Sunday, December 06, 2009

DECEMBER 6, 2009

1923 - Jim Eanes, singer, songwriter, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1951), is born either James Robert Eanes or Homer Robert Eanes in Danville, Virginia. If anyone knows for sure what Jim's birth name is, please leave a comment.
1938 - Frankie Beverly, vocalist with the Capitol Records band Maze is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1945 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "The Christmas Song" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Leadbelly (born Huddie William Ledbetter), guitarist, songwriter, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1946), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka "Lou Gehrig's Disease") in New York City, New York at age 60
45 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter is inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul" and single "We Can Work It Out" with "Day Tripper" on the flip side
1968 - The Beatles' self titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album"), distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold in by the R.I.A.A.
15 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records compilation album "Live at the BBC" in the United States
2000 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks is divorced from his wife Sandy

1966 - Johnny Richards (with Burt Coillins, Jerry Kail, Ray Copeland, Nat Pavone, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Bill Watrous, Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre or Mickey Gravine on trombone; Ray Starling on mellophonium; Don Butterfield on tuba; Arnie Lawrence on alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone; Joel Kaye on baritone saxiphone and piccolo; Johnny Campo on bass saxophone; Johnny Knapp on piano; Chet Amsterdam on bass; Ronnie Bedford on drums; Steve Little and Chino Pozo on percussion) begins two days of sessions (the next will be on December 8, 1966) at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York recording tracks for his Roulette album "AQUI SE HABLA ESPANOL (SPANISH SPOKEN HERE)". Roulette's catalog is currently managed by Blue Note Records and owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
25 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Paul McCartney’s film "Give My Regards to Broad Street" and George Harrison’s film "A Private Function" are released
1988 - Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, guitarist, 1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Virgin Records America artist, dies of a heart attack while visiting his mother in Hendersonville, Tennessee at age 52 after losing 50 pounds from a crash diet he went on before the release of his upcoming Virging Records America album "Mystery Girl". All the artwork had been approved the day before so the album was released on schedule. At the direction of his wife, Barbara, Orbison is interred on December 15, 1988 at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Virgin Records is now owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.

1896 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist (including "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Nice Work if You Can Get It", "Love Walked In", and many other standards that have been recorded by many Capitol Records artists and others), older brother of, and partner with, composer George Gershwin, is born Israel Gershovitz in New York City, New York

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