Friday, June 05, 2009

JUNE 5, 2009

1895 - William Boyd, (aka Hopalong Cassidy) television and movie actor and Capitol Children's Records artist, is born William Lawrence Boyd in Hendrysburg, Ohio. Dinobil has created a great fan site with images and letters sent him by Boyd and his fans as well as links to many other Hopalong Cassidy fan sites.
1947 - Tom Evans, bass player and vocalist in the Capitol Records band Badfinger, is born in Liverpool, England
1953 - Nico McBrain, drummer for the Capitol Records group Iron Maiden, is born Michael Henry McBain in Hackeny, London, England. McBrain keeps a tour diary on Iron Maiden's Official Website.

1942 - With Johnny Mercer producing, Paul Whitman and His Orchestra (Monty Kelly, Larry Neil, Billy Butterfield, and Don Waddilove on trumpet; Skip Layton and Murray McEachern on trombone; Alvy West, Danny d'Andrea, Lenny Hartman, King Guion, and Tommy Mace on saxophone;, Buddy Weed on piano; Mike Pingitore on guitar; Art Shapiro on bass; Lou Paino on drums) back Martha Tilton on the track "Serenade in Blue" at Radio Recorders' studios in Los Angeles. Then, using arrangements by Jimmy Mundy, the band record the tracks "I Found A New Baby", "The General Jumped At Dawn" (the A and B sides respectively of Capitol 101 - the label's first single release) and, with vocals by The Mellowaires, "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo". The Red Hot Jazz site has an informative page on Whiteman as well as links to audio files of the Whiteman tracks recorded this day.
1948 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, The Pied Pipers' Capitol Records single "My Happiness" enters the top 20 at #9, The Sportsmen's a cappella Capitol Records single "You Can't Be True, Dear" is #15, Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Mañana" is #18, and Jack Smith and The Clark Sisters' Capitol Records single "Baby Face" is #19
55 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single 'If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" is #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart" is #7, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love" is #8, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "The Man Upstairs" is #10, and Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Three Coins In A Fountain" enters the top 20 at #16
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" (written by Willie Nelson) is #12 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Wanda Jackson records the tracks "Slippin'" and "Violet And A Rose" at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Ken Nelson for her Capitol Records album "Wanda Jackson Sings Country Songs"
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - A limited pressing of a 45 rpm single used to promote The Beatles for Hollywood radio station KFWB and Wallichs' Music City is released by Capitol Records. It has an interview on side 1 and "You Can't Do That" on the flip side. Copies of this disc have been valued for as much as $2250 with the original mailer.
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records releases The Applejacks single "Like Dreamers Do" (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) with "Everybody Fall Down" on the flip side
1966 - The promotional film for The Beatles Capitol Records single "Paperback Writer" gets its first showing when it's played on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show"
1968 - The Beatles record the track "Don't Pass Me By" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England for their Apple Records album "The Beatles" which will be distributed in the United States by Capitol Records
1971 - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention are recorded live at a performance at the Fillmore East on this night and the next, some of which will appear on the Plastic Ono Band's album "Sometime In New York City" and on Zappa's album "Fillmore East, June 1971"
1976 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's first single "Have A Dream On Me" with "Gotta Lotta Love" on the flip side
1983 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records album "Rio" peaks at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums charts
20 Years Ago Today In 1989 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's album "Flowers In The Dirt"
10 Years Ago Today In 1999 - Mel Tormé, singer, songwriter, drummer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist is pronounced dead at 1:45AM at UCLA Medical Center, Westwood, California where he had been rushed after having breathing problems at his home in Beverly Hills, California
2001 - Capitol Records releases Radiohead's fifth album "Amnesiac"
2007 - Capitol Records releases Poison's album "Poison'd"

1961 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Travelin' Man" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, Gene McDaniels' Liberty Records single "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" is #8, The Fleetwoods' Dolton Records (distributed by Liberty Records) single "Tragedy" is #11, Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Hello Mary Lou" (written by Gene Pitney and the flip side of "Travelin' Man") is #14, Ernie K-Doe's Minit Records single "Mother-In-Law" is #19, Steve Lawrence's United Artists Records single "Portrait Of My Love" is #30, and Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus' United Artists Records single "Never On A Sunday" is #38. Imperial, Liberty, Dolton, Minit, and United Artists Records' catalogs are currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

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