Tuesday, June 03, 2014

JUNE 3, 2014

85 Years Ago Today In 1929 - Chuck Barris, television producer, game show creator and host, songwriter, novelist, admitted assassin for the C.I.A., basis of the movie "Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind", and a Capitol Records artist (1969), is born born Charles Hirsch Barris in Oakland, New Jersey
1932 - Dakota Staton (aka Aliyah Rabia), singer, dancer, sister of saxophonist Fred Staton, and a Capitol Records and United Artists Records artist, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was "discovered" by Capitol Records A&R man and producer Dave Cavanaugh while she was performing at The Baby Grand Club in Harlem, New York.
1968 - Jamie O'Neal, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records Nashville artist, is born Jamie Murphy in Syndey, Australia

1947 - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra re-record the track "Eight, Nine And Ten" for Capitol Records with producer Lee Gillette, with Goodman handling the vocals instead of Peggy Lee, who recorded the first version of this song with the band on March 28, 1947
65 Years Ago Today In 1949 - Peggy Lee records the tracks "The Christmas Spell", "Goodbye, John", "Neon Signs", "Song At Midnight" and "Through A Long And Sleepless Night" for Capitol Records.
1950 - Nat "King" Cole (with Les Baxter and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa", the flip side of "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All", enters the top 20 of Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart at #15
1951 - Capitol Records country artist Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys (Billy Gray on guitar; Curly Chalker, Lefty Nason on steel guitar; Cliffie Stone, Billy Stewart on bass; Bill Foster on drums; Red Hayes on fiddle; Gil Baca on piano; Buddy Woody on accordion) record the track "Love Thief" at Sellers Company in Dallas, Texas. The track will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "How Do You Feel?" on the flip side.
1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone" is #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Goin' Steady" is tied for #21 with Jim Lowe (with Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra)'s single "Four Walls"
1963 - Capitol Records Canada releases Cliff Richards and The Shadows album "On Your Mark...Get Set...Let's Go!" and their soundtrack album "Summer Holliday" is #1 on the CHUM LP chart. The label also releases Mrs. Mills' album "Summer Party.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Ringo Starr, drummer for The Beatles, collapses from tonsillitis and pharyngitis. Jimmy Nicol becomes substitute drummer when Ringo enters a London hospital for his throat problem and the band would rehearse with him in Abbey Road Studios the same day. Nicol would stay with the band for concerts in Holland, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Australia until Ringo rejoins the band in Melbourne, Australia on June 14, 1964
1968 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Friends"
1968 - Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) releases Pink Floyd's single "It Would Be So Nice", with "Julia Dream" on the flip side, Eternity's Children's self-titled album, The Love Exchange's self-titled album, and Them's album "Now And Them"
1968 - Sidewalk Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases The Smoke's self-titled album
1968 - The last session is held for Ella Fitzgerald's last album for Capitol Records, "30 By Ella", produced by Dave Dexter, Jr. with accompaniment by Benny Carter's Magnificent Seven
1968 - Capitol Records Canada releases Frank Ifield's album "The Singer And The Song"
1990 - MC Hammer's Capitol Records album "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart
1990 - Wilson Phillips' SBK Records (distributed by Capitol Records) single "Hold On" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1991 - Morrisey records the tracks "There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends", "My Love Life", and "Sing Your Life" live to two track DAT tape with no overdubs especially for KROQ-FM radio, with Boz Boorer and Alain White on guitars, Gary Day on bass, Spencer Cobrin on drums, and Morrissey on vocals, at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California at an overnight session which Warner Bros. Records will release as a CD single entitled "Morrisey at KROQ"
1991 - Capitol Records announces that Los Angeles based hard rock band XYZ (guitarist Marc Diglio, bassist Patt Fontaine, vocalist Terry Ilous and drummer Paul Monroe), formerly with Enigma Records, has signed with the label and that they are finishing up work on their debut album "Hungry" with producer George Tutko
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Wally Fowler (born John Wallace Fowler), Capitol Records artist (1945 as Wally Fowler and The Georgia Clodhoppers and later as Wally Fowler and The Oakridge Quartet), dies at age 77 after drowining in Dale Hollow Lake, northeast of Nashville, where he had been fishing
1997 - Capitol Records releases Peabo Bryson's album "I'm So Into You:The Passion of Peabo Bryson" and "Bossa Novaville", the 14th release in their UltraLounge series
2001 - Diana Krall begins recording her album "The Look Of Love" in The Capitol Tower Studios
2002 - Janet H. Shifflett (born Janet Henry), a machinist for Capitol Records for 15 years and for Audiopak for seven years, dies at her home in Winchester, Virginia at age 62
2003 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Trace Adkins' compilation album "Greatest Hits Collection, Vol.1"
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville announces that Garth Brooks has ended his relationship with the label and that EMI Music will no longer distribute his catalog

1957 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Teenager's Romance" is tied for #13 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart with The Coasters' single "Searchin'", and Nelson's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'" is #19, Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Valley Of Tears" is #24 and Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'" is #33. EMI Music Group, parent company of Capitol Music Group, currently owns the Imperial Records catalog.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Former Capitol Records artist Dean Martin hosts ABC-TV's variety show "The Hollywood Palace" which this night features future Virgin Records artists The Rolling Stones making their first U.S. television appearance during their first U.S. concert tour
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - The Stanley Turrentine Sextet (Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Otis Candy Finch on drums) records the tracks "Fried Pies" and "In Memory Of" with Mickey Roker on congo and "Sunday In New York", "Make Someone Happy", "Jodie's Cha Cha", and "Niger Mambo" at The Van Gelder Studio in Englewood, New Jersey with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder and will be released in 1980 by Blue Note Records on the album "In Memory Of"
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Arranger Gerald Wilson (with Larry McGuire, Jay Daversa, and Paul Hubinon on trumpet; Lester Robinson, Frank Strong, and Thurman Green on trombone; Alexander Thomas on bass trombone; Arthur Maebe on french horn; Henry DeVega and Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone; William Green on flute and piccolo; Ernie Watts on tenor saxophone, flute and piccolo; Hadley Caliman and Harold Land on tenor saxophone; Richard Aplanalp on baritone saxophone; Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone; Richard Holmes on organ; George Duke on piano; Bob West on electric bass; and Carl Lott on drums) records the track "Pisces" (which will be released on the World Pacific Records album "Eternal Equinox"), as well as the tracks "You, Me and Now", "Bluesnee", and (with vocal by William Marshall) "Baby, Baby Don't You Cry" with producer Richard Bock and engineer Lanky Linstrot at Liberty Studios on Third Street, near Robertson Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California
1975 - Ozzie Nelson (born Oswald George Nelson), band leader, producer, director, radio and television actor, husband to Harriet Hilliard Nelson and father of David Nelson and Imperial and Capitol Records artist Eric "Ricky" Nelson, dies of cancer at age 69 and is later in Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Kenny Rogers' Liberty Records single "She Believes In Me", with "Morgana Jones" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts

50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - Peter Sellers leaves his hand and foot prints in cement during ceremony #127 at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - The last original episode of "Star Trek" airs at 10:00 PM on a Friday on NBC-TV

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