Sunday, September 21, 2008

SEPTEMBER 21, 2008

1944 - Capitol Records Distribution Company is formed
1964 - Capitol Records releases Peter and Gordon's single "I Don't Want to See You Again", written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, with "I Would Buy You Presents" on the flip side
1969 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Tall Dark Strangers", with "Sing That Kind Of A Song" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1995 - Blind Melon make their second and final appearance on “Late Show With David Letterman”, performing "Galaxie", exactly 1 month before lead singer Shannon Hoon dies of an overdose on October 21, 1995
1999 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' compilation albums "The Greatest Hits Vol. 1: 20 Good Vibrations" and "Greatest Hits Vol. 2 - 20 More Good Vibrations". EMI International also releases The Beach Boys' double CD compliation "Original Gold"
1999 - Capitol Records releases The Chipmunks' compilation CD "Greatest Christmas Hits" and Alvin And The Chipmunk's compilation CD "Greatest Hits - Still Squeaky After All These Years"
5 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Dierks Bentley's debut Capitol Records Nashville single "What Was I Thinkin'", with "Whiskey Tears" included on the Enhanced CD Single, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts where it will stay for 2 weeks
5 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Jon Mattox, Albie Dunbar, and Sebastian Sheehan of the band Laughing With Lulu, master tracks for their album "In" at The Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California. Jon Mattox's blog has some great photos from that day inside The Tower.
2004 - Capitol Records releases Skye Sweetnam's album "Noise From The Basement"
2004 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Keith Urban's album "Be Here"

1956 - Bassist Paul Chambers, with Donald Byrd on trumpet, John Coltrane on tenor sax, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Horace Silver on piano, and Philly Joe Jones on drums record the tracks "Omicron", "Whims Of Chambers", "Nita", "We Six", "Dear Ann", "Tale Of The Fingers", and "Just For The Love" for Chambers' Blue Note Records album "Whims Of Chambers" at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey with recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder and producer Alfred Lion. Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1974 - Walter Brennan, singer, television and three-time Oscar winning motion picture actor, and Liberty Records artist (best remembered for the single "Old Rivers" with "The Epic Ride Of John H. Glenn" on the flip side), dies from emphysema in Oxnard, California at age 80 and is later interred in San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Los Angeles. Liberty Records catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
2004 - Angel Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases Chet Baker's compilation albums "Chet Baker Big Band", "Chet Baker Ensemble", "Chet Baker Sextet", "Chet Baker Sings and Plays", and "Chet Baker - Prince of Cool"

1912 - Chuck Jones, animator, animation director, and animation studio owner, is born Charles Martin Jones in in Spokane, Washington

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