Saturday, September 26, 2009

SEPTEMBER 26, 2009

1967 - Shannon Hoon, lead singer and harmonica, kazoo and acoustic guitar player with the Capitol Records band Blind Melon, is born Richard Shannon Hoon in Lafayette, Indiana

1955 - Capitol Records releases Judy Garland's debut album for the label, "Miss Show Business"
1961 - Buck Owens records the track "You're For Me" which Capitol Records will release as a single on November 5, 1962 with "House Down The Block" on the flip side
1962 - The Kingston Trio record the track "The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)" for their Capitol Records album "New Frontier". Ten years later Roberta Flack would cover the song.
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Only You (Can Break My Heart)", with "Gonna Have Love" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1966 - Dobie Gray, singer and songwriter, signs with Capitol Records
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The Beatles' last recorded studio album "Abbey Road" is released by Apple Records and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1970 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "It's Only Make Believe", with "Pave You Way Into Tomorrow" on the flip side, enters the U.S. Country singles charts where it will peak at #3
35 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Apple Records releases John Lennon's album "Walls And Bridges" with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States
1993 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Ain't Goin' Down (Till The Sun Comes Up)" with "Kickin' And Screamin'" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1995 - Capitol Records releases Jill Sobule's track "Supermodel", from the original motion picture soundtrack album for the film "Clueless" (also released by the label), as a 7" jukebox 45rpm single with The Smoking Pope's track "Need You Around" (also on the soundtrack album) as the flip side
1995 - Capitol Records Nashville releases John Berry's album "O Holy Night"
1995 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's compilation CD set "The Capitol Years"
1997 - A memorial service is held for one time Capitol Records artist Jimmy Witherspoon at the True Vine Baptist Church1437 in Inglewood, California
2000 - Capitol Records releases the Frank Sinatra box set, "Frank Sinatra - Concepts", which contains all 16 of Sinatra's Capitol Concepts albums digitally remastered and replaces the previous, limited-run, wooden "Concepts" box
2003 - Robert Palmer (born Robert Allen Palmer), lead singer of the Capitol Records group Power Station, dies in Paris, France of a heart attack at the age of 54. He is later interred at the cemetery in city where he resided at the time, Lugano, Switzerland.
5 Years Ago Today In 2004 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "Days Go By" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts, becoming his fifth #1
2006 - Sean Lennon appears on "The Late Show with David Letterman" to promote his new album "Friendly Fire" whose release has been delayed to October 3 from it's original September 26 date
2006 - Capitol Records releases: Saosin's self-titled album as a standard CD and as a CD and DVD set that includes videos of songs on the album; the soundtrack to the motion picture "The U.S. VS John Lennon"; Peggy Lee's compilation album "Christmas With Peggy Lee"; and re-releases George Harrison's "Living In A Material World" as a digitally remastered CD and as a CD and DVD set that includes a live performance of "Give Me Love" as well as a rare photos that play to other songs
2006 - Capitol Jazz re-releases, as part of its "The Great Jazz Vocal Collection", Dinah Shore and Andre Previn's Capitol Records album "Dinah Sings Previn Plays", June Christy's Capitol Records album "The Intimate Miss Christy", Sue Raney's Capitol Records album "All By Myself", Irene Kral and Herb Pomeroy's United Artists album "The Band And I", and Julie London's Liberty Records album "Around Midnight". Capitol Jazz is a Blue Note label, which is currently a subsidiary of Capitol Records. The Liberty and United Artists catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Records.

1928 - Julie London, singer, motion picture and television actress, wife first to actor and television producer Jack Webb and then to actor, record producer, composer and pianist Bobby Troupe, and Liberty Records artist, is born Julie Peck in Santa Rosa, California
1956 - Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Blueberry Hill" enters Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart where it will eventually reach # 4. Imperial's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
40 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Drummer Elvin Jones, with Joe Farrell on tenor saxophone, flute and english horn, George Coleman on tenor saxophone, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Wilbur Little on bass, and Candido Camero on congas, records the tracks "Mr. Jones", "Yes" without Camero, "Agappe Love", "Whew" without Adams and Camero, and "Agenda", at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, with producer Francis Wolff and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder. The tracks would appear on Jones' Blue Note Records albums "Mr. Jones" and "Polycurrents". Blue Notes catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records
1972 - Ras Kass, singer, rapper and Priority Records artist, is born in Los Angeles, California. Priority Records is currently owned by Capitol Records.
2006 - EMI Classics releases Paul McCartney's fourth classical album "Ecce Cor Meum"

1887 - Emile Berliner, a German immigrant living in Washington, D.C., patents a disk recording device that makes mass production of phonograph records feasible. He will later license the patent in the U.K. to The Gramophone Corporation which would become EMI. They would in turn license the use of their logo "His Master's Voice" to Berliner to use in the United States. Berliner's company would later become RCA.
1898 - George Gershwin, composer, is born Jacob Gershowitz in Brooklyn, New York
1962 - "The Beverly Hillbillies" debuts on CBS-TV and will air 274 episodes over 9 seasons. It is also series co-star (Ellie Mae Clampett) Donna Douglas' 29th birthday. Douglas has also had a role on an episode of "The Twilight Zone" and co-stars with Elvis Presely in the motion picture "Frankie And Johnny".
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - "Gilligan's Island" debuts on CBS-TV and will air 98 episodes over 3 seasons

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