Thursday, April 09, 2009

APRIL 9, 2009

1920 - Art Van Damme, accordianist, bandleader (Art Van Damme Quintet), Capitol Records artist (the Quintet accompanied The Dinning Sisters on their Capitol Records single "Buttons And Bows"), is born in Norway, Michigan

1942- Papers signed on March 27, 1942 by George G. DeSylva, John Mercer, and Glenn E. Wallichs, before Los Angeles county and California state Notary Public Leta Niccum to acknowledge that they have executed articles of incorporation for Liberty Records, Inc., are stamped "FILED" with the state of California. The three will apply for a Certificate of Amendment on May 27, 1942, again before Ms. Niccum, to change the name of the corporation to Capitol Records, Inc. Those papers will be stamped "FILED" with the state of California on June 1, 1942.
1955 - Les Baxter's Capitol Records single "Unchained Melody", with "Medic" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1956 - Local Disc Jockey Sherrif Tex Davis takes Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps to record the demo of "Be-Bop-A-Lula" at radio station WCMS' studios in Nashville, Tennessee as well as demos for "Race With The Devil" and "I Sure Miss You". Davis sends the demos to Capitol's A&R man and producer Ken Nelson who will set up a recording session at Owen Bradley's Nashville studio on May 4th, 1956 which will produce the released single version of "Be-Bop-A-Lula".
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records is granted an injunction restraining Vee Jay Records from further manufacturing, distributing or advertising recordings by The Beatles
1973 - Apple Records, with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States, releases Paul McCartney And Wings' single "My Love" from their album "Red Rose Speedway" with "The Mess" on the flip side
1983 - The Tubes' Capitol Records single "She's A Beauty", with "When You're Ready To Come" on the flip side, enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1990 - Capitol Records releases Lacy J. Dalton's album "Lacy J."

1951 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland begins a 4 week appearance at The London Palladium in London, England
5 Years Ago Today In 2004 - Nick and Mary Yankovic, the parents of former Capitol Records artist "Weird Al" Yankovic, die of carbon monoxide poisoning in their Fallbrook, Calif., home. Their accidental deaths are caused by a fire burning without an open flue.

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