Wednesday, October 11, 2006


1943 - Gene Watson, country singer and Capitol Records artist (1975-1980), is born Gary Gene Watson in Palestine, Texas

1956 - The Buddy Collette/Chico Hamilton Sextet (Buddy Collette on reeds, John Anderson on trumpet, Gerald Wiggins on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Curtis Counce on bass, and Chico Hamilton on drums) record the tracks "Green Dream", "It's You", "A Walk On The Veldt", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "The Blindfold Test", "Jungle Pogo Stick", "Tanganyika", "Wagnervous", "And So Is Love", and "Coming Back For More" with engineer John Kraus at The Capitol Tower Studios. The recordings will be released by V.S.O.P. Records as an album called "Tanganyika".
1963 - Judy Garland performs the song "That's All" live for her CBS-TV series. A recording of the performance will appear on Garland's Capitol Records album "Just For Openers".
1965 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Buckaroo" with "If You Want A Love" on the flip side
1965 - Capitol Records releases six singles by The Beatles on its Starline oldies green swirl label (with separate pressings manufactured on both the west and east coasts): "Twist And Shout"/"There's A Place", "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You", "Please Please Me"/"From Me To You", "Do You Want To Know A Secret"/"Thank You Girl", "Roll Over Beethoven"/"Misery", and "Boys"/"Kansas City". The first four were identical to the versions released by Vee-Jay records. The last two were put together by Capitol just for this release.
1982 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation album "20 Greatest Hits" to honor the 20th anniversary of the group's first release.
1985 - Tex Williams, actor, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (ironically best known for the 1947 #1 single "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)"), dies of lung cancer at his home in Newhall, California at age 68
1995 - Blind Melon perform live at The Palace in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will later release an album of the performance called "Live At The Palace". The CD will be reissued by Capitol/EMI on October 17, 2006 with expanded packaging.
2005 - EMI/Capitol Special Markets releases the Christmas compilation CDs "Jingle All The Way", "A Christmas Tapestry", "Warm December", and "Christmas Treasury"

1918 - Ray Martin, composer (classical as well as television and movie scores), arranger, conductor, and EMI recording artist as part of the group The Picadilly Strings in the UK, and who wrote background arrangements for Imperial Records in the U.S., is born in Vienna, Austria. EMI owns Capitol Records and Capitol currently owns Imperial Records catalog.
1962 - The Beatles' first Parlophone single, "Love Me Do", enters the UK singles chart. The Beatles will be on the U.K. singles chart continuously for the next 105 weeks until October 15, 1964, setting the record for the group with the most consecutive weeks on the British singles chart.
1971 - Brother Records releases The Beach Boys' single "Long Promised Road" with "'Til I Die" on the flip side. The Brother Records catalog is currently being distributed by Capitol Records.
2004 - The Panic Channel begin their first recording session. They will sign with Capitol Records in 2005 and their debut album is released in 2006.

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