Monday, September 17, 2012
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
1904 - Jerry Colonna, comedian, actor, saxophonist, second banana to Bob Hope on his radio show and during their USO tours, and Capitol Records artist, is born Gerardo Luigi Colonna in Boston, Massachusetts
1950 - Fee Waybill, lead singer of the Capitol Records group The Tubes, is born John Waldo in Omaha, Nebraska
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY!
1955 - Tennessee Ernie Ford records both tracks for the single "You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry", with "Sixteen Tons" as the flip side, at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California with arranger Jack Fascinato and producer Lee Gillette. Disc Jockey's would quickly make the flip side the hit after Capitol ships the record on October 17, 1955.
1955 - Capitol Records released "Magic Melody, Part Two". The tune consists only of the last two notes of the musical phrase, “Shave and a haircut, two bits,” making it the shortest tune ever to be released.
40 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records artist, Mark Guerrero with The Mudd Brothers, perform at "the first ever Chicano rock concert" at Cal State L.A. Statium
1990 - Captiol Records releases Poison's single "Something To Believe In" with "Ball And Chain" on the flip side
1996 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Ronnie Milsap's compliation album "Ronnie Milsap Sings His Best Hits For Capitol Records"
1996 - Capitol Records releases the leopard spotted, faux fur covered "Ultra-Lounge Fuzzy Sampler"
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - Twenty-one year old Peggy Lee makes her on stage debut as the singer with Benny Goodman and His Orchestra at The Meadowbrook in New Jersey. Both Lee and Goodman would become Capitol Records artists later in the '40s.
50 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Pianist Duke Ellington, with Charles Mingus on bass and Max Roach on drums, records his United Artists album "Money Jungle" at Sound Makers Studios in New York City with producer Alan Douglas and recording engineer Bill Schwartau. The album will be reissued by Blue Note Records on CD. Capitol Records currently owns the United Artists and Blue Note Records catalogs.
45 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The first printed "Paul Is Dead" story appears in Tim Harper's article for the Drake Times-Delphic (the student newspaper of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa) titled "Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?"
1999 - The United States Post Office issues a stamp, illustrated by Robin Shepherd (who started his career painting cels for the movie) and graphic designer Caleb Lawrence, to commemorate the re-issue of The Beatles' animated feature film "Yellow Submarine"
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1923 - Hank Williams, songwriter, guitarist, and singer, is born Hiram King Williams in Georgiana, Alabama