Friday, November 10, 2006


1907 - Jane Froman, singer, night club, Broadway, motion picture and television performer, and Capitol Records artist (1952)is born Ellen Jane Froman in University City, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Capitol Records also released the soundtrack album to the film of her life story, "With A Song In My Heart", where Froman supplied the vocals for the film's star, Susan Hayward.
1916- Billy May, trumpet player, composer, arranger, conductor, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Edward William May Jr. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1930 - Neal Merritt, disc jockey, singer, songwriter and Capitol Records artist (1964-1965), is born in San Antonio, Texas
1941 - Kyu Sakamoto, actor, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1963) who holds the distinction of being the only artist to have a U.S. #1 hit song sung entirely in Japanese ("Ue o muite arukĊ" aka "Looking Up While Walking" aka "Sukiyaki"), is born Hisashi Oshima in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
1968 - Chris Cagle, singer, pianist, guitarist, Virgin Records (2000-2001) and Capitol Records (2001-) artist, is born Christopher Norris Cagle in De Ridder, Louisiana

1954 - Coronet player Bobby Hackett finishes sessions for his Capitol Records album "In A Mellow Mood" by recording the tracks "Carefree", "You're My Thrill", "Stars In My Eyes", and "In A Sentimental Mood", with arranger and conductor Glenn Osser, in New York City, New York
1958 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "I'll Take A Chance On Loving You" with "Walk The Floor" on the flip side
1965 - The Beatles record the track "I'm Looking Through You" for the third time for their album "Rubber Soul" that will distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1967 - The Beatles film three color promotional films, directed by Paul McCartney, for their new single "Hello Goodbye", at the Saville Theatre in London

1956 - Victor Young (born Victor Popular Young), violinist, arranger, conductor, composer of film scores and "White (The Young At Heart)" (which was adapted from a cue Young wrote for the film "Three Coins In A Fountain") for Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records album "Tone Poems Of Color", dies of a massive heart attack in Palm Springs, California at age 56
1959 - Liberty Records releases Johnny Burnette's label debut single "Settin' The Woods On Fire" with "Kentucky Waltz" on the flip side. Liberty Records catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records parent company.
1994 - Carmen McRae, singer and Blue Note Records artist (1976), dies of a stroke following complications from a respiratory illness in Beverly Hills, California at age 72. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
1997 - Tommy Tedesco, guitarist and studio musician (who performed at sessions for The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Phil Spector, and many others, as well as playing on such TV themes as "Bonanza" and "M*A*S*H,"), dies at his home in Northridge, California at age 67
1998 - EMI-UK releases the 21 CD box set "Sinatra The Capitol Years", containing every Sinatra track released during his time with Capitol (1953-1961), remastered and remixed to 20 bit digital audio, making this collection sound better than any US release of Sinatra's Capitol material to date

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