Home

How Alvin and the Chipmunks Creator Ross Bagdasarian Sr. Launched an Empire on a Novelty Song

153 views

5 posts

Last post 09/06/2019

Posted by Marshall

      Original post

      Variety

      How Alvin and the Chipmunks Creator Ross Bagdasarian Sr. Launched an Empire on a Novelty Song

        The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles' Hits was one of my favorite records growing up. And the article is correct, it is so well played and produced it's amazing! 

          Hello all,

          Just wondering if any of you alkso have a copy on vinyl or CD of the 1964 album, The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits? I've had my vinyl copy since I was a child in the 60's. It's Alvin, Simon, and Theodore with David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) offering their take on the classic early Fab tunes.

          There's a new book out now about Ross Bagdasarian Sr., The Alvin Show cartoons, and their Chipmunks records. There's a little bit on The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits and how the album came about in the book. I've written a web article about the book. Here's the link:

          https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Aaaaalllviiinnn-The-Story-of-Ross-Bagdasarian-Sr-Liberty-Records-Format-Films-and-The-Alvin-Show-Book-Review   

          Marshall

           

            Marshall wrote:

            Hello all,

            Just wondering if any of you alkso have a copy on vinyl or CD of the 1964 album, The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits? I've had my vinyl copy since I was a child in the 60's. It's Alvin, Simon, and Theodore with David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) offering their take on the classic early Fab tunes.

            There's a new book out now about Ross Bagdasarian Sr., The Alvin Show cartoons, and their Chipmunks records. There's a little bit on The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits and how the album came about in the book. I've written a web article about the book. Here's the link:

            https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Aaaaalllviiinnn-The-Story-of-Ross-Bagdasarian-Sr-Liberty-Records-Format-Films-and-The-Alvin-Show-Book-Review   

            Marshall

             

            I found a used vinyl LP of this in good condition at a record store in Carlsbad Cal. recently, with the 1964 copyright. It's as good as I remembered!

            Nice article! I definitely did not know that The Chipmunks recorded with Canned Heat! 

              beatlesfanrandy wrote:

              Marshall wrote:

              Hello all,

              Just wondering if any of you alkso have a copy on vinyl or CD of the 1964 album, The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits? I've had my vinyl copy since I was a child in the 60's. It's Alvin, Simon, and Theodore with David Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) offering their take on the classic early Fab tunes.

              There's a new book out now about Ross Bagdasarian Sr., The Alvin Show cartoons, and their Chipmunks records. There's a little bit on The Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits and how the album came about in the book. I've written a web article about the book. Here's the link:

              https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Aaaaalllviiinnn-The-Story-of-Ross-Bagdasarian-Sr-Liberty-Records-Format-Films-and-The-Alvin-Show-Book-Review   

              Marshall

               

              I found a used vinyl LP of this in good condition at a record store in Carlsbad Cal. recently, with the 1964 copyright. It's as good as I remembered!

              Nice article! I definitely did not know that The Chipmunks recorded with Canned Heat! 

              Randy,

              Thanks for the reply and the kind words. I'm glad that you were able to find another copy of the album at the record store in Carlsbad.  I had no idea until I read the book, too, that the Chipmunks recorded with Canned Heat.  Both Bagdasarian Sr. and The Chipmunks and Canned Heat recorded for Liberty Records, which also was the label that Eddie Cochran was signed to. And, we all know the significance Eddie Cochran's music played in the career of Paul McCartney!

              Marshall