Monday, September 29, 2014

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

1922 - Louise Dinning aka Lou Dinning, singer and part of the Capitol Records group The Dinning Sisters (with her sisters Ginger and Jean), is born in Grant County, Oklahoma. Her brother, Mark Dinning, had his own hit with the single "Teen Angel" which was written by their sister Jean.
1938 - Tommy Boyce, music producer, songwriter (most notably with partner Bobby Hart) and member of the Capitol Records band Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart is born Sidney Thomas Boyce in Charlottesville, Virginia
1948 - Mark Farner, guitarist and lead vocalist for the Capitol Records band Grand Funk Railroad is born in Flint, Michigan
1968 - Brad Smith, bass and flute player for the Capitol Records band Blind Melon is born in West Point, Mississippi

1945 - Capitol Records artist Jimmy Wakely debuts on The Grand Ole Opry
1948 - The Mel Powell Septet (Clyde Hurley on trumpet, Lou McGarity on trombone, Gus Bivona on clarinet, Don Lodice on tenor saxophone, Mel Powell on piano, Tiny Berman on bass, and Frank Carlson on drums) record the track "Muskrat Ramble" in Los Angles, California for Capitol Records as part of the soundtrack album for the Samuel Goldwyn film "A Song Is Born" which was sold to benefit the Damon Runyon Memorial Cancer Fund
1956 - Tex Ritter records the tracks "America Our Land", "This Land Is Your Land", and "Remember The Alamo" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will later issue the tracks on Ritter's album "Sweet Land Of Liberty" (T 2743).
1956 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California Victor Aller (on piano) and The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted), conducted by Felix Slatkin, record Dohnanyi's "Variations On A Nursery Tune, Part 1" at the first session and "Variations On A Nursery Tune, Part 2" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the tracks on the orchestra's album "BRITTEN - The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra/DOHNANYI - Variations On A Nursery Tune" (P-8373).
1961 - Jeanne Black (on vocals) with unlisted others, records the tracks "Heartbreak U.S.A.", "His Own Little Island", "Guessin' Again" and the as yet unissued track "Keep It Secret" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 4654) and the third track as a single (Capitol 4685) with "A Letter To Anya" (recorded December 18, 1961) on the flip side.
1961 - Joe Bushkin (on piano), with unlisted others, records the as yet unissued tracks "Soliloquy", "Hallelujah", and "One For My Baby" for Capitol Records in New York City, New York.
50 Years Ago Today In 1964 - The Beatles record the track "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Capitol Records will issue the track on the group's album "Beatles VI" (Capitol T 2358).
1971 - Quicksilver Messenger Service recorded the track "Song For Frisco" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will later issue the track on the band's album "Quicksilver" (Capitol SW-819).
45 Years Ago Today In 1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Tall Dark Stranger"
1973 - Grand Funk's Capitol Records single "We're An American Band", with "Creepin'" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1979 - The Knack's Capitol Records single "My Sharona", with "Let Me Out" on the flip side, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1986 - During two sessions held this day, Suzy Bogguss with leader Sonny Garrish and Larry Paxton, Jerry Kroon, Brent Rowan, and Mitch Humphries, records the tracks "A Little Common Kindness", "I Don't Want To Set The Word On Fire", and "What About Her Heart" at the first session between 10 AM and 1 PM and, after Robert Ogdin replaces Mitch Humphries, records the the tracks "It Must Be You", "It Just So Happened", "Hopeless Romantic", and "Don't Talk To Me" at the second session between 2 PM and 5PM at Music City Music Hall in Nashville, Tennessee. After Overdubs are recorded at Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee on September 30 and October 10, 1986 Capitol Records will issue "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" and "Hopeless Romantic" together as a single (Capitol 5669). The other tracks are, so far, unreleased.
1986 - Ann Wilson (on vocals), with unlisted others, records "The Best Man In The World" for "The Golden Child" motion picture soundtrack. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 5654) with an instrumental version of the song on the flipside.
2003 - Wesley Tuttle, singer, yodeler (yodeled in Disney's "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs"), actor, guitarist and the second country artist signed to Capitol Records (1944-1957), dies in Sylmar, California of heart failure at age 85
2006 - The Los Angeles Times reports that EMI is selling The Capitol Tower and adjoining buildings and property to an East Coast developer for $50 million dollars (cheap!) and that Capitol Records and The Capitol Tower Studios will become tenants of the building "for many years". The article also stated that the south east parking lot will probably be developed into a multi purpose building with housing, offices and shops. So far no renderings of the new building or any idea on how much it will block the view of The Tower when driving by on Hollywood Boulevard or north on Vine Street.

1956 - Future Capitol Records artist Rose Maddox joins The Grand Ole Opry
1963 - "The Judy Garland Show" premieres on CBS-TV with former Capitol Records artist Mel Tormé as musical advisor and arranger for the series. Capitol would eventually be one of the many companies to release live tracks from the show on various compilation albums.
30 Years Ago Today In 1984 - Teddy Reig, A&R man and record producer for Roulette Records artists Count Basie, Jack Teagarden, Randy Weston, Thad Jones and Sara Vaughn, dies in Teaneck, New Jersey at age 65. Roulette's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1987 - Dan Seal's EMI America single "Three Time Loser", with "On The Front Line" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1987 - EMI America Records releases The Red Hot Chili Peppers' album "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan".
1992 - EMI America Records releases The Red Hot Chili Pepper's compilation album and video "What Hits!?".

1907 - Gene Autry, actor, singer, and baseball team owner, is born Orvon Gene Autry in Tioga, Texas
1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, pianist, singer and Sun Records recording artist, is born in Ferriday, Louisiana
1970 - Edward Everett Horton, singer, dancer, Vaudeville, Broadway, and motion picture actor, and cartoon voice artist, dies of cancer in Encino, California at age 84

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