Thursday, June 02, 2011

JUNE 2, 2011

1924 - Carl Butler, singer, songwriter, Capitol Records country artist (1951-1953) and part of the recording duo Carl & Pearl Butler, is born Carl Roberts Butler in Knoxville, Tennessee

1945 - The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Dream" (with "Tabby The Cat" on the flip side) is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Johnnie Johnston (with Orchestra conducted by Paul Baron)'s Capitol Records single "Laura" (with "There Must Be A Way" on the flip side) is #6, and Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford, and The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Candy" (with Johnny Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flip side) is #7
55 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "I've Got Five Dollars" is #5 and Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "Blackboard Of My Heart" is #8 on Billboard's Country Singles chart.
1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back", with "Do I Like It" on the flip side, is #5 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, The Four Preps' Capitol Records single "Big Man" is #6 and Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #9
1958 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's debut album "The Kingston Trio"
1959 - The Kingston Trio (Dave Guard on vocals, banjo and guitar, Nick Reynolds on vocals and congas, Robert "Bob Shane" Schoen on vocals and guitar and Morris "Buck" Wheat on bass) record the unissued and possibly lost track "Green Grasses", Molly Dee (John Stewart's first commercial songwriting success) and "E Inu Tatou" in the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 & 5:00 PM and 5:00 & 6:30 PM
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beatles begin sessions for the track "I Want To Tell You" in Abbey Road Studios, in London, England. The track will appear on their album Capitol Records album "Revolver"
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Carl Wilson and session musicians (Diane Rovell [leader], Hal Blaine, Charles Britz, William Pitman, Don Randi, Lyle Ritzare) record tracks for the song "Inspiration" for The Beach Boys' album "Smile" at Western Recorders in Los Angeles. The album will never be released by Capitol Records.
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Buck Owens In London"
1969 - Capitol Records Canada releases Mike and Brian's album "Warm On The Inside" and Johnny Thorson's album "The Johnny Thorson Banjo Album" and the original motion picture soundtrack albums for the movies "The Devil's 8" and "Hell's Belles"
1973 - Paul McCartney and Wings' Apple Records single "My Love" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings' Apple Records single "Band On The Run", with "Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five" on the flip side and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1990 - Jack Guilford (born Jacob Aaron Gellman), Broadway, motion picture and television actor (probably best remembered for his 10 year run of pantomime performances in Cracker Jacks commercials), singer, and Capitol Records artist (on the original Broadway cast album for the musical "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum"), dies of stomach cancer at his home in Greenwich Village, New York at age 81.
1998 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Suzy Bogguss' single "Nobody Love, Nobody Gets Hurt" with "When I Run" on the flip side
5 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Vince Welnick, keyboard player for the Capitol Records group The Tubes and later The Grateful Dead, committed suicide at age 55 on a hillside behind his Forestville home
2009 - Capitol Records/EMI, in conjunction with Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), release a brand-new companion collection, "Classic Sinatra II"

70 Years Ago Today In 1941 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is born Charles Robert Watts in Islington (a suburb of London), England
1942 - Future Capitol Records artist Betty Hutton appears on "Command Performance" singing "Murder, He Says" with the Billy Artzt Orchestra.
1952 - Judy Garland marries Sid Luft who, at the time, was her manager
1958 - David Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and Jimmie Rodgers' Roulette single "Secretly", with "Mack Me A Miracle" on the flip side is #8
1960 - The Silver Beetles give their first professional performance at a concert at Neston Institute (now Neston Civic Hall) in Neston, Cheshire County, England (and today is also Ladies Day in Neston, a unique marching day that has links to the Neston Female Friendly Society during the Napoleonic War)
1964 - The Beatles record the tracks "Any Time At All", "When I Get Home", and "Things We Said Today" in Studio Two at EMI's Abbey Road Studios, in London England which will be released by United Artists Records as part of the soundtrack album for their UA movie "A Hard Day's Night". Capitol Records will later acquire U.S. Distribution rights to the album when EMI buys United Artists Records catalog.
1964 - The Rolling Stones make their American television debut on WABC's The Les Crane Show.
1965 - Director Dick Lester (who directed The Beatles film "A Hard Day's Night" the year before)'s film "The Knack (And How To Get It)" premieres at the London Pavillion Cinema with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr among the celebrities in attendance. The film's title will later become the inspiration for the Capitol Records band The Knack.
1967 - Future EMI artist David Bowie's first album "David Bowie" is released on Deram Records, a subsidiary of Decca Records.
1969 - Arranger Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra (Larry McGuire, Jay Daversa, Paul Hubinon on trumpet; Lester Robinson, Frank Strong, Thurman Green on trombone; Alexander Thomas on bass trombone; Arthur Maebe on french horn; Henry DeVega, Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone; William Green on flute and piccalo; Ernie Watts on tenor saxophone, flute and piccalo; Hadley Caliman, Harold Land on tenor saxophone; Richard Aplanalp on baritone saxophone; Bobby Hutcherson on vibes; Richard Holmes on organ; George Duke on piano; Bob West on electric bass; and Carl Lott on drums), with producer Richard Bock and engineer Lanky Linstrot, record the tracks "Equinox", "Aquarius", and "Celestial Soul" for the Pacific Jazz Records label at Liberty Studios on Third Street near Robertson Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's bed-in, which started May 26 at The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, ends

115 Years Ago Today in 1896 - Guglielmo Marconi is granted a patent for his electro-magnetic wave communication system (aka Radio)
1904 - Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer and actor (MGM's Tarzan series) Johnny Weissmuller is born János Weißmüller in Freidorf, Austro-Hungary (present-day Timişoara)
1950 - Desi Arnaz and his wife Lucille Ball start a week of shows as a duo at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Illinois and starting June 9th will start a week of shows at The Roxy Theatre in New York City, New York
1958 - Alan Freed kicks off his new Rock 'n' Roll radio show on WABC in New York, which will run from 7:15 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday
1990 - Actor Rex Harrison (born Reginald Carey Harrison) dies of pancreatic cancer in New York City, New York at age 82

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