Thursday, February 06, 2014

FEBRUARY 6, 2014

1931 - Mamie Van Doren, motion picture actress, singer, one time wife of Capitol Records artist Ray Anthony, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Joan Lucille Olander in Rowena, South Dakota
1950 - Natalie Cole, singer, television actress, daughter of Capitol Records artists Nat "King" Cole and Maria Ellington Cole, and a Capitol Records artist herself, is born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole in Los Angeles, California

1947 - Guitarist Carl Kress (with Paul Ricci on clarinet, Tony Mottola also on guitar, Bob Haggart on bass, and Terry Snyder on drums), records the tracks "Blond On The Loose", "Sarong Number" and "Walking Behind Miss Lucy" (without Ricci on clarinet) at WMCA's studios in New York City, New York. The tracks will be released as part of Kress' self titled Capitol Records album in the label's "Classics In Jazz" series.
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flip side is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1957 - Judy Garland records the tracks "How About Me", "I Get The Blues When It Rains", "Little Girl Blue", "Me And My Shadow", with Gordon Jenkins conducting the orchestra at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1961 - June Christy and Bob Cooper record tracks for her Capitol Records album "Do-Re-Mi"
1968 - The Beatles record tracks for their songs "The Inner Light" and "Lady Madonna"
40 Years Ago Today In 1974 - Buck Owens records the track "On The Cover Of The Music City News" for Capitol Records
1998 - Carl Wilson, singer and guitarist with the Capitol Records band The Beach Boys, dies from complications of lung cancer at age 51 in Los Angeles, California
2011 - Gary Moore (born Robert William Gary Moore), guitarist, singer, founder of the group Thin Lizzy and a 10 Records and Virgin Records solo artist, dies at age 58 in Costa De Sol, Spain of so far unknown causes. I met him in 1987 when I was working as a designer at Virgin Records America and he seemed to be a quiet & shy guy who loved what he was doing. I adapted the original art and design for his album "Wild Frontier" for its U.S. release.

1943 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra makes his debut on the radio show "Your Hit Parade" after leaving the Tommy Dorsey band
1945 - Bob Marley, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and father of Virgin Records artists Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers (Stephen, Sharon and Cedella Marley), is born Robert Nesta Marley in St. Anne's, Jamaica
1962 - Decca Records rejects The Beatles
1976 - The Beatles’ nine year recording contract, which they had signed in 1967, expires, giving EMI the rights to release anything from their back catalogue of previously released material. The first new compilation album will be "Rock 'N' Roll Music" which will be released in just four months on June 7, 1976.
2001 - EMI releases Asleep At The Wheel's compilation CD "23 Country Classics"

1976 - Vince Guaraldi, composer and pianist, dies of a sudden heart-attack at age 47 while waiting in a motel room between sets at Menlo Park's Butterfield's nightclub. Guaraldi had finished recording his portion of the soundtrack to "It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown" earlier in the day.

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