Monday, March 07, 2016

MARCH 7, 2016

1917 - Lee Young, brother of saxophonist Lester Young, drummer who worked with the Capitol Records group The King Cole Trio and later bandleader of the Lee Young Band, is born Leonidas Raymond Young in New Orleans, Louisiana
1919 - Pappy "Gube" Beaver, singer, radio performer and Capitol Records artist, is born Parlin Kenneth Beaver in Newport, Tennessee
1943 - Leon Frank Sylvers III, singer, songwriter, music producer, and member of the Capitol Records group The Sylvers, is born Memphis, Tennessee
1947 - Donna Loren, singer, actress, and Capitol Records artist is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1947 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Guilty", with "Oh! But I Do" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "MaƱana (Is Good Enough For Me)", with "All Dressed Up In A Broken Heart" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Frank Sinatra conducts a orchestra (Mannie Klein, Conrad Gozzo, and Uan Rasey on trumpets, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, James Decker, Vincent De Rosa, John Cave, and Hyman Markowitz on French horns, Arthur Gleghorn and Harry Klee on flutes, Mitchell Lurie and Sal Franzella on clarinets, Bert Gassman and Harry Schuchman on oboes, Fred Moritz and John Hacker on bassoons, Bill Miller on piano, George Boujie on tuba, Sam Goldman and Eddie Gilbert on basses, Lou Singer and David Grupp on drums and percussion, Kathryn Julye on harp and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, David Frisina, Jacques Gasselin, Ben Gill, Murray Kellner, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Mischa Russell, Eudice Shapiro, Paul Shure, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Alvin Dinkin, Maxine Johnson, Louis Kievman, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, and Abraham Weiss on violas, Cy Bernard, Victor Gottlieb, Ray Kramer, Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, and Joseph Saxon on cellos) as they record the instrumental  titles "Yellow" arranged and composed by Jeff Alexander, "Green" arranged and composed by Gordon Jenkins, and "Gray" and "Blue" composed by Alec Wilder in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems Of Color" (W 735).
55 Years Ago Today In 1961 - Buck Owens records the track "Heartaches By The Number" for Capitol Records
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Eight Days A Week", with "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Freddie Hubbard signs with Capitol Records
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Capitol Records releases Brian Wilson's single "Caroline, No" with the instrumental "Summer Means New Love" on the flipside. It is Wilson's only solo release while part of The Beach Boys
1970 - Badfinger's Apple Records single "Come And Get It", with "Rock Of All Ages" on the flip side and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1970 - John Ono Lennon's Apple Records single "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)", with Yoko Ono Lennon's "Who Has Seen The Wind" on the flip side and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1972 - Buck Owens records the track "Made In Japan" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single (Capitol 3314) with "Black Texas Dirt" on the flipside.
1973 - Helen Reddy's Capitol Records single "I Am Woman", with "More Than You Could Take" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "The Roots Of My Raising", with "The Way It Was in '51" on the flip side, is #1 on Billboard's Country Singles chart
1992 - Richard Marx's Capitol Records single "Hazard", with "Big Boy Now" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1999 - Marv Ingram (aka Marv Ingraham and born Marvin Inabnett), commodities broker and high tenor singer with the Capitol Records group The Four Preps, dies of a heart attack at age 60. If anyone knows what day he was born, please leave a comment.

1939 - Future Capitol Records artists Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians record the track "Auld Lang Syne" for Decca Records. They will re-record the track for Capitol Records in Hi-Fi, which will later be voted by Lombardo's fans to be the superior version of the tune.
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Peter Wolf, one time husband of actress Faye Dunaway (1974-1979), lead singer with The EMI America Records group The J. Geils Band, and solo artist, is born Peter Blankfield in the Bronx, New York City, New York
1987 - Future Capitol Records and Grand Royal Records group The Beastie Boys' first album, "Licensed To Ill" (released by Def Jam and distributed by Columbia Records), is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart

1917 - Nick La Rocca's Original Dixieland Jass Band's Victor Records single "The Dixie Jass Band One Step" becomes the first Jazz record released in the United States

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