Sunday, March 09, 2014

MARCH 9, 2014

1932 - Keely Smith, singer, Capitol Records artist as part of a duo with her then husband Louis Prima and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia
1948 - Jimmy Fadden, harmonica player, guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, is born in Long Beach, California

1945 - Coleman Hawkins signs with Capitol Records
1946 - Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flip side, hits #1 on the U.S. Pop singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, records the tracks "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" which will be released together as a single by Capitol Records
1952 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "Wheel Of Fortune", with "Angry" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1956 - The Louvin Brothers' Capitol Records single "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby", with "In The Middle Of Nowhere" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone", with "Missing Persons" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1965 - Wanda Jackson records the track "Oh, Blacky Joe" for Capitol Records
1965 - Bobby Darin, with Ernie Freeman and His Orchestra, records the tracks "Venice Blue" and "In A World Without You" which will be released together as a single by Capitol Records
1966 - The Beach Boys record the track "God Only Knows" for Capitol Records
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Buck Owens records the track "Johnny B. Goode" for Capitol Records
1987 - Carole King, singer, songwriter and one-time Capitol Records artist, is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City, New York
2005 - Chris LeDoux, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records Nashville artist, dies in a Casper, Wyoming hospital after a lengthy illness at age 56 and will be cremated the next day

1930 - Ornette Coleman, alto saxophonist, trumpet player, violinist, composer, band leader, and Atlantic and Blue Note Records artist, is born Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman in Fort Worth, Texas. Blue Note's catalog is owned by EMI Music Group, the parent company of Capitol Music Group and Blue Note Records is currently a division of Capitol Music Group.
1957 - Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'", with "I'm In The Mood For Love" on the flip side enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Never Be Anyone Else But You", with "It's Late" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts

1997 - The Notorious B.I.G. (aka Biggie Smalls and born Christopher George Latore Wallace), rapper and Bad Boy Entertainment artist, is killed at age 24 in a drive-by shooting at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California at approximately 12:30 AM outside a party thrown by Vibe magazine and Qwest Records at the Petersen Automotive Museum after the Soul Train Awards Show. The Los Angeles Police Department still have no suspects.

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