Friday, September 13, 2013

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

1916 - Dick Haymes, singer, radio and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1955-1957), is born Richard Benjamin Haymes in Buenos Aires, Argentina
1925 - Mel Tormé, singer, drummer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1949-1952), is born Melvin Howard Torme in Chicago, Illinois
1961 - Dave Mustaine, guitarist, singer, songwriter, member of the band Metallica and the Capitol Records band (1986-2000) Megadeth, is born David Scott Mustaine in La Mesa, California
1967 - Stephen Perkins, drummer for the bands Porno For Pyros, Banyan, Infectious Grooves, Hellride, and the Capitol Records bands Jane's Addiction and The Panic Channel, is born Stephen Andrew Perkins in Los Angeles, California

65 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis overdub their vocals on band tracks recorded by The Mario Ruiz Armengol Orchestra on September 9, 1948 for the titles "The Money Song" and "That Certain Party" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the two songs together as the duo's first single for the label (Capitol 15249).
1965 - Nancy Wilson, with arranger Sid Feller conducting the orchestra, records the track "I'll Only Miss Him When I Think of Him"
45 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Common People (Joel "Denny" Robinett, his brother Gerald Robinett on drums, William Fausto on keyboards, John Bartley III on guitar, and Michael McCarthy on bass) record the titles "Sing It Away", "I Have Been Alone", "Land Of A Day", and a rejected take of "Feeling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Have Been Alone" and "Land Of A Day" on the group's album "Of The People/By The People/For The People" (ST-266). "Sing It Away" has yet to be issued.
Here's a great article about the history of the band.
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at a rock 'n' roll revival concert at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, backed by Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White. It is the first time Lennon has given a rock performance on stage without Paul McCartney or the rest of The Beatles since 1957.
1977 - Leopold Stokowsky, conductor and Capitol Records artist, dies in his sleep at age 95 in his house in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England
1991 - Vern Yocum, copyist, librarian, orchestrator and woodwind player, brother of Clark Yocum of the Capitol Records recording group The Pied Pipers, co-founder of The Musician’s Guild, founder of Hollywood’s top music preparation office which did work for hundreds of performers from the radio, television, film, and recording industries including Capitol Records artists and arrangers Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Peggy Lee, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Alex Stordahl, Gordon Jenkins, Billy May, Frank Duval, George Cates, Don Costa, and André Previn, dies of bladder cancer at age 82
2005 - Capitol Records releases The Dandy Warhol's album "Odditorium or Warlords of Mars"

1965 - Zack Starkey, son of Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, is born
2005 - Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases David Axelrod's compilation album "The Edge - David Axelrod at Capitol Records 1966-1970"
2005 - EMI Classics, a division of Capitol Records, releases the compilation of recordings of compositions by Fritz Kreisler entitled "Kreisler: Original Compositions & Arrangements".

1996 - Tupac Shakur, singer, songwriter, poet, and actor, dies at age 25 of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada six days after being shot four times by an unknown drive-by shooter also in Las Vegas

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