Monday, April 14, 2014

APRIL 14, 2014

90 Years Ago Today In 1924 - Shorty Rogers, trumpet player, band leader, composer, arranger, member of Capitol Records band Stan Kenton and His Orchestra and Blue Note Records artist, is born Milton M. Rajonsky in Great Barrington, Massachusettes
1925 - Rod Steiger, Broadway and motion picture actor and singer, and Capitol Records artist (1955 on the "Oklahoma!" motion picture soundtrack), is born Rodney Stephen Steiger in Westhampton, New York.

60 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)", with "The Man Upstairs" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back", with "Do I Like It" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon finish recording the track "The Ballad Of John And Yoko" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. The first track released as a single by The Beatles not to feature George Harrison and Ringo Starr
1975 - Fredric March (born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel), motion picture actor and Capitol Records artist (narrator on the album "Hark The Years"), dies at age 77 in Los Angeles, California from cancer.
1980 - The Knack's Capitol Records album "…But The Little Girl's Understand" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1983 - Tina Turner signs with Capitol Records
1990 - Heart's Capitol Records single "All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You", with "Call Of The Wild" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1991 - Wilson Phillip's SBK Records (a division of Capitol Records) single "You're In Love" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

55 Years Ago Today In 1959 - The Fleetwood's Liberty Records single "Come Softly To Me", with "I Care So Much" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1990 - Thurston Harris, singer (best know for the track "Little Bitty Pretty One") and Aladdin Records artist,  dies of a heart attack in Pomona, California at age 58. I designed the album cover, with art director Henry Marquez, for EMI America's release of Harris' "Greatest Hits" album in 1986.

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