Tuesday, November 13, 2007

NOVEMBER 13, 2007

1915 - Jack Guthrie, singer, songwriter, cousin of Woody Guthrie, and Capitol Records artist(1944-1948), is born Leon Jerry Guthrie in Olive, Oklahoma
1932 - Meg Myles, actress, singer, and Capitol Records (1955-1957) and Liberty Records artist (1957-1958), is born Billie Jean Jones in Seattle, Washington
1937 - Rick Larence, radio producer for Wolfman Jack in the 1950s and Capitol Records employee in the 1960s (before going to Mercury Records in the 1970s), and sports talk show host, is born Anthony Richard Lacovara in Elmhurst, N.Y.
1949 - Terry Reid, singer, guitarist, session musician and Capitol Records artist (1979), is born in Huntingdon, England
1949 - Roger Steen, guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records band The Tubes, is born in Pipestone, Minnesota

1960 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Wings Of A Dove", with "Next To Jimmy" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1967 - Composer, arranger and conductor Oliver Nelson (with The Jazz Interactions Orchestra: Burt Collins, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Joe Newman on trumpet and also conducting), Wayne Andre, Jimmy Cleveland, and Benny Powell on trombone; Paul Faulise on baritone saxophone; Ray Alonge and Jim Buffington on french horn; Don Butterfield on tuba; Jerry Dodgion on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute; Phil Woods on alto saxophone and clarinet; George Marge on tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute; Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone; Danny Bank on baritone saxophone, baritone clarinet and flute; Bobby Rosengarden on vibraphone and percussion; Patti Bown on piano; Ron Carter and George Duvivier on ; and Ed Shaughnessy on drums, records his self-penned tracks "Complex City", "The East Side, The West Side", "125th and 7th Avenue", "A Penthouse Dawn", and "One For Duke" for his Verve Records album "Jazzhattan Suite" at Capitol Records' studios in New York City
1971 - Harvest Records releases Pink Floyd's album "Meddle" with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States
1974 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" (with Elton John on piano, organ and backing vocals), with the instrumental "Beef Jerky" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart becoming his only solo record to do so. The disc is distributed in the United States by Capitol Records.
1982 - Capitol Records releases George Clinton's first solo album, "Computer Games"
1985 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's single "Spys Like Us" with "My Carnival" on the flip side as both a 7" and a 12" which contained extended remixes of both songs. It is McCartney's first single for Capitol Records after his time with Columbia Records.
1995 - Blind Melon's self-titled Capitol Records album is certified quadruple platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1997 - Onzy D. Matthews, pianist, songwriter, arranger (Lou Rawls, Les Brown, Dexter Gordon, Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton, Herb Alpert, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and more), and Capitol Records artist (1964) is last seen alive on this date. He is found dead of hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease at age 67, sitting at his typewriter in his East Dallas apartment two days later on November 15, 1997 by singer Jeannette Brantley and her husband, Hans Wango.
2000 - The Beatles' first official Web site, www.thebeatles.com, launches on the same day as the U.K. release of their Parlophone Records compilation album "1". The album is released the next day, November 14, in the United States by Capitol Records.
2001 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album last album for the label, "Scarecrow"
2001 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's album "Driving Rain"

1968 - United Artists premieres The Beatles' animated feature film "The Yellow Submarine" in New York City. Apple Records will release the soundtrack album and re-issue a remastered and expanded version in 1999 on CD to co-incide with MGM-UA's remastered DVD release. Capitol Records will handle distribution in the United States of both versions of the soundtrack.
1971 - Warner Bros. Records releases future Capitol Records artist Bonnie Raitt debut self-titled album. She will go on to record eight more albums for Warner Bros. before moving to Capitol Records in 1989.
1995 - Virgin Records America, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases The Rolling Stones sixth live album "Stripped"
2001 - Virgin Records America releases D-Shot's album "Money, Sex & Thugs"

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