Wednesday, August 15, 2012

AUGUST 15, 2012

1925 - Rose Maddox, singer, member of the group The Maddox Brothers and Rose, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Roselea Arbana Maddox in Boaz, Alabama

70 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Freddie Slack and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Cow Cow Boogie", with vocals by Ella Mae Morse, becomes Capitol Records' first single to enter Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart when it debuts at #9. The flip side is Freddie Slack and His Orchestra's "Here You Are" with vocals by David Street.
1955 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "Look To Your Heart", "Love And Marriage", "The Impatient Years" and "Our Town" with producer Voyle Gilmore and arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra (Harry Klee, Ted Nash, Joseph Palange, Willie Schwartz, and Warren Webb on reeds; Francis Howard on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; John Cave, James Decker and Vincent De Rosa on french horns; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Alex Murray, Erno Neufeld, Nick Pisani, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, Marshall Sosson, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Alvin Dinkin, Stanley Speigelman, and David Sterkin on viola; Armand Kaproff and Edgar Gilbert on cello; Max Albright on drums; Alton Hendrickson on guitar; Frank Flynn on vibraphone; Kathryn Julye on harp) and chorus (Sweet Blair, Vince Degen, Jack Gruberman, John Gustavson, Ray Linn Jr., Gil Mershon, Robert Namlin, Charles Parlato, William Reeve, Robert Wacker, Allan Wattson, and Norma Zimmer) at Capitol Records' Studios (formerly KHJ) on Melrose Boulevard in Hollywood, California
1958 - Over the next two days, live performances at the Hungry i in San Francisco, California are recorded for The Kingston Trio's album "...from the Hungry i"
1963 - Liza Minnelli records the tracks "Day Dreaming" and "His Woman" which will be released as the A and B sides of her second Capitol Records single. The tracks are arranged and conducted by Mort Garson and produced by Si Rady.
1965 - The Beatles perform at Shea Stadium in New York City before 55,600 fans. For all you time travelers, there are still some unused tickets that show up for sale online, but then there's the paradox - if you use the ticket, how will you buy it in the future?
1969 - The Beach Boys re-record the track "Cotton Fields" with Orville "Red" Rhodes on steel pedal guitar at Sunset Sound's studios in Hollywood, California with band member Al Jardine handling lead vocals as well as producing chores. Capitol Records will release the track as "Cottonfields" on the group's last single for the label, and last mono release, on April 20, 1970 with "The Nearest Faraway Place" on the flip side. It will be the band's only single not to enter Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1995 - Capitol Records releases Blind Melon's second album "Soup"
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Trace Adkins' album "Dangerous Man"
2006 - Capitol Records releases Bonnie Raitt's DVD/CD "Bonnie Raitt And Friends" which was recorded live at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 30, 2005 for the live concert series "VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live!"
2006 - Capitol Records releases The Panic Channel's debut album “(ONe)”
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Keith Urban's single "Once In A Lifetime". No word yet on if there's a flip side or if it will only be a digital release.

1941 - Peggy Lee has her first recording session as vocalist with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra when they record the track "Elmer's Tune". Both Lee and Goodman will later record for Capitol Records.
1964 - Dean Martin's Reprise Records single "Everybody Loves Somebody", with "Return To Me" on the flip side, knocks The Beatles' Capitol Records single "A Hard Day's Night" out of the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
1969 - The Woodstock Music And Art Fair begins at 5:07pm EDT. One of the festival's main organizers is Artie Kornfeld who, at the time, was a VP of A&R and producer at Capitol Records.

1935 - Will Rogers (Vaudeville, Broadway and Motion picture actor as well as a newspaper columnist, age 55, born William Penn Adair Rogers) and pilot Wiley Post (record setting aviator, developer of one of the first pressure suits for high altitude flying, age 36, born Wiley Hardeman Post) are killed when Post's plane crashes when trying to takeoff from a lagoon south of Point Barrow, Alaska where they had landed to ask directions.

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