Monday, September 20, 2010

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

1911 - Frank DeVol, bandleader, songwriter, television theme song and score composer, arranger, and Capitol Records artist is born Frank Denny De Vol in Moundsville, West Virginia

55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford records the tracks "Sixteen Tons" and "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry" with Jack Fascinato conducting the studio orchestra at Capitol Records' Melrose studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release both tracks together as a single on October 17, 1955.
1963 - Judy Garland sings the song "Fly Me To the Moon (In Other Words)" live for her CBS television show and a recording of the performance will appear on her Capitol Records album "Just For Openers"
1973 - Former Capitol Records artists, singer and guitarist Jim Croce (who recorded for Capitol as part of a duo with his wife Ingrid Croce), age 30, and guitarist and pianist Maury Muehleisen, age 24, are killed in a small commercial airplane when it crashes in Natchitoches, Louisiana along with Jim's road manager Dennis Rast, his booking agent Ken Cortese, the opening act comedian George Stevens, and the pilot Robert Newton Elliott
1988 - Freddie Jackson's Capitol Records album "Don't Let Love Slip Away" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1988 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Open Up And Say Ahh!" is certified Multi-Platinum by the R.I.A.A. for selling 2 million copies
1996 - Paul Weston (born Paul Wetstein, aka pianist Jonathan Edwards), arranger, conductor, composer, band leader, creator of "Mood Music", Capitol Records' first music director and musical director for many movies, radio and television shows and specials, a founder and first national president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, a founder of Corinthian Records, Capitol Records artist, and husband of Capitol Records artist Jo Stafford, dies at age 84 in Santa Monica, California and memorial services were later held at Church Of The Good Shepherd, 505 N. Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills, California
5 Years Ago Today In 12005 - Capitol Records Nashville announces that their recording artist Trace Adkins was released from the hospitol four days after undergoing emergency surgery for an abdominal inflammatory infection

1948 - Future Capitol Records artists The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan, Don Barbour, Ross Barbour, and Hal Kratzsch) perform at their first professional booking when they appear at the "113 Club" in Fort Wayne, Indiana
1953 - Ricci James Martin, actor and son of Capitol Records artist Dean Martin and his wife Jeanne Martin, is born
1967 - Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, sons of actor and Imperial Records artist Rick Nelson and actress Kristin Harmon, are born Matthew Gray Nelson and Gunnar Eric Nelson in Santa Monica, California. Both were involved in the production of their father's Capitol Records box set "Legacy".
1987 - Dan Seals' EMI America Records single "Three Time Loser", with "On The Front Line" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group

90 Years Ago Today In 1920 - Jay Ward, animator, animation director and producer, and animation studio owner, is born J Troplong Ward in Berekely, California
1973 - The Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California opens with headliner Neil Young

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