Thursday, August 18, 2016

AUGUST 18, 2016

1939 - Molly Bee, singer ("Tennesse Tango", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", etc.), radio and television performer, who was 13 when she signed with Capitol Records, is born Molly Beechwood in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If any one knows her middle name, please leave a comment.

70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Margaret O'Brien, with Marissa O'Brien and Harold Peary, records wild tracks for a yet to be issued take of the title "Let's Go To Mexico" in Los Angeles, California.
1963 - In Watseka, Illinois (on a bill with Ray Price), Capitol Records recording artists The Louvin Brothers perform for the last time together. Both Ira and Charles would go on to record for Capitol as solo artists.
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Al De Lory, conducting his arrangement to the orchestra, records "Jesus Christo" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will later release the track as a single (Capitol 3196).
45 Years Ago Today In 1971 - Joyous Noise (Lee Montgomery on vocals, Lance Wakely on guitar and vocals, Marc McClure on guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals, Dennis Dragon on drums, and Happy Smith on bass), with Ricardo Rincorn on congas and percussion, the Joyous Noise Chorus (lineup unlisted) on vocals, and producer John Palladino, record the title "If People Could Just Get Along". Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "Joyous Noise" (SMAS-844).
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 Richard Torrance records the tracks "Circle Of Confusion" and "Moonlight Trippin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will release both tracks on Torrance's album "Bareback" (SW-11610).
1978- Peabo Bryson's Capitol Records album "Reaching For The Sky" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1979 - The Knack's Capitol Records debut single "My Sharona", with "Let Me Out" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1986 - Vocalist Freddie Jackson, with Jenny Peters on backing vocals, James McKinney on keyboards, Mike "Dino" Campbell on guitar, Timmy Allen on bass, engineers Rowe Shamir and Ron Banks, and producer Gene McFadden, records the title "Janay". Capitol Records will issue the title on Jackson's album "Just Like The First Time" (ST-12495).
1990 - Poison's Capitol Records album "Flesh & Blood" peaks at #2 on Billboard's album chart
2010 - Kenny Edwards, guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member of Capitol Records group The Stone Poneys, dies at age 64 of complications of the blood disorder thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and prostate cancer at a hospital near his home in Santa Barbara, California. Read more at The Los Angeles Times.

1945 - Sarah Dash, singer with the group Labelle and a solo EMI Manhattan recording artist (1988-1989), is born in Trenton, New Jersey. EMI Manhattan's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment. 
1962 - Ringo Starr makes his on stage debut as The Beatles drummer when they perform at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England
1957 - Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, with Kenny Dorham on trumpet, Sonny Clark on piano, Jimmy Rowser on bass, and Art Taylor on drums, records the tracks "My Reverie", "Curtain Call", "On The Bright Side", "The Mobe", "Don't Get Too Hip", and "Deep In A Dream (without Dorham on trumpet), for Blue Note Records with producer Al Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note sold its catalog to Liberty Records, which was acquired by United Artists Records, which was bought by EMI and currently Capitol Records, under Bruce Lundvall leadership in New York City, controls the Blue Note catalog.

1920 - Shelley Winters, actress, is born Shirley Schrift in St. Louis, Missouri. Winters appeared in the movie "Pete's Dragon" whose soundtrack was released by Capitol Records. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment. 
1969 - The Woodstock Music and Art Fair ends mid-morning

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