Friday, February 19, 2016

FEBRUARY 19, 2016

80 Years Ago Today In 1936 - Bob Engemann, singer with the Capitol Records group The Lettermen, is born in Highland Park, Michigan
1960 - Mike Lookinland, actor (best known as Bobby Brady in "The Brady Bunch"), singer, and Capitol Records artist (1974), is born Michael Paul Lookinland in Mount Pleasant, Utah.

65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "The Hot Canary" with vocals by Paul Nero, a as yet unissued take of the title "Dreamy Melody", and the titles "Swingin' Down The Lane" with vocals by Roy Cordell and The Ewing Sisters (lineup unlisted) and "That's How Our Love Will Grow" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Hot Canary" and "That's How Our Love Will Grow" together as a single (Capitol 1430) and "Swingin' Down The Lane" as a single (Capitol 1905) with "The Tavern Song" (recorded October 12, 1951) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Trumpet player Ray Anthony and His Orchestra Ray Anthony(tp,arr-1) (Woody Fansler, Jack Laubach, Tom Pattin, and Marty White also on trumpets, Keith Butterfield, Tom Oblak, Bob Quatsoe, and Dick Reynolds on trombones, Earl Bergman and Steve Cole on clarinets and alto saxophones, Cliff Hoff and Robert "Buddy" Wise on tenor saxophones, Leo Anthony on alto saxophone and baritone saxophone, Fred Savarese on piano, Danny Gregus on guitar, Frank Szosteck on bass, and Howie Mann on drums) record the titles "Vilia" using an arrangement by Ray Anthony, "My Prayer" and "Eleanor" with vocals by Tommy Mercer and "Saddle Shoe Shuffle" using an arrangement by George Williams in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Villa" as a single (Capitol 1556) with "Melancholy Rhapsody" (recorded November 3, 1950) on the flipside, "My Prayer" and "Eleanor" together as a single (Capitol 1438), and "Saddle Shoe Shuffle on Anthony's album "Arthur Murray Favorites: Fox Trots" (T 258).
1953 - Tex Ritter records the track "High Noon" for Capitol Records
1954 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Wake Up, Irene", with "Go Cry Your Heart Out" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Robin Hood" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
1965 - The Beatles record the track "You're Going To Lose That Girl" during a three hour session at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "It’s Just a Matter of Time", with "This World Of Ours" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1972 - Badfinger's Apple Records album "Straight Up", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the Pop album charts
1977 - Capitol Records artist Natalie Cole wins the Best R&B Female Vocal Performance Grammy for her track "Sophisticated Lady"
1977 - Wings' Capitol Records single "Maybe I'm Amazed", with "Soily" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music the sum of $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of the Chiffon's "He's So Fine" for his Apple Records single "My Sweet Lord" which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States

1952 - Seventeen-year-old Vincent Eugene Craddock (aka future Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent) enters the US Navy

1878 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison who, after making a sketch of the device, paid his assistant $18 to make it.

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