Monday, June 02, 2008

JUNE 2, 2008

1924 - Carl Butler, singer, songwriter, Capitol Records country artist (1951-1953) and part of the recording duo Carl & Pearl Butler, is born Carl Roberts Butler in Knoxville, Tennessee

1945 - The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Dream" (with "Tabby The Cat" on the flip side) is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Johnnie Johnston (with Orchestra conducted by Paul Baron)'s Capitol Records single "Laura" (with "There Must Be A Way" on the flip side) is #6, and Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, and The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Candy" (with Johnny Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flip side) is #7
1966 - The Beatles begin sessions for the track "I Want To Tell You" in Abbey Road Studios, in London, England. The track will appear on their album Capitol Records album "Revolver"
1966 - Carl Wilson and session musicians (Diane Rovell [leader], Hal Blaine, Charles Britz, William Pitman, Don Randi, Lyle Ritzare) record tracks for the song "Inspiration" for The Beach Boys' album "Smile" at Western Recorders in Los Angeles. The album will never be released by Capitol Records.
1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Buck Owens In London"
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings' Apple Records single "Band On The Run", with "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five" on the flip side and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1990 - Jack Guilford (born Jacob Aaron Gellman), Broadway, motion picture and television actor (probably best remembered for his 10 year run of pantomime performances in Cracker Jacks commercials), singer, and Capitol Records artist (on the original Broadway cast album for the musical "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"), dies of stomach cancer at his home in Greenwich Village, New York at age 81.
10 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Suzy Bogguss' single "Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt" with "When I Run" on the flip side

1941 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is born Charles Robert Watts in Islington (a suburb of London), England
1952 - Judy Garland marries Sid Luft who, at the time, was her manager
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "Any Time At All", "When I Get Home", and "Things We Said Today" in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, in London England which will be released by United Artists Records as part of the soundtrack album for their UA movie "A Hard Day's Night". Capitol Records will later acquire U.S. Distribution rights to the album when EMI buys United Artists Records catalog.
1965 - Director Dick Lester (who directed The Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" the year before)'s film "The Knack (And How To Get It)" premieres at the London Pavillion Cinema with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr among the celebrities in attendance. The film's title will later become the inspiration for the Capitol Records band The Knack.
1969 - Arranger Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra (Larry McGuire, Jay Daversa, Paul Hubinon on trumpet; Lester Robinson, Frank Strong, Thurman Green on trombone; Alexander Thomas on bass trombone; Arthur Maebe on french horn; Henry DeVega, Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone; William Green on flute and piccalo; Ernie Watts on tenor saxophone, flute and piccalo; Hadley Caliman, Harold Land on tenor saxophone; Richard Aplanalp on baritone saxophone; Bobby Hutcherson on vibes; Richard Holmes on organ; George Duke on piano; Bob West on electric bass; and Carl Lott on drums), with producer Richard Bock and engineer Lanky Linstrot, record the tracks "Equinox", "Aquarius", and "Celestial Soul" for the Pacific Jazz Records label at Liberty Studios on Third Street near Robertson Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's bed-in, which started May 26 at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, ends

1904 - Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer and actor (MGM's Tarzan series) Johnny Weissmuller is born János Weißmüller in Freidorf, Austro-Hungary (present-day Timişoara)
1990 - Actor Rex Harrison (born Reginald Carey Harrison) dies of pancreatic cancer in New York City, New York at age 82

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