Wednesday, June 20, 2018

JUNE 20, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1942 - Brian Wilson, songwriter, singer, bass player, pianist, record producer and member of Capitol Records band The Beach Boys as well as a solo artist, is born Brian Douglas Wilson at 3:45 AM at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, California
1945 - Anne Murray, singer and Capitol Records recording artist (1969-1991), is born Morna Anne Murray in Springhill, Nova Scotia
1960 - John Taylor, solo artist and bass player for the Capitol Records bands Duran Duran and Power Station and Maverick Records band Neurotic Outsiders, is born Nigel John Taylor in Solihull, Warwickshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, (on vocals and guitar with William Norris on piano, Maurice Cameron Hill and Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, and Muddy Berry on drums) records the tracks "Sailor's Blues", "Juke Box Boogie", "A Lie In A Beautiful Frame", and "That Last Love Letter" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California).
1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Hazel Scott Trio (Hazel Scott on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Lee Young on drums) records the as yet unissued takes of the titles "My Future Just Passed" and "The Continental", the titles "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Thou Swell", an unissued take of the title "I Cover The Waterfront", the title "I Get A Kick Out Of You", an unissued take of the title "Soothe Me", and the title "'S Wonderful" at the first session and the titles "I'll Be Around", "I'm Yours", and "The Girl Friend", an unissued take of the title "I Want To Be Happy", the title "That Old Black Magic", and unissued takes of the titles "Can't We Talk It Over?", "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "Looking For A Boy", and "If You Hadn't Gone Away" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the third, fourth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and thirteenth titles on the trio's album "Late Show" (H-364).
1952 - The Voices of Walter Schumann (an unlisted chorus with unlisted instrumental accompaniment) record the titles "Romance In The Air", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Love Is Sweeping The Country" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Romance In The Air" (H-347) and will substitute a shorter edit of "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans" on the 78 rpm version of the album (CDF-347).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "April in Portugal" is still #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and its flipside "Ruby" is #11 down from #9, Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)" is #10 up from #14, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #13 down from #10, and Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Half A Photograph" is #15 up from #19. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend" (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) is #10 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played In Juke Boxes chart and Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart,  and #18 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart. Cole's single "I Am In Love" is #19 on Billboard's Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart and #38 on Cash Box's Best Selling Singles chart. Cole's single "My Flaming Heart" is #28 and "Can't I?" (with Billy May and His Orchestra) is #49 on Cash Box's Best Selling Singles chart.
1955 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young", with "Forgive Me Dear" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1957 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Johnny Meeks on guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Dickie Harrell on drums, and with Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda as clapper boys and as the vocal chorus) record the titles "Time Will Bring You Everything", "True To You", "In My Dreams", and "Dance To The Bop" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles on Vincent's album "Gene Vincent Rocks And The Blue Caps Roll" (T 970), the second title as a single (Capitol F3959) with "Baby Blue" (recorded on December 6, 1957) on the flipside, and last track as a single (Capitol F3839) with "I Got It" (recorded on June 19, 1957) on the flipside.
1957 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Too Young For Love", "Promise Me Baby", and "Again 'N' Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's self-titled album "The Four Preps" (T 994).
1957 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (John Best, Charles Margulis, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, George Roberts, Tom Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone, Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Ted Nash on tenor saxophone and flute, Gene Cipriano on tenor saxophone, Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Lou Singer on vibraphone and xylophone, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the titles "Jersey Bounce", "Heart And Soul", "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" and "I Can't Get Started" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on June 21, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Morse's album "Morse Code" (T 898).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Vito Mangano, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Dick Noel and Tommy Pederson on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Willie Smith and Ronnie Lang on alto saxophone, Buddy Collette and William "Buck" Skalak on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch on baritone saxophone, John Towner Williams on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, Joseph Flynn on percussion and Joe DiFiore, Cecil Figelski, Stanley Harris, Lou Kievman, Sol Klein, Alexander Neiman, Sven Reher, Barbara Simmons, and Milt Thomas on viola), records the titles "Too Much", "Lovesville" (with an unidentified chorus), "Can't Help It", and "I Got Love" (also with an unidentified chorus) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first three songs on Cole's album "To Whom It May Concern" (W 1190) and "I Got Love" on a promo single (Capitol 4303). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in the box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
1961 - EMI Records, Capitol Records' parent company, moves from Blyth Road to new offices at EMI House, 20 Manchester Square, London, England W1
1962 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Night And Day", "Close As Pages In A Book", "One Kiss", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first title on the orchestra's album "An Evening With Cole Porter" (W 1805) and the last three titles on their album "An Evening With Romberg" (W 1804).
1962 - The Joe Bucci Duo (Joe Bucci on organ and Joe Riddick on drums) record the titles "Splanky" and "Blue And Sentimental" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's album "Wild About Basie!" (T1840).
1962 - The George Shearing Trio (George Shearing on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Vernel Fournier on drums) record the titles "Symphony", "Gone With The Wind", "Blues In 9/4", "Like Someone In Love", "Wonder Why", and retakes of the titles "When Sunny Gets Blue" and "Heart Of Winter" at Capitol's studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the trio's album "Jazz Moments" (T 1827).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Act Naturally" is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #7 on KDWB's Top 40 Singles chart in St. Paul/Minneapolis, #8 on Timecaster's Top 20 Song Chart, #14 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, and #32 on C-FUN's C-Funtastic Fifty chart in Vancouver.
1965 - Ira Louvin (born Lonnie Ira Loudermilk), Capitol Records recording artist (solo and in a duo with his brother Charlie as the Louvin Brothers) and his fourth wife Anne Young are killed when the car they were riding in while heading home after finishing a show in Kansas City, Missouri is hit head-on by a drunk driver in Williamsburg, Missouri
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Before You Go", with "(I Want) No One But You" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1966 - Capitol Records officially releases The Beatles' album "Yesterday And Today" in the U.S. with the "trunk" cover art. Some copies, because of the rush to release, have the new art pasted over the original "butcher" cover art. Let the steaming begin! :)
1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Glen Campbell (on vocals with an orchestra of unlisted musicians) records an overdub for the unissued take of the title "Alimony" at the first session and the titles "Bad Seed" (with an arrangement by either Al De Lory or Mort Garison), an unissued take of the instrumental title "Today", and the titles "You're Young And You'll Forget", and "Back In The Race" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue After overdubs are recorded on August 29, 1957 for "You're Young And You'll Forget" and "Back In The Race" and on October 12, 1967, for "Bad Seed" Capito,l Records will issue the final versions of the three titles on Campbell's album "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (T 2851).
1967 - Teddy Neeley records the titles "New In Town" and "Slow Movin' Man" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2025) and on Neely's album "Contact" (T 2774).
1967 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals), with The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Christmas Is Holy", "Christmas Dream", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "Silver Bells", and "Christmas Don't Seem Like Christmas Anymore" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Husky's album "Christmas All Year Long" (T 2793).
1970 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1972 - Buck Owens records the title "You Ain't Gonna Have Ol' Buck To Kick Around No More" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records purchases the master, registers it on June 28, 1972, and will release the title as a single (Capitol 3429) on August 28, 1972 with "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (recorded in July 1972) on the flipside.
1972 - Jack Carone records the titles "If I Couldn't See You Anymore" and "I'm Gonna Fix It Up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3418).
1972 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, Stu Phillips (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records overdubs for the titles "I Hear Your Name" and the unissued title "When There's Love In Your Heart" at the first session and overdubs for the title "Another Way To Say Goodbye" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first and last titles together as a single (Capitol 3448).
1976 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single, "I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train", with "Baby's Home" on the flipside, his last single for the label after recording for the label for 27 years and 2 months.
1977 - Richard Torrance records the title "Cryin' For Your Love" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1977 - Marcia Ball records the title "You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title on Ball's album "Circuit Queen" (ST-11752).
1994 - Members of the Capitol Records band The Smithereens hold an online conference with fans on Compuserve
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Dierks Bently performs “Come A Little Closer” on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America"
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Trace Adkins voices the role of The Cowboy on The Disney Channels' CGI cartoon series "Higglytown Heroes"
2005 - An article in Billboard magazine reports that Capitol Records Nashville CFO Tom Becci has been promoted to COO for the label, where he’ll oversee Capitol Records Nashville's financial operations as well as overall label operations
2006 - Capitol Records releases Leeds, UK singer, songwriter and musician Corrine Bailey Rae's self-titled debut album in the United States
2007 - Donna King (aka Donna King Conkling, born Donna Olivia Driggs), singer, radio and television performer, wife of Capitol Records executive and founder of Warner Bros. Records Jim Conkling, and member of the Capitol Records group The King Sisters, dies of asthma and cancer at age 88 in Plano, Texas, where she had been living in recent years with her daughter, Candy Brand. Services were held Monday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14001 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1844 - Tom Dula, on whose life and death the song "Tom Dooley" is based, is born Thomas C. Dula in Reedy Branch, Wilkes County, North Carolina
1910 - Future Capitol Records artist Fanny Brice debuts in The Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. She would go on to become a motion picture and radio actress (best known for her character "Baby Snooks") and a Capitol Records artist (the Capitol Records children's album "Baby Snooks Learns"). Capitol Records will also release the original Broadway cast album for the musical "Funny Girl" which was based on Brice's life.
1936 - Mickie Most, songwriter (for Herman's Hermits, The Animals, as well as Lulu and Jeff Beck), record producer, founder and owner of RAK Records (whose catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company and had hits during the 1970s with Suzi Quatro, Mud, and Hot Chocolate), is born Michael Peter Hayes in Aldershot, Hampshire, England
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Tina Sinatra, producer, actress and daughter of future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, is born Christine Diane Sinatra in Los Angeles, California
1952 - The Lou Donaldson Quartet (Lou Donaldson on alto saxophone, Horace Silver on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Art Taylor on drums) record the two takes of the title "Roccus", a take of the track "Cheek To Cheek", two takes of the track "Lou's Blues", another take of the track "Cheek To Cheek" and the titles "the Things We Did Last Summer" at WOR Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue the second takes of "Roccus", "Lou's Blues", and "Cheek To Cheek" and the last title on Donaldson's self-titled album "Lou Donaldson" (BLP 5021) and all the titles on the CD "Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet" (7-81537-2). Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, EMI Music.
1960 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Young Emotions" is #18 down from #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Imperial Records catalog.
1979 - Kenny Rogers' United Artists Records single "She Believes In Me", with "Morgana Jones" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1939 - Future Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer finishes his gig as the Tuesday night announcer of The Camel Caravan Show
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Ed Sullivan's CBS television series "The Toast Of The Town" debuts with guests Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, who will sign with Capitol Records in exactly two months on August 20, 1948
1960 - WGN-TV Chicago's "Bozo" show debuts as a live half-hour program weekdays at noon, starring Bob Bell as Bozo (Chicago's Bozo until 1984) who performs comedy sketches and introduces cartoons

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

JUNE 19, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1902 - Guy Lombardo, bandleader, hydroplaner, and Capitol Records artist (1957-1958), is born Gaetano Alberto Lombardo in London, Ontario, Canada
1950 - Ann Wilson, singer, flutist, songwriter, and founding member of the Capitol Records band Heart and the band The Lovemongers, is born Ann Dustin Wilson in San Diego, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, The Pied Piper's Capitol Records single "My Happiness" is still #8, and The Sportsmen's a capella Capitol Records single "You Can't Be True, Dear" is #11, up from #17 the previous week
1954 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" is still at #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Three Coins In The Fontain" is #7 up from #9, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love" is still #11, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart" is #13 down from #7, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "The Man Upstairs" is #14 down from #8, The Four Knight's Capitol Records single "I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)" is #18 down from #10, and Stan Freberg's Capitol Records single "Point Of Order" (with "Person To Pearson" on the flipside) enters the top 20 at #20
1954 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocal, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocal and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocal and drums; and Ken Errair on vocal, trumpet, mellophone, and bass) record the tracks "If I Knew Then" and "Jo Ann", which will be unissued until released as part of Mosaic Records' box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Sessions April, 1950-July, 1960", and "Malaya" which will be released by Capitol Records as single with "It Never Occured To Me" (recorded January 14, 1955, with an overdub session on January 19, 1955) on the flip side, in Chicago, Illinois
1957 - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps record the track "Dance To The Bop" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1960 - Peggy Lee, with Billy May conducting the studio orchestra (Art Fleming, Jules Jacob, Harry Klee, Theodore Nash, and Wilbur Schwartz on saxophone; Vincent De Rosa, James Decker, and Richard Perissi on french horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; George Van Eps on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Lou Levy on piano; Stella Castellucci on harp; Stanley Levy on drums; and Emil Richards on percussion), vocal director Jimmy Joyce leading The Jimmy Joyce Childrens Choir, and producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "I Like A Sleighride (Jingle Bells)", "Deck The Halls", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "The Christmas Riddle", and "Don't Forget To Feed The Reindeer" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "Christmas Carousel"
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" is #19 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart down from #18
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #21 on WMCA's Top Twenty-Five chart in New York City, New York
1972 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owen's single "Looking Back To See" with "Cryin' Time", a duet with Susan Raye, on the flipside
2001 - Capitol Records releases guitarist and singer Dave Navarro's solo album "Trust No One"
2006 - The latest movers and shakers at Capitol Records: Melanie Scull is the new Senior Director of Pop Promotion at Capitol Records, Los Angeles up from National Director of AAA at Capitol; Patty Morris-Capers has added AAA duties to her Hot AC, AC and Smooth Jazz callings at Capitol; and Mark Burger, formerly National Promotions at Kirtland Records, also at Geffen, Polydor, Lava and DGC, is now Capitol Regional Director of Promotion in Dallas
2007 - Nellie Lutcher (aka Nellie Rose Lutcher Lewis), singer, pianist, bandleader, arranger, composer, Capitol, Okeh, Epic, Decca, Liberty, Imperial and Melic Records artist, and first female board member of AFM Local 47, was remembered by family (including her last surviving sibling and baby sister Margie Lutcher Levy; her son Talmadge Lewis, his wife Annie, and Lutcher's granddaughter Kira Lewis; and many nieces and nephews, some of whom hadn't seen each other for years), friends (including the son of Ms. Lutcher's drummer on her early Capitol recordings, Lee Young [Lester's brother and for whom she made her last recordings on his Melic label] who who brought his rememberance of the last time his Dad talked to "Topsy" as part of a three way call), and fans at a memorial service that went from 11AM - 1PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in the Holmes Chapel at Founder's Church of Religious Science, 3281 W. 6th Street, in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Lutcher was later interred in a beautiful white coffin with gold trimming and the image of a small bouquet of pink flowers on the lining inside above her head, at Angelus Rosedale, 1831 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Shirley Goodman, a singer with the Aladdin Records group Shirley and Lee, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Aladdin's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Kingston Trio's version of "Tom Dooley" is first played on air by DJ Paul Colburn at radio station KLUB in Salt Lake City, Utah and will later be re-recorded and released by Capitol Records
1960 - Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent boards a plane to leave the U.K. for home after his leg had recovered sufficiently from the April 17, 1960 auto accident which killed Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, for Vincent to travel
1961 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Travelin' Man" is #2 down from #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and it's flip side "Hello Mary Lou" is #17 down from #15, Gene McDaniel's Liberty Records single "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" is #26 down from #19, The Fleetwood's Dolton Records single "Tragedy" is #31 down from #20, Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus' United Artists Records single "Never On A Sunday" is #39 down from #37, Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "It Keeps Rainin'" enters the top 40 at #40
1962 - Paula Abdul, singer, dancer, choreographer, television variety show co-judge, and Virgin Records (1987-1995) artist is born Paula Julie Abdul in San Fernando, California
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beatles record the tracks "Some Other Guy" and "Thank You Girl" for BBC Radio
1964 - Organist John Patton records the tracks "The Rock", "The Way I Feel", "Jerry", "Davene", and "Just ¾" (with Richard Williams on trumpet, Fred Jackson on tenor and baritone saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums) with producer Alfred Lion and engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, New Jersey for Patton's Blue Note Records album "The Way I Feel"
2005 - JVC Jazz Festival New York presents "All For Paul: Les Paul 90th Birthday Salute" that has Les Paul performing with John Coliani,, Lou Pallo, & Nicki Parrott and features Tommy Emmanuel, José Feliciano, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Pat Martino, Steve Miller, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Eumir Deodato, Neal Schon, Edgar Winter, and vocalist Madeleine Peyroux with Will Lee & Omar Hakim

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1897 - Moe Howard, vaudevillian, motion picture and television actor, and a member and de facto leader of the comedy team The Three Stooges is born Moses Harry Horwitz in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.
1954 - The animated Bugs Bunny short "Devil May Hare" debuts in theaters, introducing The Tasmanian Devil
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Hide your lasagna, the comic strip Garfield makes it debut

Monday, June 18, 2018

JUNE 18, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1906 - Ray Bauduc, songwriter, drummer (including sessions with Ben Pollack, Red Nichols, Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Wingy Manone, Louis Prima, Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby) and bandleader of the Capitol Records group Ray Bauduc and His Bobcats, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1910 - Ray McKinley, drummer, singer, bandleader (took over leadership, with Jerry Gray, of Glenn Miller's Army Air Force band in 1944 after Miller was reported missing in action), and Capitol Records artist (1942), is born in Fort Worth, Texas
1926 - Bill N. Muster, Capitol Records merchandising manager (1953-1959) is born William N. Muster in Valparaiso, Illinois. Twenty four years to the day, in 1950, Muster will graduate with a BA in Journalism-Advertising, from the University of Illinois, School of Communication. His daughter, Nori J. Muster, has posted quite a bit of information about her father and Capitol Records in the 1950's on her website.
1940 - Sue Raney, a singer, a vocalist with Capitol Records group Ray Anthony and His Orchestra, and a solo Capitol Records artist is born Raelene Claire Claussen in McPherson, Kansas
1942 - Sir Paul McCartney, singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist, pianist, drummer, member of the Parlophone, Capitol Records and Apple Records band The Beatles, solo artist, and member of the Apple Records and Capitol Records band Wings, is born James Paul McCartney in Walton Hospital in Liverpool, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - Capitol Records' first reviews in Downbeat Magazine appear with praises for "Cow Cow Boogie" and "Strip Polka" two weeks before their official release
1947 - At a split session held on this day in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Zeke Zarchy on trumpet;, Fred Stulce, Matty Matock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Lenny Hartman on reeds, Milt Raskin on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool drums, and a uncredited 13 piece string section) first vocalist Andy Russell records the titles "Did I Remember?" and "Goodnight, My Love" then vocalist Johnny Mercer records the title "Country Boy Blues". Capitol Records will issue "Did I Remember?" and "Goodnight My Love" on Russell's album "Andy Russell's Love Notes" (CD-68) and "Country Boy Blues" on the compilation album "Willard Robinson's Deep River Music" (CC-104).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio start a week of performances at the Apollo theater in Harlem, New York. Also on the bill are Buck Clayton and His Band, Morris Lane and His Terrific Combo, Howless and Bowser, and others. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is still #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Retail Records, Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys, and Canada's Top Tunes charts, #2 on the magazine's Most-Played Juke Box Records chart, #3 on the magazine's Most-Played Juke Box Records chart, and #4 on the magazine's Best Selling Retail Race Records chart.
1949 - Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Baby It's Cold Outside is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Mel Tormé (with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugalo)'s Capitol Records single "Again" is #10, and Margaret Whiting (with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Wonderful Guy" enters the top 20 at #15
1955 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra and Chorus' Capitol Records single "Unchained Melody" is #2 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Nat "King" Cole's double sided Capitol Records hit "A Blossom Fell" (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) and "If I May" (with The Four Knights on backing vocals and Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) is #3, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Learnin' The Blues" is #6, Tennessee Ernie Ford (with Cliffie Stone's Band)'s Capitol Records single "The Ballad Of Davy Crocket" is #16, and Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" is #24.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King Cole's "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #24 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York.
1964 - With Brian Wilson producing using arrangements by Dick Reynolds, instrumental tracks for The Beach Boys songs "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", "Blue Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "White Christmas" are recorded at The Capitol Tower Studios for the album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album". Vocals will be recorded later in June at Western Studios in Hollywood.
1965 - Peggy Lee, with Sid Feller conducting His Orchestra and producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Maybe This Summer" which will be released together by Capitol Records as a single, "They Say" which will be released on the Capitol Records album ""Then Was Then And Now Is Now", and "Stop Living In The Past" which will be released by Capitol as a single with "I Go To Sleep" (recorded on July 7, 1965) on the flip side, at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" enters the top 20 of Billboard's Top 200 albums chart
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Paperback Writer", with "Rain" on the flipside, is #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with unlisted others, records the titles "Together Again", "Hurtin's All Over", "Swinging Doors", "There Stands The Glass", and "I Betcha My Heart I Love You" at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producers Ken Nelson and Kelso Herston for her Capitol Records album "Cream Of The Crop" which will be released in August of 1968
1972 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "That's Why I Love You Like I Do", with "Still Waters Run Deep" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1977 - The Beatles' Parlophone Records album "The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl" is #1 in Britain according to Music World magazine which is listed as the source on Billboard magazine's Hits Of The World chart.
1991 - Capitol Records releases the 1961 album "Nat 'King" Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays", on CD for the first time
2002 - Capitol Records announces the re-release of Richard Thompson's 1991 album "Rumor and Sigh", Crowded House's 1986 album "Crowded House", Queensryche's 1990 album "Empire" and Bonnie Raitt's 1989 album "Nick Of Time" all re-mixed in 96kHz/24-bit PCM surround-sound at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood using the original multi-track master tapes,
2006 - Paul McCartney turns 64 (Woo!)

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Marty Haggard, a singer, a guitarist, and the son of future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard is born Martin Ronald Haggard in Bakersfield, California
1961 - Pianist Horace Parlan, with Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums, records the titles "Light Blue", "Up And Down", "The Book's Beat", two takes of "Fugee", "Lonely One" and "The Other Part Of Town" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey studio. "Light Blue" and the second take of "Fugee" will be released by Blue Note Records on Parlan's album "Up And Down" and the remaining titles will finally be issued by Mosaic Records in 2000 in the box set "The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions". Blue Note Records' catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company and is currently a division of Capitol Records
1964 - The Beatles perform live at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1974 - Henry Maddox, a singer with the band The Maddox Brothers and Rose and brother to Capitol Records artist Rose Maddox, dies at age 46
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - At Blue Note Records' first recording session after being acquired by  E.M.I., composer George Russell conducts his own arrangements to The Living Time Orchestra (Mike Peipman, Chris Passin, Roy Okutani, Mark Harvey on trumpets, Peter Cirelli and Chip Kaner on trombones, Jeff Marsanskas on bass trombones, Marshall Sealy on French horn, Dave Mann and Janis Steprans on alto and soprano saxophones and flutes, George Garzone on tenor and soprano saxophones, Gary Joynes on tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, Brad Jones on baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute, Marc Rossi and Bruce Barth on keyboards, Mark White on guitar, Bob Nieske on bass, Bill Urmson on electric bass, Keith Copeland on drums, Dave Hagedorn on percussion, and an African percussion ensemble made up of 5 or 6 unlisted musicians) as they record the titles "Event I: Organic Life On Earth Begins", "Event II: The Paleolithic Game", "Event III: Consciousness", "Event IV: The Survival Game", "Event V: The Human Sensing Of Unity With Great Nature", "Event VI: African Empires", "Event VII: Cartesian Man", "Event VIII: The Mega-Minimalist Age", and "Event IX: The Future?" then, with Joe Galeota on congas replacing the African percussion ensemble, the titles "So What" using an arrangment by George Russell and Tim Engels and "Time Spiral" then, with just Mark Harvey on trumpet, Chip Kaner on trombone, Janis Steprans on alto saxophone, Gary Joynes on tenor saxophone, Marc Rossi on keyboards, Mark White on guitar, Bill Urmson on electric bass, and Keith Copeland on drums and using arrangements by George Russell, the titles "Rhymes" and "War Gewesen"(dm) at Emanuel Church in Boston, Massachusettes. Blue Note Records will issue "Event I: Organic Life On Earth Begins", "Event II: The Paleolithic Game", "Event III: Consciousness", "Event IV: The Survival Game", "Event V: The Human Sensing Of Unity With Great Nature", "Event VI: African Empires", "Event VII: Cartesian Man", "Event VIII: The Mega-Minimalist Age", and "Event IX: The Future?" on George Russell and The Living Time Orchestra's album "The African Game" (BT 85103 on 12" vinyl and 7-46335-2 on CD), "So What" and "Time Spiral", "So What", "Rhymes", and "War Gewesen" on George Russell and The Living Time Orchestra's album "So What" (BT 85132 on 12" vinyl and 7-46391-2 on CD).
1989 - Richard Marx's EMI Records single "Satisfied" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1991 - Curb Records releases Merle Haggards "18 Rare Classics" using songs from Haggard's time at Capitol Records

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Chick Webb and His Orchestra's Decca single "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", with vocals by Ella Fitzgerald (which was co-written by Miss Fitzgerald, and arranged, by Van Alexander using his birth name Al Feldman), and with title "Liza" on the flipside, enters the top 10 of the U.S. Singles charts
1942 - At ceremony # 64, Red Skelton leaves his footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

Sunday, June 17, 2018

JUNE 17, 2018

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Andy Russell (with orchestra conducted by Al Saks)'s Capitol Records single "Amor" (with "The Day After Forever" on the flipside) peaks at #5, and Jo Stafford (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Long Ago (And Far Away)" (with "I Love You" on the flipside) stays at #7 for the 2nd week on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - John Beal (as the narrator), Bobbie Driscoll (as Jerry Kincaid), Luanna Patten (as Tildy), and Beulah Bondi (as Granny Kincaid) record vocal overdubs at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California onto band tracks recorded December 31, 1947 (which was the day before the second AFM recording ban began) by Billy May and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) and vocals by Ken Carson (as Uncle Hiram and The Owl) at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California for parts 5, 6, 7, and 8 of "So Dear To My Heart". After additional vocals are overdubbed by The Starlighters (vocalists Vince Degen, Tony Paris, Pauline Byrns, Jerry Duane, and Howard Hudson) and wild tracks of sound effects are recorded in Los Angeles, California, both on July 29, 1948, Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the parts as well as the final mixes of parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 (band tracks and Ken Carson's vocals were recorded on December 30, 1947, with vocal overdubs by the same cast as above on June 10, 1948), on the children's album "Walt Disney's So Dear To My Heart" (DD-109 on four 10" shellac discs and CDF-3000 on four 7" vinyl discs) and on the compliation album "Rusty In Orchestraville/So Dear To My Heart" (P-3068 on 12" vinyl).
1950 - Nat "King" Cole (with Les Baxter and His Orchestra using a Nelson Riddle arrangement)'s Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa" (the flipside of "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All") is #9 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Les Paul's Capitol Records single "Nola" (with Les Paul and Mary Ford's "Jealous" on the flipside) enters the top 20 at #20 and will go on to be his first solo top 10 single
1952 - The Voices Of Walter Schumann (unlisted chorus with unlisted instrumental accompaniment) record the title "My Heart Stood Still" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Romance In The Air" (CDN-347).
1952 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "The Wild Side of Life", with "Crying In The Deep Blue Sea" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1957 - Clarinetist and alto saxophonist Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Bob Styles, Wes Hensel, Dick Collins, and Mickey McMahan on trumpet, Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombone, Jim Hill and Stumpy Brown on bass trombone, Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on clarinet, flute, and alto saxophone, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Abe Aaron on soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophone, Butch Stone on baritone saxophone, Norman Pockrandt on piano, Vernon Polk on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, Lloyd Morales on drums) record the titles "Aurora", "Tropics At Five", "Especially For You", and "Brown In Fourths" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Brown's album "Composer's Holiday" (T 886).
1957 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Paul Weirick conducting his orchestra (Ray Linn on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, and Tom Pederson on trombone, Henry "Heinie" Beau on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Ed Rosa on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin LeMar "Buddy" Cole on piano, Alvino Rey on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Frankie Carlson on drums), records the titles "I Caught Him Rock And Rollin' With Somebody Else", "Sway Me", "I'm Hog Tied Over You", and "I'm Gone" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:30 AM on June 18, 1957. Capitol Records will issue the second and last title together as a single (Capitol F3759). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles on Morse's CD box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie, And The Blues" (BCD 16117).
1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone" is #15 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Goin' Steady" is tied for #30 with Billy Williams' single "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter"
1959 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums; and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass) with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the studio orchestra (Tommy Tedesco, Al Hendrickson, Howard Roberts, Bobby Gibbons, Bill Pitman, George Van Eps on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Jack Sperling on drums) record the tracks "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (with Shelly Manne on percussion), "Nancy" (with Jerome Friedman on vibraphones and bells), "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight", "Oh, Lonely Winter", and "The More I See You" (the last two tracks also with Jerome Friedman on vibraphones and bells) with producer Lee Gillette at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, with Jack Marshall and Dick Reynolds handling arrangements and conducting, for their Capitol Records album "The Four Freshmen And Five Guitars"
1960 - Judy Garland records the tracks "I've Confessed To The Breeze (I Love You)", "Old Devil Moon", and "That's Entertainment" with producer Jack Marshall at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "Judy/That's Entertainment!"
1960 - The Kingston Trio record the tracks "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "All Through The Night", "Follow Now, Oh Shepards", and "Somerset Glouchestershire Wassail" with producer Voyle Gilmore and engineer Pete Abbot at The Capitol Tower Studios for their Capitol Records album "The Last Month Of The Year". I wonder if Judy Garland and The Kingston Trio met each other and/or listened in to each other's sessions.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #4 on WIBG 990 AM's Total Popular Music Albums chart and Cole's single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #8 on WIBG 990 AM's Top 99 Records Of The Week survey in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beatles record the titles "Boys" for BBC Radio which will later be released on The Beatles' 1994 Apple Records compilation CD "Live At The BBC" released in 1994 and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Kingston Trio record the title "Ballad Of The Thresher" with lead vocal by John Stewart, for their Capitol Records album "Sunny Side"
1966 - The Beatles hold the final sessions to record the titles "Here There And Everywhere" and "Got To Get You Into My Life" for their album "Revolver" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England
1967 - Capitol Records artists The Kingston Trio ends their final three-week engagement at the hungry i in San Francisco and enter retirement. The last songs of their final set were "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" and "Scotch And Soda."
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Wanda Jackson records the titles "Little Boy Soldier" for her 1968 Capitol Records album "Cream Of The Crop" and "As The Day Wears On" for her 1969 album "The Happy Side Of Wanda" at the Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producers Ken Nelson and Kelson Herston
1972 - Apple Records releases Paul McCartney's single "Mary Had a Little Lamb", with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States. The single will peak at #28 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
1972 - Capitol Records artist (1972) Paul Pena performs with The T-Bone Walker Blues Band at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland
1977 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar with unlisted other musicians) records the titles "Someone Out There" and "Crack In The World" in London, England. After overdubs are recorded on August 4, 1977, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Hagar's album "Musical Chairs" (ST-11706).
1977 - Final overdubs are recorded for James Talley's titles "Ain't It Something", "Woman Troubles", and "Nine Pounds Of Hashbrowns". Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all three titles on Talley's album "Ain't It Somethin'" (ST-11695).
1979 - The Motels record the track "People, Places and Things" for their first Capitol Records album at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "The Reflex" becomes the groups first #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1986 - Kate Smith (born Kathryn Elizabeth Smith), singer, radio and television variety show host, and Capitol Records artist, dies of diabetes at the age of 79 in Raleigh, North Carolina
1987 - Billy Squier records the titles "Uptown Blues" and "Walk On Water" for Capitol Records. No location or release information is listed.
1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers record the title "Just Say No", and an instrumental version is also recorded, for Capitol Records. No location or issuing information is listed.
1987 - House Of Schock records the title "Love In Return". Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44135) with "Middle Of Nowhere" (recorded June 16, 1987) on the flipside.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Garth Brooks signs with Capitol Records
1997 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Cryptic Writings"
2004 - The first of two sessions (the next will be on June 28, 2004) is held at The Capitol Records Studios for a benefit single for children and families affected by the Iraq War. The track is a cover of the 1971 hit (#3 on R&B chart and 12 on pop chart) single "Bring The Boys Home" with Bad Boy Records artist Carl Thomas providing lead vocals with Morris Day, Juvenile, Wyclef Jean, Freda Payne (who sang the original version) and a children's chorus. Proceeds will be donated to the charity Children Uniting Nations.
2005 - "Dateline NBC" airs an "in-depth...profile" of Capitol Records Nashville artist Keith Urban
10 Years Ago Today In 2008 - Capitol Records releases Katy Perry's debut album "One Of The Boys".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1919 - Gene De Paul, composer (co-wrote the "Cow Cow Boogie" with Benny Carter, and the score for the motion picture musical "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers", and the Broadway and motion picture "Li'l Abner" with Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer), is born Eugene Vincent De Paul in New York City, New York
1951 - After 40 performances, the curtain comes down on the Broadway musical "Flahooley", with songs written by Sammy Fain and E.Y. Harburg and with Yma Sumac in the cast as well as first-timer Barbara Cook. Capitol Records will release the soundtrack album which will also be Cook's recording debut.
1957 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Teenager's Romance" is tied for #10 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart with The Coasters single "Young Blood", Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Valley Of Tears" is #22, and Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'" is #27. Imperial Records' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1967 - Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Steve Miller Band perform at The Monterey Pop Jazz Festival. Their performances at the festival will lead to both bands being signed to Capitol Records.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1946 - Barry Manilow is born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York
1960 - The Shadows record the track "Apache" in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
1974 - At ceremony #140, Jack Nicholson leaves his footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

Saturday, June 16, 2018

JUNE 16, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1919 - Al Viola, guitarist and mandolin player (mandolin solo in the theme for the motion picture "The Godfather"), motion picture performer, member of The Page Cavanaugh Trio, session musician on many of Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records recordings and Julie London's Liberty Records recordings, is born in New York City, New York
1924 - Eli "Lucky" Thompson, a tenor and soprano saxophone player, songwriter, song publisher, bandleader, who recorded as part of Capitol Records group Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, is born in Detroit, Michigan
1939 - Billy "Crash" Craddock, Capitol Records artist (1978-1983) is born William Wayne Craddock in Greensboro, North Carolina
1941 - Lamont Dozier, songwriter (solo and as part of the team Holland-Dozier-Holland), record producer, recording artist and co-founder of the Capitol Records subsidiary Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, is born in Detroit, Michigan
? Years Ago Today - Keith Mitchell, drummer with the Capitol Records group Mazzy Star, is born in Long Beach, California. If anyone knows what year, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Dream" is #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Johnnie Johnston (with orchestra conducted by Paul Baron)'s Capitol Records single "Laura" (whose lyrics were written by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer) is #9
1947 - Vocalist and pianist Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends (Bobby Sherwood on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, Benny Carter on alto saxophone, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Red Norvo on xylophone, Jack Marshall on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums) record the titles "Mama Don't Allow It", "Doubtful Blues", "Ain't It A Crime", and, with additional vocals by Joe Alexander, "Knock Me A Kiss" with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on June 17, 1947. Capitol Records will issue "Mama Don't Allow It" as a single (Capitol 1589) with "Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me" (recorded November 11, 1947) on the flipside, "Doubtful Blues" as a single (Capitol Americana 40056) with "My Sin" (recorded June 18, 1947) on the flipside, and "Ain't It A Crime" as a single (Capitol 838) with "Don't Save It Too Long" (recorded April 21, 1949) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the box set "Julia Lee - Kansas City Star" (BCD 15770).
1950 - Peggy Lee, with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra, records the tracks "The Cannonball Express" (which will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "That Ol' Devil Won't Get Me", recorded on February 8, 1951, on the flip side), "Show Me The Way To Go Out Of This World", which will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "Happy Music" (which was the next track recorded) on the flipside, "Don't Give Me A Ring On The Telephone" (unreleased!), and "Lover, Come Back To Me" (which will be releases as a single by Capitol Records with "Helpless", recorded March 13, 1950, on the flipside) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
1951 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Too Young" is #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, knocking Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "How High The Moon" out of the top spot to #2 for the first time in nine weeks. and Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Mockin' Bird Hill" is #9
1952 - Vocalist Mel Blanc and unlisted other vocalists record vocal overdubs using a script by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster adapted by Alan Livingston onto musical tracks recorded by an unidentified orchestra directed by Eugene Poddany on June 9, 1952 for the two parts of the title "Woody Woodpecker And The Scarecrow" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts on the single disc children's album "Woody Woodpecker And The Scarecrow" (CAS-3140).
1952 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with vocalist Roy Cordell, record the titles "So Madly In Love", "My Honey's Lovin' Arms", "Tossin' And Turnin'", "Some Day", "You Belong To Me", and "Gypsy Love Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "So Madly In Love", and "Some Day" together as a single (Capitol 2150), "Tossin' And Turnin'" and "You Belong To Me" together as a single (Capitol 2198), and have yet to issue either "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" or "Gypsy Love Song".
1952 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist and guitarist Jack Hunt, with unlisted others, records the titles "Send Me The Pillow (You Dream On)", "Standing Outside", "Santa Claus Will Come In The Morning", and "Snow For Christmas" at the first session and "You Must Be Born Again", "How Do You Stand With The Lord", "We Will Serve The Lord", and "I'll Fly Away (Some Golden Day)" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Send My The Pillow (That You Dream On)" and "Standing Outside" together as a single (Capitol 2209) by Jack Hunt, and, as by Jack Hunt & Trio, "You Must Be Born Again" and "We Will Serve The Lord" together as a single (Capitol 2323) and "How Do You Stand In With Your Lord" and "I'll Fly Away Some Golden Day" together as a single (Capitol 2676), and have yet to issue either "Santa Claus Will Come In The Morning" or "Snow For Christmas".
1956 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Poor People Of Paris" is #18 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Standing On The Corner" is #32, The Four Freshmen's Capitol Records single "Graduation Day" is #33, and Joe "Fingers" Carr's Capitol Records single "Portuguese Washerwoman" enters the top 40 tied at #40 with Georgia Gibbs' single "Kiss Me Another"
1957 - Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, and Bob Shane form The Kingston Trio in Palo Alto, California.
1957 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Pete Candoli, Ollie Mitchell, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Trummy Young, Francis "Joe" Howard, Ed Kusby, and Si Zentner on trombone, Willie Smith on alto and baritone saxophone, Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Joe Thomas on tenor saxophone, Ted Nash on alto and tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) as they record the titles "Well All Right Then" with vocals by the ensemble of Trummy Young, Willie Smith, and Joe Thomas, "T'aint What You Do" with vocals by Trummy Young, "For Dancers Only", "Four Or Five Times", and "By The River Sainte Marie" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except for the yet to be issued "By The River Sainte Marie" on May and the orchestra's album "Jimmy Lunceford In Hi-Fi" (TAO/STAO 924).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Return To Me" is #5 down from #4 on Billboard's Top 100 singles chart, Nat "King' Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #6 up from #9, The Four Prep's Capitol Records single "Big Man" is #13 down from #7, Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #15 down from #14, and Ed Townsend's Capitol Records single "For Your Love" is #18 up from #20. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #21 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York.
1959 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums; and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass), with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the studio orchestra (Tommy Tedesco, Al Hendrickson, Howard Roberts, Bobby Gibbons, Bill Pitman, George Van Eps on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Jack Sperling on drums; Larry Bunker on vibraphones, bells, congas, and bongos), record the tracks "I Never Knew", "Invitation", and "Rain" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Lee Gillette for their Capitol Records album "The Four Freshmen And Five Guitars"
1959 - Buck Owens records "Under Your Spell Again" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records would release the track as a single with "Tired Of Living" on the flipside, on July 13, 1959. I wonder if Owens and The Four Freshmen met that day during breaks in recordings or sat in on each other's sessions in the booth.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #4 on Billboard magazine's Middle-Road Singles chart, #13 on WDRC 1360 AM's "The Big D" Swinging 60 Survey, and #31 on KRLA's Tune-Dex in Los Angeles, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Kingston Trio, with John Stewart on vocals, records the titles "Rider" and "Those Who Are Wise" (penned by Stewart) for their Capitol Records album "Sunny Side".
1967 - Capitol Records artist Lou Rawls performs at the opening day of The Monterey Pop Festival
1967 - Wynn Stewart's Capitol Records single "It's Such A Pretty World Today", with "Goin' Steady" on the flipside, hits #1 on U.S. Country singles charts where it will stay on top for two weeks
1967 - Capitol Records releases Twiggy's first and only single for the label, "When I Think Of You", with "Over and Over" on the flipside
1969 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "The Ballad of John & Yoko", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1972 - Vocalist Marjorie McCoy, with unlisted others, records the titles "Bird On The Wire", "Too Far Gone", "Same Old Story", and "Lonely Road" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed. Possibly for cancelled second album.
1976 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Rock 'N' Roll Music" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1977 - Vocalist and guitarist Sammy Hagar, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Just Wanna Make Love" and "Straight From The Hip Kid" in London, England. After overdubs are recorded on August 1, 1977, Capitol Records will issue "Straight From The Hip Kid" on Hagar's album "Musical Chairs" (ST-11706) and have yet to issue "I Just Wanna Make Love".
1987 - Billy Squier, with unlisted others, records the titles "Burning The Midnight" and "Good Life" in an unlisted location. No issuing information is listed.
1987 - House Of Schock (Gina Schock on vocals, Vance De Generes on bass and backing vocals, Chrissy Shefts on guitar and backing vocals, Jim Broggs on keyboards and backing vocals, and Steven Fisher on drums) records the title "Middle Of Nowhere" at either Secret Sound in Los Angeles, Ocean Way Recording, or Eldorado Recording Studios with producer Richard Gottehrer. After additional production and mixing by Chas Sandford, Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44135) with "Love In Return" (recorded June 17, 1987) on the flipside and on the group's self-titled album "House Of Schock" (LP C1-46925, CD 7-46925-2).
1987 - Capitol Records purchases the master for Meli'sa Morgan's title "You've All I Got" and will issue it on Morgan's CD "Good Love" (7-46943-2).
1987 - Vocalist Melba Moore, with unlisted others, records the title "First Love" in a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title on Moore's CD "I'm In Love" (7-46944-2).
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "The Thunder Rolls" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
2004 - Grand Royal Records, with distribution being handled by Capitol Records, releases The Beastie Boys' album "To The Five Boroughs"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - Walt Disney Pictures releases the animated feature movie "Lady And The Tramp", with lyrics and vocals by Capitol Records artist Peggy Lee. Capitol Records will later release a children's record album based on the movie.
1956 - Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm In Love Again" is #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and its flip side, "My Blue Heaven", is #29
1957 - Curtis Fuller (on trombone, with Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Arthur Taylor on drums) records the tracks "Lizzy's Bounce" (which will be released by Blue Note Records on the album "The Opener"), "Soon", "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening" "Here's To My Lady" (without tenor saxophone), "Oscalypso", and "Hugore" (all of which will be unreleased until the appeared on the 1996 Mosaic Records box set "The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions") with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at The Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Dave Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor" is still #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and Dion and The Belmonts' Laurie Records single "I Wonder Why" is #42. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Liberty and Laurie Records' catalog.
1962 - Dion's Laurie Records single "Lovers Who Wander" is #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Sharing You" is #19, Walter Brennan's Liberty Records single "Old Rivers" is #29, and Jay and The American's United Artists Records single "She Cried" is #32. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Laurie, Liberty, and United Artists Records catalogs.
1986 - CBS Records announces that former Capitol Records mailroom employee (1969), 36 year old Don Ienner, is the newest, and youngest ever, president of Columbia Records
1990 - Roxette's EMI America Records single "It Must Have Been Love" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Jack McFadden, manager of Capitol Records artist Buck Owens for over three decades and the talent coordinator for the television show "Hee Haw" dies at age 71

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1890 - Stan Laurel, motion picture actor as a headliner and as part of the duo Laurel and Hardy, is born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Cumbria, England
1939 - Chick Webb (born William Henry Webb), drummer and band leader, dies in John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland after a major operation. The year of his birth is still not confirmed, so he may have been anywhere from 30 to 37 years of age at the time of his death.
1959 - George Reeves, TV's Superman, dies of a gunshot wound to the head in his bedroom in Beverly Hills, California at age 45
1971 - Tupac Amaru Shakur is born Lesane Parish Crooks in Brooklyn, New York

Friday, June 15, 2018

JUNE 15, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1909 - Mickey Katz, clarinetist, klezmer player, arranger, member of Spike Jones and His City Slickers, Yiddish song parodist, comedian, Capitol Records artist (1950-1967), father of Broadway, motion picture and television actor and Capitol Records artist Joel Grey, and grandfather of motion picture and television actress Jennifer Grey, is born Meyer Myron Katz in Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks to Mel for letting me know about Katz' birthday.
1917 - Leon Payne, founder of The Lone Star Buddies, songwriter ("Lost Highway" and "I Love You Because"), singer, musician, and Capitol Records country artist (1949-1953), is born Leon Roger Payne in Alba, Texas. Payne would also release a Rockabilly single on Capitol ("That Ain't It" with "Little Rock" on the flipside) using the name Rock Rogers.
1941 - Harry Nilsson (aka Johnny Niles), singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, actor, motion picture score writer, friend of John Lennon, and a Mercury, Tower (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) and RCA Victor Records artist, is born Harry Edward Nilsson III in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Scott Rockenfield, a soundtrack composer, the drummer with the Capitol Records group Queensryche, and a solo artist, is born in Seattle, Washington
1969 - Ice Cube, singer, actor, and a Priority Records (a division of Capitol Music Group) artist as part of the group NWA and as a solo artist, is born O'Shea Jackson in South Central Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1937 - Peter Kreuder conducts The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record in two parts Von Suppe's "Jolly Fellows Overture" in Berlin, Germany. Capitol Records will license the masters from Telefunken and issue both parts on the album "SUPPE Overtures" (KFM-8108 on 78, P-8108 on 33 1/3).
1942 - Antonio Guarnieri conducts the La Scala Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Martucci's "Symphony N° 2 In F Major" in Milan, Italy. Capitol Records will license the masters from Telefunken and issue the recording in the album "MARTUCCI - Symphony #2 In F Major" (KEM-8064 on 45, P-8064 on 33 1/3).
1946 - Andy Russell's Capitol Records single "Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)", with "They Say It's Wonderful" on the flip side, is #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (featuring Bobby Hackett on trumpet and conducted by Ray Bloch with a string section) record the titles "I Cover The Waterfront", "Laura", "How High The Moon" and "Somebody Loves Me" in New York City, New York for his Capitol Records album "Music To Remember Her".
1957 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, Billy May conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Pete Candoli, Ollie Mitchell, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Trummy Young, Francis "Joe" Howard, Ed Kusby, and Si Zentner on trombone, Willie Smith on alto and baritone saxophone, Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Joe Thomason tenor saxophone, Ted Nash on alto and tenor saxophones, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) as they record the titles "Blues In The Night, Part 1" with vocals by Trumy Young and ensemble with Willie Smith and Joe Thomas, "Blues In The Night, Part 2", Uptown Blues", and "Charmaine" with vocals by Dan Grissom between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM then "Coquette" also with vocals by Dan Grissom, "Margie" also with vocals by Trummy Young, and "Annie Laurie" between 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Billy May and His Orchestra's album "Jimmy Lunceford In Hi-Fi" (TAO/STAO 924).
1957 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Catfish Boogie", "Smokey Mountain Boogie", "Anticipation Blues", "Shotgun Boogie", and "(I've Got The) Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Ol' Rockin' Ern" (T 888).
1957 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the title "Tangi Tahiti" (originally entitled "Westend West Indies") in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol F3758) with "Rue Madeleine" (recorded April 15, 1957) on the flipside.
1957 - The Hollywood String Quartet (Felix Slatkin on violin, Eleanor Alder Slatkin on cello, Paul Shure on second violin, and Alvin Dinkin on viola) record Beethoven's "Quartet N° 14 In C Sharp Minor, Opus 131, 1st Movement" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the Quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N° 14 In C Sharp Minor, Opus 131" (P-8425).
1959 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums; and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass) with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the studio orchestra (Tommy Tedesco, Al Hendrickson, Howard Roberts, Bobby Gibbons, Bill Pitman, George Van Eps on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Jack Sperling on drums; Larry Bunker on vibraphones, bells, congas, and bongos) record the tracks "It All Depends On You", "I Understand", "This October", and "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for their Capitol Records album "The Four Freshmen And Five Guitars" with producer Lee Gillette
1959 - Franck Pourcel and His French Fiddlers' Capitol Records single "Only You (Loin De Vous)" is #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1960 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and arranger Billy May conducting the studio orchestra (Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang, and Wilbur Schwartz on reeds; George Van Eps on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Lou Levy on piano; Stella Castellucci on harp; Stanley Levy on drums; Harry Bluestone, Harold Dicterow, Jacques Gasselin, Anatol Kaminsky, Murray Kellner, Marvin Limonick, Joseph Livoti, Nathan Ross, and Felix Slatkin on violin; Alvin Dinken, Virginia Majewski, Alex Niemann, and Abraham Weiss on viola; Charles Gates, Edgar Lustgarten, David Pratt, and Joseph Saxon on cello), and vocal director Jimmy Joyce leading The Jimmy Joyce Childrens Choir on background vocals, records the tracks "White Christmas", "The Christmas Waltz", "The Christmas Song", "Christmas Carousel", and "The Star Carol" for her 1960 Capitol Records album "Christmas Carousel" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Drinking Song" and "Begin The Beguine" at the first session and "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Stout Hearted Men" and "The Riff Song" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Drinking Song", "Stout Hearted Men" and "The Riff Song" on the album "Carmen Dragon Conducting The Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra - An Evening With Romberg" (W/SW 1804) and "Begin The Beguine" and "I Get A Kick Out Of You" on the album "Carmen Dragon Conducting The Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra - An Evening With Cole Porter" (W/SW 1805) and all the titles on the 8 track compilation "Carmen Dragon Conducting The Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra - An Evening With Romberg/An Evening With Cole Porter" (8X2W-2676).
1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Glen Campbell and The Green River Boys (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Rainin' On The Mountain", "Weary Lonesome Blues", and the instrumentals "Beautiful Brown Eyes" and "White Lightning" at the first session and "Long Black Limousine", "Lonesome Jailhouse Blues", "There's More Pretty Girls Than One", "This Old White Mule Of Mine", "No Vacancy", "Kentucky Means Paradise", and the instrumental "Sweet Temptation" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Rainin' On The Mountain", "Lonesome Blues", "Long Black Limousine", "Lonesome Jailhouse Blues", "There's More Pretty Girls Than One", "This Old White Mule", "No Vacancy", and "Kentucky Means Paradise" on The Green River Boys and Glen Campbell's album "Big Bluegrass Special" (T/ST 1810), "Beautiful Brown Eyes" on the compilation CD "The Essential Glen Campbell, Volume 3" (8-33834-2), and have yet to issue either "White Lightning" or "Sweet Temptation".
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Kyu Sakamoto's Capitol Records single "Sukiyaki" (with "Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana" on the flipside) hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, (still the only Japanese language single to do so), knocking Leslie Gore's Mercury Records single "It's My Party" out of the top spot. Al Martino's Capitol Records single "I Love You Because" is #5, Nat "King" Cole's single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #7, Bobby Darin's Capitol Records single "Yellow Roses" is #10, The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Surfin' U.S.A." is #13 and its flip side "Shut Down" is #30. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #4 on Billboard magazine's Middle-Road Singles chart, #8 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart, #13 on KDWB's Top 40 chart in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, #16 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California, and #34 on C-FUN's C-Funtastic Fifty chart in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose" is #41, his album "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #63, and his album "Where Did Everyone Go?" is #76 on Billboard magazine's Top LPs - 150 Best Sellers - Monaural chart.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Act Naturally", with "Over And Over Again" on the flipside, becomes his first single to hit #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1964 - Capitol Records releases Peter and Gordon's single "Nobody I Know" (written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon), with "You Don't Have To Tell Me" on the flipside
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Yesterday And Today" was supposed to be released today (and a few copies may actually have made it to some stores through independent distributors) but its official released is delayed until June 20 when the new "truck" cover art replaces the original "butcher" cover
1967 - Alan Jardine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys, with vocalist Diane Rovell of The Honeys, record the track "Vegetables" at The Beach Boys Studio in Bel Air, California
1967 - Vocalist Ferlin Husky, with unlisted others, records the titles "White Christmas", "Silent Night" and "Joy To The World" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "White Christmas" and "Silent Night" on Husky's album "Christmas All Year Long" (T/ST 2793) and have yet to issue "Joy To The World".
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Laisure Sisters' titles "Paint The Little Girl Blue" and "Dance Children, Dance" but have yet to issue either title.
1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Tim Wilde (aka Joey Constantino)'s titles "Popcorn Double Feature" and "Too Many Questions". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue both titles together as a single (Tower 353).
1970 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's album "Closer To Home"
1972 - Harvest Records releases Pink Floyd's album "Obscured By Clouds" with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States
1972 - Bang (lineup unlisted) will record the title "Keep On" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3386) with "Redman" (recorded in December 1971) on the flipside and on the group's album "Mother/Bow To The King" (SMAS-11110).
1977 - Vocalist Juice Newton, with unlisted others, records the title "Crying Too Long" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on June 27 and July 6, 1977, Capitol Records will issue the title on Juice Newton & Silver Spur's album "Come To Me" (ST-11682).
1982 - Sandy Croft, with producer Joe L. Wilson, records the title "Love Don't Make Me Wait" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single in The Netherlands (Capitol 1A 006-2000857) as the flipside of "Heartbreaker" (recorded December 13, 1983) on the flipside.
1987 - Billy Squier, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Want A Woman" and "High Roller" in an unlisted location. No issuing information is listed.
1992 - Contagion (Keith Arem on vocals, keyboards, and programming, Dave Smith on vocals and percussion, session producer Dave Allen on bass, and Rick Boston on additional vocals and guitar) records the title "We Believe" under siege at Titan Studios in Burbank, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's CD "Containment PCB" (7-99813-2).
1996 - Ella Fitzgerald (born Ella Jane Fitzgerald) singer, bandleader, motion picture actress and Brunswick, Verve, Capitol and Pablo Records artist, dies in Beverly Hills, California at age 79 from complications brought about by diabetes and is later interred in the Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California
1996 - Billboard magazine reports that Capitol Records Inc. has paid $10 million to acquire 49% of shares of Matador Records

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Muff Winwood, a bass guitarist, songwriter, record producer, member of the Fontana and United Artists Records group The Spencer Davis Band with his brother Steve Winwood, is born Mervyn Winwood in Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
1959 - Martin Denny's Liberty Records single "Quiet Village" is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, Dion and The Belmonts Laurie Records single "A Teenager In Love" is #6, and Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm Ready" is #19. Liberty, Laurie, and Imperial Records' catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Lou Christie's Roulette Records single "Two Faces Have I" is #11 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and The Chiffon's Laurie Records single "One Fine Day" is #17. Roulette and Laurie Records' catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1969 - "Hee Haw", starring Capitol Records artist Buck Owens and former Capitol Records artist Roy Clark, and with Capitol Records group The Buckaroos as the house band, debuts on the CBS television network
1991 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Rush Rush" is #1 on Billboards' Top 100 singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1901 - Jack Kapp, co-founder of Decca Records and records producer, is born in Chicago, Illinois.
1945 - Judy Garland marries Ben Vincent Minnelli in a ceremony performed by Dr. William Roberts of the Beverly Hills Community Presbyterian Church in the home of her mother, Ethel Garland, at 1231 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, California. One of Judy's sisters was her attendant and the best man for Minnelli was lyricist Ira Gershwin.
1962 - EMI launches the Stateside label in Britain "for repertoire licensed from American labels"
1969 - Judy Garland gives her last performance for a live audience when she appears at the Half Note nightclub, Greenwich Village, NYC
1992 - At ceremony #156, Michael Keaton leaves his footprints in cement at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California and at ceremony #157, Tom Cruise leaves his footprints

Thursday, June 14, 2018

JUNE 14, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1905 - Nappy Lamare, a banjo player, guitarist, singer, member of the group The Bob Crosby Bob Cats, and a Capitol Records session and solo artist, is born Joseph Hilton Lamare on Dumaine Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jazz Connection Magazine wrote a wonderful biographical article to celebrate Nappy's centennial birthday.
100 Years Ago Today In 1918 - John Simmons, a bassist and a member of an early version of The King Cole Trio, is born in Haskell, Oklahoma
1949 - Alan White, the drummer with the Apple and Capitol Records group Plastic Ono Band, drummer on John Lennon's album and single "Imagine", George Harrison's album "All Things Must Pass" and single "My Sweet Lord", as well as drummer for the group Yes, is born in Pelton, County Durham, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Chris DeGarmo, a songwriter, the lead and rhythm guitarist with the Capitol Records band Queensryche (1982-1997, 2003), is born Christopher Lee DeGarmo in Wenatchee, Washington
1969 - MC Ren, Capitol Records artist and vocalist with Priority Records (now a subsidiary of Capitol Records) group NWA, is born Lorenzo Patterson in Compton, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - The King Cole Trio records the track "The Christmas Song" (which Mel Tormé and Robert Wells wrote specifically for Nat) at WMCA Studios in New York City. This is the first of four separate recordings Cole would make of the song during his lifetime. Cole was not happy with this version and would persuade Capitol Records to let him re-record the track with a string section, arranged by Charlie Grean, with producers Carl Kress and Walter Rivers on August 19, 1946.
70 Years Ago Today In 1943 - It's a Monday and The King Cole Trio perform "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Slender, Tender, and Tall" on the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS)'s show "Jubilee" at NBC-Radio's  Studio City studios on the northeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California. The AFRS will issue the entire show which also features Jimmie Lunceford and His Orchestra, Dolores Williams, Jim Doyle and emcee Ernie "Bubbles" Whitman on an electronic transcription disc (Jubilee 29).
1949 - Freddie Slack's Quartet (actually a septet, with Neal Hefti on trumpet, John Haliburton on trombone, Hank Horn on baritone saxophone, Slack on piano, Bob Bain on guitar, Paul Moresy on bass, and Maynard Sloate on drums) record the tracks "Whatever Happened To Ol' Jack?" (with Phil Gordon and Bobby Troup on vocals) and an untitled Phil Moore instrumental (that went unissued until Mosaic Records released it on their 2005 3 CD set "Mosaic Select: Freddie Slack") in Los Angeles, California.
1952 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Wheel Of Fortune" is #18 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart, Jane Froman (with orchestra conducted by Sid Feller)'s Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #16, and Ella Mae Morse (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Blacksmith Blues" is #19
1955 - Arranger Bob Cooper, on tenor saxophone, oboe, and english horn, with Bud Shank on flute, alto saxophone, and tenor saxophone, Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone;, Bob Enevoldsen on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and valve trombone, John Graas on French horn, Claude Williamson on piano, Ralph Pena on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums, records the titles "All Or Nothing At All" (which Capitol Records released on the album "Kenton Presents Bob Cooper - Shifting Winds"), "'Round Midnight", and "Tongue Twister" (both of which will finally be released by Mosaic Records as part of its 1999 box set "Kenton Presents Cooper, Holman & Rosolino") with producer Stan Kenton at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #3 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played R&B By Jockeys chart and #6 on the magazine's R&B Best Sellers In Stores chart. "Looking Back" is #8 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart. "Looking Back" and its flipside, "Do I Like It?" are #8 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles In Stores chart. "Looking Back" is #12 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart, #17 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart, and #10 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California.
1964 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "My Heart Skips A Beat" returns to the #1 position on the U.S. Country singles charts
1964 - Ringo Starr rejoins Parlophone and Capitol Records group The Beatles on tour when he arrives in Melbourne, Australia after missing part of the tour due to illness
1965 - Capitol Records release The Beatles' album "Beatles VI"
1965 - Capitol Records releases the Buck Owens' EP "Four By Buck Owens'
1965 - The Beatles record the tracks "I've Just Seen a Face" (six takes) and "I'm Down" (seven takes) and the rest of the group stays as Paul McCartney records the track "Yesterday" in Studio 2 at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England. "Yesterday" will be released by Capitol Records in the U.S. as a single and on the album "'Yesterday' and Today" as well as by United Artists on the soundtrack to the group's second motion picture "Help!".
1966 - Ron Tepper, manager of Capitol Records' press and information services, sends out a letter to reviewers requesting they disregard and, "if possible", send back (yeah, right) their promotional copy of the "Butcher Cover" version of The Beatles' album "'Yesterday' and Today" album. His assistant, Mickey Diage, handled the distribution of the letter and coordinated the return of the album and promotional posters that used the same artwork
1967 - The Beach Boys (Alan Jardine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Dennis Wilson with session musician Diane Rovell) record the track "Heroes And Villains" at The Beach Boys Studio at 10452 Bellagio Road, Bel Air, California from 3PM to 6PM
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Ken Errair, Capitol Records solo artist (1957), member of Capitol Records recording act The Four Freshmen (1953-1955), and second husband to actress Jane Withers, dies in a small plane crash in California
1969 - Vocalist Letta Mbulu is back in The Capitol Tower Studios with arranger H.B. Barnum who conducts the studio orchestra (Tony Terran and Freddie Hill on trumpet and flugelhorn; Charles Loper on trombone; Dick Leith on trombone and bass trombone; Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone and flute; Jim Horn on tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, oboe, and recorder; Dick Houlgate on bass saxophone and flute; Don Randi on piano, electric piano and harpsichord; Mike Melvoin on organ; Al Casey, John Gray, and Les Buie on guitar; Bob West on bass and electric bass; Earl Palmer on drums, tympani and bells; Joe Clayton on congas; King Errison on bongos; Gary Coleman boo bams and tamborine; John Guerin on bells, tympani, and mallets; Ken Watson on mallets, traps, and Latin percussion) to record the tracks "Gumba Gumba", "Kukuchi", "What More Could Be Right", and "Only When You're Mine Again" for her Capitol Records album "Free Soul"
1976 - The Beatles' Capitol Records compilation album "Rock 'N' Roll Music" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records releases The Beastie Boys album "Hello Nasty"
2000 - Merrill Moore, a Capitol Records artist and contract session player (1955-1958), country swing and boogie-woogie pianist, dies in San Diego, California of cancer
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - On the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Capitol Records Nashville artist, Trace Adkins is invited by Little Jimmy Dickens to become a member with a formal induction to be held on August 23, 2003
2005 - A scheduled performance by Capitol Records recording artists Saosin is cancelled due to police reaction to a shooting that occurred at the venue a few days earlier

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1929 - Cy Coleman, child prodigy pianist, composer (best known for "Witchcraft" and "The Best Is Yet To Come" both recorded by Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, as well as "Hey Look Me Over" for the musical "Wildcat", and the musical "Sweet Charity" with lyricist Dorothy Fields), is born Seymour Kaufman in New York City, New York.
1941 - Future Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter weds actress Dorothy Fay. Their marriage that will last until his death on January 2, 1974
1950 - Harold Perry, a radio and motion picture actor and Capitol Records artist, plays his best-known role, The Great Gildersleeve, for the last time after 13 years. Perry is changing networks but he can't take Gildersleeve with him so he will be replaced by Willard Waterman, who will play Gildersleeve for the next 8 years on radio and then for several years on television but, as a mark of respect for Perry, will never imitate Perry's signature laugh.
1952 - Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s BBS Records single (BBS 101) "Here In My Heart" (with "I Cried Myself To Sleep" on the flipside) hits #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles chart. Two weeks earlier it had tied for the #1 spot with Leroy Anderson's Decca Records single "Blue Tango" and the previous week was #2 on the chart.
1957 - Sessions begin for arranger Martin Denny's Liberty Records album "Exotica Volume II" (with Denny on piano and celeste; Arthur Lyman on vibes, marimba, xylophone, and percussion; Augie Colon on bongos, congas, Latin effects, and bird calls; Bernard Miller on string bass; Jack Shoop on alto flute and baritone saxophone; Roy Harte on drums and percussion; and Gil Baumgart on percussion and also helping with arranging) in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with recording engineers Val Valintin and Ted Keep
1961 - Boy George, singer, Broadway musical performer and Virgin Records artist with group The Culture Club and as a solo artist, is born George Alan O'Dowd in Eltham, Kent, England. Virgin Records is a subsidiary of Capitol Music Group.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Sarah Vaughan, with arranger Benny Carter conducting the studio orchestra (Ed Kusby, Tom Shepard, Dick Nash, and Bob Knight on trombone; Jimmy Rowles on piano; Bobby Gibbons on guitar; Red Callender on bass; Earl Palmer on drums, and unknown string section), records the tracks "These Foolish Things", "Look For Me, I'll Be Around", "Friendless", and "The Man I Love" at United Recorders' studios in Los Angeles, California during her last session for her Roulette Records album "Lonely Hours"
2009 - Bob Bogle, the original lead guitarist and founding member of the Dolphin/Doltin Records label group The Ventures died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 75 in a local Southern California hospital according to fellow co-founder Don Wilson.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1895 - Cliff Edwards (aka "Ukulele Ike"), singer, ukulele player, Broadway (introduced the song "Toot, Toot, Tootsie"), radio ("The Rudy Vallee Show") and motion picture actor (introduced the song "Singing In The Rain"), and the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's animated feature "Pinocchio", is born in Hannibal, Missouri.
1909 - Burl Ives, a singer, author, actor, and voice of the world's second best-known snowman is born Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives in Jasper County, Illinois
1961 - Liberty Records releases Johnny Burnette's sixth single for the label "I've Got A Lot Of Things To Do" with "Girls" on the flipside
1977 - Alan Reed, a motion picture, radio and television actor, and voice of Fred Flintstone, dies of a heart attack at age 69 in West Los Angeles, California
1986 - Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway and motion picture lyricist and librettist (including "Brigadoon", "Paint Your Wagon", "Royal Wedding", "My Fair Lady", "Gigi", "Camelot" and others), and screenwriter ("An American In Paris") dies of lung cancer in New York City at age 67
1994 - Henry Mancini (born Enric Nicoloa Mancini), a composer (co-wrote "Moon River" with Capitol Records' co-founder "Johnny Mercer"), arranger, and television ("Peter Gunn") and film scorer ("The Pink Panther" series and many others) dies at age 70 of cancer of the pancreas and liver in Beverly Hills, California
2000 - Bob Rolontz, a record executive and the originator of the Platinum record certification, dies at age 79

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

JUNE 13, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1917 - Si Zentner, a trombonist, member of Capitol Records group Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra as wells as being a session player for the label from 1942 to 1970, bandleader, and Liberty Records artist from 1959-1972, is born Simon Hugh Zentner in New York City, New York
1949 - Dennis Locorriere, a guitarist and a singer with the Capitol Records group Dr. Hook, is born in Union City, New Jersey

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - It's a Friday and The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) records the titles "Naughty Angeline""I Miss You So", and "That's What" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release "Naughty Angeline" and ""That's What" together as a single (Capitol 437) and "I Miss You So" as a single (Capitol 444) with "I Think You Get What I Mean" (recorded July 3, 1942) on the flipside.
1952 - Capitol Records awards it second ever gold record for sales of 1 million copies to Nat "King" Cole for his single "Too Young", which at the time had sold 1.2 million copies, as part of his appearance on tonight's episode of The Jackie Gleason Show.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "April in Portugal" is #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and its flipside "Ruby" is 9, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #10, Jane Froman (with Sid Feller and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "I Believe" is #11, Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)" (with "Johnny (Is The Boy For Me)" on the flipside) enters the top 20 at #14 and will go on to top the chart and stay there for 11 weeks, and Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Half A Photograph" (with "Allez-Vous-En" from the musical "Can Can" on the flipside) is #19. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #9 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played In Juke Boxes chart and on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart and Cole's single "My Flaming Heart" is #23, its flipside, "I Am In Love", is #34, and Cole's single "Can't I" is #36 on Cash Box Best Selling Singles chart.
1955 - Arranger Bob Cooper, on tenor saxophone, oboe, and english horn, (with Bud Shank on flute alto saxophone and tenor saxophone; Jimmy Giuffre on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone; Bob Enevoldsen on tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, and valve trombone; John Graas on french horn; Claude Williamson on piano; Joe Mondragon on bass; and Shelly Manne on drums) records the tracks "Hallelujah" (which will be released by Capitol Records on the album "Kenton Presents Bob Cooper - Shifting Winds"), "Deep In A Dream", "It's De-lovely", and "Drawing Lines" (which will finally be released by Mosaic Records as part of its 1999 box set "Kenton Presents Cooper, Holman & Rosolino") with producer Stan Kenton at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
1964 - The Beatles' United Artists soundtrack album "A Hard Day's Night" is released. Capitol Records will eventually buy the United Artists Records catalog and has since re-released the album on the Capitol label.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Letta Mbulu, with H.B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to Tony Terran and Freddie Hill on trumpets and flugelhorns, Lew McCreary on trombone and tenor trombone, Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute, Dick Houlgate on saxophone and clarinet, Jim Horn on saxophone, clarinet, flute and recorder, Don Randi on piano, electric piano and harpsichord, Mike Melvoin on organ, Les Buie, Louis Morell, and Carol Kaye on guitars, Bob West on bass, Earl Palmer on drums, tympani, and bells, John Guerin on drums, vibraphone and tympani, Joe Clayton on congas, and Gene Estes and Ken Watson on percussion, records the titles "Olu Ati Ayo", "Welele", and "Gumba Gumba" with producer David Axelrod in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Copyists for the arrangements were Allen DeRienzo, Leonard Gordon, and Kenneth Mitchell. Capitol Records will issue "Olu Ati Ayo" and "Welele" on Mbulu's album "Free Soul" and has yet to issue the take of "Gumba Gumba" recorded at this session but will issue a new take of the title that was recorded the next day as a single (Capitol 4-2152) with "Ade" on the flipside. 
1970 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and The Beatles' Apple Records album "Let It Be" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart
1970 - Glyn Johns completes a mix of The Band's Capitol Records album "Stage Fright". Many of the tracks will be remixed by Todd Rundgren for the final album release. Dave Hopkins has written reviews of all The Band's 2000 CD reissues.
1986 - Benny Goodman, clarinetist, singer, bandleader, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies of cardiac arrest in his Manhattan apartment at age 77 and is later buried in Long Ridge Union Cemetery, Stamford Connecticut
1986 - Dean Reed, Capitol Records and Imperial Records artist (1958), best known for his recordings of "Our Summer Romance" and "Whirly Twirly", singer, songwriter, director, actor and socialist activist, dies after disappearing the day before and will be found in two days in a lake near his home in East Berlin, Germany. Tom Hanks is said to be working on a project about Reed's life. The University of Colorado sponsors the Dean Reed Peace Prize, an annual essay contest held in Reed's memory, as part of its Conference on World Affairs.
1997 - Capitol Records band Megadeth starts their "Cryptic Writings" tour with a concert in Mesa, Arizona that is broadcast live on the internet
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - The film contest for a video for Capitol Records artist Fischerspooner, sponsored by iFilm and Capitol, ends and the winner's entry is placed on iFilm.com
2004 - Capitol Records Nashville artists The Jenkins perform on the Riverfront stage of the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee
2005 - Zane Williams, guitarist, singer and songwriter, auditions for Larry Willoughby, Vice President of A&R for Capitol Records Nashville at the label's top floor offices in Nashville, Tennessee. Zane has a good description of the event in the June 13, 2005 entry on his blog "The Music Row Diaries".
2006 - Capitol Records band Radiohead perform live in concert at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. According to a Capitol Records press release, the set list "will draw heavily on the newer material the band has been working on over the past months", and "will feature appropriately scaled downstaging and lighting design, creating a suitably intimate environment for the first ever airings of several new songs".
2006 - The surviving original members of The Beach Boys reunite in public after 10 years apart when Brian Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine gather on the roof of The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album "Pet Sounds" and their 2003 Capitol Records album "Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys" being certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1960 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Young Emotions" is #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Sarah Vaughn, with Benny Carter conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Shorty Sherock, Carmell Jones, Conrad Gozzo, and Bobby Bryant on trumpets, Ed Kusby and Dick Nash on trombones, Buddy Coillete, Bill Green, Plas Johnson, Wilbur Schwartz, and Bill Hood on reeds, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel and Tommy Tedesco on guitars, Red Callender on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the titles "Solitude", "I'll Never Be The Same", "So Long, My Love", and "Lonely Hours" at United Recorders' studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California for her Roulette Records album "The Lonely Hours".
1972 - CBS-TV broadcasts the final episode of Capitol Records artist Glen Campbell's variety show "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour"
1981 - Dottie West and Kenny Roger's Liberty Records single "What Are We Doin' In Love", with "Choosin' Means Losin'" on the flipside is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Liberty Records catalog

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1870 - Edward J. "Major" Bowes, producer and host of radio show "Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour" is born in San Francisco, California.
1946 - Edward J. "Major" Bowes dies on his 72nd birthday at his home in Rumson, New Jersey. Cardinal Spellman will perform the last rites at Bowes' home. Those among the show's most famous winners were Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. A year after Bowes' death, Ted Mack will revive the Amateur Hour and bring it to television.