Tuesday, March 04, 2014

MARCH 4, 2014

1947 - Geechie Smith (on trumpet) and His Orchestra (George Washington on trombone, Joe Lutcher and Jimmy Washington on alto saxophone, Freddie Simon on tenor saxophone, Leon Beck on baritone saxophone, George Salisbury on piano, Louis Speiginer on guitar, Herman Washington on bass and Walter Murden on drums) record the tracks "What's The Matter With The Stove?", "The Frog Song", "Wild, Mild And Mellow", "And I Wants To Thank You" in Los Angeles, California (if anyone knows where, please leave a reply). Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 399) and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40029)
1947 - The Louis Castelluci Military Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Washington Post March", "Semper Fidelis (Parts 1 & 2)", "French National Defile March", "Stars And Stripes Forever (Parts 1 & 2)", "El Capitan", "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", "Lights Out", and "Anchors Aweigh" at Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Louis Castelluci's album "Here Comes The Band" (EBF-150).
1955 - Andy Griffith signs with Capitol
1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Surfin' USA" (Capitol F4932) with "Shut Down" on the flipside.
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Penny Lane" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "The Fugitive" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1986 - Richard Manuel, singer with the Capitol Records group The Band, commits suicide at age 42 by hanging himself in Winter Park, Florida
25 Years Ago Today In 1989 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Your Mama Don't Dance" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1877 - Emile Berliner invents the flat disc gramophone (as opposed to the cylinder) which could easily be mass produced.
1981 - E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg, lyricist ("Over the Rainbow" from the M-G-M motion picture "The Wizard of Oz", "It’s Only a Paper Moon", and many others), dies in an auto accident in Hollywood, CA at the age of 82

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