Friday, April 08, 2016

APRIL 8, 2016

1907 - Wesley Prince, bass player with The King Cole Trio, is born in Pasadena, California

1949 - Mel Torme's Capitol Records single "Again", with "Blue Moon" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Liza Minnelli, with Ray Ellis conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Marriage Is For Old Folks", "Say Liza (Liza With A 'Z')", and "Come On And Baby Me" in New York City, New York. 40 years later in 2006, DRG Records will issue all the titles on the 2 disc CD set "Liza Minnelli: The Complete Capitol Collection"  (DRG 19093).
1967 - Wanda Jackson records the track "I'd Like To Help You Get Out" for her Capitol Records album "You'll Always Have My Heart" that will be released in Septemer 1967
1968 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "Lady Madonna", with "The Inner Light" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1978 - Wing's Capitol Records single "With A Little Luck", with "Backwards Traveller/Cuff Link (Medley)" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2003 - Capitol Records releases Lisa Marie Presley's album "To Whom It May Concern"
2003 - Chris Cagle's second Capitol Records album, "Chris Cagle," debuts at #1 on the Billboard's Top Country Albums chart

1892 - Mary Pickford, actress and co-founder of United Artists Pictures, is born Gladys Louise Smith in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. United Artists Pictues would release The Beatles' movies "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", and "The Yellow Submarine". The catalog for United Artists Records, a subsidiary which will also release the soundtrack to "A Hard Day's Night", is now owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1920 - Carmen McRae, singer and Blue Note Records artist is born in Harlem, New York City, New York
1963 - Julian Lennon, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and son of John and Cynthia Powell, is born John Charles Julian Lennon in Liverpool, England. Julian was the inspiration for the songs "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "Good Night", and "Hey Jude"
1967 - The Spencer Davis Group's single "I'm A Man", with "Can't Get Enough" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Janet Jackson's Virgin Records America single "All For You", with "Someone To Call My Lover" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

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