Wednesday, May 06, 2009

MAY 6, 2009

1945 - Bob Seger, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Grammy award winning (and multi-platinum selling) Capitol artist, is born Robert Clark Seger in Ann Arbor, Michigan

1944 - Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Long Ago (And Far Away)" debuts at #7 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet", with orchestra conducted by Dick Walters, debuts at #10
1950 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae with Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Dearie" is #16 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1950 - Ray Anthony records the track "The Man With The Horn" which will be released as a single by Capitol Records
1957 - Capitol Records releases Judy Garland's album "Alone". The sessions were produced by Voyle Gilmore with arrangements by Gordon Jenkins, who also conducted the orchestra and chorus.
1958 - Bobby Hackett (on cornet, with Pepe Moreale on piano, John Giuffrida [aka John Giuff] on bass, and Buzzy Drootin on drums) records the live tracks "C'est Magnifique", "Spring, Beautiful Spring", "All Of You", and "Rosalie" at The Embers in New York City, New York. The tracks will later be released by Capitol Records on Hackett's album "At The Embers".
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - On the Associated Rediffusion UK TV special "Around The Beatles", the band lip synchs, in front of a live audience, to tracks pre-recorded on April 19, 1964. The performance includes the tracks "Can't Buy Me Love"; "I Wanna Be Your Man"; "Long Tall Sally"; a medley that used "Love Me Do", "Please Please Me", "From Me To You", "She Loves You", and "I Want to Hold Your Hand"; "Roll Over Beethoven"; "Shout"; and "Twist and Shout". They also perform a comedy sketch based on "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
1970 - Paul McCartney's Apple Records album "McCartney", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, peaks at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Things Aren't Funny Anymore" is #1 on the U.S. Country Singles chart
1988 - Pink Floyd's fans rip apart one of the band's flying pigs that descends on them at the first of two concerts at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts
1990 - Dan Seals' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Love On Arrival" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1992 - Marlene Dietrich, motion picture actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist, dies in Paris, France at age 90 of old age.
15 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Lisa Marie Presley divorces her first husband, Danny Keough
2003 - Capitol Records reissues Warren Zevon's 1969 Imperial Records album "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
5 Years Ago Today In 2004 - Barney Kessel, guitarist, arranger, writer, record producer, session artist on many Billy May and Mel Torme Capitol Records tracks, and member of The Oscar Peterson Trio, dies of brain cancer in San Diego, California at age 80
2006 - Pink Floyd's Capitol Records album "Dark Side Of The Moon" reaches 1,500 weeks on the Billboard charts

90 Years Ago Today In 1919 - L. Frank Baum, writer of "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" and a series of sequel books, dies at age 63. He is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. Capitol Records would record a 3 disc 78 rpm album of "Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz", featuring Rosemary Rice, in 1948.
1970 - Al Jarvis, DJ (show: 'Jivin' With Jarvis), who would broadcast from Wallichs' Music City in Hollywood and was great friends with Capitol Records co-founder Glenn Wallichs, dies in Newport Beach, California at 60

1915 - Orson Welles, Broadway, radio, motion picture and television actor, director and writer, is born George Orson Welles
1930 - The first "Looney Tunes" cartoon short, "Sinkin' In The Bathtub" featuring Bosko and his girlfriend Honey, is shown at The Warner Theatre in New York City
1937 - The Hindenburg explodes over Lakeland Naval Air Station in New Jersey and is captured on film by amateur George Willens, a Detroit printing company owner, and a audio description is given by NBC Radio’s Herbert Morrison, whose live on-site transcription of the tragedy and its immediate aftermath, was broadcast coast to coast on both the NBC Red and NBC Blue networks
1963 - The Beatle's single "From Me To You", backed with "Thank You Girl" on the flip side, was released on Vee-Jay Records
1965 - Keith Richards, along with Mick Jagger, begin work on the track "Satisfaction" in their Clearwater, Florida hotel room after Richards, who had gotten a new Gibson fuzzbox, dreams the opening riff

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