105 Years Ago Today In 1911 - Smiley Burnette, singer, motion picture actor and Capitol Records artist, is born Lester Alvin Burnette in Summum, Illinois
1950 - John Hartman, drummer with the Capitol Records group The Doobie Brothers, is born in Falls Church, Virginia
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Travis and his Cowboy Band (Jack McTaggart on trumpet, Larry "Pedro" De Paul on accordion, Eddie Kirk on rhythm , guitar, Earl James "Joaquin" Murphy on steel guitar, and Clifford G. Snyder aka Cliffie Stone on bass), directed by Cliffie Stone, record the titles "Weary Lonesome Me", "No Vacancy", "Cincinnati Lou", and "Two Is A Couple (And Three Is A Crowd)" at Radio Recorders' studios on Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "No Vacancy" and "Cincinnati Lou" together as a single (Capitol 258). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the five CD box set "Guitar Rags And A Too Far Past" (BCD 15637).
1949 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Johnny Mercers and The Starlighters (vocal group with unlisted lineup), with Paul Weston and his orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Candy Kisses" and "The Missouri Walking Preacher", then Johnny Mercer and Margaret Whiting, also with Paul Weston and his orchestra (lineup unlisted but includes trumpet, trombone, reeds, piano, guitar, bass, and drums players), record the title "Baby, It's Cold Outside". Capitol Records will issue "Candy Kisses" and "The Missouri Walking Preacher" together as a single (Capitol 57-558) and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" as a single (Capitol 57-567) with "I Never Heard You Say" (recorded March 23, 1949) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Les Baxter's Capitol Records single "The Poor People Of Paris", with "Theme from Helen of Troy" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - The Four Amigos (aka Los Borincanos, with Miguel Alcaide on vocals, Pedrito Berrios, German Salinas, and Jose [Guito] Vadiz on vocals and guitars) record the titles "Mr. Sandman", "Sincerely", "Ciao Ciao Bambino", "Stranger In Paradise", "Piel Canela", "Ko Ko Mo", "Fascination", "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing", "Arrivederci Roma", "Bon Bon De Elena", "Cumana", and "Medio Peso" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Mr. Sandman" and "Ciao Ciao Bambino" together as a single (Capitol 4614) and all the titles on the group's eponymous album "The Four Amigos" (T 1617).
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail", with "Cryin' Time" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Nancy Wilson, with Oliver Nelson conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wasn't It Wonderful?", "Going Out Of My Head", "Before The Rain", and "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Wilson's album "A Touch Of Today" (T 2495).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the as yet to be issued titles "Who Can I Turn To?" and "The Shadow Of Your Smile", and the title "How Loud A Sound (Silence Can Be)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the last title as a single (Capitol 5692) with "Excuse Me, Baby" (recorded on May 5, 1966) on the flipside and on Newton's album "The Greatest Wayne Newton" (ST 2847).
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Penny Lane", with "Strawberry Fields Forever, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records single "Lady Madonna", with "The Inner Light" on the flipside, in the United States
1968 - Capitol Records releases Steve Miller's debut single "Sitting In Circles" with "Roll With It" on the flipside
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Buck Owens records the track "I'll Still Be Waiting For You" for Capitol Records
15 Years Ago Today In 2001 - John Phillips, singer, songwriter, founding member of the Capitol Records vocal group The Journeymen and the group The Mamas & The Papas, father of motion picture and television actress Mackenzie Phillips and singer, television actress and founding member of the SKG Records group Wilson Phillips Chynna Phillips, dies of heart failure in Los Angeles, California at age 65
1959 - Capitol Records parent company EMI announces that it has now stopped all production of 78 rpm discs in the U.K.
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
130 Years Ago Today In 1886 - Edward Everett Horton, motion picture actor and television cartoon voice actor, is born in Brooklyn, New York