Monday, September 12, 2011

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

1924 - Ella Mae Morse, singer with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Mansfield, Texas
1952 - Gerry Beckley, lead and backing singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bass guitarist, and harmonica player all for the Capitol Records group (1975-1985) America, is born in Fort Worth, Texas

1960 - Capitol Records artist Tommy Sands weds Nancy Sinatra, Jr., daughter of Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra
1960 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's single "Everglades" with "This Mornin', This Evenin', So Soon"
50 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "A Million Dreams Ago" and "I'll Remember April" with arranger Axel Stordahl conducting the orchestra, in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Sinatra's last Capitol Records album "Point Of No Return". This will be the last of Sinatra's sessions for Capitol Records before he leaves to start Reprise Records.
1963 - The Beatles record "Don't Bother Me" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer George Martin. This is their first time recording a song written by George Harrison as EMI artists.
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Yesterday" with "Act Naturally" on the flip side
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - The Beatles Capitol Records single "Yellow Submarine", with "Eleanor Rigby" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1972 - William Boyd (born William Lawrence Boyd), motion picture and television actor (best remembered for his on going roll as Hopalong Cassidy) and Capitol Records artist (the Hopalong Cassidy series of Childrens records), dies at age 77 in Laguna Beach, California and is later buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1993 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Ain't Going Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)", with "Kickin' And Screamin'" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
2000 - Capitol Records releases Amy Correia's album "Carnival Love" with Blind Melon's guitarist Christopher Thorn and bass player Brad Smith playing with her.
2004 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "Days Go By", released on a CD-Single with another version of the song on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
5 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records releases Bob Seger's first studio album in 11 years, "Face The Promise", as both a standard CD and a limited edition CD/DVD package. Capitol has also scheduled releases for today of a Dean Martin compilation "Christmas With Dino", David Gray's album "Sell, Sell, Sell", The Proclaimers' album "Sunshine on Leith" and Talk Talk's album "Spirit of Eden".
5 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Capitol Records Nashville and EMI Music Catalog Marketing release Merle Haggard's compilation album "Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard" with liner notes by Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson

50 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Take Good Care Of My Baby", with "Bashful Bob" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1970 - "Josie And The Pussycats" debuts on CBS-TV. Capitol Records releases a soundtrack album featuring vocals by Cheryl Ladd.
1977 - James Louis McCartney, son of Capitol Records artists Paul and Linda McCartney, is born
2000 - EMI Classics releases Plácido Domingo's album "Songs Of Love". EMI Classics is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
5 Years Ago Today In 2006 - Virgin Records releases Daz Dillinger's album "So So Gangsta" in both an Edited and a Parental Advisory version. Virgin Records is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

145 Years Ago Today In 1866 - "The Black Crook", a four-act performance, becomes the first burlesque show to open in New York City and will run for 475 performances making $1.3 million for its producers (about US$16.5 to $33 million in 2007 dollars with inflation depending on which calculator you use - believe it or not, some years actually have negative inflation!)
1959 - "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV becoming the first regularly-scheduled TV program broadcast in color. The series was green-lighted by Alan Livingston, former VP of Childrens records and VP A&R at Capitol Records and the company's future president and Chairman of the Board. The series' theme song was written by Livingston's brother Jay Livingston with writing partner Ray Evans.
45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - "The Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
2003 - Johnny Cash, singer, songwriter, guitarist, dies at age 71 at at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure

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