Saturday, September 25, 2010

SEPTEMBER 25, 2010

1966 - Capitol Records artist Donna Loren appears on the NBC-TV series "The Monkees" in the episode "Everywhere A Shiek, Shiek"
1967 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "It Takes People Like You" with "You Left Her Lonely Too Long" on the flip side
1974 - Andy Kim's Capitol Records single "Rock Me Gently", with "Rock Me Gently Part II" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1976 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's second single "I Thank God She Isn't Mine" with "I'll Keep On Lovin' You" on the flip side
1976 - Captiol Records group Wings raises $50,000 when it plays a benefit concert for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy
1982 - The Steve Miller Band's Capitol Records single "Abracadabra" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1993 - Apple and Capitol Records artist George Harrison makes guest appearances on "The Simpsons" along with David Crosby
2002 - Capitol Records releases a 24 bit digitally remastered CD of Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's "Stanger In Town" album
2002 - Masanori Sasaji & L. A. Allstars start the first of two straight days of recording sessions for their album "Afro Blue" in front of a live audience, using the combined space of Studio A and B at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California by opening the retractable walls
5 Years Ago Today In 2005 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville album "Golden Road" is certified triple platinum by the R.I.A.A.

1957 - Roulette release Frankie Lymon's first solo single, "My Girl". Roulette's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1963 - The Jazz Crusaders (Wayne Henderson on trombone, Wilton Felder on tenor saxophone, Joe Sample on piano, Bobby Haynes on bass, and Stix Hooper on drums) record the tracks "Mr. Sandman", "Some Samba", and with Joe Sample on electric piano, "Stix March" for their Pacific Jazz album "Heat Wave" at the Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California with producer and recording engineer Richard Bock on to four track masters. Pacific Jazz's library is currently owned by Capitol Records and re-issued by Blue Note Records.
45 Years Ago Today In 1965 - ABC-TV debuts the King Features Syndicate cartoon series "The Beatles"
1969 - With its final acquisition of Northern Songs and Lenmac Enterprises Ltd., which is started on May 5, 1969, Associated Television (ATV) gains control of almost all of the Lennon-McCartney song catalog
1977 - Kenny Rogers' United Artists single "Daytime Friends", with "We Don't Make Love Anymore" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
20 Years Ago Today In 1990 - Dave Grohl, former drummer of the Washington, D.C. band Scream and future guitarist of the Capitol Records band Foo Fighters, joins the band Nirvana
1991 - Saffron Sahara, daughter of Simon LeBon (best known as the lead singer of the Capitol Records group Duran Duran) and his wife Yasmin Parvenah, is born
2001 - Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God Gave Me Everything" by Mick Jagger are released to digital retailers via Liquid Audio. They will be the first downloadable singles that The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will agree to accept for Grammy consideration.

1639 - The first printing press in the English colonies in North America begins operation at The Cambridge Press in New England
320 Years Ago Today In 1690 - "Publick Occurrences", the first newspaper published in America, is printed by Richard Pierce and edited by Benjamin Harris in Boston in the English colony of Massachusettes. Only one issue will be published before the English authorities suppress it.
1951 - Mark Hamill, television, motion picture and stage actor, cartoon voice actor, and silver age comic book collector, is born Mark Richard Hamill in Oakland, California

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