Dot Records Founder Randy Wood Dead At 94
April 14, 2011 at 5:51 AM (PT)
Condolences to the family and friends of DOT RECORDS founder RANDY WOOD, who passed away SATURDAY at age 94 in his home in LA JOLLA, CA. The cause of deatrh was complications from injuries suffered in a fall, said his son JOHN WOOD.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES notes, "WOOD was looking for a song for a young PAT BOONE to record in 1955 and found it in the FATS DOMINO hit 'Ain't That a Shame?' Except BOONE, then an English major, wanted to sing 'Isn't That a Shame?' After a few run-throughs, WOOD insisted, 'It's got to be 'ain't',' and BOONE soon had his first No. 1 single."