Friday, December 30, 2016

DECEMBER 30, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1917 - Wesley Tuttle, singer, yodeler, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader, motion picture actor and voice actor, radio and television host, Western Music Association Hall of Fame inductee, and Capitol Records artist (1944-1957), is born Wesley LeRoy Tuttle in Lamar, Colorado
1939 - Del Shannon, singer, songwriter (wrote "I Go To Pieces" for Capitol Records duo Peter & Gordon), and 1999 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, is born Charles Westover in Coppersville, Michigan
1945 - Davy Jones, singer, jockey, television and motion picture actor, with the band The Monkees and the Capitol Records group, Dolens, Jones, Boyce and Hart, is born David Jones in Manchester, England
1947 - Jeff Lynne, vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the groups Electric Light Orchestra and The Traveling Wilburys, and record producer (The Beatles' last single "Free As A Bird") is born in Birmingham, England
60 Years Ago Today In 1956 - Suzy Bogguss, singer and Capitol Records, Liberty Records, and Capitol Records Nashville artist (1986-1999), is born Susan Kay Bogguss in Aledo, Illinois.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1946 - The King Cole Trio (Nat "King" Cole on piano and vocals, Oscar Moore on guitar, and Johnny Miller on bass) record the titles "You Don't Learn That In School", "You Be You (But Let Me Be Me)", "Can You Look Me In The Eyes (And Say We're Through) in the RKO Pathé Studios in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "You Don't Learn That In School" as a single (Capitol 393) with "Meet Me In No Special Place" (recorded January 21, 1947) on the flipside, "You Be You (But Let Me Be Me)" in the three CD "The Complete Capitol Transcription Sessions" (5-60184-2), and "Can You Look Me In The Eyes (And Say We're Through)" as a single (Capitol 418) with "Come In Out Of The Rain" (recorded December 18, 1946) on the flipside.
1955 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals), with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, Harry Edison, Conrad Gozzo, Vito Mangano, and Shorty Sherock on trumpet, Francis "Joe" Howard and Paul Tanner on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Willie Smith, Mahlon Clark, Don Raffell, William "Buck" Skalak, and Bob Lawson on saxophones, Bill Miller on piano, Herman "Tiny" Mitchell on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Lee Young on drums), records the titles "Stay""Believe", and, with additional vocals by The Four Knights (Cliff Holland and John Wallace on tenor vocals, Clarence Dixon on  baritone vocals, and Oscar Broadway on bass vocals), "That's All There Is To That" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California between 12:10 AM and 2:00 AM.
Capitol Records will issue "That's All There Is To That" as a single (Capitol F3456) with "My Dream Sonata" (recorded August 25, 1955) on the flipside and "Stay" and "Believe" on the CD "Night Lights" (5-31964-2).
1955 - Patty Andrews (on vocals), with Terry Gilkyson and a orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the title "I Will Never Marry" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 3344) with "Daybreak Blues" (recorded September 16, 1955) on the flipside.
1955 - Jane Froman (on vocals), with Glenn Osser conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "One Little Candle""Somebody Bigger Than You And I", "He", and "You'll Never Walk Alone" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Froman's album "Faith" (T 726).
1960 - Janie Black (on vocals), with unlisted others, records as yet unissued takes of the titles "Sweet Old Fashioned Girl", "The Dance Is Over", and "Mamma Told Me" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, vocalist Al Martino, with Peter DeAngelis conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "All", "If You Go Away", "Something In Our Hearts", and "Close To You" at the first session and "True Love", "She'll Always Love You", "In the Arms Of Love", and "Hold Back The Dawn" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles from the both sessions, except "She'll Always Love You" on Martino's album "This Love For You" (T/ST 2654) and will issue "She'll Always Love You" on Martino's album "Daddy's Little Girl" (T/ST 2733).
50 Years Ago Today In 1966 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for The Standells' (Larry Tamblyn on keyboards and vocals) Gary Lane and Tony Valentino on guitar, Dave Burke on electric bass, and Dick Dodd on drums) titles "Try It", "Poor Shell Of A Man", "Don't Tell Me What To Do", and "When I Was A Cowboy". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol will issue "Try It" and "Poor Shell Of A Man" together as a single (Tower 310) and "Don't Tell Me What To Do", and "When I Was A Cowboy" together as a single (Tower 312).
(Session #15034 - purchased masters) Purchase date: LA,December 30,1966
1967 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Hello Goodbye", with "I Am The Walrus" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1968 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "I've Got You On My Mind Again"
1972 - Paul McCartney's Apple Records single "Hi Hi Hi", with "C Moon" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1974 - The Beatles are legally dissolved as a group
1975 - Jerry Corbitt records a as yet unissued take of the title "Trudy" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1975 - Connie Cato (on vocals), with unlisted others, records the title "Whoever Finds This, I Love You" and a as yet unissued take of the title "Crazy Love" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Whoever Finds This, I Love You" on Cato's album "Whoever Finds This, I Love You" (ST-11606).
1975 - Carmen Moreno records the titles "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?", "Serrana (High Mountain Woman)", "Cold, Cold Heart", and "Sabras Que Te Quiero" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the first two titles together as a single (Capitol 4216) and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 4306).
1980 - Cherie Currie records a as yet unissued take of the title "Kamakazee Lover" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
20 Years Ago Today In 1996 - It is announced that Capitol Records artist Paul McCartney will be honoured with knighthood and henceforth be known as Sir Paul McCartney.
1999 - George Harrison is stabbed four times in the chest during an attempted robbery early in the morning at his home at Henley-Upon-Thames, near London. Harrison and his wife Olivia struggle with the intruder, subdue him until the authorities arrive, and are then transported to a nearby hospital.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - Cole Porter's Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at The New Century Theatre in New York City. In 1949 Capitol will release an album of songs from the show recorded by Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae and in 1959 will release a new stereo recording of the soundtrack that features Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, and Harold Lang, all members of the original Broadway cast.
1957 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Stood Up", with "Waitin' In School" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Pop singles chart
1965 - Organist Jimmy McGriff, with Thornel Schwartz on guitar and Willie Jenkins on drums, records the title "Where It's At" at The Club in Newark, New Jersey. Originally recorded for the Veep label, Blue Note Records will license and issue the title on the 2 LP compilation album "So Blue So Funky - Heroes Of The Hammond, Volume 2" (B1-29092).
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - The J. Geils Band's EMI America Records album "Freeze-Frame" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. and will be certified Platinum on January 11, 1982. EMI America's catalog is currently distributed by Capitol Records and owned by Universal Music Group.
35 Years Ago Today In 1981 - During two sessions held this day, David Lasley records the title "Where Is Charlie And Joannie" at the first session and "Treat Willie Good" at the second session. EMI-America, distributed by Capitol Records at the time, will issue both titles on Lasley's album "Missin' Twenty Grand" (ST-17066). Capitol Records' parent company, Universal Music Group, currently owns the EMI-America catalog.
1989 - Paula Abdul (with Wild Pair)'s Virgin Records America single "Opposites Attract" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1989 - Roxette's EMI America Records single "Dangerous", the last single released from their album "Look Sharp" and with live versions of "Surrender and "Neverending Love" also on the single, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #2

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1928 - Bo Diddley (aka Ellas McDaniel), guitarist, singer, songwriter, motion picture actor, and 1987 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, is born Otha Ellas Bates in McComb, Mississippi
1942 - Mike Nesmith, singer, guitarist, songwriter, television and motion picture actor and producer, music video producer, winner of first Grammy for best video, and member of The Monkees, is born in Houston, Texas
1979 - Richard Rodgers, Broadway and motion picture score composer (first with lyricist Lorenz Hart and then with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II) and Broadway producer, dies in New York City at age 77.

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