Friday, June 09, 2006


1891 - Lyricist and composer Cole Porter is born Cole Albert Porter in Peru, Indiana. Capitol would release the original Broadway cast album to Porter's musical "Can-Can" as well as soundtrack when it was turned into a movie. Capitol also released the soundtrack to Porter's "High Society" and the single from the album, "True Love", would earn Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly a gold record.
1915 - Les Paul, Capitol Records legend, guitarist, producer, early innovator of multi-track recording and the modern electric guitar, is born Lester William Polsfuss in Waukesha, Wisconsin

1957 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra, gives a concert in Seattle , Washington that is recorded and finally released in 1999 on the album "Sinatra '57" by the Artanis (spell it backwards) Entertainment Group.
1960 - Judy Garland, with an orchestra conducted by Jack Marshall, records the tracks "Down With Love", "Puttin' On The Ritz" and "Who Cares (As Long As You Care For Me)" for her album "Judy/That's Entertainment"
1980 - The Motel's second album on Capitol Records, "Careful" is released
1980 - Capitol Records recording artists Klaatu, whose members' identities had been kept from the public since their 1976 debut album, are finally announced to be John Woloschuk (vocals, keyboards, rhythm and bass guitar), Dee Long (vocals, lead guitarist, synthesizers), and Terry Draper (vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, rhythm guitar). All three are natives of Toronto, Canada, Earth (not 4 lads from Liverpool, as a few had hoped, or anywhere else in the universe).
2004 - Barbara Whiting Smith, radio, movie and television actress, daughter of composer Richard Whiting, and sister of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting dies of cancer at age 73 in Pontiac, Michigan and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Birmingham

1934 - Donald Duck makes his debut in the Silly Symphonies cartoon "The Little Hen"
1959 - Alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson (with Herman Foster on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, Dave Bailey on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas) records the tracks "Herman's Mambo", "Peck Time" a mono and a stero version of ""There'll Never Be Another You", "Groove Junction", "Dorothy", "Grits And Gravy" and ""I Won't Cry Anymore" for his Blue Note Records album "Swing And Soul". The session was produced by Alfred Lion with recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gleder's studio at his home in Hackensack, New Jersey

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