Thursday, September 04, 2014


1946 - Greg Elmore, drummer with the band The Brogues and Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service, is born in the Coronado Naval Air Station, near San Diego, California
1946 - Gary Duncan, guitarist and vocalist with the band The Brogues and Capitol Records band Quicksilver Messenger Service, is born Gary Grubb in San Diego, California

1951 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn, and John Best on trumpet, Ed Kusby, Tommy Pederson, Murray McEachern, and James Priddy on trombone, Skeets Herfurt and Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Barney Kessel on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, and Jack Costanzo on percussion), records the tracks "Walkin' My Baby Back Home", "What Does It Take To Make You Laugh?", "Walkin'", and "I'm Hurtin'" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California between 5:30 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will release "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" as a single in 1952 and it will peak at #8 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts.
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Help!", with "I Should Have Known Better" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and will stay for three weeks
1966 - Mrs. Elva Miller records the tracks "Somewhere My Love" (Lara's theme from "Doctor Zhivago"), "Second Hand Rose", "The Girl From Ipanema" and the unissued track "Till There Was You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records would release the first three tracks on Mrs. Miller's album "Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?" (Capitol T/ST 2579).
1966 - Maria Cole records "The Music That Makes Me Dance", "He Touched Me", "Violets For Your Furs", and "I Think I Fell In Love Today" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol will issue all the tracks on Cole's album "Love Is A Special Feeling" (Capitol T/ST 2612).
1976 - Al Martino records the tracks "There's Nothing Greater Than Our Love", "Dream Of Me", and "If There's No Such Thing As A Miracle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release all the tracks on Martino's album "Sing My Love Songs" (Capitol ST-11572).
1992 - Carl Butler, singer, guitarist, member of the duo Carl and Pearl with his wife Pearl Dee Butler, and Capitol solo artist (1951-1953), dies of a massive heart attack in Franklin, Tennessee at age 68

1948 - The tracks "Move", "Why Do I Love You?", and "Godchild" are broadcast live with Miles Davis on trumpet, Kenny Hagood on vocals, Lee Konitz on alto saxophone, Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Mike Zwerin on trombone, Junior Collins on french horn, Bill Barber on tuba, John Lewis on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Max Roach on drums at the Royal Roost in New York City as part of the Symphony Sid radio program. Transcribed recordings of the tracks will be included on the 1998 Blue Notes Records CD release "The Complete Birth Of The Cool"
1962 - The Beatles, with Ringo Starr on drums, record the tracks "Love Me Do", "P.S. I Love You", "One After 909", and ""How Do You Do It", at their first recording session for Parlophone Records with producer George Martin
50 Years Ago Today in 1964 - Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, with Lee Morgan on trumpet, McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, Elvin Jones on drums and Ray Barretto on congas, records the tracks "Shirley", "Wahoo" (aka "Stanley's Blues"), "Tacos", "Can By Me Love" (without Barretto on congas), and "My Girl Is Just Enough Woman For Me" (without Morgan on trumpet and Barretto on congas) with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at The Van Gelder Studio in Englewood, New Jersey. The tracks would be released by Blue Note in 1980 on the album "Mr. Natural". Capitol Records currently owns the Blue Note Records catalog.
1990 - EMI Records America releases Queensr├┐che's album "Empire". The album will peak at #3 in the United States and be certified triple Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Capitol Records currently owns the EMI America catalog.

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