Monday, January 14, 2008

JANUARY 14, 2008

1917 - Billy Butterfield, trumpeter, fluglehorn player, cornetist, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born Charles William Butterfield in Middletown, Ohio
1937 - Billie Jo Spears, singer and Capitol Records artist (1968-1975) and United Records artist (1975-1980), is born Billie Jean Spears in Beaumont, Texas
1938 - Jack Jones, son of actor and singer Allan Jones, singer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1959 album "Jack Jones In Love"), is born John Allan Jones in Hollywood, California
1949 - Maury Muehleisen, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1970), is born in Trenton, New Jersey
1969 - Dave Grohl, drummer, composer, member of the group Nirvana and the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born David Eric Grohl in Warren, Ohio

1946 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, John Anderson, Russ Burgher, and Bob Lymperis on trumpet; Freddie Zito, Ray Klein, Milt Kabak on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass 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; Ralph Collier on drums; and June Christy and Gene Howard on vocals) record the tracks "All The Time" (vocal by Howard, Solos by Musso and Kenton), "That's The Least You Can Do" (Vocal by Howard), "Intermission Riff" (solos by Kenton, Safranski, Musso, and Musulli), and "Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days, One Hour Blues" (with vocals by Christy and solos by Mussulli and Musso) at Radio Recorders studios in Hollywood, California
1950 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae record the track "Dearie" which will be released by Capitol Records as a single (858)with "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday" on the flip side and enter Billboard's Pop singles chart on March 3, 1950 where it will last for 11 weeks and peak at #12
1956 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Memories Are Made Of This", with "Change Of Heart" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Pop singles chart
1958 - Faron Young begins three straight days of sessions at his only time recording at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, recording tracks for his second album "The Object of My Affection", with producer Ken Nelson and Buck Owens on guitar
1958 - Arranger and songwriter Johnny Richards (with Al Stewart, Johnny Bello, Burt Collins, and Ray Copeland on trumpet; Jimmy Cleveland, Jim Dahl, and Billy Byers on trombone; Julius Watkins on french horn; Jay McAllister on tuba; Gene Quill on alto saxophone; Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone; Billy Slapin on baritone saxophone and piccolo; Shelly Gold on bass saxophone; Bob Pancoast on piano; Chet Amsterdam on bass; Jimmy Campbell on drums; and Joe Venuto on percussion) records tracks in New York City for his Capitol Records album "Experiments In Sound"
1960 - Nat "King" Cole performs live at The Sands in Las Vegas. The show is recorded and highlights are released by Capitol Records as Cole's album "Nat King Cole At The Sands" in 1966
1968 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Sing Me Back Home", with "Good Times" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks appears on "Sesame Street"

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