Sunday, September 25, 2011

SEPTEMBER 25, 2011

1940 - Wade Flemons, solo VeeJay Records artist and founding member, musician, and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Salty Peppers which later became Earth, Wind and Fire, is born in Coffeyville, Kansas
1973 - Ras Kass, rapper and Priority Records solo artist and part of the group The HRSMN, is born John Austin IV in Carson, California. Priority Records is a division of Capitol Records.
1974 - Daniel Kessler, guitarist and backing vocalist in the Capitol Records/EMI band Interpol, is born Daniel Alexander Kessler in London, England.

65 Years Ago Today In 1946 - On the last night of a four night stand at The Circle Room in the Hotel La Salle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that is broadcast on WEMP, The King Cole Trio (arranger Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) performs an instrumental version of "Sweet Georgia Brown" as well as songs "Sweet Lorraine", "Oh, But I Do" (with the entire band on vocals), "My Sugar Is So Refined" and "Closing Theme (F.S.T.)". Capitol Records will release transcriptions of the all the tracks on the CD "Nat King Cole Trio - Live At The Circle Room" (Capitol 5-21859-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1951 - In a split session held on this day in Los Angeles, California Jimmy Wakely (on vocals) and his Cowboy Band (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Keep A Light In Your Window Tonight" and "Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon" at the first session and then at the second session Jimmy Wakely and Lucille "Lou" Dinning (both on vocals) with Don Robertson's Music (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Each Step Of The Way" and "Just A Little More Waiting". Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1880), the third track as a single (Capitol 1838) with "Gonna Walk With My Lord" on the flipside, and the last track as a single (Capitol 1936) with "Missing In Action" on the flipside.
1953 - Jerry Lewis and June Foray (on vocals) with the Van Alexander Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Nagger, Part 1" and "The Nagger, Part 2" using a script written by Warren Foster and adapted by Alan Livingston at Capitol's Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the tracks together on the children's records album "The Nagger" (Capitol CAS-3190).
55 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Gordon Jenkins conducts his own arrangements to an uncredited orchestra along with The Ralph Brewster Singers (lineup also unlisted) as they record the tracks "Drifting And Dreaming", "My Silent Love", "Allah's Holiday", and "Does Your Heart Beat For Me?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra's album "Night Dreams" (Capitol T 781).
50 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vic Damone (on vocals) with Jack Marshall conducting his own arrangements to an uncredited orchestra records the tracks "'Tender Is The Night' Theme" and "Something You Never Had Before" and unissued takes of the tracks "Stella By Starlight" and "Linger Awhile" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol F4645).
45 Years Ago Today In 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
35 Years Ago Today In 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
35 Years Ago Today In 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
1997 - Capitol Records releases Everclear's album "So Much For The Afterglow"
10 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Capitol Records releases Dave Koz & Friends' album "A Smooth Jazz Christmas"
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
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.
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.
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
20 Years Ago Today In 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
10 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Virgin Records releases two singles, "Dig In," by Lenny Kravitz and "God Gave Me Everything" by Mick Jagger 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.
10 Years Ago Today In 2001 - EMI America, a division of Capitol Records, releases Poison's compilation album "Poison – Rock Champions"
2007 - Capitol Records releases Hurt's album "Vol. II".

1639 - The first printing press in the English colonies in North America begins operation at The Cambridge Press in New England
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.
60 Years Ago Today In 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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