Saturday, August 27, 2016

AUGUST 27, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1937 - Tommy Sands, singer, former husband of Nancy Sinatra, and Capitol Records artist, is born Thomas Adrian Sands in Chicago, Illinois

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - Frank De Vol conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "If You Are But A Dream" and "The Breeze And I" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will initially release both titles on Frank De Vol and His Orchestra's album "Classics In Modern" (CC-88).
65 Years Ago Today In 1951 - Vocalists Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Let's Live A Little" and "I Don't Want To Be Free" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will initially issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5-1816).
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Buddy DeFranco, with Russ Garcia and His Orchestra, begin two straight days of sessions to record tracks for his album "Broadway Showcase" at The Capitol Tower Studios, in Hollywood, California
1959 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "It's Alright With Me" and "C'est Magnifique" with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra at 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles, California for the soundtrack of the motion picture "Can Can" whose soundtrack album will be released by Capitol Records in 1960.
1967 - Brian Epstein, record store owner and manager of The Beatles, dies of a drug overdose while the band is in Bangor, Wales visiting Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to learn about transcendental meditation
1990 - Capitol Records Nashville release Garth Brooks' album "No Fences" and television sound track album "Call Me Claus"
2002 - Capitol Records releases Coldplay's second album "A Rush Of Blood To The Head"
2002 - Capitol Records releases Grand Funk Railroad's compilation 4 cd limited box set "Trunk Of Funk" which contains the band's first four Capitol Records albums.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - The Beatles meet, talk and play music with Elvis Presley at his home in Bel Air, California for the first and only time and later party with members of The Byrds and actor Peter Fonda

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1990 - Steve Ray Vaughn, guitarist, is killed shortly after midnight in a helicopter crash after a show in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin at age 45. He is later buried at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

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