Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MARCH 22, 2017

1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "The Early Beatles"
1969 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Only The Lonely", with "The Journey" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1971 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Don't Let The Good Life Pass You By" with "Happy Songs Of Love" on the flip side
1974 - Sam Donahue, tenor saxophone, trumpet, and valve trombone player, arranger, bandleader (his own, the U.S. Navy's, Billy May's for the Ray Anthony organization, Tommy Dorsey's which became the Frank Sinatra, Jr. Show's), Capitol Records session musician and member of the Capitol Records group Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, dies at age 56 of complications of cancer in Reno, Nevada
30 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Steve Miller Band's Capitol Records single "Fly Like An Eagle", with "Lovin' Cup" on the flipside, is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights", with "William Tell Overture" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1986 - Heart's "These Dreams", with "Shell Shock" on the flipside, is still #1 (the band's first) on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

1958 - Pete Wylie, singer, guitarist, harmonica player, remixer, record producer, with the groups Echo And The Bunnyman and Wah!, and a Virgin Records America solo artist, is born in Liverpool, England. I designed the cover for the U.S. release of his single "Sinful".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Perry Bags, vocalist, and drummer with the EMI America group Jason & The Scorchers, is born. If anyone knows where Perry was born, please leave a comment. I worked on designs for the band's EMI America single "Golden Ball And Chain" and was at their video shoot for the single at the Palace Theater in Hollywood, California in 1986.
1963 - Parlophone Records releases The Beatles' first album "Please Please Me"
1978 - The Rutles' mockumentary "All You Need Is Cash", spoofing the career of The Beatles, produced by George Harrison (who also appears briefly as a reporter), and written by Eric Idle, airs for the first time in the United States
1981 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "Rapture", with "Walk Like Me" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Chrysalis' catalog was owned by Capitol Music Group's previous parent company, EMI Music Group. Capitol's current parent company, Universal Music Group, sold Chrysalis' catalog to Warner Music Group.

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