Wednesday, February 17, 2016

FEBRUARY 17, 2016

1972 - Taylor Hawkins, drummer for the Capitol Records group Foo Fighters, is born Oliver Taylor Hawkins in Laguna Beach, California
? - Walter Gross, Senior Director, Digital Strategy - EMI Music North America at EMI is born in Brooklyn, New York
1984 - Farrah King, singer and founding member of the Capitol Records group Cherish, is born in Maywood, Illinois

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - During a split session held at Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York, first Johnny Mercer, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) records a rejected take of the title "Li'l Angie Is A Natural Man" then Margaret Whiting, with Paul Weston conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, records the title "Come Rain Or Come Shine". Capitol Records will issue "Come Rain Or Come Shine" as a single (Capitol 247) with "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine" (recorded January 12, 1956) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Jackie Gleason conducts His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "I Can't Give You Anything But Love", "Japanese Sandman", "and "I Cover The Waterfront" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's 2 LP set "Jackie Gleason's Lover's Portfolio" (WBO 1619).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Trombonist Pee Wee Hunt, with unlisted others, records new takes of the titles "Surrender" and "Lonely Man" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles in France on Hunt's EP "Pee Wee Hunt" (EAP-1-20163).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Pianist Leonard Pennario, with Felix Slatkin conducting The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Rhapsody In Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's album "GERSHWIN - Rhapsody In Blue/An American In Paris" (P 8343).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Pianist Madam Agi Jambor records Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata In D Major", "Toccata In F Sharp Minor", and "Toccata In C Minor" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jambor's 2LP album "BACH-Toccatas/Fantasias" (PBR-8354).
1965 - The Beatles record the tracks "The Night Before" in the afternoon and then at 11 pm they record "You Like Me Too Much" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Brian Wilson, at the first session of nineteen full sessions (and many other hours of separate recordings) held between today and September 21, 1966, records tracks for The Beach Boys' title "Good Vibrations" at Gold Star Studios at 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the final version as a single (Capitol 5676), with "Let's Go Away For Awhile" (recorded January 18 and 19, 1966) on the flipside, on October 10, 1966.
1967 - Smiley Burnette (born Lester Alvin Burnette), singer, songwriter, motion picture, radio and television actor, comedian, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 55 of leukemia in Encino, California and is later interred at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' single "Strawberry Fields Forever" with "Penny Lane" on the flipside
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Rene & Angela (vocalists Rene Moore and Angela Winbush), with unlisted others, record the as yet unissued title "Eyes On You" and "Secret Rendezvous" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Secret Rendezvous" as a single (Capitol 5220) with "Bangin' The Boogie" (recorded September 21, 1982).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Vocalist Lisa Dal Bello, with unlisted others, records the title "Just Like You" in Los Angles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Dal Bello's album "Drastic Measures" (ST-12140).
1985 - Mel McDaniel's Capitol Records single "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On", with "The Gunfighter's Song" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1999 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Lady Madonna", with "Inner Light" on the flipside, and their Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", with "For You Blue" on the flipside, which was distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, are certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
2010 - Kathryn Grayson, singer, motion picture actress and wife of Capitol Records artist and motion picture actor Johnnie Johnston, died at age 88 of natural causes at her home in Los Angeles, California.

1962 - The Beach Boys' first single "Surfin'" on Candix Records enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

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