Friday, August 29, 2008

AUGUST 29, 2008

1954 - Dave Cavanaugh, A&R Representative for Capitol Records, announces that The Four Keys, formerly with Aladdin Records, have been signed to Capitol.
1955 - Judy Garland, with an orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart, records the track "Carolina In The Morning", for her Capitol Records album "Miss Show Business", at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California
1965 - Capitol Records president Alan Livingston presents The Beatles Gold records for their soundtrack album "Help!" at the end of a press conference that was recorded for possible use as a promotiona record, and also filmed. Later that night, The Beatles perform the first of two concerts at The Hollywood Bowl that happen over two consecutive nights. Recordings of some of these performances will appear when Capitol Records releases "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" in 1977.
1966 - The Beatles perform their last live concert in the United States with a show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The last song was "Long Tall Sally." At Paul McCartney's request, the audio of the show was recorded to tape.
2006 - The limited 40th Anniversary edition of The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" is due in stores in both a 2 disc green vinyl version and a CD/DVD set with extras.

1952- Don Schlitz, country/western songwriter (including "The Gambler" and "The Greatest" for Liberty and Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Kenny Rogers and the Broadway musical "The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer"), is born in Durham, North Carolina
40 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Dean Martin's father, Gaetano "Guy" Crocetti, dies at age 73

1 comment:

Buzz Stephens said...

Speaking of Judy Garland, this weekend at The Judy Garland Experience, and in honor of the Tennis Tournament, they will be featuring the complete performance of one of Judy's concerts at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium from the mid sixties.
There will also be a rare late 40's rehearsal recording, as well as lots of other rarities and goodies.
If you are not familiar with The Judy Garland Experience you should stop by and check it out.
The group has Garland fan's, friend's, family members, and more. There are also spectacular photographs and a never ending supply of the rarest Judy audio treats anywhere.
Here is the link: