Tuesday, December 06, 2011

DECEMBER 6, 2011

1923 - Jim Eanes, singer, songwriter, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (1951), is born either James Robert Eanes or Homer Robert Eanes in Danville, Virginia. If anyone knows for sure what Jim's birth name is, please leave a comment.
1938 - Frankie Beverly, vocalist with the Capitol Records band Maze is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1944 - At a split session held in Los Angeles, California, first Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers (June Hutton, Clark Yocum, Hal Hopper, and Chuck Lowry), with Paul Weston and his Orchestra (Charles Griffard, Don Anderson, and Nate Kazebier on trumpet, Allan Thompson and Joe Yukl on trombone, Arthur "Doc" Rando, Julian "Matty" Matlock, Harold Lawson, Eddie Miller, and Lennie Hartman on reeds, Stan Wrightsman on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool on drums and a string section) record a remake of the track "Candy", the unissued track "You Wear Love So Well" and a rejected take of "There's No You" and then The Pied Pipers, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, record a remake of the track "Dream". Capitol Records will issue "Candy" as a single (Capitol 183) with "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flip side and "Dream" as a single (Capitol 185) with "Tabby The Cat" on the flip side.
1945 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "A Square In The Social Circle" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1946 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "The Christmas Song" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
65 Years Ago Today in 1946 - Margaret Whiting, with Frank De Vol and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Lover", "My Romance", "My Heart Stood Still" and "What Am I Gonna Do About You?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first three tracks on Whiting's album "Margaret Whiting" (BD-51) and the last track as a single (Capitol 350) with "Beware My Heart" on the flip side.
1949 - Leadbelly (born Huddie William Ledbetter), guitarist, songwriter, singer, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1946), dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka "Lou Gehrig's Disease") in New York City, New York at age 60
1964 - Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter is inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul" and single "We Can Work It Out" with "Day Tripper" on the flip side
1968 - The Beatles' self titled Apple Records album (aka "The White Album"), distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold in by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Capitol Records registers the masters that Yoko Ono and John Lennon, with The Harlem Community Choir, recorded of "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)" and "Listen, The Snow Is Falling" Apple Records will issue both tracks together as a single (Apple 1842) which Capitol Records distributes in the United States.
1994 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records compilation album "Live at the BBC" in the United States
2000 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks is divorced from his wife Sandy

45 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Johnny Richards (with Burt Coillins, Jerry Kail, Ray Copeland, Nat Pavone, and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; Bill Watrous, Garnett Brown, Wayne Andre or Mickey Gravine on trombone; Ray Starling on mellophonium; Don Butterfield on tuba; Arnie Lawrence on alto saxophone; Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone; Joel Kaye on baritone saxiphone and piccolo; Johnny Campo on bass saxophone; Johnny Knapp on piano; Chet Amsterdam on bass; Ronnie Bedford on drums; Steve Little and Chino Pozo on percussion) begins two days of sessions (the next will be on December 8, 1966) at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York recording tracks for his Roulette album "AQUI SE HABLA ESPANOL (SPANISH SPOKEN HERE)". Roulette's catalog is currently managed by Blue Note Records and owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.
1984 - Paul McCartney’s film "Give My Regards to Broad Street" and George Harrison’s film "A Private Function" are released
1988 - Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, guitarist, 1987 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Virgin Records America artist, dies of a heart attack while visiting his mother in Hendersonville, Tennessee at age 52 after losing 50 pounds from a crash diet he went on before the release of his upcoming Virging Records America album "Mystery Girl". All the artwork had been approved the day before so the album was released on schedule. At the direction of his wife, Barbara, Orbison is interred on December 15, 1988 at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Virgin Records is now owned by EMI Music, Capitol Records' parent company.

115 Years Ago Today In 1896 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist (including "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Nice Work if You Can Get It", "Love Walked In", and many other standards that have been recorded by many Capitol Records artists and others), older brother of, and partner with, composer George Gershwin, is born Israel Gershovitz in New York City, New York

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