Monday, August 25, 2008

AUGUST 25, 2008

100 Years Ago Today In 1908 - Ray John Heindorf, composer, conductor (conducted the orchestra for the Capitol Records soundtrack album "Streetcar Named Desire" in 1951) orchestrator and Capitol Records recording artist (the single, "Four Deuces" with "Streetcar" on the flip side, is Heindorf's first record released under his own name), is born in Haverstraw, New York
1946 - Steve Buckley, marketing and sales agent for United Artists (1977-1978) and Capitol Records (1978-1984) at the Washington, D.C. branch before becoming Regional Promotions Manager in Miami and then A&R manager for Black Music at The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, is born Steve T. Buckley III in Little Rock, Arkansas and is currently married to Hazel Payne, former member of Capitol Records recording group A Taste Of Honey

1950 - Nat "King" Cole And His Trio, with arranger Pete Rugolo conducting the orchestra, (unknown except for Shelly Manne on drums), and the vocal group The Judd Conlin Rhythmaires (Conlin, Mac McLean, Charlie Parletto, Loulie Jean Norman & Gloria Wood) record the tracks "Make Believe Land" and "Get To Gettin'" (with Jack Costanzo on bongos} as well as the tracks "Little Christmas Tree" (with additional vocals by The Singing Pussycats) and "Frosty The Snowman" (with additiona vocals by The Singing Pussycats), and "Song of Delilah" with Dave Barbour conducting the orchestra at Capitol Records' (formerly KHJ's) studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California
1957 - Kid Ory starts two straight days of sessions to record tracks that will appear on his albums "Song Of The Wanderer" and "Dance With Kid Ory Or Just Listen"
50 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Fever", with "You Don't Know" on the flip side, peaks at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1969 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's debut album "On Time"
1979 - The Knack's Capitol Records single "My Sharona" hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1979 - Stan Kenton, pianist, band leader and Capitol Records artist dies at age 67 of complications of a stroke, at Midway Hospital in Hollywood, California which he had entered on August 17, 1979 after the stroke
1992 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album "Beyond The Season"
1999 - Boots Faye (born Grace Eloise Tartsch), singer and Capitol Records recording artist, dies at age 75, three days before her 76th birthday

1930 - Sean Connery, motion picture actor, is born Thomas Sean Connery in Edinburgh, Scotland

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