Tuesday, September 01, 2009


60 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Capitol Records artist Dean Martin marries his second wife, Jeanne Biegger, a former Orange Bowl Queen
55 Years Ago Today In 1954 - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (Cat Anderson, Willie Cook, Ray Nance, Clark Terry, and Gerald Wilson on trumpet; Quentin Jackson and Britt Woodman on trombone; John Sanders on valve trombone; Russell Procope on alto saxophone and clarinet; Rick Henderson on alto saxophone; Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone; Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and tenor saxophone; Harry Carney on baritone saxophone and baritone clarinet; Duke Ellington on piano; Wendell Marshall on bass; Dave Black on drums; and Ralph Collier on conga) record the tracks "Smile", "Echo Tango", "If I Give My Heart To You", "Chile Bowl", and "Bakiff" at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with producer Dave Dexter, Jr.
1955 - Judy Garland records the tracks "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe" and "While We're Young" (with choral introduction of "This Is The Time Of The Evening" by Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe), with an orchestra conducted by Jack Cathcart, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California
50 Years Ago Today In 1959 - Frank Sinatra, Maurice Chevalier and chorus record the track "Montmart" with arranger and conductor Nelson Riddle in Studio A in The Capitol Tower Studios
1960 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "Ol' MacDonald", "Sentimental Baby" and "Blue Moon" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra (Buddy Collette, Chuck Gentry, William Green, Plas Johnson, and Willie Schwartz on reeds; Carroll Lewis, Vito “Mickey” Mangano, George Seaberg, and Clarence “Shorty” Sherock on trumpet; George Arus, Gil Martin, Tommy Pederson, and Thomas Shepard on trombone; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Kurt Dieterle, Jacques Gasselin, Louis Kaufman, Murray Kellner, Joseph Livoti, Mischa Russell, Gerald Vinci, and William Weiss on violin; Alvin Dinkin and Stanley Harris on viola; Ossip Giskin, Armand Kaproff, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello; Bill Milleron piano; Joe Comfort on bass; Irv Cottler on drums; Al Viola on guitar; Emil Richards on percussion; and Kathryn Julye on harp) and producer Dave Cavanuaugh
25 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Tina Turner's Capitol Records single “What’s Love Got To Do With It?", with "Rock 'N' Roll Widow" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 Singles chart
1986 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' single "California Dreamin'" with "Lady Liberty" on the flip side
1990 - Poison's Enigma Records single distributed by Capitol Records single "Unskinny Bop", with "Swamp Juice" on the flip side, peaks at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

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