Monday, June 19, 2006


1902 - Bandleader, hydroplaner, and Capitol Records artist (1957-1958) Guy Lombardo is born Gaetano Alberto Lombardo in London, Ontario, Canada
1950 - Singer, songwriter, musician, and founding member of the Capitol Records band Heart, Ann Wilson is born Ann Dustin Wilson in San Diego, California

1948 - Nat "King" Cole's single "Nature Boy" is still #1, The Pied Piper's "My Happiness" is still #8, and The Sportsmen's a capella version "You Can't Be True, Dear" is #11, up from #17 the previous week, on Billboard's singles chart
1957 - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps record the track "Dance To The Bop" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
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
1960 - Gene Vincent boards a plane to leave the U.K. for home after recovering sufficiently from the April 17, 1960 auto accident that injured his leg (and also killed Eddie Cochran), to travel
1963 - The Beatles record the tracks "Some Other Guy" and "Thank You Girl" for BBC Radio
1972 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owen's single "Looking Back To See" with "Cryin' Time", a duet with Susan Raye, on the flip side
2001 - Guitarist and singer Dave Navarro's solo album "Trust No One" is released by Capitol Records
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
2006 - The latest movers and shakers at Capitol Records:
MELANIE SCULL is the new Senior Director of Pop Promotion at Capitol Records, Los Angeles. MELANIE was National Director of AAA.
PATTY MORRIS-CAPERS has added AAA duties to her Hot AC, AC and Smooth Jazz callings at Capitol.
MARK BURGER is now Capitol Regional Director of Promotion in Dallas. BURGER formerly was National Promotions at Kirtland Records, also at Geffen, Polydor, Lava and DGC.

1962 - Singer, dancer, choreographer, and Virgin Records (1987-1995) artist Paula Abdul is born Paula Julie Abdul in San Fernando, California
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"
1978 - Hide your lasagna, the comic strip Garfield makes it debut.

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