Monday, February 22, 2016

FEBRUARY 22, 2016

1945 - Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford with The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Candy", with Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside, is #2 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Vocalist Mary Mayo, with Al Ham conducting the orchestra (Louis Mucci and Joe Ferrante on trumpets, Will Bradley on trombone, Bill Stegmeyer, Stanley Webb, and Sam Donahue on reeds, probably Art Wagner on piano, Arnold Fishkin on bass, and Jimmy Crawford on drums), records the titles "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" and the as yet unissued titles "Mighty Lak' A Rose" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" together as a single (Capitol 1439).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - At the first recording session held in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Frank Sinatra conducts the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey, and Cecil Read on trumpets, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, James Decker, John Cave, Arthur Frantz, and Hyman Markowitz on French horns, Arthur Gleghorn and Harry Klee on flutes, Mitchell Lurie and Sal Franzella on clarinets, Bert Gassman and Harry Schuchman on oboes, Fred Moritz and John Hacker on bassoons, Bill Miller on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, George Boujie, Sam Goldman, and Eddie Gilbert on basses, David Grupp and Milt Holland on drums and percussion, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Cytron, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Murray Kellner, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Eudice Shapiro, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, Milton Thomas, and Abraham Weiss on violas, and Cy Bernard, Victor Gottlieb, Armand Kaproff, Edgar Lustgarten, Joseph Saxon, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), with copyist Vern Yocum, as they record the titles "Black" arranged by Victor Young, "Orange" arranged by Nelson Riddle, "White" arranged by Victor Young, and "Brown" arranged by Jeff Alexander between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Also in attendance are copyist Vern Yocum, Capitol Records president Glenn Wallichs, and photographer Ken Veeder. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's album "Tone Poems Of Color" (W735).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Vocalists Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "True Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the soundtrack album "High Society" (W 750) as well as a single (Capitol 3507) with "Well Did You Evah" (recorded January 17, 1956) on the flipside. The single will go on to earn Crosby a gold record, the last of his career.
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun, Fun, Fun", with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1973 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I Wonder If They Ever Think Of Me", with "I Forget You Every Day" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1975 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "No. 9 Dream", with "What You Got!" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, peaks at #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "No No Song", with "Snookaroo" on the flip side, enters the top 40 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1982 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "I Get Around", with "Don't Worry Baby" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1989 - Dan Seals Capitol Records single "Big Wheels in the Moonlight", with "Factory Town" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
5 Years Ago Today In 2011 - Jean Dinning (born Eugenia Dinning), singer, songwriter ("Teen Angel" recorded by her younger brother Mark Dinning), and part of the Capitol Records vocal group The Dinning Sisters, died of respiratory illness in Garden Grove, California at age 86.

85 Years Ago Today In 1936 - Ernie K-Doe, singer, songwriter and Minit Records artist (best known for the 1961 #1 track "Mother-In-Law"), is born Ernest Kador, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minit's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company
1964 - Classics IV's Liberty Records single "Traces" with "Everyday With You Girl" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1964 - The Beatles' Vee-Jay Records Single "Please Please Me", with "From Me To You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - The Beatles start filming their second film "HELP!" ("this one's a gonna be in colour") in the Bahamas
1989 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Straight Up", with "Cold Hearted" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

120 Years Ago Today In 1896 - Nacio Herb Brown, composer (while working for M-G-M he wrote "Broadway Melody", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Temptation", "Singing In The Rain" and many others with lyricist Arthur Freed and also composed with Richard Whiting, father of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting, and Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva) and music publisher (managing the sales of songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Sammy Fain and many others), is born Ignacio Herb Brown Jr. in Deming, New Mexico.
1907 - Sheldon Leonard, motion picture actor ("Another Thin Man", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "To Have And Have Not", "Guys and Dolls"), radio actor (recurring role as the race track tout on "The Jack Benny Show" and various roles on "The Adventures Of The Saint"), Emmy Award-winning television director ("The Danny Thomas Show", "My Favorite Martian"), and Executive Producer ("The Danny Thomas Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "I Spy" and "My World and Welcome to It"), inspiration for the names of the roommates on "Big Bang Theory", and voice of the Warner Bros. cartoon character Dodsworth ("Y'know, one of these days I'ma gonna have to buy me a mousetrap"), is born Sheldon Leonard Bershad in New York City, New York.

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