Sunday, October 02, 2011

OCTOBER 2, 2011

1929 - Howard Roberts, music teacher, guitar and speaker designer, motion picture and television soundtrack session guitarist, and Capitol Records artist and band leader, is born Howard Mancel Roberts in Phoenix, Arizona
1948 - Chris LeDoux, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Liberty Records and Capitol Records Nashville artist, is born in Biloxi, Mississippi
55 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Freddie Jackson, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist (1985-1993) is born Frederick Anthony Jackson in Harlem, New York City, New York

1949 - Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "Slipping Around" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Gordon MacRae (on vocals), with Van Alexander directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Be My Guest" (with an uncredited choir), "How Close", "Green Acres And Purple Mountains" (with an uncredited choir), "Baby Doll" (with an credited choir), "My Love" and "Laughing At Love" (vocals were overdubbed on a band track that was recorded on February 7, 1950) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 1836), the second and fifth tracks together as a single (Capitol 1846), and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 1941).
55 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Andrew Sisters record the tracks "Ti-pi-tin", "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means You're Grand)", "Aurora", and "Ferry Boat Serenade" at The Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, California with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) conducted by Vic Schoen. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the trio's album "The Andrews Sisters In Hi-Fi" (W 790)
1967 - Capitol Records Canada, as part of its 6000 series, releases the mono and stereo versions of Pink Floyd's album "Pipers At The Gates Of Dawn". Tower Records, a division of Capitol Records, will release the album in the United States on October 21, 1967
1979 - The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, with John Stewart giving a brief narrative, begins a two day recording session of a live performance of the theatrical arrangement of the original trial transcripts of "The Chicago Conspiracy Trial" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Nik Venet which Capitol Records will release as a two album set in early 1980
1982 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records EP "Carnival", containing remixes of some of the songs from the original release of the band's album "Rio" released on the Harvest label in the United States, becomes the first EP to enter Billboard's album chart, where it will appear for one week at #98
1990 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Rust In Peace"
20 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Tanya Tucker, Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) artist, gives birth to her second child, son Beau Grayson Tucker, and wins the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist Of The Year Award at the CMA Awards which she watches from her hospital bed in Nashville, Tennessee
20 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Also at the CMA Awards Show, held in Nashville, Tennessee, Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) artist Garth Brooks wins four CMA awards, including Entertainer Of The Year
10 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Manny Albam, composer, arranger (including tracks for Capitol Records group Woody Herman and His Orchestra as well as for Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, and Count Basie), conductor, and teacher, dies of cancer at his home in Croton-On-Hudson, New York at age 79.

1935 - Bob Kelly, singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Git It" and “Somebody Help Me" were covered by Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent), is born Robert Kelly in Fort Worth, Texas
70 Years Ago Today In 1941 - Future Capitol Records artist Dean Martin marries his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Anne McDonald who will become mother of their children Stephen (Craig), born June 29, 1942; Claudia, born March 16, 1944; Barbara (Gail), born April 11, 1945; and Deana (Dina), born August 19, 1948
1945 - Don McLean, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and United Artists Records artist, is born Donald Robert McLean in New Rochelle, New York. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1977 - United Artists Records artist Kenny Rogers marries television actress Marianne Gordon

1950 - Charles M. Schulz's comic strip "Peanuts" debuts in seven newspapers ( The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Minneapolis Tribune, The Allentown Call-Chronicle, The Bethlehem Globe-Times, The Denver Post and The Seattle Times) and will run eventually in over 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries without interuption until February 13, 2000, one day after the death of Schulz
60 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Sting, singer, songwriter, member of the band The Police, solo artist and motion picture producer ("A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints") with his wife Trudie Styler, is born Gordon Matthew Sumner in Wallsend, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. I interviewed Sting while I was entertainment editor for "The California Tech", CalTech's weekly newspaper, when he was on a promotional tour for the movie "Brimstone and Treacle" and later designed promotional billboards for the theatrical release by First Look Studios of "A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints". Trudy has said that Sting was born in 1946. If anyone knows for sure, please leave a comment.
1959 - "The Twilight Zone" television series premieres when its pilot is shown on CBS-TV
1962 - Dimension Records, a division of Alton Records, releases The Cookies' single "Chains", with "Stranger In My Arms" on the flip side, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The Beatles will add the song to their set and will record a version which will be released March 23 and April 26, 1963 on the, respectively, mono and stereo versions of their Parlophone album "Please Please Me" in the U.K., on November 1, 1963 on their Parlophone EP "No. 1" in the U.K., on January 6, 1964 and February 10, 1964 on both versions of their Vee-Jay album "Introducing The Beatles" in the United States, and on March 22, 1965 on their Capitol Records album "The Early Beatles" in the United States.

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