Thursday, June 22, 2006


1944 - Peter Asher, producer and singer with Capitol Records duo Peter and Gordon (1964-1968), is born in London, England
1948 - Todd Rundgren, producer of Capitol Records artists Grand Funk Railroad and The Tubes, is born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
1960 - Nelson Riddle records the tracks "Suspenseful-Ness", "Linda", "30-30", "Ebony And Ivory", "Reckless-Ness", "Dauntless-Ness", "Speakeasy Blues", Elliot Ness", Dejected-Ness", and "The Loop" for his Capitol Records television soundtrack album "The Untouchables"
1964 - Mike Edwards, songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the Capitol (1989) and SBK Records (1990-1993) band Jesus Jones, is born Michael James Edwards in London, England

1955 - Guitarist Hank Thompson and The Brazos Valley Boys (Merle Travis on guitar and steel guitar, Bobbie White on steel guitar, Billy Stewart on bass, Paul McGhee on drums, Amos Hedrick, Billy Peters and Curly Lewis on fiddles, Donald McDaniel on piano, and Dubert Dobson on trumpet) record the instrumental tracks "Westphalia Waltz", "Red Skin Gal", and "Don't Be That Way" with producer Ken Nelson at Capitol Records' Melrose Studios in Hollywood, California
1962 - Maurice Cameron Hill (aka Cameron Hill) guitarist with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, and who also recorded with Capitol Records band Tommy Duncan and His Western All Stars, Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, and Merrill Moore, dies in Houston Texas and is buried at Rosewood Park Cemetery near Humble, Texas
1969 - Judy Garland dies in the Chelsea section of London, England at age 47
1987 - Fred Astaire, dancer, actor, singer, and EMI recording artist, dies from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California at age 88 and is buried in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California
2006 - After appearing on "The Late Show With Cragin Ferguson", Capitol Records artist Van Hunt, with special guest, Nikka Costa, performs at The House of Blues at 8430 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California

1961 - The Beat Brothers (aka The Beatles, with John Lennon on rhythm guitar, George Harrison on lead guitar, Paul McCartney on bass guitar, and Pete Best on drums) are in a professional recording studio for the first time on this day and on June 23, 1961 when they're hired by Polydor Records to back vocalist Tony Sheridan on the tracks "My Bonnie", and "In The School Hall" and also record "Cry For A Shadow" (an original Harrison instrumental composition), and "Ain't She Sweet (with vocal by Lennon)

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