February 15 Music et al

February 15 Music et al

February 15 Music et al

David Brown

February 15, 1947: David Brown, bassist with Santana 1967 – 71 and 1974 – 76, was born.

February 15 Music et al

The Sound of Music

February 15 – May 8, 1960: the soundtrack from the original cast for The Sound of Music was Billboard’s #1 album. Columbia Masterworks recorded the original Broadway cast album a week after the show’s 1959 opening. The album was the label’s first deluxe package in a gatefold jacket, priced $1 higher than previous cast albums. It was #1 on Billboard’s best-selling albums chart for 16 weeks in 1960.

February 15 Music et al

Meet the Beatles

February 15 – May 1, 1964: Meet the Beatles became the Billboard #1 album.  Meet the Beatles! was the second Beatles album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records, on 20 January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats. The Beatles’ Second Album replace Meet the Beatles at the number 1 spot.

The cover featured Robert Freeman’s portrait used in the United Kingdom for With the Beatles, with a blue tint added to the original stark black-and-white photograph. (see Feb 16)

The Beatles (White album)

February 15 Music et al

February 15 – March 7, 1969: The Beatles again the Billboard #1 album.

The Beatles, (aka the “White Album”) was their ninth studio album. Apple released the double album on 22 November 1968. Its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s embossed name. It was a big contrast to the elaborate artwork of  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. No singles came from the album, but Apple released  “Hey Jude” and “Revolution,” recorded at the same time,  in August 1968. 

The Beatles wrote most of the songs during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in India.  They began recording the album in May 1968 and continued until October. (theBeatles.com site article) (see Mar 12)

Sly and the Family Stone

February 15 – March , 1969: “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Sly Stone: vocals
  • Rose Stone: vocals, piano
  • Freddie Stone: vocals, guitar
  • Larry Graham: vocals, bass guitar
  • Greg Errico: drums, background vocals
  • Jerry Martini: saxophone, background vocals
  • Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocal ad-libs

February 15 Music et al

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