the track "With A Little Help From Friends" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track on the band's album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (MAS 2653).
1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Elva Miller records the tracks "This Ole House", "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "Oh, Lonesome Me", and "Shutters & Boards" at the first session and "A Little Bitty Tear", "There Goes My Everything", "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", and "Memphis, Tennessee" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Miller's album "The Country Soul Of Mrs. Miller" (T 2734).
1974 - Grand Funk Railroad's Capitol Records album "Shinin' On" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1990 - Bonnie Raitt's Capitol Records album "Nick Of Time" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart
1993 - Liberty Records (which will later be renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Lacy J. Dalton's compilation album "The Best of Lacy J. Dalton"

1943 - Eric Idle, screenwriter, playright, songwriter, televison and motion picture actor, and member of the Virgin Records America group Monty Python's Flying Circus, is born in South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England
1951 - The Academy Award for Best Music/Song is given to Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for "Mona Lisa", which is from the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Captain Carey, U.S.A." and was later recorded by Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole
15 Years Ago Today In 1999 - Joe Williams, singer and Roulette Records artist with Count Basie and His Orchestra, dies in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 80 after he walks out of the hospital where he is being treated for a respiratory ailment, walks nearly three miles on foot, and collapses on the street a few blocks from his home.

1932 - Jack Benny appears on what he later said was his radio debut when he was a guest on Ed Sullivan's interview show on WABC at 8:45 PM. According to this article, Jack actually debuted on radio on September 4, 1931 on "RKO Theater on the Air " at 10:30 PM over WEAF, the flagship station of the Red Network of NBC.

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