Tuesday, June 21, 2011

JUNE 21, 2011

90 Years Ago Today In 1921 - Judy Holiday, Broadway and motion picture actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist (on Capitol Records' original motion picture soundtrack album "Bells Are Ringing" with co-star and Capitol Records artist Dean Martin), is born Judith Tuvim at Manhattan's Lying-in Hospital in New York
90 Years Ago Today In 1921 - Jane Russell, motion picture and Broadway actress, Las Vegas nightclub performer, singer and Capitol Records solo artist and part of a Capitol Records gospel vocal trio with Connie Haines and Beryl Davis, is born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell in Bemidji, Minnesota
1948 - Joey Molland, guitarist with the Apple and Capitol Records group Badfinger, is born Joseph Charles Molland in Liverpool, England

1944 - Johnny Mercer, with King Guion and his Orchestra (Paul Earl Geil, Charlie Griffard, Billy May, and John Enos Silva on trumpet; Bill Atkinson, Burt Johnson, Dale Nichols, and Jim Skiles on trombone; Clyde Hylton and Les Robinson on alto saxophone; King Guion, and Karl Leaf on tenor saxophone; Wes Cheever on baritone saxophone; Ted Repay on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Stan Fletcher on bass; and Mel Tormé on drums), records the track "Sam's Got Him" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release the track as a single (Capitol 164) with "Duration Blues" on the flip side.
1947 - Reg Ingle & The Natural Seven (with vocals by Cinderella G. Stump, aka Jo Stafford who took scale for this recording)'s Capitol Records single "Temptation (Tim-Tay-Shun)" (with "For Sentimental Reasons" on the flip side) enters the top 10 of Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1948 - Capitol Records releases Margaret Whiting's single "A Tree In The Meadow" with "I'm Sorry, But I'm Glad" on the flip side. Whiting's vocals were dubbed in Los Angeles over an instrumental track recorded by Frank DeVol in London, getting around the second Petrillo recording ban. The track would eventually hit #1 on Billboard's singles chart on August 21, 1948.
1952 - Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s debut Capitol Records single "Here In My Heart" (with "I Cried Myself To Sleep" on the flip side) is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records charts, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Wheel Of Fortune" is #14 up from #18, Les Paul's Capitol Records single "Carioca" re-enters the top 20 at #18, and Jane Froman (with orchestra conducted by Sid Feller)'s Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #19 down from #16
1964 - Peter & Gordon's Capitol Records single "A World Without Love", with "If I Were You" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beatles record the track "She Said She Said" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England between 7 PM and 3:45 AM. The track will appear on the band's Capitol Records album "Rubber Soul".
40 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Ruby"
1975 - Glen Campbell's single version of Larry Weiss' "Rhinestone Cowboy", with "Lovelight" on the flip side, enters Billboard's singles chart and will hit #1 on September 6, 1975
30 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Anne Murray's Capitol Records single "Blessed Are The Believers", with "Only Love" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1989 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens & Ringo Starr's single "Act Naturally", with "The Key's In The Mailbox" on the flip side, that was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London England with producers Jerry Crutchfield and Jim Shaw
1990 - Enigma Records, through a distribution deal with Capitol Records, releases Poison's album "Flesh And Blood"
20 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Liberty Records, later to become Capitol Records Nashville, releases Gail Davies' compilation album "The Best of Gail Davies"

1954 - After six years, NBC radio presentes the final broadcast of "The Railroad Hour", hosted by Capitol Records artist Gordon MacRae. 1979 - Former Capitol Records artist Buck Owens marries Jennifer Smith
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Arranger Gerald Wilson (also on maracas, with Al Porcino, Jules Chaikin, Freddie Hill, Mel Moore, and Jimmy Owens on trumpet; Mike Barone, John Ewing, and Lester Robertson on trombone; Ernie Tack on bass trombone; Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone and flute; Jimmy Woods on soprano saxophone and alto saxophone; Harold Land and Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; William Green on flute and piccalo; Roy Ayers on vibraphones: Jack Wilson on piano; Buddy Woodson on bass; Mel Lee on drums; and Max Garduno on congas) records the tracks "The Feather (from Teotihuacan Suite)" arranged by Mike Barone, and "The Serpent (from Teotihuacan Suite)" with producer by Richard Bock and recording engineer Lanky Linstrot at TTG Studios, in Los Angeles, California for his Pacific Jazz album "The Golden Sword". Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
40 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Celebration of Light festival begins in Louisiana with Capitol Records groups Pink Floyd and The Beach Boys among those appearing on stage
1975 - Elton John and Capitol Records group The Beach Boys appear together in a concert at Wembley Stadium in England
30 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Kim Carnes' EMI America Records single "Bette Davis Eyes", with "Miss You Tonite" on the flip side, returns to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

1948 - Columbia Records announces that it will be offering a new Vinylite long-playing record that can hold 23 minutes of music on each side when played at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute. One of the first LPs it will produce is the original cast album of the Broadway show, "South Pacific". Capitol Records will be the first record company to release albums on three formats of 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPMs

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