Monday, November 27, 2006


1913 - Kit Carson, singer and Capitol Records artist (1955, best known for the track "Band Of Gold") is born Liza Morrow in Brooklyn, New York
1942 - Jimi Hendrix, left handed guitarist, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Seattle, Washington as Johnny Allen Hendrix but was later renamed James Marshall Hendrix by his father James Al Hendrix

1945 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Jimmy Simms, and Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on baritone trombone; Al Anthony and Boots Mussulli on alto saxophone; Vido Musso and Bob Cooper on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Kenton on piano; Bob Ahern on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; and Ralph Collier on drums, with vocalists Gene Howard and June Christy) record the tracks "Blue Music" (vocals by Howard and solo by Simms), "Body And Soul" (solo by Musso), "We'll Be Together Again" (vocals by Howard and solos by Mussulli, Musso and Kenton), "Easy Street" (vocals by Christy and solos by Childers and Cooper), "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" (vocals by Christy and solos by Kenton, Safransky, Simms, Musso and Wetzel), "I Surrender Dear" (solo by Childers), "Begin The Beguine" (solos by Kenton, Safranski, and Musso), and "Two Moose In A Caboose" (solos by Kenton, Safranski, Musso, and Mussulli) for Capitol Records transcription service at Radio Recorders on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California
1954 - The Four Freshmen's Capitol Records single “Mood Indigo” peaks at #24 on Billboard's singles chart
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Good Vibrations" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - Capitol Records releases the soundtrack album to The Beatles BBC-TV special "Magical Mystery Tour" in the United States.
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Hello Goodbye", with "I Am The Walrus" on the flip side, in the United States
1978 - Capitol Records releases Wings' compilation album "Wings Greatest"
1987 - Capitol Records releases W.A.S.P.'s live album "Live...In The Raw" that was recorded at a concert at the Long Beach Arena
1991 - Wings' Apple Records album "Band On The Run", which is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records, is certified Platinum, Double Platinum, and Triple Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1998 - Barbara Acklin (born Barbara Jean Acklin), singer, songwriter, Brunswick and Capitol Records (1974-1975) artist, dies of pnuemonia at age 55 at a hospital near her home in Omaha, Nebraska
2000 - The Beatles' Apple Records compilation "1" debuts at #1 on Billboard's album chart selling nearly 595,000 copies in the U.S., where it is distributed by Capitol Records, during its first week of release

1935 - Johnny Mercer, future co-founder of Capitol Records, and Ginger Rogers record the track "Eeny Meeny Miney Mo" in Los Angeles, California at Decca Records Studios on Melrose Avenue.

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