Saturday, February 20, 2016

FEBRUARY 20, 2016

1937- Nancy Wilson, singer, television variety show host and actress, 1999 Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, and Capitol Records artist, is born Nancy Sue Wilson in Chillicothe, Ohio
70 Years Ago today In 1946 - Jerome Giles, guitarist and leader of the Capitol Records group J. Giles Band, is born in New York City, New York

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Carlos Molina and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the title "Palabras De Mujer" with vocalist Bobby Rivera and the as yet unissued takes of the titles "Acabaste" with vocals by Jean Colby, "Pearl Fisher", and "Siboney" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Palabras De Mujer" as a single (Capitol 307) with "Estoy Apriendo Ingles
(I'm Learning To Speak English)" (recorded June 19, 1945) on the flipside.
1947 - Merle Travis' Capitol Records single "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed", with "Sweet Temptation" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country charts
1952 - Mel Blanc records the tracks "Tweet, Tweet, Tweety" and (with an uncredited vocal by June Foray) "Bugs Bunny And The Grow-Small Juice" with producer Alan Livingston and composer and arranger Billy May conducting the orchestra at Capitol Records' studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. The tracks will be released as individual singles by Capitol Records.
1959 - Tennessee Ernie Ford's Capitol Records album "Hymns" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
55 Years Ago Today In 1951 - The Derringers (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Maybe Baby" and "Pledging My Love" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nick Venet. Capitol Records will issue "Maybe Baby" as a single (Capitol 4572) with "Don't Deceive Me" (recorded March 29, 1961) on the flipside. No release information is listed for "Pledging My Love"
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flip side, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1965 - The Beatles record the track "That Means a Lot" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios around midday
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Matt Monro, with John Barry conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes players of horns, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and strings) records the titles "Born Free" and "Other People" in London, England. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5623).
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Lennon Ono's "Who Has Seen The Wind?" on the flipside, is released by Capitol Records in the United States just 25 days after being recorded
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice actor (best known for "Donald Duck") and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 80
25 Years Ago Today In 1991 - Polygram, Parlophone, Vee-Jay, Swan, Capitol, Apple, Zapple, and Geffen Records artist John Lennon is posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award
2007 - Capitol Records releases Luscious Jackson's compilation album "Greatest Hits"
2009 - I was interviewed for a documentary about Johnny Mercer by director/producer Bruce Ricker at the Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, CA in the Eastwood Sound Stage. I followed Leonard Maltin and Miles Kreuger and met Richard Carpenter on the way in.

1957 - Dave Guard And The Calypsonians, forerunners of the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, record an acetate demo of "Run Joe"
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Johnny Burnette's Liberty Records single "Little Boy Sad", with "(I Go) Down To The River" on the flipside, enters the U.S. Country singles charts
1972 - James C. Bracken, co-owner of Vee-Jay Records, dies in Chicago, Illinois at age 62
1982 - Chrysalis Records artist Pat Benatar marries her guitarist, Neil Gerado, in Hawaii

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