1954 - Berton Averre, lead guitarist and vocalist with the Capitol Records group The Knack, is born in Van Nuys, California
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1945 - Singer June Christy signs a personal contract with Capitol Records
1954 - Frank Sinatra, with Ray Anthony conducting the studio orchestra (Morris Bercov and Fred Fallensby on reeds; Arthur "Skeets" Herfert and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxpohone; Leo Anthony on baritone saxophone; John Best, Conrad Gozzo, Manny Klein, and Uan Rasey on trumpet; Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone; George Roberts on bass trombone; Al Hendrickson on guitar; Paul Smith on piano; and Jack Constanzo, Lou Singer, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the tracks "Melody Of Love" and "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die", both of which are arranged by Dick Reynolds and released on the same Capitol Records single, at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
50 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records signs a right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles
1965 - Capitol Records releases its version of The Beatles' album "Rubber Soul"
1966 - Peter and Gordon's Capitol Records single "Lady Godiva", with "Morning's Calling" on the flip side is at #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - The Beach Boys records the vocals for their "Heroes And Villans" track
1990 - Poison's Capitol Records single "Something To Believe In", with "Ball and Chain" on the flip side, is #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2004 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Trace Adkins' track "Songs About Me" to Country radio stations
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1974 - Apple and Capitol Records artist George Harrison, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, and Harrison's father are invited to the White House for a luncheon visit with President Gerald Ford. Ford gives Harrison a W.I.N. (Whip Inflation Now) button and Harrison gives Ford a OM button (the mantra word for creation).
1994 - Liberty Records (now Capitol Records Nashville) releases Garth Brooks' compilation album "Garth Brooks: The Hits"
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65 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The second American Federation of Musicians strike ends after 11 1/2 months