Thursday, May 24, 2012

MAY 24, 2012

1941 - Tony Valentino, guitarist with the Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) group The Standells and owner of Bellisimo's (an Italian restaurant on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California), is born Emilio Bellissimo in Los Angeles, California
70 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Derek Quinn, guitarist with the first group released on Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) Freddie and The Dreamers, is born in Manchester, England
1944 - Patti LaBelle, singer, founding member of the group LaBelle, solo artist and Capitol Records artist (on the track "Bewitched" as a duet with Frank Sinatra), is born Patricia Louise Holt in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1955 - Roseanne Cash, singer, guitarist, songwriter, daughter of Johnny Cash and Vivian Dorraine Libreto Cash, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee
1963 - Vivian Trimble (aka Dusty Trails), keyboardist and backing vocals with the Capitol Records group Luscious Jackson, is born in New York City, New York
30 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Steve Silvas, graphic designer who worked at Capitol Records until 2009, is born in Vallejo, California

60 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s Capitol Records single "Here In My Heart" is #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Wheel Of Fortune" is #4, Ella Mae Morse (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Blacksmith Blues" is #10, Jane Froman (with orchestra conducted by Sid Feller)'s Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #16, Les Paul's Capitol Records single "Carioca" is #19, and Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" is #20
55 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocal and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocal and drums; and Ken Albers on vocal, trumpet, mellophone, and bass), with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the accompanists (Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone; Ted Nash and Georgie Auld on tenor saxophone; Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Geoff Clarkson on piano; Don Simpson on bass; and Frank Carlson on drums) record the tracks "This Love Of Mine" "Sometimes I'm Happy", "For All We Know", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", and "Lullaby In Rhythm" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for their Capitol Records album "The Four Freshmen And Five Saxes"
1961 - Buck Owens records the tracks "Under The Influence Of Love" and "Nobody's Fool But Yours" which Capitol Records will release together as a single
1964 - The Beatles' single "Love Me Do" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles charts
1969 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "Get Back", with "Don't Let Me Down" on the flip side and distributed in the United States by Capitol Records, hits #1 on Billboard's singles chart where it will stay for 5 weeks
1974 - Duke Ellington (born Edward Kennedy Ellington), Capitol Records artist (1953-1955), composer, pianist and band leader, dies of cancer at age 75 in New York City and is later interred in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
1975 - Jessi Colter's Capitol Records single "I'm Not Lisa", with "For The First Time" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1991 - Gene Clark (born Howard Eugene Clark), songwriter, guitarist and vocalist as as solo artist and with the Capitol Records band McGuinn, Clark & Hillman, as well as the bands Dillard and Clark, The Byrds, and The New Christy Minstrals, is found unconcious at his home in Sherman Oaks, California and dies at age 46 from a heart attack brought on by complications of a bleeding ulcer. Clark is later buried in his home town of Tipton, Missouri
20 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Capitol Records releases Wildside's debut album "Under The Influence"
2005 - Swedish band Shout Out Louds' debut full length Capitol Record album "Howl Howl Gaff Gaff" is released
2005 - Mike Krinik joins Capitol Records Nashville as regional director promotion, West Coast. Based in San Diego, Krinik works as a liaison between the label and country radio stations.
2006 - It's announced that Mae, Virginia-based emo-rock band, signed with Capitol Records

30 Years Ago Today In 1982 - "The Cooler", an eleven-minute film featuring Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, is shown at Cannes Film Festival. Ringo plays a prisoner in a jail policed entirely by women, two of whom are played by Linda McCartney and Barbara Bach (Ringo's wife)
25 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Future Capitol Records artist Garth Brooks marries Sandy Mahl

1941 - Bob Dylan, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and motion picture actor, is born Robert Allen Zimmerman in Duluth, Minnesota
1946 - Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, actress, mother of Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley, grandmother of Danielle Riley Keough and Benjamin Storm Keough, and first wife of Elvis Presley, is born Priscilla Ann Wagner in Brooklyn, New York
1968 - Future Virgin Records band The Rolling Stones' single "Jumping Jack Flash", with "Child Of The Moon" on the flip side, is released on London Records
1974 - "The Dean Martin Show" ends its nine year run on NBC-TV
2005 - Vivian Dorraine Libreto Cash Distin, mother of Roseanne, Kathleen, Cindy and Tara Cash, and first wife of Johnny Cash, dies in Ventura, California of complications after lung cancer surgery at age 71.
2005 - "Brian Wilson Presents Smile" is released as a 2 disc DVD

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