Sunday, March 20, 2016

MARCH 20, 2016

1918 - Marion McPartland, piano, radio show host, wife of cornetist Jimmy McPartland, and a Capitol Records artist, is born Margaret Marian Turner in Slough, Berkshire, England
1922 - Carl Reiner, television and motion picture director, producer, actor, comedian, and Capitol Records artist (The "2000 Year Old Man" series of comedy albums) is born in The Bronx, New York City, New York
1937 - Jerry Reed, musician, songwriter, singer, television and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist is born Jerry Reed Hubbard in Atlanta, Georgia
65 Years Ago today In 1951 - Guy Perry (aka Adrian Peritore), guitarist and vocalist in the Capitol Records group The Motels, is born in California. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment

1943 - The first issue of "Capitol News" is released to record stores across the country.
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Pianist Stan Kenton and his orchestra (Ray Wetzel, Maynard Ferguson, John Howell, Shorty Rogers, and Chico Alvarez on trumpets, Dick Kenney, Milt Bernhart, Bob Fitzpatrick, and Bart Varsalona on trombones, Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto saxophones, Bob Cooper and Bart Caldarell on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums) record the titles "Artistry In Tango" "September Song" with the band on vocals, and "Theme For Alto" at Capitol Records' studios on 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Artistry In Tango" and "September Song" together as a single (Capitol 1480) and "Theme For Solo" on Kenton's album "A Concert In Progressive Jazz" (T 172).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Vocalist and guitarist Merle Travis, with George Tracy on harmonica, Roy Lanaham on lead guitar, Gene Mombeck on guitar, Arthur Douglas Dalton on mandolin, and Donald "Dusty" Rhodes on bass, records the titles "Lost John Boogie", "Deep South", "Boogie In Minor", and "Let's Settle Down" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Lost John Boogie" and "Let's Settle Down" together as a single (Capitol 1737) and "Deep South" and "Boogie In Minor" together as a single (Capitol 1519).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vocalist Mary Small, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Valley Of Tears" and "Everybody But Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 4563).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Vocalist Ron Husmann, with unlisted others, records the titles "Beautiful Women", "Easy Living", and "You're Just In Love" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Husmann's album "This Is Ron Husmann" (T 1624).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Tony Pastor, Jr., with unlisted others, records the titles "Book Of Happiness", "I Forgive You (But I Won't Forget", and the as yet to be issued takes of the titles "Beware" and "Too Little, Too Late" in New York City, New York. Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single.
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Comedian Milt Kamen, in front of a live audience at a unlisted location, records the titles "Opening Monologue" (with a brief introduction by Mel Brooks), "The Tomato", "The Israeli Airlines", "The Brooks Brothers", "True Life Adventures", "Johnny Ringo", "Wyoming", and "Whale Meeting" in New York City, New York with producer Mel Brooks. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kamen's album "Here's Milt Kamen!" (T 1565).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" enters the U.S. Country singles charts where it will peak at #1
1969 - John Lennon marries Yoko Ono on the Rock of Gibraltar
1987 - Capitol Records releases Glen Campbell's compilation album "The Very Best of Glen Campbell"
5 Years Ago Today In 2011 - Ralph Mooney, steel guitarist, one of the creators of the Bakersfield sound and session musician on many recordings by Capitol Records artists Buck Owens, Wanda Jackson, Merle Haggard and Wynn Stewart, died of complications of cancer at his home in Kennedale, Texas at age 82. His obituary can be found at,0,3909277.story

110 Years Ago Today In 1906 - Ozzie Nelson, radio and television actor, bandleader, husband of Harriet Hilliard Nelson, and father actor David Nelson and of Imperial and Capitol Records artist Rick Nelson, is born Oswald George Nelson in Jersey City, New Jersey
1952 - Capitol Records co-founder and lyricist Johnny Mercer and composer Hoagy Charmichael win the Academy Award for Best Music/Song for "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" from the motion picture "Here Comes the Groom"

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