Tuesday, March 06, 2012

MARCH 6, 2012

1916 - "Red" Callendar, band leader (trio and sextette), string bass and tuba player, motion picture actor (1958's "St. Louis Blues" which starred Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole) and Capitol Records session musician who worked with Judy Garland, Nat "King" Cole and Art Tatum, is born George Sylvester Callender in Haynesville, Virginia
1946 - Dave Gilmour, CBE, guitarist with the groups Joker's Wild, Flowers, Bullitt, and lead guitarist and vocalist with the Harvest, Columbia, and Capitol Records group Pink Floyd, is born David Jon Gilmour in Cambridge, England

1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side, returns to the #1 spot on the U.S. Country singles charts
1961 - Buck Owens records "I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today" which will be released by Capitol Records
50 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Frank Sinatra, with Skip Martin conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Uan Rasey, Conrad Gozzo, Shorty Sherock, Mickey Mangano on trumpet, Tommy Pederson, Joe Howard, Ed Kusby, and William Schaefer on trombone, Willie Schwartz and Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Justin Gordon on flute, clarinet, and tenor saxophone, Jules Jacob on clarinet, tenor saxophone, and oboe, Chuck Gentry on bassoon and bass clarinet, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Ralph Pena on bass, Irving Cottler on drums, Emil Richards on percussion and tympani, Verlye Mills on harp and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Jacques Gasselin, James Getzoff, Anatol Kaminsky, Amerigo Marino, Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violin, Justin DiTullio, Ray Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records his last track for Capitol Records, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", at United Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. The track will later be included as a bonus track on the CD version of Sinatra's 1961 album "Come Swing With Me". Other tracks for Sinatra's new label, Reprise Records, were also recorded at the same session.
1971 - George Harrison's Apple Records single, distributed in the U.S. by Capitol Records, "What Is Life", with "Apple Scruffs" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
5 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Capitol Records releases Reliant K's album "Five Score and Seven Years Ago"

30 Years Ago Today In 1982 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America Records single "Freeze-Frame", with "Flamethrower" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group

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