Friday, November 23, 2007

NOVEMBER 23, 2007

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1963 - The Beach Boy's single "Be True To Your School", with "In My Room" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #6 on December 21, 1963
1964 - Capitol Records releases the album "The Beatles Story", an aural history of the band
1965 - The Beach Boys record the track "Barbara Ann" for their Capitol Records album "Beach Boys' Party!"
1970 - Grand Funk Railroad's double album "Grand Funk Live Album", released by Capitol Records just one week earlier, is certified Gold by The R.I.A.A.
1974 - Paul McCartney & Wing's Apple Records single (distributed in the United States by Capitol Records) "Junior's Farm", with "Sally G." on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at # 28. The track will peak at #3 on January 11, 1975
1994 - Tommy Boyce (born Sidney Thomas Boyce), singer, songwriter, record producer and member of the Capitol Records group Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart (1976), dies of a self-inflicted gun shot at age age 55 after suffering from declining health since having a brain aneurysm in 1993
1991 - Hammer's Capitol Record single "2 Legit 2 Quit", with a long version on one side and a short version on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart at #36. The single will peak at #5 on January 11, 1992
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Trace Adkins makes his d├ębut on the Grand Ole Opry and proposes to his
future wife Rhonda Forlaw while on stage
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album "The Magic Of Christmas"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1928 - Jerry Bock, Broadway musical composer ("Fiddler on the Roof", "Fiorello!", "Mr. Wonderful") is born. Capitol Records originally releasesd the original soundtrack to "Fiorello" which is now distributed by Broadway Angel, a subsidiary of EMI Music.
1953 - An article with today's street date in Time Magazine gives background information about new record label Angel Records as well as new label Epic Records. Angel Records was created by Capitol Records future parent company EMI to distribute their Classical library in the United States.
1980 - Lenono and Geffen Records release John Lennon and Yoko Ono's single "Starting Over" with "Kiss, Kiss, Kiss" on the flip side. Capitol Records currently releases the entire Lennon/Ono catalog.
1981 - Harvest Records releases Pink Floyd's compilation album "A Collection Of Great Dance Songs" in the U.K and Columbia Records releases the album in the United States. Capitol Records currently releases the entire Pink Floyd catalog and re-issued the album on the Capitol album in 2001.
1993 - "Smokey" Eugene Rogers, actor, television show host, songwriter ("A Little Bird Told Me" and "Gone" which was made famous by Capitol Records artist Ferlin Husky), dies at age 76
1999 - Collectible Records releases The Sunray's compilation CD "The Very Best Of The Tower Recordings" containing 27 tracks that the group recorded for the Tower Records label. Tower Records was a subsidiary of Capitol Records

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1889 - The first "Nickel-in-the-Slot" (aka a jukebox) was placed in service in the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco, CA, USA. Inventor Louis T. Glass made the unit containing an Edison tinfoil phonograph with four listening tubes. At each tube, was a 5 cent coin slot that bought a few minutes of music for the listener. During the first six months of it's introduction, people had put in 20,000 nickels ($1,000 which is approximately $100,000 today, adjusting for inflation)!
1933 - Singer Billie Holiday has her debut at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York City. Holiday would go on to record one track for Capitol Records with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra - "Travelin' Light" using the pseudonym "Lady Day".

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