Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

1922 (Or Maybe Today In 1927) - Yma Sumac, singer with 5 octave range, Broadway performer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo in Ichocán, Peru. If anyone knows for sure which year she was born in, please leave a comment.
1961 - O'Bryan, singer, dancer, songwriter (created the theme song for the television show "Soul Train" used in the 1980s), record producer, and Capitol Records artist (1982-1986), is born McCoy Burnette, Jr. at Pender County Memorial Hospital in Burgaw, North Carolina

1947 - Tex Williams' Capitol Records single "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette), with "Roundup Polka" on the flipside, is tied for #2 on the U.S. charts with another version of the song recorded by Phil Harris for RCA Records with "Crawdad Song" on the flipside. Also Red Ingle And His Natural Seven with guest vocalist Cinderella G. Stump (aka Jo Stafford)'s Capitol Records single "Tim-Tay-Shun", with "For Seventy Mental Reasons" on the flipside is at #5
1955 - The Louvin Brothers' Capitol Records single "When I Stopped Dreaming", with "Pitfall" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country singles charts
1962 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "How Great Thou Art" with "Eternal Life (The Prayer of St. Francis)" on the flip side
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Revolver" knocks their Capitol Records album "Yesterday & Today" out of the #1 album spot on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - Triumvirant begins recording its Capitol Records album "Russian Roulette"
1990 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Rust In Peace"
1991 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' third album "Ropin' The Wind" It is the first country album to carry a $10.98 suggested retail price.
1991 - Capitol Records releases the compilation album "Christmas Kisses"
1998 - Grand Royal and Capitol Records group The Beastie Boys are presented with the Video Vanguard Award at the 15th annual MTV Video Music Awards.

75 Years Ago Today In 1939 - Cynthia Lennon, artist, mother of John Charles Julian Lennon and first wife of John Lennon, is born Cynthia Lillian Powell in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
1940 - Roy "Daddy Bug" Ayers, vibraphonist with the bands of Curtis Amy, Jack Wilson and the Pacific Jazz group The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, is born Roy E. Ayers Jr. in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group, currently owns the Pacific Jazz catalog.
1947 - Tenor saxophonist Illinois Jaquet (with Russell Jacquet and Joe Newman on trumpet, J.J. Johnson on trombone, Leo Parker on baritone saxophone, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, John Collins on guitar, Al Lucas on bass, and Shadow Wilson on drums) records the tracks "Goofin' Off", "Riffin' With Jacquet", "Don't Push Daddy", two takes of "Sahara Heat", and "It's Wild" for Aladdin Records. Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group, currently owns the Aladdin catalog.
65 Years AGo Today In 1949 - Barriemore Barlow, percussionist and drummer with the band The Blades, the Chrysalis Records group Jethro Tull, and founder of the band Tandoori Cassette, is born Barry Barlow in Birmingham, England. Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1957 - Carol Decker, lead singer with the Virgin Records group T'Pau and a solo artist, is born in London, England. I designed the packaging for the 12" promo for their first U.S. single release "Heart And Soul" using an idea from Virgin Record America's co-president Jeff Ayeroff, and revised the original UK packaging of their self-titled debut album for release on vinyl, cassette and CD in the United States by the label. I attended their performance at The Roxy on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, catching Carol's eye. When I went upstairs to their dressing rooms afterwords she was kind of surprised and happy to see me, but that faded pretty quickly when she found out I worked for their label. Virgin's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
20 Years Ago Today In 1994 - Talulah Pine LeBon, daughter of Simon LeBon (singer with the Capitol Records group Duran Duran) and his wife Yasmin Parvenah LeBon, is born

1908 - Raymond Scott, pianist, bandleader, radio and television performer and music director, electronic music innovator, and composer (whose works were adapted by Carl Stalling for use in many of Warner Bros.' classic Looney Tunes animated shorts), is born Harry Warnow in Brooklyn, New York

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