Friday, February 26, 2016

FEBRUARY 26, 2016

100 Years Ago Today In 1916 - Jackie Gleason, comedian, motion picture, radio and television actor, composer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Herbert John Gleason in Brooklyn, New York
95 Years Ago Today In 1921 - Betty Hutton, singer, Broadway and motion picture actress brought to Hollywood by Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva, sister of Glenn Miller Orchestra vocalist Marion Hutton, one time wife of Capitol Records artist and trumpeter Pete Condoli and later Capitol Records executive Alan Livingston, a Capitol Records solo artist, and teacher, is born Elizabeth Thornburg in Battle Creek, Michigan

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Guitarist Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (Chuck Peterson, Jake Gerheim, Russ Granger, and Frank Nelson on trumpets, Sam Levine, Bob McReynolds, and Bob Swift on trombones, Bob Walsh and Hal McKusick on alto saxophones, Herbie Steward on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Rocky Coluccio on piano and vocals, Jim Bates on bass, and Ben Weber on drums) record the titles "Cheek To Cheek", "Sepulvada", and a rejected take of the title "Should I?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Cheek To Cheek" as a single (Capitol 57-644) with "Strummin' On The Old Banjo" (recorded May 5, 1949) on the flipside, and "Sepulvada" as a single (Capitol 262) with "Bumble Boogie" (recorded April 15, 1946) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - The Oklahoma Sweethearts (vocalists Jean Anderson and Edna Leeper), with a unidentified combo, record the titles "Somewhere In Old Wyoming", "Little Miss Mischief", "Don't Steal Daddy's Medal", and "Call Me Sweetheart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 1455) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1564).
1955 - Capitol Records duo The Louvin Brothers joins the Grand Ole Opry
1955 - Capitol Records releases Faron Young's single "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young", with "Forgive Me My Dear" on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - During two sessions that take place today on Stage 7 at the Samuel Goldwn Studio at 1041 North Formosa Avenue in West Hollywood, California, Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they records Lara's "Granada" and De Campo's "Las Chiapanecas" at the first session and Delibes' "The Maids Of Cadiz", Monterde's "La Virgen De La Macarena", and Granados' "Andaluza Seraphim" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "Fiesta!" (P-8335).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Belford Hendricks conducting his own arrangements to unlisted musicians, records the title "Wiederseh'n", a as yet unissued take of the titles "I Wanted Someone To Love", and the titles "The Minute You're Gone", "Crying Time", and "Together Again" in New York City, New York with producer Tom Morgan. Capitol Records will issue "Wiederseh'n" and "The Minute You're Gone" together as a single (Capitol 5652) and all the titles, except "I Wanted Someone To Love" on Martino's album "Think I'll Go Somewhere And Cry Myself To Sleep" (T 2528).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - During two sessions held on this day in Los Angeles, California, conductor Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians (lineup unlisted) record the titles "She's Too Far Above Me", "I Enjoy Being A Girl", and a as yet unissued take of the title "Do I Hear A Waltz?" at the first session and the titles "Hello, Dolly", "My Kind Of Town", and "Everybody Has The Right To Be Wrong" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first, second, fourth and last titles on Lombardo's album "Lombardo's Hideaway" (T 2559) and "My Kind Of Town" on Lombardo's album "Wonderful Year" (T 2481).
1967 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", with "Someone Told My Story" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1970 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Hey Jude", composed of tracks not previously released on albums in the United States, is released by Capitol Records
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted others, recorded the titles "A Song For You", "Crazy Love", and "How Can I Be Sure" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs for "A Song For You" and "How Can I Be Sure" are recorded on March 3 and March 27, 1971 and for "Crazy Love" on March 8, March 27, and June 17, 1971, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Reddy's album "I Don't Know How To Love Him" (ST-762).
1977 - Natalie Cole's Capitol Records single "I've Got Love On My Mind", with "Unpredictable You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
35 Years Ago In 1981 - The Whites (vocalist and mandolin player Buck White and his daughters vocalists Sharon White and Cheryl White), with unlisted others, record the title "West Virginia Memories" in Nashville, Tennessee with producers Ricky Skaggs and Neil Wilburn. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5004) with "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On" (recorded June 3, 1980) on the flipside.
1985 - Tina Turner wins Grammys for her Capitol Records singles "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Better Be Good to Me"
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted others, records the title "New Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5613) with "You're Still New To Me" (recorded February 18, 1986) on the flipside and on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
1987 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles first four Parlophone albums on CD for the first time in the United States
1997 - At the 39th annual Grammy Awards held in New York City, The Beatles win Grammys for Best Pop Performance by a Duo Or Group With Vocal for their Apple Records track "Free As A Bird", Best Music Video, Short Form for the video to "Free As A Bird", and Best Music Video, Long Form for "The Beatles Anthology", all of which were released by Capitol Records/Video in the United States
2008 - Buddy Miles (born George Allen Miles), drummer, singer, songwriter, voice actor and member of the Capitol Records group Band of Gypsys, has died today of congestive heart failure at the age of 60 at his home in Austin, Texas. More information can be found at his website at

1928 - Fats Domino, pianist, singer, songwriter, and Imperial Records artist, is born Antoine Domino, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana
1932 - Johnny Cash, singer, songwriter, guitarist, motion picture and television actor, television variety show host, and father of Capitol Records artist Roseanne Cash, is born in Kingsland, Arkansas
1945 - Bob "The Bear" Hite, vocalist with the Liberty Records group "Canned Heat" is born in Torrance, California
1964 - Vee-Jay Records releases the album "Jolly What! Beatles and Frank Ifield"
1989 - Roy Eldridge, trumpet player and Blue Note Records artist, dies in Valley Stream, Long Island, New York at age 78

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