1918 - Marion McPartland, piano, radio show host, wife of cornetist Jimmy McPartland, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Margaret Marian Turner in Slough, Berkshire, England
1922 - Carl Reiner, television and motion picture director, producer, actor, comedian, and Capitol Records artist (The "2000 Year Old Man" series of comedy albums) is born in The Bronx, New York City, New York
1937 - Jerry Reed, musician, songwriter, singer, television and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist is born Jerry Reed Hubbard in Atlanta, Georgia
60 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Guy Perry (aka Adrian Peritore), guitarist and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Motels, is born in California. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
50 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Nat "King" Cole re-records "Unforgettable" in stereo at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. It's the tracks from this version that will be used to make the electronically created duet of the song with his daughter Natalie in 1991.
50 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" enters the U.S. Country singles charts where it will peak at #1
1969 - John Lennon marries Yoko Ono on the Rock of Gibraltar
1987 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation album "The Very Best of Glen Campbell"
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
105 Years Ago Today In 1906 - Ozzie Nelson, radio and television actor, bandleader, and father of Imperial and Capitol Records artist Rick Nelson, is born Oswald George Nelson in Jersey City, New Jersey
1952 - Capitol Records co-founder and lyricist Johnny Mercer and composer Hoagy Charmichael win the Academy Award for Best Music/Song for "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" from the motion picture "Here Comes the Groom"
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1936 - "Your Hit Parade" debuts on network radio