Wednesday, December 09, 2015

DECEMBER 9, 2015

1957 - Donny Osmond, singer, Broadway musical performer, television variety and talk show host, member of the group The Osmonds, duo with his sister, Capitol Records artist Marie Osmond, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born Donald Clark Osmond in Ogden, Utah
1958 - Nick Seymour, painter, record producer, and electric bass player for the Capitol Records group Crowded House, is born Nicholas More Seymour in Benalla, Victoria, Australia

1946 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "Divorce Me C.O.D.", with "Missouri" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1949 - Yogi Yorgesson (aka Harry Stewart)'s Capitol Records single "Yingle Bells", with "I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of U.S. Pop singles charts
1953 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra (Arthur "Skeets" Herfert, Harry Klee, and Warren Webb on reeds; Tommy Pederson on trombone; John Cave and John Graas on french horns; George Roberts on bass trombone; Robert Bain on guitar; Joe Comfort on bass; Bill Miller on piano; Kathryn Julye on harp; Alvin Stoller on drums; Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Henry Hill, Anatol Kaminsky, Mischa Russell, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Gerald Vinci on violin; Paul Robyn and Dave Sterkin on viola; and Cy Bernard and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the tracks "Rain (Falling From The Skies)" (which will be released as single Capitol 2816 with the flipside being "Three Coins In A Fountain" in 1954), "Young At Heart" (after it had been turned down by Nat "King" Cole and will be released as the flipside of single Capitol 2703 "I've Got The World On A String"), and "I Could Have Told You" (which will be released as Capitol single 2787 with "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" on the flipside) at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and the Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street, Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 1:00 AM on December 10, 1953.
1958 - At the first session for his Capitol Records album "Come Dance With Me", Frank Sinatra, with arranger Billy May conducting the studio orchestra and Dave Cavanaugh producing, records the tracks "The Song Is You", "Something's Gotta Give", and "Just In Time" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1960 - Laurindo Almeida on guitar (with an unlisted flute player), records the tracks "SANZ - Pascalle", "GUERAU - Canarios", "WEISS - Allemande", and "WEISS - Scherzo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Almeida's album "The Guitar Worlds Of Laurindo Almeida" (P-8546).
1964 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "Pass Me By", and "That's What It Takes" for a Capitol Records single and, with arranger and conductor Cy Coleman, "Then Was Then (And Now Is Now)" (which will be used as the title track for her next Capitol Records album on which the other two tracks will also appear) at the The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
50 Years Ago Today In 1965 - Jean Shepard (on vocals with unlisted others) records the tracks "Dirt Under His Feet", "Day To Day (Tear To Tear)", "Outstanding In Your Field", and "Your Name's Become A Household Word" in Nashville, Tennesse. Capitol Records will issue the first, second, and fourth tracks on Shepard's album "Many Happy Hangovers" (T 2547) and the third track on her album "Heart, We Did All We Could" (T 2690).
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Hello Goodbye", with "I Am The Walrus" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - Merle Haggard records the tracks "Silver Wings" and "Hungry Eyes" for Capitol Records
45 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Endlessly", with "Happy Memories" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1970 - Wynn Stewart (on vocals), with Larry Butler on piano, Jack Eubanks, Glenn David Keener, Billy Sanford, and Lawrence Wilkerson on guitars, Lloyd Green on steel guitar, Henry Strzelecki on bass, and Murrey "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums), records the tracks "She Was Made After Man", "Do It To Someone You Love", "Baby, It's Yours", and "I Was The First One To Know" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Stewart's album "Baby, It's Yours" (ST-687).
1972 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "I Am Woman", with "More Than You Could Take" on the flipside, hits US #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1972 - The Raspberries' Capitol Records album "Fresh" enters Billboard's album charts where it will stay for 16 weeks, peaking at #36
35 Years Ago Today In 1980 - Donna Washington (on vocals), with an unidentified orchestra using arrangements by Johnny Pate, records a as yet unissued take of "Until Forever" and the tracks "I Want You Tonight" and "I See Home" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last two tracks on Washington's album "Going For The Glow" (ST-12147).
30 Years Ago Today In 1985 - Billy Squier, with unlisted others, records the track "Till It's Over"c at an unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the track on Squier's album "Enough Is Enough" (PJ-12483).
1989 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records single "If Tomorrow Never Comes", with "The Dance" on the flip side, hits #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart becoming the first #1 of his career. Liberty Records was Capitol Records' Country division and reviving the Liberty name after the original's catalog had been sold to Capitol Record's parent company EMI. It would later be renamed Capitol Records Nashville.
1996 - Former Capitol Records artist Faron Young, depressed over his failing health, shoots himself in the head at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. He will die in a hospital the next day at age 64.

1926 - 17 year old future Capitol Records artist Benny Goodman, at the time a clarinetist with Ben Pollack and His Californians (which includes Pollack on drums, vocalist Joey Ray, Harry Greenberg, Al Harris, and Earl Baker on cornet, Glenn Miller on trombone, Gil Rodin on alto saxophone, Fud Livingston on tenor saxophone, Victor Young and Al Beller on violin, Wayne Allen on piano, John Kurzenknabe on banjo and Benny's brother Harry Goodman on double bass), takes part in his first recording session (from which tracks are released) when the band waxes the track "When I First Met Mary" in Chicago, Illinois for Victor Records. Later that night, before he could hear his sons' recording, the Goodmans' father, David Goodman, dies at the corner of Madison and Kostner streets in Chicago, Illinois after being struck by a speeding auto.
1941 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra is declared 4-F at Newark Induction Center in New Jersey due to a perforated ear drum that he suffered at birth during a difficult forceps deliverŅƒ.
30 Years Ago Today In 1985 - Dan Seals (on vocals with unknown other musicians) records the tracks "Out On The Front Line" and "You Still Moves Me" at a unlisted location. EMI America will issue both tracks on Seals' album "On The Front Line" (7-46352-2).

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