Archive for January 16th, 2012

THE #1 SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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come-see-about-me-motown 45

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PAYMENT MADE FOR AN ELVIS PRESLEY DEMO

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The above receipt, dated June 9, 1954, was for a two-sided acetate recording made
by Elvis Presley. Sun records studio was originally called Memphis Recording Service
opening in January of 1950.

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Sun Studio at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee  

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Elvis and Sun Records

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DAVID SEVILLE DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

DAVID SEVILLE

David Seville (Ross Bagdasarian)  January 27, 1919 – January 16, 1972

Seville was a pianist, singer/songwriter, actor and record producer. He provided
the voices of the cartoon characters the Chipmunks. He also recorded the #1
hit “Witch Doctor” in 1958.

Seville played minor roles in films, the best known of which is his appearance in
Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 murder mystery Rear Window Starring James Stewart,
where he portrays a piano-playing songwriter living in the apartment complex
depicted in the film. David Seville died just days short of his 53 birthday.   

 

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David Seville (left) with Alfred Hitchcock making one of his famous
cameos in Rear Window.

 

CHIPMUNKS

Seville created the the voices of the Chipmunks using various recording
techniques.

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HOLIDAY ~ 2012

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THE BEATLES IN THE ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS

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Abbey Road Studios is a recording studio located in London, England. It was built 
in November 1931 by the Gramophone Company.

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