Saturday, March 05, 2016

MARCH 5, 2016

1928 - Lou Levy, pianist with Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd and the Capitol Records band Supersax, as well as session pianist for Capitol Records artists Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, and Anita O’Day, is born Lewis A. Levy in Chicago, Illinois

65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Paul Neighbors and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Here Comes My Ball And Chain", "And I Was Kissing You", "Happiness" and "There She Was" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles together as a single (Capitol 1461) and the second and last titles together as a single (Capitol 1537).
1953 - Daws Butler signs with Capitol
1955 - Jerry Reed signs with Capitol
1955 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup", with "The Sand And The Sea" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - At the first comedy session to be held in The Capitol Tower Studios, Stan Freberg, with Billy May directing Billy May's Music (Justin Gordon on saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Phil Stephens on bass, Lou Singer on drums, and Ann Stockton on harp), records the titles "The Quest For Bridey Hammerschlaugen" with additional vocals by June Foray and "The Great Pretender" with the vocal group The Toads (lineup unlisted). Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3396).
1963 - The Beatles record the track "From Me To You" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Nowhere Man", with "What Goes On" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1967 - Buck Owen's Capitol Records single "Where Does The Good Times Go", with "The Way That I Love You" on the flip side, returns to the #1 slot on the U.S. Country singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Capitol Records releases Goose Creek Symphony's album "Welcome To Goose Creek" which was recorded during the summer of 1970 at Audio Recorders, Phoenix, Arizona
1972 - Freddie Hart's Capitol Records single "My Hang-Up Is You", with "Big Bad Wolf" on the flip side is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1973 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie" with "The Gold Old Days" on the flip side
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Bill Cosby signs with Capitol
1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights", with "The William Tell Overture" on the flip side, enters the U.S. Country singles chart
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records single "Real Love", with "Baby's In Black" on the flipside, in the United States

1982 - John Belushi, actor, singer and record collector, dies of a drug overdose in bungalow 3 at The Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California at age 33.

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