Friday, May 05, 2006


1933 - Bobby Austin, Capitol solo artist, songwriter and bassist for Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens and Tommy Collins, is born in Wenatchee, Washington. The first song that Austin wrote, co-written with with Johnny Paycheck, was Tammy Wynette's first recording, "Apartment #9". The track would be named Song Of The Year by the Academy of Country Music. Jason Odd wrote a great biographical article for the Traditional Country Hall of Fame website.

1958 - The Kingston Trio's single "Scarlet Ribbons", with "Three Jolly Coachmen" on the flip side, is released on Capitol Records
1965 - Buck Owens & His Buckaroos finish recording sessions at The Capitol Towers Studios for their album "Instrumental Hits". The sessions were produced by Ken Nelson. Besides Owens on guitar and electric guitar, the sessions featured Don Rich (acoustic & electric guitars, fiddle), Tom Brumley (steel guitar), Doyle Holly (bass), Willie Cantu (drums), along with Jelly Sanders (guitar, fiddle), Ralph Mooney, Jimmy Seals, Red Simpson (guitar), Jay McDonald (pedal steel guitar), George French, Jr. (piano), Bobby Austin, Kenny Pierce, Bob Morris (electric bass), Wayne "Moose" Stone, Mel King, Ken Presley (drums).
1969 - The Beatles' single "Get Back", with "Don't Let Me Down" on the flip side, is released
1973 - Pink Floyd's single "Money", with "Any Colour You Like" on the flip side, is released on the Harvest Records label
1992 - Radiohead's first commercial EP, "Drill", is released and contains the tracks "Prove Yourself", "Stupid Car", "You", and "Thinking About You"
1998 - Capitol releases Garth Brooks first boxed set "Limited Series" (only 2 million sets released worldwide). The collection will include Brooks' first six multi-platinum studio releases as well as a new bonus track on each CD, for a total of 66 cuts and over three hours of music. The package also includes a new photo booklet commemorating Brooks' career to date. Also released is Brooks’ single "To Make You Feel My Love" featured on the soundtrack for the feature film "Hope Floats"
1998 - The Jesus Lizard's Capitol album "Blue" is released
1999 - Radiohead's "Meeting People Is Easy" is Capitol's first simultaneous DVD and Home Video release

1891 - Carnegie Hall offically opens with a concert conducted by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1942 - Country singing legend Tammy Wynette is born Virginia Wynette Pugh on her grandfather's farm in Itawamba county, near Tremont, Mississippi
1961 - Alan Shepard becomes the first American to go into space
1968 - Ed Sullivan presents a tribute on CBS-TV to Irving Berlin on his 80th birthday

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