Sunday, October 20, 2013

OCTOBER 20, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1937 - Wanda Jackson, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1956-1973), is born Wanda Jean Jackson in Maud, Oklahoma, and is still performing and touring the world.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Dick Walters and His Orchestra (King Guion and Dave Matthews on tenor saxophone, rest of musicians unlisted), records the tracks "Shoo Shoo Baby", "No Love, No Nothin'", "Solid Potato Salad", and "Milkman Keep Those Bottles Quiet" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 143), released the third track on the 2 CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks - Jumpin' Like Mad" (8-52051-2), and the last track as a single (Capitol 151) with "Tess' Torch Song" on the flip side.
1947 - An article in the magazine Time gives sales of just one of Capitol Records Bozo Record Reader albums as reaching 1,000,000 units at $3.50 (that's approx. $20 to $30 a unit in 2006 dollars depending on which inflation calculator you use)
1947 - Kay Starr (on vocals), with Dave Cavanaugh's Music (Uan Rasey, Joe Triscari, George Seaburg, and Irv Stumph on trumpet; Hoyt Bohannon, Lloyd Ulyate, Lou McGarity and Ed Kusby on trombone; Benny Carter and Clint Neagley on alto saxophone; John Hamilton, Jack Crowley, and Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone; Joe Koch on baritone saxophone; Arnold Ross on piano; George Van Eps on guitar; Billy Hadnott on bass; Lee Young on drums; and Dan Lube on viola), records the tracks "Many Happy Returns Of The Day", "You've Gotta See Mama Every Night", "Was That The Human Thing To Do?", and (without the brass players) "Then I'll Be Tired Of You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 15137) with "Mama Goes Where Papa Goes" (recorded on November 26, 1947) on the flip side, the second track as a single (Capitol 497) with "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" on the flip side, and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol Americana 40066).
1947 - Stan Kenton (on piano) and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Ray Wetzel, Al Porcino, Chico Alvarez, and Ken Hanna on trumpet; Milt Bernhart, Eddie Bert, Harry Betts, and Harry Forbes on trombone; Bart Varsalona on bass trombone; George Weidler and Frank Pappalardo on alto saxophone; Bob Cooper and Warner Weidler on tenor saxophone; Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone; Laurindo Almeida on guitar; Eddie Safranski on bass; Shelly Manne on drums; Jack Costanzo on bongos; and Salvador Armenta on maracas) record the tracks "Monotony" and "Cubana" at Radio Recorders studio in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues "Monotony" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (CD-79). "Cubana" was rejected and the track's continued existence (unlikely) is unlisted.
1949 - Pete Daily (on cornet) and His Chicagoans (Warren Smith on trombone; Stan Story on clarinet; Don Owens on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar; Phil Stephens and Country Washburne on tuba; and George Defebaugh on drums) record the tracks "Minnie The Mermaid", "Original Dixie One Step", "Daily Rag", and "Careless Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks except "Daily Rag" on the band's eponymous album "Pete Daily's Dixieland Band" (T 183) and issues "Daily Rag" as a single (Capitol 805) with "Big Brass Horn Blues" on the flip side.
1950 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Harbor Lights", with "Nevertheless" on the flip side, debuts on Billboard's singles chart where it will spend 15 weeks, peaking at #15
1950 - Gordon MacRae, with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks with "Use Your Imagination", "I Am Loved", "You Died Your Hair Chartreuse" (with additional vocals by The Ewing Sisters [lineup unlisted]), and "Honky Tonk 10 Cent Dance" (with additional vocals by The Ewing Sisters [lineup unlisted]) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and second tracks together as a single (Capitol 1289) and the third and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 1317).
1950 - Marisha Data and The Polish Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Raindrops-Waltz", "Falling Leaves-Waltz", "Johnnie Is Not For Me-Polka" and "Goodnight-Waltz" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1333) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 2238).
1950 - Steve Adamczyk and His Hungry Five (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Ballroom Polka", "Strollin' In The Forest-Polka", "Ridin' High Polka" and "Around And Around-Oberek" in (listed as possibly) New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the album "Polka!" (T 805).
1951 - Eddie Dean (on vocals) with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Tears On My Guitar", "The Lord's Prayer" and "Beloved Enemy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first track as a single (Capitol 1915) with "Blue Wedding Bells" on the flip side and the last two tracks together as a single (Capitol 1842).
1951 - At the first of two days of sessions at radio station KSOO in Sioux Falls, South Dakota Rod Morris (aka Rodney "Rod" Morris, on vocals and guitar) and His Missourians (listed as probably Bob "Birdy" Birdsong and Jackie Bush on electric guitar; Bill Schlotter on steel guitar; Russ Cox on bass; and Johnny Cox on drums) record the tracks "Honey, Honey, Honey", "Drunkard's Blues", "Cry Baby Blues", and "I Fell Like A Wreck". Capitol Records issues the first and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 1946) and the second and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 1882).
1952 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Charles Romo and His Orchestra (unlisted lineup conducted by Chuy Reyes as "Charles Romo") record the tracks "Blue Skies", "Sweet Sue, Just You", "Sometimes I'm Happy", and "Dinah" at the first session and "Do You Ever Think Of Me", "Thou Swell", "Shine On Harvest Moon" and "Smiles" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks from the first session, except the third track, on the compilation album "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (T 375), the third track from the first session on the album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (T 378), the first track from the second session also on "Background Music, Volume 3 - Light And Lively" (T 375), "Thou Swell" on the album "Background Music - Show Tunes" (T 378), and the last two tracks from the second session on the album "Background Music: Bill Loose And His Orchestra - Songs For Harmonizing" (T 472).
1952 - Alexander Borisoff and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "Cumba-Malta (Call Of The Andes)", "Ripui (Farewell)", "Incacho (Royal Anthem)", "Llulla Mak'ta (Andean Don Juan)" in Los Angeles, California. Yma Sumac will later record vocal overdubs for all the tracks and Capitol Recordr issues all the tracks on Sumac and Moises Vivanco's album "Inca Taqui" (FBF-423).
60 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Owen Perry (on vocals and guitar with Billy Peters on fiddle; Bernie Harkness on piano; Jimmy Day on steel guitar; Don Davis on bass; and Ace Lewis on drums) record the tracks "No Strings Attached", "Play Like You Love Me", "All Dressed Up With No Place To Go" and "Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree" at KWKH Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Capitol Records issues the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 2751) and (as of 2005) yet to issue the other two tracks.
1954 - Freddie Hart (on vocals and guitar with ) records the tracks "I'm Going Out To The Front Porch And Cry", "Please Don't Tell Her" and "Oh, Heart Let Her Go" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2991) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3090) with "Miss Lonely Heart" on the flip side.
1954 - Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the tracks "Ruby" (with Bobby Hackett on trumpet), "Sweet Lorraine", "Cherry" and "Sweet Sue, Just You" (with Hackett again on trumpet) in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Gleason's album "Music To Remember Her" (H-570).
1955 - Dakota Staton, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to The Felix Slatkin Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Morning, Noon and Night", "It Feels So Nice", "Weak For the Man" , "A Dangerous Age", and "How High The Moon" (with only the trumpet, piano, guitar, bass, and drums in accompaniment) in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks on the album "" (T 1170), the second and fourth tracks together as a single (Capitol 3293) and the third track as a single (Capitol 3361) with "How High The Moon" on the flip side.
1957 - Danny Kaye, with Walter Scharf conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water!", "Colored Kisses", "Crazy Barbara", and "I'm Hiding" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks, except for the version of "Crazy Barbara" recorded at this session which (as of 2005) remains unissued, on Kaye's album "Mommy Gimme A Drinka Water!" (T 937).
1957 - The Capitol Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) with Carmen Dragon conducting, record "La Cucaracha", "Carnival Of Venice" and Rubenstein's "Romance In E Flat" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first two tracks on the orchestra's album "A World Of Music - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8412) and the last track on the orchestra's album "Serenade - Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra" (P-8413).
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Jackie Kelso on tenor saxophone; Alexander Nelson on baritone saxophone; Clifton Simmons on piano; Johnny Meeks on guitar; Grady Owen on electric bass; and Clyde Pennington on drums) record one false start and two full takes of "I Might Have Known", two false starts, one incomplete take and two takes of "Important Words", "My Baby Don't 'Low" and "Over The Rainbow" (with Clifton Simmons on celeste) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first full take of "I Might Have Known" and "My Baby Don't 'Low" on the group's album "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" (T 1207) and the false start of "I Might Have Known", the incomplete take and the final take of "Important Words" and "Over The Rainbow" on the 6 CD box set "The Gene Vincent CD Box Set (Complete Capitol & Columbia Recordings 1956-64)" (7-94593-2). Rockstar Records issues the remaining takes on the album "Important Words" (RSR-LP1020) in England.
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Dorothy Donnegan (on piano with unlisted bass and drum players) records the tracks "After You've Gone", "Body And Soul", "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey" and "It's All Right With Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Donnegan's album "Dorothy Donegan Live!" (T 1155).
55 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (unlisted lineup), conducted by William Steinberg, record Handel's "Water Music Suite" and Haydn's "Symphony Number 94 'Surprise'" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records issues both tracks on the orchestra's album "HANDEL - Water Music Suite/HAYDN - Symphony N°94 'Surprise'" (P-8495).
1959 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Don Baker (on organ with unlisted musicians) records the tracks "Lullaby Of Broadway", "Londonderry Air", "Riders In The Sky", and "Beyond The Blue Horizon" at the first session and "Granada", "With A Song In My Heart", and "Two Guitars" at the second session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Baker's album "Don Baker's Dozen" (T 1363).
1959 - Sonny James (on vocals with Hubbard Atwood directing Pete Jolly on piano; Tommy Tedesco on guitar; Morty Corb on bass; Roy Harte on drums; Herman Clebanoff, James Getzoff, Ben Gill, Leonard Malarsky, Ralph Schaefer, and Gerald Vinci on violin; The Jack Halloran Singers [vocal chorus with unlisted lineup]) records the tracks "Till Tomorrow", "Til The Last Leaf Shall Fall", and "I Forgot More than You'll Ever Know" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (F4307). Bear Family Records issues all the tracks on James' 6 CD box set "Young Love The Early Years 1952 -1962" (BCD 16373).
1959 - The King Sisters (Yvonne, Luise, Marilyn & Alyce King) record the track "Swing Medley: Do You Ever Think Of Me/Rain/Pagan Love Song/The Moon Is Low/I Never Knew/Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo/Taking A Chance On Love/Stompin' At The Savoy/Lullaby In Rhythm/You Stepped Out Of A dream/At Sundown/My Blue Heaven/You Stepped Out Of A Dream/At Sundown/Just Squeeze Me/Temptation/My Blue Heaven" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on the sisters' album "Baby,They're Singing Our Song" (T 1333).
1959 - George Shearing on piano and His Orchestra (Emil Richards on vibraphones; Jean "Toots" Thielemans on guitar; Al McKibbon on bass; and Percy Brice on drums) records the tracks "I Could Write A Book" and "Sleepy Manhattan" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Shearing's album "The George Shearing Quintet With Brass Choir - Satin Brass" (T 1326).
1960 - Tony Pastor and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the (as of 2005) unissued tracks "Hey Jose Gonzales", "It's The Talk Of The Town", "Pastor Present" and "A-Tisket A-Tasket" in Los Angeles, California.
1960 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and [listed as possibly] vocals; Teddy Brannon on piano; John Brown on bass; and George Foster on drums) record the tracks "I've Already Started", "I Ain't Down Yet", "Keep-A-Hoppin'" at the first session and "Beautiful People Of Denver" and "Chick-A-Pen" at the second session. Capitol Records issues both tracks on Jones' album "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" (T 1532).
1961 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland on tenor vocal; Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocal; Glen Larson on baritone vocal; and Ed Cobb on bass vocal) with Lincoln Mayorga directing a studio orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the tracks "The Seine" and "Once Around The Block" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks together as a single (Capitol 4659).
1961 - The Edsels (George Jones Jr., Larry Greene, James Reynolds, Harry Greene, Marshall Sewell on vocals), with Teacho Wiltshire conducting the orchestra (King Curtis on tenor saxophone and [unlisted] two trumpet, piano, two guitar, bass, drum and percussion players) record the tracks "Don't You Feel", "Shake, Shake Sherry", "If Your Pillow Could Talk", and "Shaddy Daddy Dip Dip". Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 4836) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 4675).
1962 - During two sessions held this night at The Crescendo Club in Los Angeles, California Jonah Jones (on trumpet and vocals with André Persiany on piano; Bob Bain on guitar; John Brown on bass; and Danny Farrar on drums) records the tracks "It's All Right With Me", "Basin Street Blues", "From This Moment On" at the first session and "All Of You", "Tin Roof Blues", and "Lullaby Of Birdland" at the second. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Jones' album "And Now In Person" (T 1948).
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love on saxophone and vocals; Brian Wilson on keyboards, synthesizer, and vocals; Carl Wilson on guitar and vocals; Dennis Wilson on drums and vocals; and Al Jardine on vocals), with unlisted session musicians, record two versions of the track "Little Saint Nick" and do an edit of the first version as well as recording "The Lord's Prayer" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first version on the band's album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (T 2164) which has overdubs that add glockenspiel, celeste and sleigh bells to the recording that do not appear on the single version (Capitol 5096) which the label issues with "The Lord's Prayer" on the flip side and later became the flip side of "Frosty The Snowman" on a Capitol Records Starline single (Capitol 6277). Capitol Records also issued all the tracks recorded at this session on the CD version of the band's album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album" (7-95084-2). There have also been two different stereo mixes created by Capitol since 1992.
1965 - The Beatles begin recording the track "We Can Work It Out" for their soundtrack album "Help!" in Studio 2 at EMI's studios on Abbey Road in London, England with producer George Martin, recording engineer Norman Smith and second engineer Geoff Emerick. Sessions for the track will finish on October 29, 1965. Capitol Records issues the final track as a single (Capitol 5555) in The United States Of America with "Day Tripper" on the first side.
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Yesterday", with "Act Naturally" on the flip side, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1966 - The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Nat Adderley on cornet; Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone; Joe Zawinul on piano, electric piano; Victor Gaskin on bass; and Roy McCurdy on drums) record the tracks "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Games", "Fun", "The Sticks", "Hippodelphia", "Sack O' Woe", "Lavender Woman", Midnight Mood" and "In The Good Old Summertime" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California in front of an audience. Capitol Records issues the first six tracks on Cannonball Adderley's album "Cannonball Adderley - Mercy,Mercy,Mercy" (T 2663) and have, as of 2005, yet to issue the last 3 tracks.
1966 - Overdubs are recorded for The Beach Boys track "Heroes And Villans" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the final track on the band's album "Smiley Smile" (ST 2891).
1966 - Rubin Mitchell (on piano), with unlisted session musicians, records the tracks "My Liza Jane", "Flamingo", "What Now, My Love", "Cherish", and "My Love Forgive Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Mitchell's album "Presenting Rubin Mitchell" (T 2658).
1967 - Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (on vocals), with Bob Bain directing rhythm accompaniment by unlisted musicians), record the tracks "Yellow Days", "It's All Right With Me", "It's The Sunshine Days" and "Harmonize" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the duo's album "Sunshine Days" (ST 2854).
1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Big In Vegas" with "White Satin Sheets" on the flip side
1969 - Apple Records release John Lennon and Yoko Ono's album "The Wedding Album" and The Plastic Ono Band's single "Cold Turkey" that has a picture sleeve whose front is an X-Ray of a skull wearing Lennon's round wire-rimmed glasses, with "Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow)" on the flip side. Both releases are distributed by Capitol Records in the United States.
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for The Lettermen's tracks "Dream Lover", "For Your Love", "Don't You Know" and "Medley: Traces/Memories" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on the group's album "Traces/Memories" (ST-390).
1969 - Overdubs are recorded for Peggy Lee's tracks "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" and "Don't Smoke In Bed" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the tracks on Lee's album "Is That All There Is?" (ST-386).
1972 - Glen Campbell, with a session orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Dennis McCarthy, records the tracks "I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star)", "I Believe In Christmas", "New Snow On The Roof", and "On This Road" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the first and last tracks together as a single (Capitol 3548) and the second and third tracks together as a single (Capitol 3509).
1975 - At three session held this day in Studio B at Jack Clement Studios in Nashville, Tennessee James Talley (on accordion, guitar, and vocals with Johnny Gimble on fiddle and mandolin; Rick Durrett on piano and electric piano; Charlie McCoy on harmonica; Steve Blailock on electric and accoustic guitar; Josh Grave on Dobro resonator guitar; Doyle Grisham on steel, accoustic, and electric guitar; Steve Mendell on upright and electric bass; Karl Himmel on drums and percussion; Chris Laird on drums; and Dave Gillon, Steve Mendell, and Jim Rooney on harmony vocals) records the tracks "Fory Hours", "Nothin' But The Blues" and "Give My Love To Marie" at the first session, "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again" and "Sometimes I Think About Suzanne" at the second session, and "She Tries Not To Cry" and "Tryin' Like The Devil" at the third session. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Talley's album "Tryin' Like The Devil" (ST-11494).
1976 - Mel McDaniel records the tracks "A Little More Country", "Honky Tonk Lady", and "All The Sweet" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records issues the first and last track together as a single (Capitol 4373) and "Honky Tonk Lady" as a single (Capitol 4430) with "Gentle To Your Senses" on the flip side.
35 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Natalie Cole, with unlisted session musicians, records the track "It's Been You All The Time" at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the track on Cole's album "I Love You So" (SO-11928).
1980 - Eve Moon records the tracks "Just One Dance" and "Rhythm And Booze" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Moon's eponymous album "Eve Moon" (ST-12132).
1980 - Juice Newton (with unlisted session musicians) records the tracks "Shot Full Of Love", "The Sweetest Thing (I've Ever Known)", and "All I Have To Do Is Dream" at Soundcastle Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the titles on Newton's album "Juice" (ST-12136).
1981 - Minnie Riperton, with unlisted musicians, records the tracks "Lover And Friend", "Young, Willing And Able", "Can You Feel What I'm Saying", "Moment With Minnie #1", and "Another Moment With Minnie (Moment With Minnie #2) during a live performance in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on Riperton's album "The Best Of Minnie Riperton" (ST-12189).
1981 - The Dramatics (Ron Banks, Willie Ford, Larry Demps, keyboardist James Mack Brown, L.J. Reynolds, and Leonard "Lenny" Mayes) record the tracks "It's A Dramatic Music", "Treat Me Right", "I Can't Stand It", "I Believe In You", "Live It Up", "She's My Kind Of Girl", "I Didn't Want To Lose Your Love", and "Night Life" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records issues all the tracks on the band's album "New Dimension" (ST-12205).
30 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Merle Travis (born Merle Robert Travis), singer, songwriter ("Sixteen Tons", "Dark as a Dungeon", etc.), guitarist ("Travis picking"), Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, actor, and Capitol Records artist (1946-1968), dies at age 65 at a hospital after suffering a massive heart attack at his Tahlequah, Oklahoma home the day before. His body is later cremated and his ashes scattered around a memorial erected to him near Drakesboro, Kentucky.
30 Years Ago Today In 1983 - During two sessions held this day at Media Sound Studios in New York City, New York Earl Klugh (on guitar with Dave Sanborn on alto saxophone; Dave Matthews on electric piano and keyboards; Ronnie Foster on keyboards; Eric Gale on guitar; Charlie Meeks and Phil Upchurch on electric bass; Ron Carter on bass; James Bradey Jr. on drums; and other unlisted musicians), using arrangements by Don Sebesky, records the track "Right From The Start" at the first session and "Take It From The Top" at the second session. Capitol Records issues the tracks on Klugh's album "Wishful Thinking" (ST-12323).
1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' album "Abbey Road" on CD for the first time
25 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Duran Duran, as part of a nine city Caravan Club tour, perform in the Capitol Records parking lot in Hollywood, California
15 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Deana Carter's album "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" which she co-produced with Chris Farren

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1957 - Tenor Saxophonist Hank Mobley (with Art Farmer on trumpet, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums) records the tracks "Gettin' Into Something", "Tune Up", "Poppin'", "East Of Brooklyn", and "Darn That Dream" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder, at The Van Gelder Studio, in Hackensack, New Jersey for Blue Note Records. Blue Note's catalog was sold to Liberty Records which was sold to EMI Music, the parent company of Capitol Records.
1982 - Marty Balin records the track "When Love Comes" for EMI America. No location or issue information is listed. If anyone knows where the track was recorded or if it has been issued, please leave a comment. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - General Douglas MacArthur, who later would have some of his speeches released on a Capitol Records album, returns to the Philippines fulfilling a promise to its residents
1962 - Bobby "Boris" Pickett's Parrot Records (a subsidiary of London Records) single "Monster Mash", with "Monster Mash Party" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The tracks on the single were arranged and produced by Gary Paxton and originally released on his GARPAX label which Pickett took around to radio stations to build interest before he was signed to Parrot.
1964 - Before his clients, The Beatles, give two performances at the Caird Hall, Dundee, England, their manager, Brian Epstein, produces his first recording session. The session, held at IBC Studios, London, England, is for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, whose drummer had been Ringo Starr before he joined The Beatles (Ringo is at this session but doesn't play on it). Rory (aka Alan Caldwell)'s sister Iris had been George Harrison's first girlfriend when they were 14. The group recorded the tracks "America" from the U.S. musical "West Side Story" (which would be the A-Side of the group's only released single), a cover of The Everly Brothers' "Since You Broke My Heart" (which would be the single's flip side), as well as "Ubangi Stomp" and "I'll Be There". There's an online reference to other tracks being recorded at the session. If anyone knows for sure if any additional tracks were recorded, and what they were, please leave a comment.
1977 - The band Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crashes, killing six band members and back-up singers

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