Thursday, January 21, 2016

JANUARY 21, 2016

1949 - Buddy Cole, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The King Sisters sign with Capitol Records and Ford has his first recording session for Capitol Records
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - During two sessions held this day at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Tommy Pederson and Paul Tanner on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Vincent De Rosa on French horn, Jerry Kasper, Ted Nash, and Champ Webb on reeds, Bill Miller on piano, John Collins on guitar, Charles Harris on bass, Lee Young on drums, and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Paul Nero,  Erno Neufeld, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, and David Sterkin on viola, Cy Bernard, Ennio Bolognini, and Eleanor Aller Slatkin on cello, and Kathryn Julye on harp), at the first session from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Nat "King " Cole records a rejected take of the titles "Here I Am", and the titles "Unfair""Make Me", and "Sometimes I Wonder" then, at the second session held between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM, first Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra record the instrumental title "Midnight Blues" then Nat "King" Cole records the titles "Once Before""I'm Willing To Share This With You" and "I Need A Plan" with an uncredited vocal group, and without the group the title "The Story's Old". Capitol Records will issue (after a rhythm overdub) "Unfair" on Cole's album "Thank You, Pretty Baby" (T 2759), "Make Me", "Sometimes I Wonder" and all of Cole's titles from the second session on the CD "Night Lights" (5-31964-2), and Riddle's "Midnight Blues" as a single (Capitol 3374) with "Port Au Prince" (recorded December 25, 1955) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all of the versions of Cole's titles, except "Here I Am", in Germany in the 11 CD box set "Nat 'King' Cole - Stardust (The Complete Capitol Recordings 1955-1959)" (BCD 16342).
1959 - The Kingston Trio's Capitol Records single "Tom Dooley" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - George Harrison marries Patricia Anne Boyd at the Esher Register Office, Surrey, England with fellow member of the Capitol Records group The Beatles Paul McCartney, and their manager Brian Epstein, in attendance. Harrison met Boyd on the set of the motion picture "A Hard Day's Night" where Boyd appeared in the train scenes with Harrison.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion, and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" and "Finishing Touches" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded for "I'm Proud To Be A Redneck" on February 3, 1971 and for "Finishing Touches" on March 12, 1971, Capitol Records will issue both titles on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1979 - Crystal Gale's Capitol Records single "Why Have You Left The One You Left Me For" is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Gary O' (aka Gary O'Connor of Kid Rainbow), with Charles Calello conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and string section (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Pay You Back With Interest", "The Way You Look Tonight", and "Been A Long Time" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Pay You Back With Interest" as a single (Capitol 5018) with "Just A Little Love" (recorded on January 19, 1981) on the flipside and all the titles on O'Connor's album "Gary O'" (ST-12157).
1987 - Imperial and Capitol Records artist Ricky Nelson, Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, Virgin Records America artist Roy Orbison, as well as Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Frankin, Jackie Wilson and others are inducted into The Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame in New York City, New York at the organization's second induction ceremony.
2002 - Peggy Lee, singer, songwriter, one-time wife of fellow Capitol Records artist Dave Barbour, and a Capitol Records solo artist, dies of a heart attack at age 81 in Bel Air, California and is later interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.

40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Emma Bunton (aka "Baby Spice") singer, with the Virgin Records group The Spice Girls, is born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England
1984 - John Lennon's single "Nobody Told Me" entered the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Bill Haley and The Comets' album "Rock Around The Clock" becomes the first Rock 'n' Roll album to enter the U.S. album charts

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