Tuesday, March 01, 2016

MARCH 1, 2016

1917 - Cliffie Stone, singer, songwriter, radio variety show host, personal manager, television producer, bass player, A&R and record producer for Capitol Records, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Clifford Gilpin Snyder in Stockton, California
90 Years Ago Today In 1926 - Robert Claryconcentration camp survivor, singer, Broadway, motion picture, and television actor (best known as Corporal LeBeau on "Hogan's Heroes"), author, lecturer, and Capitol Records (1949) and Epic Records (1955) artist, is born Robert Max Widerman in Paris, France.
1927 - Harry Belafonte, singer, motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist, is born Harold George Belafonte in Harlem, New York City, New York

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Johnny Mercer's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flipside, is #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best-Selling Popular Retail Records chart and Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief", with "(I'm Just) A Square In The Social Circle" on the flipside, is #1 on the magazine's Records Most-Played On The Air chart for the week ending March 1, 1946. Both of Hutton's songs appear in the Paramount movie "The Stork Club" starring Hutton which was produced by Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva and features fellow Capitol Records artist Andy Russell in a supporting role. "(I'm A) Square In The Social Circle" was written by Jay Livingston (brother of Capitol Records then new vice president of children's records Alan Livingston, who would later marry Hutton) and Ray Evans.
1952 - At his first recording session for Capitol Records twenty year old Faron Young (on vocals, with Tommy Jackson on fiddle, Floyd Cramer on piano, Billy Byrd or Thomas "Grady" Martin on electric guitar, Chet Atkins on guitar, Jimmy Day on steel guitar, Floyd "Lightnin'" Chance on bass, and Farris Coursey on drums) waxes the tracks "Have I Waited Too Long?", "Telltale Tears", "What Can I Do With My Sorrow?", and "The Good Lord Must Have Sent You" at Castle Studios in The Tulane Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2039), the third track as a single (Capitol 2039) with "Saving My Tears (For Tomorrow)" on the flip side, and the last track on Young's album "Faron Young's Memory Lane" (T 2037).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangement to the orchestra (Vincent De Rosa on French horn, Harry Klee on flute, Mahlon Clark on clarinet, Bill Miller on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Mike Rubin on bass, Milt Holland on drums, Ann Mason Stockton  on harp, with Israel Baker on violin, and The Hollywood String
Quartet: Paul Shure and Felix Slatkin on violin, Alvin Dinkin on viola, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records a still unissued take of the title "Don't Like Goodbyes" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Nelson Riddle's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua", with "The Theme From Robin Hood" on the flipside is still #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts and Les Baxter's Capitol Records single "The Poor People of Paris", with "Helen Of Troy" on the flipside is #2.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - The Cues (Ollie Jones on lead tenor vocals, Abel De Costa and Jimmy Breedlove on tenor vocals, Robie Kirk on baritone vocals, and Eddie Barnes on bass vocals), with instrumental accompaniment (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Destination Twenty-One Hundred And Sixty-Five" with Ollie Jones on lead vocals, and "Why" and "Be My Wife" with Abel De Costa and Jimmy Breedlove on lead vocals at Capitol Records' studio on 46th Street in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol F3400) with "Don't Make Believe" (recorded February 24, 1956) on the flipside and "Why" as a single (Capitol F3582) with "Prince Or Pauper" (recorded September 20, 1956) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on the album "The Cues" (BFX 15309) and the CD "Why: The Cues" (BCD 15510).
1957 - Buck Owens signs with Capitol Records
1964 - The Beatles Capitol Records single "I Want to Hold Your Hand", with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flipside is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart and their Swan Records single "She Loves You" with "I'll Get You" on the flip side is #2
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Ray Sanders records the titles "My World Is Upside Down", "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", a as yet to be issued take of the title "I Must Destroy Your Memory" and the title "Graveyard Dance" in Los Angeles, California. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will issue "My World Is Upside Down" and "Graveyard Dance" together as a single (Tower 232) and "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold" as a single (Tower 270) with "The Only Way To Fly" (recorded June 13, 1966) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to The Time-Life Orchestra (John Audino, Shorty Sherock, Uan Rasey, John Best, and Pete Candoli on trumpet, Dick Nash, Dick Noel, Lew McCreary, and Francis "Joe" Howard on trombone, Marshall Royal, Abe Most, Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, Justin Gordon, and Chuck Gentry on saxophones, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack
Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums) as they record the titles "Cotton Tail", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "The Gal From Joe's", and "Shorty George" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of "Swing Series" in a 3 LP box set "Volume 5 (1939-1940) - 1939: A Real Dream Of A Year" (STA/STL 344).
1972 - Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard is granted a full pardon by the Governor of California, Ronald Reagan
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted others, records the titles "Music Is My Life" and "Music, Music" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "Music Is My Life" on April 19, 20, 21, and 22, 1976 and for "Music, Music" on April 20, 1976 and May 14, 1976, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Reddy's album "Music,Music" (ST-11547).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Vocalist Bob Seger records the titles "Tonight", "Without You", and "Ship Of Fools" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Ship Of Fools" as a single (Capitol 4369) with "Night Moves" (recorded September 22, 1976) on the flipside. No issuing information is listed for the first two titles.
1980 - Bob Seger's Capitol Records single "Fire Lake", with "Long Twin Silver Line" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1983 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records album "Rio" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Alcatrazz (Graham Bonnet on vocals, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards and vocals, Steven Vai on guitar and vocals, Gary Shea on bass, and Jon Uvena on drums, percussion, and vocals) record the title "Lonely Rider" at American Recording Studios in Woodland Hills, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.

1963 - Future Apple Records, Capitol Records, and Geffen Records artist Yoko Ono's marriage to filmmaker Tony Cox is annulled
1985 - A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. The cost for Lincoln-Mercury to use the song, "HELP!" in the ad was $100,000.

1904 - Glenn Miller, trombonist, songwriter, arranger, bandleader, motion picture actor, and radio show host is born Alton Glenn Miller in Clarinda, Iowa
1922 - William Gaines, publisher of EC Comics and founder of MAD Magazine, is born William Maxwell Gaines in Brooklyn, New York.

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