Thursday, February 25, 2016

FEBRUARY 25, 2016

1932 - Faron Young, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist is born near Shreveport, Louisiana
1943 - George Harrison, MBE, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor and producer, lead guitarist of the Parlophone, Capitol and Apple Records band The Beatles, solo Apple, Dark Horse and Capitol Records artist, and member of The Traveling Wilburys, is born at 12:10 PM in Liverpool, England
1957 - Dennis Diken, drummer, percussionist and vocalist for the Capitol Records group The Smithereens, is born in Belleville, New Jersey
1962 - Foster Sylvers, singer, member of the Capitol Records group The Sylvers, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee

60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "Theme From Robin Hood" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts
1964 - The Benny Goodman Quartet appear live at Koesi Ninkin Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The concert was recorded and later the tracks the "Cheek To Cheek", "Like Someone In Love", "Close Your Eyes", "As Long As I Live", "Stompin' At The Savoy", "My Melancholy Baby", "Memories of You", "I've Got The World On A String", "You're Blase", "Dinah", and "Goodbye" were released by Capitol Records on the album "Recorded Live at Kosei Nenkin Hall in Tokyo".
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sunrise, Sunset", "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Try To Remember", and "Alley Cat" at the first session and "Spanish Eyes", "A Taste Of Honey", "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", "Thunderball", and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the "Sunrise, Sunset", "Try To Remember", "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", and "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (ST 2559) and "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Alley Cat", "Spanish Eyes", "A Taste Of Honey", and "Thunderball" on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (ST 2481).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California with producer Dave Cavanaugh and associate producer Jack Marshall, The Howard Roberts Quartet (Howard Roberts and Bill Pittman on guitar, Henry Cain on organ, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums), record the titles "Manha De Carnaval" and "Whatever's Fair" at the first session and "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)", "A Taste Of Honey", and, with the addition of Jill Roberts on Latin percussion, "Sweet September" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Roberts' album "Whatever's Fair!" (T 2478).
1969 - The Beach Boys record the track "Celebrate The News" which will be released as the flipside of their Capitol Records single "Break Away" on June 23, 1969
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, Shorty Sherock, Frank Beach, John Best, and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Francis "Joe" Howard and Ed Kusby on trombones, Abe Most, Wilbur Schwartz, Les Robinson, Jules Jacob, and Don Raffell on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Boogie Woogie Maxixe (Bob Crosby Version)", "My Inspiration (Bob Crosby Version)", "G.T. Stomp (Earl Hines Version)", and "Slow Freight (Glenn Miller Version)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles in the 3 LP set "Swing Era" Series - Volume 5 (1939-1940) - 1939: A Real Dream Of A Year" (STA/STL 344).
1974 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "On The Cover Of The Music City News" with "Stony Mountain West Virginia" on the flipside
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - During two sessions held today in Los Angeles, California, Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart (vocalists Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart), with unlisted others, record the titles "Along Came Jones", "Moonfire", and "Sail On Sailor" at the first session and additional recording and possibly remakes at the second session for "Along Came Jones" and "Sail On Sailor". Capitol Records will issue all the final versions of the titles on the group's eponymous album "Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart" (ST-11513).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - Charles Veal records the title "Don't Ya Try It" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Veal's album "Believe It!" (ST-12174).
1995 - Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra give his last concert at a performance at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom in Palm Desert, California
1997 - Capitol Records group Megadeth perform live at a concert at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California where the tracks "Tornado Of Souls" and "A Tout Le Monde" are recorded and later released by Toshiba EMI in Japan on the six track (actually seven tracks since it includes the track "Peace Sells" as a hidden track) CD EP "Live Trax"
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - Capitol Records releases Billy Idol's album “VH1 Storytellers”
2007 - All music lovers were invited to a viewing of the body of Al Viola on Sunday night from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Faith Chapel at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068. A service will be held the next day, Monday afternoon at 3PM, at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90068.

1980 - Sir Joseph Lockwood resigns from the Board of EMI Ltd, Capitol Records' parent company, having been a director for 26 Years (20 of which are spent as Chairman)
25 Years Ago Today In 1991 - EMI International releases Glen Campbell's 2 CD compilation album "The Capitol Years '65/'77"
1992 - Natalie Cole wins the Grammy for Album Of The Year for her Elektra album "Unforgettable" and her recording of the title track, which uses tracks from her father's Capitol Records stereo re-recording of "Unforgettable", wins her the Grammys for Traditional Pop Performance and Record Of The Year. "Unforgettable"'s writer, Irving Gordon, wins the Grammy for Song Of The Year.

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