Wednesday, December 16, 2015

DECEMBER 16, 2015

1899 - Sir Noel Coward, composer, stage and motion picture writer, actor, director and producer, singer, and Capitol Records artist (an album of Coward singing the songs of his 1961 Broadway show "Sail Away") is born Noel Peirce Coward in Teddington (a suburb of London), England
1968 - Christopher Thorn, record producer, recording studio owner, and guitarist with the Capitol Records band Blind Melon (1991-1999), is born in Dover, Pennsylvania

1943 - Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single "Shoo-Shoo Baby" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1947 - Freddie Slack and His Orchestra (Paul Lopez on trumpet, Jimmy Knepper on trombone), Hank Horn on tenor saxophone), Slack on piano, Darrell Homer on guitar, Morty Corb on bass, Maynard Sloate on drums) record the tracks "Be-Bop Boogie" and "Two Left Hands" (with Charlotte Blackburn on vocal but no horns) in Los Angeles, California that will be released as singles by Capitol Records.
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as it records the titles "Children's Corner Suite, Part 1", "Children's Corner Suite, Part 2", and "Children's Corner Suite, Part 6" in Los Angeles, California. After Parts 3, 4, and 5 are recorded on December 18, 1955, Capitol Records will issue the complete suite on the orchestra's album "DEBUSSY - Petite Suite/Children's Corner Suite" (P-8328).
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Joe "Red" Hayes (on vocals), with an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "I'll Be So Good To You", an unissued take of the title "Choose The One You Want", the title "The Man Who Calls Her Wife", and an unissued take of the title "You've Never Been Certain Of Me" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue I'll Be So Good To You" and "The Man Who Calls Her Wife" together as a single (Capitol 3382).
60 Years Ago Today In 1955 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals) and His Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Aladdin's Lamp", "Rockin' Alone In An Old Rockin' Chair", "The Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine", and "That Little Boy Of Mine" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Aladdin's Lamp" as a single (Capitol F3428) with "That Big Old Moon" (recorded July 8, 1955) on the flipside and the last three titles on Husky's album "Songs Of The Home And Heart" (T 718).
55 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records the title "'Gurney Slade' Theme", unissued takes of "The Untouchables", "The Second Time Around", and the title "Return To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'Gurney Slade' Theme" and "Return To Me" together as a single (Capitol 4513).
1961 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Alfred Newman conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, records George Gershwin's "Second Rhapsody" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN By Starlight" (P-8581) and Angel Records will reissue the track on Pennario's album "Leonard Pennario Plays Gershwin" (S-36070).
1964 - The Beach Boys' begin the first of two sessions to record the stereo track "Kiss Me, Baby" at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. The second session will be held January 15, 1965 also at Western Studios.
50 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Jerry Naylor records as yet unissued takes of the titles "Walk A Little Taller" and "For Her" in Los Angeles, California for Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records.
45 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Jerry Corbitt (on vocals and guitar with unlisted others), records the title "Get On Back To The Land" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Corbitt's self titled album "Jerry Corbitt".
45 Years Ago Today In 1970 - During a busy day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Capitol Records and Sid and Marty Krofft artists The Bugaloos appear on Captain Jim's children's television show, meet with the local Christmas Seals chairman and become honorary Ambassadors, and do an in-store signing at Kaufmann's Department Store
45 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Manhattan Transfer (vocal group), with Gene Pistilli, record the title "Winterlude" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the song as a single (Capitol 3036) with "Maybe Mexico" (recorded May 18, 1970) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals with unlisted others) records the titles "Sidewalks Of Chicago", "Hello Darlin'", "For The Good Times", and "Heart Over Mind" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ferlin Husky and His Hush Puppies' album "One More Time" (ST-768).
1972 - Paul McCartney’s single "Hi, Hi, Hi" is released in the U.S. by Capitol Records and will peak at #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart on February 3, 1973
1974 - Capitol Records releases John Lennon's single "# 9 Dream" with "What You Got" on the flip side
40 Years Ago Today In 1975 - During two session held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Lettermen (Donny Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike on vocals), with Vince Morton conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "For The Good Times", "Loving Her Was Easier", "I Can't Help It", "The Last Thing On My Mind (If I'm Still In Love With You)" at the first session and "Today I Started Loving You Again", "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'", "Leavin' With The First Light", " and "Take Me Home, Country Roads" at the second session. After over dubs are recorded for all the titles on December 29, 1975, "For The Good Times", "I Can't Help It", "Today I Started Loving You Again", and "Leavin' With The First Light" on January 5, 1976, "I Can't Help It" on January 6, 1976, "Today I Started Loving You" and "Leavin' With The First Light" on January 7, 1976, "The Last Thing On My Mind" on January 8, 1976, and "Loving Her Was Easier", "Kiss And Angel Good Mornin'" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on January 9, 1976, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Kind Of Country" (SW-11508).
1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Live Bullet" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
35 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Sheree Brown (on vocals, with unknown accompaniment) records the titles "Happiness Flows" and "Straight Ahead" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both songs on Brown's album "Straight Ahead" (ST-12153).
35 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Blue Magic records the titles "Let There Be Love", and "Feelin' The Love" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue both songs on the band's self titled album "Welcome Back" (ST-12143).
2002 - Capitol Records group Coldplay appear on CBS-TV's "The Late Show With David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, New York

1954 - Warner Brothers releases the motion picture "Young At Heart" which uses Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records recording of the title track
1958 - The Chipmunk's Liberty Records single "The Chipmunk Song" is #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1965 - "The Music of Lennon & McCartney", a television special recorded at Granada TV Centre, Manchester, England and featuring The Beatles and other artists performing Lennon-McCartney songs, is broadcast in London, England
1968 - Mavis Smith begins work as executive of the Apple Corp. press office
1968 - Jack Wilson (with Jack Wilson on piano, Andy Simpkins and Ray Brown on bass, Howard Roberts on guitar, Jimmie Smith and Donald Bailey on drums, and Victor Feldman and Tommy Vig on vibes and tympani)records the tracks "Herman's Helmet", "Night Creature", "Soft Summer Rain", and "Eighty-One" in Los Angeles, California for his Blue Note Records album "Song For My Daughter"
1971 - Don McLean’s eight-minute-plus (8:32) version of "American Pie" is released to radio by United Artists Records and will hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart on January 15, 1972
1988 - Pianist Don Pullen (with Gary Peacock on bass, and Tony Williams on drums) records the tracks "Jana’s Delight", "Once Upon A Time", "Warriors", "New Beginnings", "At The CafĂ© Centrale", "Reap The Whirlwind", and "Silence = Death" at A&R Studios in New York City, with producer by Michael Cuscuna and recording engineer David Baker, for Pullen's Blue Note Records album "New Beginnings"
10 Years Ago Today In 2005 - The Beatles sue EMI Group, Capitol Records' parent company, claiming that they are owed 30 million pounds in royalties

245 Years Ago Today In 1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven, composer and pianist, is born in Bonn, Germany
1907 - At a studio in New York city's Brooklyn Navy Yard Eugene H. Farrar, singing "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?", becomes the first singer to broadcast on radio.

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