1936 - Glen Campbell, guitarist, singer, motion picture actor, television variety show host, a Capitol Records session artist and solo artist, is born in Delight, Arkansas
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - During two sessions held this day in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records, Hans von Benda conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Respighi's "Italiana", "Siciliana", "Aria Di Corte, Part 1", "Aria Di Corte, Part 2", and "Passacaglia" at the first session and Corelli's ""Giga And Badinerie" at the second session. After Capitol Records licenses Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States, it will issue all of the titles on the album "RESPIGHI - Dances And Airs In Olden Style/CORELLI - Giga and Badinerie" (ECL-8056 on 10" shellac and KCM-8056 on 7" vinyl).
1947 - Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Romance" with vocals by Lois Butler and, with vocalist Lee Sweetland", "The Desert Song" and "The Riff Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles Lois Butler and Lee Sweetland's album "Songs Of Sigmund Romberg" (CD-61),
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio close at the Orpheum theater in Omaha, Nebraska
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased from Van-Es Recording Co. of Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage's titles "I'll Have Somebody Else" and "Lay Your Little Head On My Shoulder" and will issue "I'll Have Somebody Else (As Soon As Your Gone)" as a single (Capitol 15163) with "Sometime" (recorded July 5, 1948) on the flipside and "Lay Your Little Head On My Shoulder" as a single (Capitol 15221) with "Just A Little Lovin'" (recorded August 4, 1948) on the flipside.
1957 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Jack Marshall and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Every Night", "Uninvited Dream", and "Baby, Baby Wait For Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Baby, Baby Wait For Me" as a single (Capitol F3722) with "Ev'ry Night" (recorded April 13, 1957) on the flipside, the version recorded at this date (another take was recorded on August 30, 1957) of "Uninvited Dream" on the CD "Peggy Lee - The Singles Collection" (5-39756-2), and have yet to the take of "Every Night" recorded on this date
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Ethel Ennis, with Sid Feller conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "It Was So Beautiful", "The Things I Love", Harry Warren's "Serenade In Blue", and "How About Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ennis' album "Have You Forgotten?" (T 1078). For more on Ethel Ennis go to this New York Times article.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jonas Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Hank Jones on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) record the titles "Dance Only With Me" and "That's A Plenty" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the quintet's album "Jumpin' With Jonah" (EAP-1/2-1039 on 7" EP and T/ST 1039 on 12" LP).
1961 - Capitol Records artist Faron Young is one of the headliners (along with Webb Pierce, Porter Wagoner, Patsy Cline and Earl Scruggs) at the first annual Country Music Festival held in the United States at the 13,000-seater Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Gene Vincent's recording contract with Capitol Records expires. His last recording for the label is a remake of "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for vocalist Joe South's titles "How Can I Unlove You" and "She's Almost You" in Los Angeles, California and will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2169).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Ronnie Laws, with unlisted others, records the title "In The Groove" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5241) with "Summer Fool" (recorded April 9, 1981 for Liberty Records) on the flipside and on Laws' album "Mr. Nice Guy" (ST-12261).
1970 - Variety magazine runs an article entitled "Split Of Beatles Clips Capitol Industries Stocks"
1987 - Irving C. Ashby, guitarist in the Capitol Record group The King Cole Trio, dies in Perris, California at age 66
1991 - Vocalist Joe Cocker, with Girls Talk (lineup unlisted) on backing vocals, T.M. Stevens on bass, Steve Holley on drums, Phil Grande on guitar, Chris Stainton, Greg Philinganes, and Rory Kaplin on keyboards, and Alex Acuna on percussion, records the titles "A Little Bit Of Love" and "I Can Hear The River" at A&M Studios at 1416 North La Brea Avenue in Hollywood, California with producer David Tickle. After additional overdubs are laid down at Metropolis Recording Studios at 70 Chiswick High Road, in London, England, Capitol Records will release the title on Cocker's CD "Night Calls" (7-97801-2).
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Guitarist Wes Montgomery, with Buddy Montgomery on vibraphone, Richie Crabtree on piano, Monk Montgomery on electric bass, and Benny Barth on drums, performs the titles "Stranger In Paradise" and "Baubles, Bangles And Beads" at a live show held at the Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California which was recorded. Blue Note Records will issue both titles on Montgomery's album "Beginnings" (BN-LA531-H2).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Kenny Rogers and Dottie West's United Artists Records single "Every Time Two Fools Collide", with "We Love Each Other" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts. United Artist's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1979 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "Heart Of Glass" with "11:59" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Chrysalis' American catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group and distributed by Capitol Music Group.
1990 - Sinead O' Connor's Chrysalis Records album "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. Chrysalis' American catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group and distributed by Capitol Music Group.