HAPPY LABOR DAY!
1939 - John Stewart, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and member of Johnny Stewart and The Furies, The Woodsmen, The Cumberland Three, the Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born John C. Stewart in San Diego, California
70 Years Ago Today In In 1946 - Freddie Mercury, singer, songwriter and member of the Capitol Records group Queen, is born Farrokh Pluto Bulsara in Stone Town, Zanzibar
1952 - Ricky Fataar, drummer with the the bands The Flames and the Capitol Records band The Beach Boys, and who plays guitarist Stig O'Hara in The Rutles, is born in Durban, South Africa
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In In 1956 - The Bill Thompson Singers record their album "The Thompson Touch" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1960 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Wings Of A Dove" enters the U.S. Country singles charts
1963 - Songwriter and Capitol Records recording artist (1954) Dallas Frazier moves to Nashville to start working with Capitol Records artist Ferlin Husky
1967 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Smiley Smile"
1970 - The Band's Capitol Records album "Stage Fright" enters Billboards Top Albums chart where it will peak at #5, becoming their highest charting album
45 Years Ago Today In In 1971 - Freddie Hart's Captiol Records single "Easy Loving", with "Brother Bluebird" on the flipside" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1972 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's album "It's Tennessee Ernie Ford"
1975 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Rhinestone Cowboy" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1976 - Frank Sinatra, performing on The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, surprises everyone when he brings out Dean Martin. It is the first public re-uniting of former Capitol Records duo Martin and Lewis since their breakup in 1956. I remember watching this happen in the wee hours of the morning as I was up all night working on a art project. Fortunately, they re-ran the event many times during the rest of the Telethon so my parents, who were asleep (as was most of the country) when it happened, got to see the reunion. Sinatra was beaming and Dean and Jerry played it hilariously low key like it had been only a few days since they last talked versus 20 years.
20 Years Ago Today In In 1996 - Capitol Video releases the 10 tape video version of The Beatles' "Anthology" in the United States
2003 - Gisele Lefleche MacKenzie, singer, violinist, television personality and Capitol Records recording artist, dies at age 76 at Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, California, of colon cancer
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
45 Years Ago Today In In 1971 - Five films by John and Yoko Lennon, including "Cold Turkey" and "Up Your Leg", are screened at the London Art Spectrum at Alexandra Palace