Saturday, June 03, 2006


1951 - Capitol Records country artist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billy Gray on guitar; Curly Chalker, Lefty Nason on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone, Billy Stewart on bass; Bill Foster on drums; Red Hayes on fiddle; Gil Baca on piano;
Buddy Woody on accodion) record the track "Love Thief" at Sellers Company in Dallas, Texas. The track will be released as a single with "How Do You Feel?" on the flip side.
1968 - The Beach Boys' album "Friends" is released
1968 - Pink Floyd's single "It Would Be So Nice", with "Julia Dream" on the flip side, is released on Capitol Records subsidiary Tower Records
1968 - The last session is held for Ella Fitzgerald's last album for Capitol Records, "30 By Ella", produced by Dave Dexter, Jr. with accompaniment by Benny Carter's Magnificent Seven
1991 - Morrisey records the tracks "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends", "My Love Life", and "Sing Your Life" live to two track DAT tape with no overdubs especially for KROQ-FM radio with Boz Boorer and Alain White on guitars, Gary Day on bass, Spencer Cobrin on drums, and Morrissey on vocals at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California at an overnight session which Warner Bros. Records will release as a CD single entitled "Morrisey at KROQ"
1991 - Capitol Records announces that Los Angeles based hard rock band XYZ (guitarist Marc Diglio, bassist Patt Fontaine, vocalist Terry Ilous and drummer Paul Monroe), formerly with Enigma Records, has signed with the label and that they are finishing up work on their debut album "Hungry" with producer George Tutko
1994 - Wally Fowler (born John Wallace Fowler), Capitol Records Gospel artist who signed with Capitol in 1945 with his backup band, The Georgia Clodhoppers, and would also create The Oakridge Quartet, dies at age 77 after drowining in Dale Hollow Lake, northeast of Nashville, where he had been fishing
1997 - Capitol Records releases "Bossa Novaville", the 14th release in their UltraLounge series
2001 - Diana Krall begins recording her album "The Look Of Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville announces that Garth Brooks has ended his relationship with the label and that EMI Music will no longer distribute his catalog

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