Saturday, December 01, 2007

DECEMBER 1, 2007

1913 - Mary Martin, Motion Picture, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, mother of actor Larry Hagman, and Capitol Records artist (Soundtrack to television version of "Annie Get Your Gun" with John Raitt) is born Mary Virginia Martin in Weatherford, Texas
1915 - Johnny Johnston, vocalist with Art Kassel and His Castle's In the Air Orchestra, motion picture actor, and as a solo artist is one of the first singers signed to Capitol Records, is born in Saint Louis, Missouri
1930 - Matt Monro, singer and EMI, Liberty and Capitol Records artist, is born Terence Parsons in Shoreditch, in the London Borough of Hackney, England
1935 - Lou Rawls, Grammy Award-winning singer, film, television, and commercial actor, member of the group The Soul Stirrers, and Capitol Records artist (1962-1971), is born Louis Allen Rawls in Chicago, Illinois

1946 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flip side, is #4 on the Pop singles chart
1947 - Kay Starr, with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (Dick Anderson on clarinet, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Red Norvo on vibraphones, Arnold Ross on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Jack Turner on drums) records the tracks "I Haven't Changed A Thing", "There Ain't No Sweet Man", "That's Worth The Salt Of My Tears", "Snuggled On Your Shoulder", "Between A Kiss And A Sigh", "Don't Let Your Love Go Wrong", "Steady Daddy", "Please Love Me", and "Believe It, Beloved" at a session for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California. "I Haven't Changed A Thing", "Between A Kiss And A Sigh", and "Believe It, Beloved" went unissued until released as part of Mosaic Records' 1997 box set "Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions"
1964 - Buck Owens records the tracks "Cryin' Time" and "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" for Capitol Recods
1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Dear Lonely Hearts", with "Who's Next In Line" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - Merle Haggard records the track "Swingin' Doors" for Capitol Records
1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Endlessly", with "Happy Memories" on the flip side is #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1978 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' compilation "The Beatles Collection as a limited edition with only 3,000 copies made.

1896 - Ray Henderson, composer and partner in the songwriting team DeSylva, Brown and Henderson with future Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva, is born Raymond Brost in Buffalo, New York
1957 - Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole hosts the 64th and final episode of "The Nat King Cole Show", a 15-minute weekly variety show on NBC-TV. The series is cancelled because the network, and the show's producers, can't find any national advertisers willing to sponsor it due to Cole's race.
1960 - Future Capitol Records artist Bobby Darin marries actress Sandra Dee in a private ceremony at 3:00 AM
1979 - Kenny Rogers' United Artists Records single "Coward Of The County", with "I Want To Make You Smile" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company

1879 - Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, "H.M.S. Pinafore", opens with Arthur Sullivan conducted the orchestra while William Gilbert plays the role of a sailor in the chorus
1924 - George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" opens at The Liberty Theatre in New York City starring Fred and Adele Astaire and will run for 330 performances

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