Saturday, June 24, 2017

JUNE 24, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Bruce Johnston, songwriter (best know for "I Write The Songs"), keyboardist, drummer, bass player, singer, and member of The Beach Boys, is born Benjamin Baldwin in Peoria, Illinois and will be adopted three days later on June 27, 1942 and have his name changed to Bruce Arthur Johnston

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Jo Stafford (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Long Ago (And Far Away)" (with "I Love You" on the flip side) is #6 up from #7 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Andy Russell (with orchestra conducted by Al Saks)'s Capitol Records single "Amor" (with "The Day After Forever" on the flipside) is #7 down from #5, and The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Straighten Up And Fly Right" (with "I Can't See For Lookin'" on the flip side) enters the top 10 at #9
1950 - Nat "King" Cole (with Les Baxter and His Orchestra using a Nelson Riddle arrangement)'s Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa" (the flip side of "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All") is #5 up from #9 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Goin' Steady" is #19 up from #30 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone" is #24 down from #15
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - It's a Monday, and at her last session for Capitol Records, vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Murray McEachern, George Roberts, and Si Zentner on trombone, Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Ted Nash on tenor saxophone and flute, Gene Cipriano on tenor saxophone, Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller [normally Frank Sinatra's accompanist] on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller and Lou Singer on drums) records the titles "Music, Maestro, Please!", "Day In-Day Out", "You Go To My Head", and "Dream A Little Dream Of Me" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on June 25, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Morse's album "The Morse Code" (T 898).
1958 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra, records the titles "One For My Baby", "Blues In The Night", "What's New", and "Gone With The Wind" with producer Voyle Gilmore for his Capitol Records album "Only The Lonely" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
1961 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and a studio orchestra (Justin Gordon and Theodore Nash on flute; an unknown french horn section, an unknown string section using arrangements by Quincy Jones; Dennis Budimir and Al Hendrickson on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Victor Feldman on piano and vibraphones; Stan Levey and Shelly Manne on drums; Francisco "Chino" Pozo on bongos and congas; Mike Gutierrez and Mel Zelnick on percussion), records the tracks "Say It Isn't So" and "Maybe It's Because (I Love You)" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "If You Go"
1963 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens and Rose Maddox's single "We're The Talk Of The Town" with "Sweethearts In Heaven" on the flip side
1964 - Instrumental tracks for The Beach Boys' songs "Frosty The Snowman" and "I'll Be Home For Christmas", using a 41 piece orchestra conducted by orchestra master Benjamin Barrett and arranged by Dick Reynolds, are recorded in The Capitol Tower Studios. Vocal tracks for the songs will be recorded on June 30 at Western Studios in Hollywood, California
1968 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' album "Friends"
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Helen Reddy's single "I Am Woman" with "More Than You Could Take" on the flipside. The track would go on to hit #1 on Billboard's singles chart on December 9, 1972 (Capitol's first non-Beatles #1 since "Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" peaked on August 29, 1967) and would win Reddy a Grammy for Female Pop Vocal Performance for which, at the televised ceremony, she would thank God because "...She makes everything possible".
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "That's Why I Love You Like I Do", with "Still Waters Run Deep" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1973 - George Harrison's Apple Records single "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1974 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' compilation album "Endless Summer", Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Come On Down" with "Bits And Pieces Of Life" on the flipside, and Buck Owens' single "(It's A) Monster's Holiday" with "Great Expectations" on the flipside
1978 - A Taste of Honey's debut Capitol Records single, "Boogie Oogie Oogie" with "World Spin" on the flipside, enters Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart at #82 and will hit #1 in 11 weeks and stay #1 for 3 weeks. The track got it's initial release as the a side of a promotional 12" single for clubs that had Gloria Jones' "Bring on The Love (Why Can't We Be Friends Again)" on the flipside.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Jackie Gleason, composer, conductor, comedian, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records recording artist, dies of colon and liver cancer at Inverrary, Florida home at age 71 and is later interred in the Our Lady Of Mercy Cemetery, Miami Beach, Florida
1989 - Liberty Records (later to become Capitol Records Nashville) artist Garth Brooks debuts on The Grand Ole Opry
1991 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's album "Red, White & Blue"
2003 - Capitol Records releases the album "Songs For Life", whose proceeds will go to a U.S. non-profit group, The Royal Initiative to Combat AIDS, which is helping fight the epidemic in Southern Africa. The album, supervised by producer Phil Ramone, features tracks from John Lennon, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Pattie LaBelle, Carole King, Judy Collins and Lennon with Yoko Ono.
2003 - Capitol Records releases Liz Phair's self-titled album
2004 - Stanley M. Gortikov, former president of Capitol Records (1968-1969), president and CEO of Capitol Industries (1969-1971), and president of the Recording Industry Association of America (1972-1987) dies of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles at age 85.
2005 - Capitol Records releases OK Go's 3 song EP "Do What You Want"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1949 - The movie features of Hopalong Cassidy premiere on TV. The films are edited to thirty and sixty-minute versions and star future Capitol Records childrens' records artist William Boyd as Hopalong and Edgar Buchanan as his sidekick, Red Connors
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Teenager's Romance is #8 up from #10 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Valley Of Tears" is #16 up from #22, and Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'" is tied for #37 (down from #27) with Pat Boone (with Billy Vaughn and His Orchestra)'s single "Bernadine". Imperial Records' catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1904 - Phil Harris, bandleader, singer, radio, television and motion picture actor, husband of actress Alice Faye, with whom he had a popular sitcom radio show, and voice actor (Baloo in Walt Disney's "The Jungle Book") is born Wonga Philip Harris in Linton, Indiana

Friday, June 23, 2017

JUNE 23, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1921 - Jimmie Selph (aka Jimmy Selph, Jimmie Self and Jimmy Self), who recorded for Majestic, Capitol, Coin, and Coral Record as a solo artist and session player doing vocals, guitar, drums, steel guitar and accordion, is born James Coin Self in Childress, Texas.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Dream" is #7 up from #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Johnnie Johnston (with orchestra conducted by Paul Baron)'s Capitol Records single "Laura" (whose lyrics were written by  Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer) is still #9
1949 - Margaret Whiting (on vocals), with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra (members unlisted), records the tracks "It's A Most Unusual Day", the band track for "Whirlwind" and "Dime A Dozen" (with an unlisted vocal group) in Los Angeles, California.
1951 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Too Young", with "That's My Girl" on the flipside, is still #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles and Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys charts and #2 on the magazine's Most Played Juke Box Records chart. Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "How High The Moon" is still at #2 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles and Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys charts and #1 on the Most Played Juke Box Records chart and their Capitol Records single "Mockin' Bird Hill" is still #9 on the Best Selling Pop Singles chart, #11 on the Most Played Juke Box Records chart, and is #22 on the Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Harold Byrns conducts The Harold Byrns Chamber Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record Suk's "Serenade For Strings, Opus 6" in six parts in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all six parts on Byrns' album "SMETANA - Bohemian Dances/SUK - Serenade For Strings, Opus 6" (L-8174).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Mel Blanc (on vocals), with The Lou Bring Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the unissued track "Buzzy Bazoo" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California.
1954 - Ella Logan (on vocals), with George Greely conducting an uncredited orchestra, records the titles "Necessity", "Old Devil Moon", "The Begat" and "If This Isn't Love" in Los Angeles, California for her Capitol Records album "Finian's Rainbow" (L-561).
1955 - Merle Travis (on vocals and guitar), with Eddie Kirk on rhythm guitar, Donald "Dusty" Rhodes on bass, and Thomas T. Mills on drums, records over dubs for the track "Beer Barrel Polka" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studio in Hollywood, California between 1 and 4 pm.
1956 - Gene Vincent and His Blue Cap's single "Be-Bop-A-Lula" enters the top 40 of Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1956 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Poor People Of Paris" is #31 down from #18 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Standing On The Corner" is #34 down from #32, Gene Vincent and The Blue Caps' Capitol Records single "Be Bop A Lula" is #43, and Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "How Little We Know" is #53
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Anna Maria Alberghetti, with Van Alexander and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'll See You In My Dreams", "I Only Have Yes For You", "Don't Blame Me", and "With Every Breath I Take" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Alberghetti's album "I Can't Resist You" (T 887).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Pianist George Shearing records the titles "Medley #7" and "Medley #8" in Los Angeles, California. After the titles are edited on August 29, 1957, "Medley #7" will become the titles "A Tune For Hummin'"  and "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)"  and "Medley #8" will become "High On A Windy Hill". Capitol Records will issue the edited titles on Shearing's album "The Shearing Piano" (T 909).
1958 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Return To Me" is #6 down from #5 on Billboard's Top 100 singles chart, Nat "King' Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #8 down from #6, The Four Prep's Capitol Records single "Big Man" is tied for #11 with Pat Boone (with Billy Vaughan and His Orchestra)'s single "Sugar Moon", Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #14 up from #15, and Ed Townsend's Capitol Records single "For Your Love" is #21 down from #18.
1960 - The Kingston Trio records the tracks "The White Snows Of Winter" and "Sing We Noel" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Voyle Gilmore and engineer Pete Abbot for their Capitol Records album "The Last Month Of The Year"
1961 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh and a studio orchestra (Justin Gordon, and Theodore Nash on flute; unknown french horn player; unknown string section using arrangements by Quincy Jones; Dennis Budimir, and Al Hendrickson on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Victor Feldman on piano and vibraphones; Stan Levey and Shelly Manne on drums; Francisco "Chino" Pozo on bongos and congos; and Mike Gutierrez and Mel Zelnick on percussion), records the tracks "(I Love Your) Gypsy Heart", "If You Go", "Here's That Rainy Day", "Oh Love Hast Thou Forsaken Me" (all of which were released on Lee's Capitol Records album "If You Go", and "Farewell To Arms" (which went unreleased until it appeared on the 2000 Capitol Records CD compilation "Rare Gems And Hidden Treasures") at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1961 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Act Naturally" returns to #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Capitol Records group The Kingston Trio perform a live concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Four Amigos (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Sunshine Superman", "Wop Wop", "Reza", and "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Reza" on the group's album "Four Amigos At The Ilikai Hotel" (T/ST 2860), have yet to issue "Sunshine Superman", and there is no issuing information for either "Wop Wop" or "Cast Your Fate To The Wind".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Teddy Neeley, with unlisted others, records the titles "Over The Mountain", "The Magic Touch", and "The Sound Of Bugles" at the first session and "Contact", "Young And Carefree", and "My Baby And I" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Neeley's album "Contact" (T/ST 2774) and "Contact" as a single (Capitol 5967) with "Where Are You" (recorded June 21, 1967) on the flipside.
1969 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Break Away" (written by Murry Wilson) with "Celebrate The News" on the flipside.
1970 - Ringo Starr arrives in Nashville, Tennessee, after an invitation by Pete Drake, to cut tracks for a solo album. Other musicians at the session include Drake, Jerry Reed, Charlie Daniels, and The Jordanaires. Apple Records will release the tracks on Starr's album "Beaucoups of Blues" before the end of the year with Capitol Records distributing the album in the United States.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the titles "One Last Time", "Sweet Fantasy", and "I Will Never Pass This Way Again" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on June 26, 1972 for all the titles and on June 27 and 28, 1972 for "One Last Time", Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Campbell's album "Glen Travis Campbell" (SW-11117).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Helen Reddy, with unlisted others, records a yet to be issued take of the titles "What's Going Down" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1973 - George Harrison's Apple Records album "Living In The Material World", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart
1979 - The Knack's debut Capitol Records single "My Sharona", with "Let Me Out" on the flipside, enters Billboard's Hot 100 chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Tonio K., with unlisted others, records "Mars Need Women" at the first session and "The New Dark Ages" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Tonio K.'s 7" EP "La Bomba" (MLP-15004).
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single “The Reflex“ with "New Religion" on the flipside, hits #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - House Of Schock (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Seems Like Forever", "World Goes Round", and "This Time" in a unlisted location for Capitol Records. There is no issuing information listed.
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - New Version Of Soul (lineup unlisted) record the title "Curious Creem" in a unlisted location for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
2000 - Singer Carnie Wilson of the SBK/Capitol Records recording group "Wilson Phillips", and daughter of Brian Wilson, marries Rob Bonfiglio.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1940 - Stuart Sutcliffe, artist and original bassist for The Beatles, is born Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sarah Sutcliffe runs a very comprehensive site about Stuart.
1954 - Singer Amos Milburn, with musical director Jesse Stone leading the studio orchestra (Harry Parr Jones on trumpet; Clifford Solomon and Claude McLin on tenor saxophone; Jewel Grant on baritone saxophone; Isaac Royal and/or Jesse Stone (probably on piano), Jack Marshall on guitar; Red Callender on bass; and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums) records the titles "One, Two, Three, Everybody" and "That's It" which will be released together as a single by Aladdin Records (#3269), as well as "Vicious, Vicious Vodka", and "I Done Done It" which will also be released together as a single by Aladdin (#3253), at Radio Recorders, in Los Angeles, California. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Aladdin's catalog
1956 - Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm In Love Again" is #6 up from #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and its flip side, "My Blue Heaven", is #21 up from #29
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley records the titles "Mighty Moe And Joe", "News", "Bag's Groove", "Double Exposure" and "Falling In Love With Love" with Bill Hardman on trumpet, Curtis Porter (aka Shafi Hadi) on alto and tenor saxophone, Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Art Taylor on drums for Mobley's self titled Blue Note Records album. The session was produced by Alfred Lion and engineered by Rudy Van Gelder at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Blue Note Records' catalog and Blue Note is now a division of Capitol Music Group.
1958 - Dave Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor" is #4 down #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and Dion and The Belmonts' Laurie Records single "I Wonder Why" is tied for #31 with The Aquatones' single "You" up from #42. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Liberty and Laurie Records' catalog.
1959 - Eddie Cochran records the track "Something Else" for Liberty Records at a session at Goldstar Studios in Los Angeles, California. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Liberty Records' catalog.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Dion's Laurie Records single "Lovers Who Wander" is #14 down from #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Sharing You" is #18 up from #19, and Dinah Washington's single "Where Are You" enters the top 40 at #36 up from #46. Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Laurie, Liberty, and Roulette Records catalogs.
2003 - The JVC Jazz Festival New York presents "There'll Be Another Spring: A Tribute To Miss Peggy Lee" at Carnegie Hall in New York City

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1848 - Antoine Joseph Sax granted a patent for his invention, the saxophone
1941 - Twenty three year-old Lena Horne (future United Artists Records artist) has her first recording session where she records the title "St. Louis Blues" as a vocalist with The Dixieland Jazz Group of NBC's Chamber Music Society of Lower Basin Street (lineup unlisted) with Henry Levine conducting. The title will be released by Victor Records in the album "Birth Of The Blues - An Album Of W. C. Handy Music".
1963 - Sidney Poitier leaves his footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California in ceremony #134.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

JUNE 22, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1944 - Peter Asher, brother of television variety show host Jane Asher, record producer (most notably for Linda Ronstadt), and singer with Capitol Records duo Peter and Gordon (1964-1968), is born in London, England
1948 - Todd Rundgren, singer, songwriter, keyboardist, and producer of Capitol Records groups Grand Funk Railroad and The Tubes, is born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
1964 - Mike Edwards, songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist of the Capitol (1989) and SBK Records (1990-1993) band Jesus Jones, is born Michael James Edwards in Bradford-Upon-Avon, Wiltshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - Guitarist Hank Thompson and The Brazos Valley Boys (Merle Travis on guitar and steel guitar; Bobbie White on steel guitar; Billy Stewart on bass; Paul McGhee on drums; Amos Hedrick, Billy Peters and Curly Lewis on fiddles; Donald McDaniel on piano; and Dubert Dobson on trumpet) record the instrumental tracks "Westphalia Waltz", "Red Skin Gal", and "Don't Be That Way" with producer Ken Nelson at Capitol Records' Melrose studios in Hollywood, California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Anna Maria Alberghetti, with Van Alexander and his Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I've Got A Crush On You", "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People)", "Tenderly", and "Too Young" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Alberghetti's album "I Can't Resist You" (T 887).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "The Lord's Lariat", "In The Middle Of An Island", and "Ivy League" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywoodl California. Capitol Records will issue "The Lord's Lariat" on Ford's album "Ol' Rockin' Ern" (T 888) and "In The Middle Of An Island" and "Ivy League" together as a single (Capitol F3762).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Gordon Jenkins conducts his own arrangements to his orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Ruby", "In The Heat Of The Day", "Moonlight On The Ganges", "Good Bye", and "Bruce's Blues" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Jenkin's album "Stolen Hours" (T/ST 884).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - During two sessions held this day in Studio A in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, Callifornia, The Hollywood String Quartet records Beethoven's "N° 14 In C Sharp Minor, Opus 131, Part 2" at the first session and "N° 14 In C Sharp Minor, Opus 131, Parts 3 & 4" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles in the quartet's 5 LP box set "BEETHOVEN - String Quartets" (PER-3894).
1959 - Franck Pourcell and His French Fiddlers' Capitol Records single "Only You (Loin De Vous)" is #12 down from #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1960 - Nelson Riddle records the tracks "Suspenseful-Ness", "Linda", "30-30", "Ebony And Ivory", "Reckless-Ness", "Dauntless-Ness", "Speakeasy Blues", Elliot Ness", Dejected-Ness", and "The Loop" for his Capitol Records television soundtrack album "The Untouchables"
1961 - Peggy Lee, with producer Dave Cavanaugh, and a studio orchestra (Justin Gordon and Theodore Nash on flute; Dennis Budimir and Al Hendrickson on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Victor Feldman on piano and vibraphone; Stan Levey and Shelly Manne on drums; Francisco "Chino" Pozo on bongos and congas; Mike Gutierrez and Mel Zelnick on percussion; and a unlisted french horn player as well as a unlisted string section that's using a arrangement by Quincy Jones), records the titles "I Wish I Didn't Love You So", "As Time Goes By" with Benny Carter on alto saxophone, and "When I Was A Child" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. All the titles will be released by Capitol Records on Lee's album "If You Go".
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Saved By Grace", "I Love To Tell The Story", "Fairest Lord Jesus" and "Asleep In Jesus" at the first session and "Blessed Assurance", "Give The Wind Thy Fears", "Face To Face", "How Great Thou Art", "If I Can Help Somebody", "Others", "My Task", and "Farther Along" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "I Love To Tell The Story" (T/ST 1751).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin), with Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, Jimmy Riddle on harmonica, a unlisted pianist, Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas, Harold Ray Bradley, and another unlisted performer on guitar, Harold B. "Shot" Jackson on Dobro guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and a unlisted drummer, record the titles "Low And Lonely", "We Live In Two Worlds", "The Precious Jewel", "The Great Judgement Morning", "Branded Wherever I Go", "Not A Word From Home", and "Stuck-Up Blues" at Sam Phillips Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the brothers' album "Great Roy Acuff Songs" (T/ST 2827).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Maurice Cameron Hill (aka Cameron Hill) guitarist with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, and who also recorded with Capitol Records band Tommy Duncan and His Western All Stars, Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, and Merrill Moore, dies in Houston, Texas at age 43 after a long illness and is later buried at Rosewood Park Cemetery near Humble, Texas
1963 - Kyu Sakamoto's Capitol Records single "Sukiyaki" (with "Anoko No Namaewa Nantenkana" on the flipside) is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, (still the only Japanese language single to do so), Nat "King" Cole's single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is still #7, Al Martino's Capitol Records single "I Love You Because" is #9 down from #5, Bobby Darin's Capitol Records single "Yellow Roses" is #11 down from #10, The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Surfin' U.S.A." is #16 down from #13 and its flipside "Shut Down" is #23 up from #30
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Teddy Neeley, with unlisted others, records the titles "Bring The Whole Family" and "Look, Here Comes The Sun" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Neeley's album "Contact" (T/ST 2774).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for the soundtracks for "Born Losers" and "Mondo Hollywood" from Sidewalk Productions and will issue all the titles via its subsidiary Tower Records for "Born Losers" on the movie's soundtrack album (T/DT 5082) and for "Mondo Hollywood" on that movie's soundtrack album (T/DT 5083).
1969 - Judy Garland, vaudeville performer, singer, motion picture actress, television variety show host, mother of Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli, and a Capitol Records artist, dies in the Chelsea section of London, England at age 47
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Tonio K., with unlisted others, records the titles "Funky Western Civilization" and "Fools Talk" at the first session and "Politician" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Fool's Talk" and "Politician" on Tonio K.'s 7" EP "La Bomba" (MLP-15004) and have to issue "Funky Western Civilization".
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - During three session held this day in a unlisted location, Keith Stegall records the title "She's Got The Rhythm" at the first session, "It Looks Like Love" and "Poor Side Of Town" at the second session, and "The Woman In My Life", and "Two Hearts" at the third session. There is no release information listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - House Of Schock records the title "Where Love Goes" at a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44112).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Audrey Wheeler, with unlisted others, records a vocal and a instrumental version of the title "I Miss You, Love" in a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the vocal version as a single (Capitol 44112). No issuing information is listed for the instrumental version.
1988 - Dennis Day, singer, radio, motion picture, and television actor, and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 72 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease), in Los Angeles, California.
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - New Version Of Soul (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Cherry Tree", "Heaven", and "Mr. Skatter's Souladelic Nursery Rhymes" in a unlisted location. No issuing information is listed.
2006 - After appearing on the CBS-TV program "The Late Show With Craig Ferguson", Capitol Records artist Van Hunt, with special guest Nikka Costa, performs at The House of Blues at 8430 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville promotes promotion department staffers Matthew Hargis and Brent Jones. Hargis, who joined the label in April, goes from promotion manager to the new position of director of promotion. Jones, who has been with the label since 1995, is upped from manager to senior manager of promotion. Both report to VP of promotion Jimmy Harnen at the label's Nashville offices.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1909 - Michael Todd, motion picture producer (including "Oklahoma!" which starred Capitol Records artist Gordon MacRae and for which Capitol Records released the original soundtrack album that was awarded the first Gold record by the R.I.A.A.), developer (with The American Optical Company) of the Todd-AO system using 65mm cine cameras at 30 fps and wide angle photgraphy [approx 150 degrees], and husband of motion picture actress Elizabeth Taylor is born Avrom Hirsch Goldbogen
1959 - Martin Denny's Liberty Records single "Quiet Village" is #6 down from #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, Dion and The Belmonts Laurie Records single "A Teenager In Love" is #8 down from #6, Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm Ready" is #18 up from #19, and The Fleetwood's Dolton Records single "Graduation's Here" is #39 up from #44. Liberty, Laurie, Imperial and Dolton Records' catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
1963 - The Chiffon's Laurie Records single "One Fine Day" is #10 up from #17 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, Lou Christie's Roulette Records single "Two Faces Have I" is #14 down from #11, The Essex's Roulette Records single "Easier Said Than Done" enters the top 20 at #15 from #50, Jan And Dean's Liberty Records single "Surf City also enters the top #20 at #20 up from #68. Roulette, Laurie, and Liberty Records' catalogs are currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Fred Astaire, dancer, motion picture and television actor, singer, and EMI recording artist, dies from pneumonia in Los Angeles, California at age 88 and is later buried in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California.
1998 - Sir Paul McCartney personally chose and arranges the 45,000 flowers that decorate Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York where the friends and family of Apple and Capitol Records artist Linda McCartney will gather to say a candlelit good-bye to his wife

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1961 - The Beat Brothers (aka The Beatles, with John Lennon on rhythm guitar, George Harrison on lead guitar, Paul McCartney on bass guitar, and Pete Best on drums) are in a professional recording studio for the first time when they're hired by Polydor Records to back vocalist Tony Sheridan on the titles "My Bonnie" and "In The School Hall". At this session they will also record the titles "Cry For A Shadow" (an original Harrison instrumental composition), and "Ain't She Sweet (with vocal by Lennon). The group will be back in the studio on on June 23, 1961 to record additional titles with Sheridan.
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - The 36th Annual Jazz Bash (once known as the Ken Crawford Bash), starts today and continues to tomorrow, June 23, 2007. It is held at the Holiday Inn of South Plainfield, N.J. which is located at 4701 Stelton Road. As an extra bonus there was a showing of rare films hosted by collector Dave Weiner on Friday and Ron Hutchinson of the Vitaphone Project on Saturday evening. Both shows started at 7:30. In addition to the all-day schmoozing, there are record playoffs/challenges both nights after the films hosted by collector Henry Schmidt. Mosaic's Scott Wenzel manned the booth with a cache of Mosaic sets that were discounted for the show.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

JUNE 21, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1921 - Judy Holiday, Broadway and motion picture actress, singer, and Capitol Records artist (on Capitol Records' original motion picture soundtrack album "Bells Are Ringing" with co-star and Capitol Records artist Dean Martin), is born Judith Tuvim at Manhattan's Lying-in Hospital in New York
1921 - Jane Russell, motion picture and Broadway actress, Las Vegas nightclub performer, singer and Capitol Records solo artist and part of a Capitol Records gospel vocal trio with Connie Haines and Beryl Davis, is born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell in Bemidji, Minnesota
1948 - Joey Molland, guitarist with the Apple and Capitol Records group Badfinger, is born Joseph Charles Molland in Liverpool, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - During a split session held at C.P. MacGregors Studios in Los Angeles, California, first Ella Mae Morse, with Paul Earl Geil, Charlie Griffard, Billy May, and John Enos Silva on trumpet; Bill Atkinson, Burt Johnson, Abe Lincoln, Dale Nichols, and Jim Skiles on trombone; Clyde Hylton and Les Robinson on alto saxophone; King Guion and Karl Leaf on tenor saxophone; Clyde Rodgers on baritone saxophone; Ted Repay on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Stan Fletcher on bass; and Mel Tormé on drums, records the titles "The Patty Cake Man" and "Hello, Suzanne", then Johnny Mercer, with King Guion and his Orchestra (Paul Earl Geil, Charlie Griffard, Billy May, and John Enos Silva on trumpet; Bill Atkinson, Burt Johnson, Dale Nichols, and Jim Skiles on trombone; Clyde Hylton and Les Robinson on alto saxophone; King Guion and Karl Leaf on tenor saxophone; Wes Cheever on baritone saxophone; Ted Repay on piano; Barney Kessel on guitar; Stan Fletcher on bass; and Mel Tormé on drums), records the title "Sam's Got Him", then Ella Mae Morse, with the same musicians, records the title "Take Care Of You For Me". Capitol Records will release "The Patty Cake Man" as a single (Capitol 163) with "Invitations To The Blues" on the flipside, "Hello, Suzanne" as a single (Capitol 176) with "Why Shouldn't I?" on the flipside, "Sam's Got Him" as a single (Capitol 164) with "Duration Blues" on the flipside, and Bear Family Records will release "Take Care Of You For Me" in Germany in the boxset "Ella Mae Morse - Barrelhouse, Boogie, And The Blues" (BCD 16117).
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Red Ingle & The Natural Seven (with vocals by Cinderella G. Stump, aka Jo Stafford, who took scale for this recording)'s Capitol Records single "Temptation (Tim-Tay-Shun)" (with "For Seventy Mental Reasons (For Sentimental Reasons)" on the flipside) enters the top 10 of Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1948 - Capitol Records releases Margaret Whiting's single "A Tree In The Meadow" with "I'm Sorry, But I'm Glad" on the flipside. Whiting's vocals were dubbed in Los Angeles over an instrumental track recorded by Frank DeVol in London, getting around the second Petrillo recording ban. The track would eventually hit #1 on Billboard's singles chart on August 21, 1948.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Wheel Of Fortune" is #14 up from #18, Les Paul's Capitol Records single "Carioca" re-enters the top 20 at #18, and Jane Froman (with orchestra conducted by Sid Feller)'s Capitol Records single "I'll Walk Alone" is #19 down from #16
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford on vocals, with Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own" with additional vocals by Dorothy Gill, "I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More", and "Country Junction" in the Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood. California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Ol' Rockin' Ern" (T 888).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The George Shearing Trio (George Shearing on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Vernel Fournier on drums) records the titles "What Is This Thing Called Love", "Makin' Whoopee", and new takes of "What's New", "The Mood Is Mellow", and "It Could Happen To You" in Capitol Records' studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the trio's album "Jazz Moments" (T/ST 1827).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, The Joe Bucci Duo (organist Joe Bucci and drummer Joe Riddick) record the titles "9:20 Special", "Teddy The Toad", "Midnite Blues", and "Jumpin' At The Woodside" at the first session and "Shiny Stockings", "Taps Miller", and "Topsy" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the duo's album "Wild About Basie!" (T/ST 1840).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Louvin Brothers (Charlie Louvin on vocals and guitar and Ira Louvin on vocals and mandolin), with Howard "Howdy" Forrester on fiddle, Jimmy Riddle on harmonica, a unlisted pianist, Lloyd "Cowboy" Copas on guitar, Jimmy Capps on rhythm guitar, Harold Ray Bradley on guitar, Harold B. "Shot" Jackson on Dobro guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and a unlisted drummer, record the titles "The Great Speckled Bird", "Wabash Cannon Ball", "Lonely Mound Of Clay", "Wreck On The Highway", and "Wait For The Light To Shine" at Sam Phillips Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the brothers' album "Great Roy Acuff Songs" (T/ST 2872).
1964 - Peter & Gordon's Capitol Records single "A World Without Love", with "If I Were You" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1966 - The Beatles record the track "She Said She Said" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England between 7 PM and 3:45 AM. The track will appear on the band's Capitol Records album "Rubber Soul".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Four Amigos (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Somewhere", "Dindi", and "The Visit (She Was Here)" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Teddy Neeley, with unlisted others, records the titles "Where Are You" and "Grand Hotel" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Neeley's album "Contact" (T/ST 2774).
1971 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "Ruby"
1975 - Glen Campbell's single version of Larry Weiss' "Rhinestone Cowboy", with "Lovelight" on the flipside, enters Billboard's singles chart and will hit #1 on September 6, 1975
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Gary Portnoy records the title "Dream Away" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1981 - Anne Murray's Capitol Records single "Blessed Are The Believers", with "Only Love" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - House Of Schock records the title "Walk Away" in a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "House Of  Schock" (C1-46925 on vinyl and CDP 7 46925 2 on CD).
1989 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens & Ringo Starr's single "Act Naturally", with "The Key's In The Mailbox" on the flipside, that was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London England with producers Jerry Crutchfield and Jim Shaw
1990 - Enigma Records, through a distribution deal with Capitol Records, releases Poison's album "Flesh And Blood"
1991 - Liberty Records, later to become Capitol Records Nashville, releases Gail Davies' compilation album "The Best of Gail Davies"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - After six years, NBC radio presents the final broadcast of "The Railroad Hour", hosted by Capitol Records artist Gordon MacRae.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Al Martino (with orchestra conducted by Monty Kelly)'s BBS Records single "Here In My Heart" (with "I Cried Myself To Sleep" on the flipside) is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records charts,
1966 - Arranger Gerald Wilson (also on maracas, with Al Porcino, Jules Chaikin, Freddie Hill, Mel Moore, and Jimmy Owens on trumpet; Mike Barone, John Ewing, and Lester Robertson on trombone; Ernie Tack on bass trombone; Anthony Ortega on alto saxophone and flute; Jimmy Woods on soprano saxophone and alto saxophone; Harold Land and Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone; Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone; William Green on flute and piccalo; Roy Ayers on vibraphones: Jack Wilson on piano; Buddy Woodson on bass; Mel Lee on drums; and Max Garduno on congas) records the tracks "The Feather (from Teotihuacan Suite)" arranged by Mike Barone, and "The Serpent (from Teotihuacan  Suite)" with producer by Richard Bock and recording engineer Lanky Linstrot at TTG Studios, in Los Angeles, California for his Pacific Jazz album "The Golden Sword". Pacific Jazz's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1971 - Celebration of Light festival begins in Louisiana with Capitol Records groups Pink Floyd and The Beach Boys among those appearing on stage
1975 - Elton John and Capitol Records group The Beach Boys appear together in a concert at Wembley Stadium in England
1979 - Former Capitol Records artist Buck Owens marries Jennifer Smith
1981 - Kim Carnes' EMI America Records single "Bette Davis Eyes", with "Miss You Tonite" on the flipside, returns to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORS HISTORY
1948 - Columbia Records announces that it will be offering a new Vinylite long-playing record that can hold 23 minutes of music on each side when played at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute. One of the first LPs it will produce is the original cast album of the Broadway show, "South Pacific". Capitol Records will be the first record company to release albums on three formats of 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPMs

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

JUNE 20, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Brian Wilson, songwriter, singer, bass player, pianist, record producer and member of Capitol Records band The Beach Boys as well as a solo artist, is born Brian Douglas Wilson at 3:45 AM at Centinela Hospital in Inglewood, California
1945 - Anne Murray, singer and Capitol Records recording artist (1969-1991), is born Morna Anne Murray in Springhill, Nova Scotia
1960 - John Taylor, solo artist and bass player for the Capitol Records bands Duran Duran and Power Station and Maverick Records band Neurotic Outsiders, is born Nigel John Taylor in Solihull, Warwickshire, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1951 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, (on vocals and guitar with William Norris on piano, Maurice Cameron Hill and Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, and Muddy Berry on drums) records the tracks "Sailor's Blues", "Juke Box Boogie", "A Lie In A Beautiful Frame", and "That Last Love Letter" at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Hazel Scott Trio (Hazel Scott on piano, Red Callender on bass, and Lee Young on drums) records the as yet unissued takes of the titles "My Future Just Passed" and "The Continental", the titles "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Thou Swell", an unissued take of the title "I Cover The Waterfront", the title "I Get A Kick Out Of You", an unissued take of the title "Soothe Me", and the title "'S Wonderful" at the first session and the titles "I'll Be Around", "I'm Yours", and "The Girl Friend", an unissued take of the title "I Want To Be Happy", the title "That Old Black Magic", and unissued takes of the titles "Can't We Talk It Over?", "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "Looking For A Boy", and "If You Hadn't Gone Away" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the third, fourth, sixth, eight, ninth, tenth, eleventh, and thirteenth titles on the trio's album "Late Show" (H-364).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Voices of Walter Schumann (an unlisted chorus with unlisted instrumental accompaniment) record the titles "Romance In The Air", "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans", "Taking A Chance On Love", and "Love Is Sweeping The Country" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Romance In The Air" (H-347) and will substitute a shorter edit of "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans" on the 78 rpm version of the album (CDF-347).
1953 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "April in Portugal" is still #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and its flip side "Ruby" is #11 down from #9, Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)" is #10 up from #14, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Pretend" is #13 down from #10, and Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "Half A Photograph" is #15 up from #19
1955 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young", with "Forgive Me Dear" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) and His Blue Caps (Johnny Meeks on guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, Bobby Lee Jones on bass, Dickie Harrell on drums, and with Paul Peek and Tommy Facenda as clapper boys and as the vocal chorus) record the titles "Time Will Bring You Everything", "True To You", "In My Dreams", and "Dance To The Bop" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first and third titles on Vincent's album "Gene Vincent Rocks And The Blue Caps Roll" (T 970), the second title as a single (Capitol F3959) with "Baby Blue" (recorded on December 6, 1957) on the flipside, and last track as a single (Capitol F3839) with "I Got It" (recorded on June 19, 1957) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Four Preps (Bruce Belland tenor vocals, Marvin Inabnett on high tenor vocals, Glen Larson on baritone vocals, and Ed Cobb on bass vocals), with Lincoln Mayorga and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Too Young For Love", "Promise Me Baby", and "Again 'N' Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's self-titled album "The Four Preps" (T 994).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (John Best, Charles Margulis, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, George Roberts, Tom Pederson, and Si Zentner on trombone, Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Les Robinson on alto saxophone, Ted Nash on tenor saxophone and flute, Gene Cipriano on tenor saxophone, Fred Falensby on baritone saxophone, Bill Miller on piano, Lou Singer on vibraphone and xylophone, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the titles "Jersey Bounce", "Heart And Soul", "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street" and "I Can't Get Started" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on June 21, 1952. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Morse's album "Morse Code" (T 898).
1961 - EMI Records, Capitol Records' parent company, moves from Blyth Road to new offices at EMI House, 20 Manchester Square, London, England W1
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Carmen Dragon conducts The Hollywood Bowl Pops Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Night And Day", "Close As Pages In A Book", "One Kiss", and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the first title on the orchestra's album "An Evening With Cole Porter" (W 1805) and the last three titles on their album "An Evening With Romberg" (W 1804).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Joe Bucci Duo (Joe Bucci on organ and Joe Riddick on drums) record the titles "Splanky" and "Blue And Sentimental" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both tracks on the duo's album "Wild About Basie!" (T1840).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The George Shearing Trio (George Shearing on piano, Israel Crosby on bass, and Vernel Fournier on drums) record the titles "Symphony", "Gone With The Wind", "Blues In 9/4", "Like Someone In Love", "Wonder Why", and retakes of the titles "When Sunny Gets Blue" and "Heart Of Winter" at Capitol's studio in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the trio's album "Jazz Moments" (T 1827).
1963 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Act Naturally" is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1965 - Ira Louvin (born Lonnie Ira Loudermilk), Capitol Records recording artist (solo and in a duo with his brother Charlie as the Louvin Brothers) and his fourth wife Anne Young are killed when the car they were riding in while heading home after finishing a show in Kansas City, Missouri is hit head on by a drunk driver in Williamsburg, Missouri
1965 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Before You Go", with "(I Want) No One But You" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1966 - Capitol Records officially releases The Beatles' album "Yesterday And Today" in the U.S. with the "trunk" cover art. Some copies, because of the rush to release, have the new art pasted over the original "butcher" cover art. Let the steaming begin! :)
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Glen Campbell (on vocals with an orchestra of unlisted musicians) records an overdub for the unissued take of the title "Alimony" at the first session and the titles "Bad Seed" (with an arrangement by either Al De Lory or Mort Garison), an unissued take of the instrumental title "Today", and the titles "You're Young And You'll Forget", and "Back In The Race" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue After overdubs are recorded on August 29, 1957 for "You're Young And You'll Forget" and "Back In The Race" and on October 12, 1967 for "Bad Seed" Capitol Records will issue the final versions of the three titles on Campbell's album "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (T 2851).
1967 - Teddy Neeley records the titles "New In Town" and "Slow Movin' Man" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2025) and on Neely's album "Contact" (T 2774).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Ferlin Husky (on vocals), with The Hush Puppies (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Christmas Is Holy", "Christmas Dream", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "Silver Bells", and "Christmas Don't Seem Like Christmas Anymore" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Husky's album "Christmas All Year Long" (T 2793).
1970 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "The Long And Winding Road", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Buck Owens records the title "You Ain't Gonna Have Ol' Buck To Kick Around No More" at Buck Owens Studios in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records purchases the master, registers it on June 28, 1972, and will release the title as a single (Capitol 3429) on August 28, 1972 with "I Love You So Much It Hurts" (recorded in July 1972) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Jack Carone records the titles "If I Couldn't See You Anymore" and "I'm Gonna Fix It Up" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3418).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, Stu Phillips (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records overdubs for the titles "I Hear Your Name" and the unissued title "When There's Love In Your Heart" at the first session and overdubs for the title "Another Way To Say Goodbye" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue the first and last titles together as a single (Capitol 3448).
1976 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single, "I Been To Georgia On A Fast Train", with "Baby's Home" on the flipside, his last single for the label after recording for the label for 27 years and 2 months.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Richard Torrance records the title "Cryin' For Your Love" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Marcia Ball records the title "You" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title on Ball's album "Circuit Queen" (ST-11752).
1994 - Members of the Capitol Records band The Smithereens hold an online conference with fans on Compuserve
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Dierks Bently performs “Come A Little Closer” on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America"
2005 - Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Trace Adkins voices the role of The Cowboy on The Disney Channels' CGI cartoon series "Higglytown Heroes"
2005 - An article in Billboard magazine reports that Capitol Records Nashville CFO Tom Becci has been promoted to COO for the label, where he’ll oversee Capitol Records Nashville's financial operations as well as overall label operations
2006 - Capitol Records releases Leeds, UK singer, songwriter and musician Corrine Bailey Rae's self-titled debut album in the United States
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Donna King (aka Donna King Conkling, born Donna Olivia Driggs), singer, radio and television performer, wife of Capitol Records executive and founder of Warner Bros. Records Jim Conkling, and member of the Capitol Records group The King Sisters, dies of asthma and cancer at age 88 in Plano, Texas, where she had been living in recent years with her daughter, Candy Brand. Services were held Monday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14001 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1844 - Tom Dula, on whose life and death the song "Tom Dooley" is based, is born Thomas C. Dula in Reedy Branch, Wilkes County, North Carolina
1910 - Future Capitol Records artist Fanny Brice debuts in The Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. She would go on to become a motion picture and radio actress (best known for her character "Baby Snooks") and a Capitol Records artist (the Capitol Records children's album "Baby Snooks Learns"). Capitol Records will also release the original Broadway cast album for the musical "Funny Girl" which was based on Brice's life.
1936 - Mickie Most, songwriter (for Herman's Hermits, The Animals, as well as Lulu and Jeff Beck), record producer, founder and owner of RAK Records (whose catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company and had hits during the 1970s with Suzi Quatro, Mud, and Hot Chocolate), is born Michael Peter Hayes in Aldershot, Hampshire, England
1948 - Tina Sinatra, producer, actress and daughter of future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra, is born Christine Diane Sinatra in Los Angeles, California
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Lou Donaldson Quartet (Lou Donaldson on alto saxophone, Horace Silver on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Art Taylor on drums) record the two takes of the title "Roccus", a take of the track "Cheek To Cheek", two takes of the track "Lou's Blues", another take of the track "Cheek To Cheek" and the titles "the Things We Did Last Summer" at WOR Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue the second takes of "Roccus", "Lou's Blues", and "Cheek To Cheek" and the last title on Donaldson's self-titled album "Lou Donaldson" (BLP 5021) and all the titles on the CD "Lou Donaldson Quartet/Quintet/Sextet" (7-81537-2). Blue Note's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Records' parent company, EMI Music.
1960 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Young Emotions" is #18 down from #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Imperial Records catalog.
1979 - Kenny Rogers' United Artists Records single "She Believes In Me", with "Morgana Jones" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1939 - Future Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer finishes his gig as the Tuesday night announcer of The Camel Caravan Show
1948 - Ed Sullivan's CBS television series "The Toast Of The Town" debuts with guests Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, who will sign with Capitol Records in exactly two months on August 20, 1948
1960 - WGN-TV Chicago's "Bozo" show debuts as a live half-hour program weekdays at noon, starring Bob Bell as Bozo (Chicago's Bozo until 1984) who performs comedy sketches and introduces cartoons

Monday, June 19, 2017

JUNE 19, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
115 Years Ago Today In 1902 - Guy Lombardo, bandleader, hydroplaner, and Capitol Records artist (1957-1958), is born Gaetano Alberto Lombardo in London, Ontario, Canada
1950 - Ann Wilson, singer, flutist, songwriter, and founding member of the Capitol Records band Heart and the band The Lovemongers, is born Ann Dustin Wilson in San Diego, California

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, The Pied Piper's Capitol Records single "My Happiness" is still #8, and The Sportsmen's a capella Capitol Records single "You Can't Be True, Dear" is #11, up from #17 the previous week
1954 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" is still at #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Three Coins In The Fontain" is #7 up from #9, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love" is still #11, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart" is #13 down from #7, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "The Man Upstairs" is #14 down from #8, The Four Knight's Capitol Records single "I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)" is #18 down from #10, and Stan Freberg's Capitol Records single "Point Of Order" (with "Person To Pearson" on the flipside) enters the top 20 at #20
1954 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocal, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocal and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocal and drums; and Ken Errair on vocal, trumpet, mellophone, and bass) record the tracks "If I Knew Then" and "Jo Ann", which will be unissued until released as part of Mosaic Records' box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Sessions April, 1950-July, 1960", and "Malaya" which will be released by Capitol Records as single with "It Never Occured To Me" (recorded January 14, 1955 with an overdub session on January 19, 1955) on the flip side, in Chicago, Illinois
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps record the track "Dance To The Bop" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1960 - Peggy Lee, with Billy May conducting the studio orchestra (Art Fleming, Jules Jacob, Harry Klee, Theodore Nash, and Wilbur Schwartz on saxophone; Vincent De Rosa, James Decker, and Richard Perissi on french horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; George Van Eps on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Lou Levy on piano; Stella Castellucci on harp; Stanley Levy on drums; and Emil Richards on percussion), vocal director Jimmy Joyce leading The Jimmy Joyce Childrens Choir, and producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "I Like A Sleighride (Jingle Bells)", "Deck The Halls", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "The Christmas Riddle", and "Don't Forget To Feed The Reindeer" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "Christmas Carousel"
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" is #19 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart down from #18
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owen's single "Looking Back To See" with "Cryin' Time", a duet with Susan Raye, on the flipside
2001 - Capitol Records releases guitarist and singer Dave Navarro's solo album "Trust No One"
2006 - The latest movers and shakers at Capitol Records: Melanie Scull is the new Senior Director of Pop Promotion at Capitol Records, Los Angeles up from National Director of AAA at Capitol; Patty Morris-Capers has added AAA duties to her Hot AC, AC and Smooth Jazz callings at Capitol; and Mark Burger, formerly National Promotions at Kirtland Records, also at Geffen, Polydor, Lava and DGC, is now Capitol Regional Director of Promotion in Dallas
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Nellie Lutcher (aka Nellie Rose Lutcher Lewis), singer, pianist, bandleader, arranger, composer, Capitol, Okeh, Epic, Decca, Liberty, Imperial and Melic Records artist, and first female board member of AFM Local 47, was remembered by family (including her last surviving sibling and baby sister Margie Lutcher Levy; her son Talmadge Lewis, his wife Annie, and Lutcher's granddaughter Kira Lewis; and many nieces and nephews, some of whom hadn't seen each other for years), friends (including the son of Ms. Lutcher's drummer on her early Capitol recordings, Lee Young [Lester's brother and for whom she made her last recordings on his Melic label] who who brought his rememberance of the last time his Dad talked to "Topsy" as part of a three way call), and fans at a memorial service that went from 11AM - 1PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in the Holmes Chapel at Founder's Church of Religious Science, 3281 W. 6th Street, in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Lutcher was later interred in a beautiful white coffin with gold trimming and the image of a small bouquet of pink flowers on the lining inside above her head, at Angelus Rosedale, 1831 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Shirley Goodman, singer with the Aladdin Records group Shirley and Lee, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Aladdin's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1958 - The Kingston Trio's version of "Tom Dooley" is first played on air by DJ Paul Colburn at radio station KLUB in Salt Lake City, Utah and will later be re-recorded and released by Capitol Records
1960 - Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent boards a plane to leave the U.K. for home after his leg had recovered sufficiently from the April 17, 1960 auto accident which killed Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, for Vincent to travel
1961 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Travelin' Man" is #2 down from #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and it's flip side "Hello Mary Lou" is #17 down from #15, Gene McDaniel's Liberty Records single "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" is #26 down from #19, The Fleetwood's Dolton Records single "Tragedy" is #31 down from #20, Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus' United Artists Records single "Never On A Sunday" is #39 down from #37, Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "It Keeps Rainin'" enters the top 40 at #40
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Paula Abdul, singer, dancer, choreographer, television variety show co-judge, and Virgin Records (1987-1995) artist is born Paula Julie Abdul in San Fernando, California
1963 - The Beatles record the tracks "Some Other Guy" and "Thank You Girl" for BBC Radio
1964 - Organist John Patton records the tracks "The Rock", "The Way I Feel", "Jerry", "Davene", and "Just ¾" (with Richard Williams on trumpet, Fred Jackson on tenor and baritone saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums) with producer Alfred Lion and engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, New Jersey for Patton's Blue Note Records album "The Way I Feel"
2005 - JVC Jazz Festival New York presents "All For Paul: Les Paul 90th Birthday Salute" that has Les Paul performing with John Coliani,, Lou Pallo, & Nicki Parrott and features Tommy Emmanuel, José Feliciano, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Pat Martino, Steve Miller, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Eumir Deodato, Neal Schon, Edgar Winter, and vocalist Madeleine Peyroux with Will Lee & Omar Hakim

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
120 Years Ago Today In 1897 - Moe Howard, vaudevillian, motion picture and television actor, and member and de facto leader of the comedy team The Three Stooges, is born Moses Harry Horwitz in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.
1954 - The animated Bugs Bunny short "Devil May Hare" debuts in theaters, introducing The Tasmanian Devil
1978 - Hide your lasagna, the comic strip Garfield makes it debut

Sunday, June 18, 2017

JUNE 18, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1906 - Ray Bauduc, songwriter, drummer (including sessions with Ben Pollack, Red Nichols, Jack Teagarden, Benny Goodman, Wingy Manone, Louis Prima, Glenn Miller and Bob Crosby) and bandleader of the Capitol Records group Ray Bauduc and His Bobcats, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1910 - Ray McKinley, drummer, singer, bandleader (took over leadership, with Jerry Gray, of Glenn Miller's Army Air Force band in 1944 after Miller was reported missing in action), and Capitol Records artist (1942), is born in Fort Worth, Texas
1926 - Bill N. Muster, Capitol Records merchandising manager (1953-1959) is born William N. Muster in Valparaiso, Illinois. Twenty four years to the day, in 1950, Muster will graduate with a BA in Journalism-Advertising, from the University of Illinois, School of Communication. His daughter, Nori J. Muster, has posted quite a bit of information about her father and Capitol Records in the 1950's on her website.
1940 - Sue Raney, singer, vocalist with Capitol Records group Ray Anthony and His Orchestra, and a solo Capitol Records artist, is born Raelene Claire Claussen in McPherson, Kansas
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Sir Paul McCartney, singer, songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist, pianist, drummer, member of the Parlophone, Capitol Records and Apple Records band The Beatles, solo artist, and member of the Apple Records and Capitol Records band Wings, is born James Paul McCartney in Walton Hospital in Liverpool, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Capitol Records' first reviews in Downbeat Magazine appear with praises for "Cow Cow Boogie" and "Strip Polka" two weeks before their official release
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - At a split session held on this day in Los Angeles, California with Paul Weston and His Orchestra (Zeke Zarchy on trumpet;, Fred Stulce, Matty Matock, Herbie Haymer, Hap Lawson, and Lenny Hartman on reeds, Milt Raskin on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, Jack Ryan on bass, Nick Fatool drums, and a uncredited 13 piece string section) first vocalist Andy Russell records the titles "Did I Remember?" and "Goodnight, My Love" then vocalist Johnny Mercer records the title "Country Boy Blues". Capitol Records will issue "Did I Remember?" and "Goodnight My Love" on Russell's album "Andy Russell's Love Notes" (CD-68) and "Country Boy Blues" on the compilation album "Willard Robinson's Deep River Music" (CC-104).
1949 - Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Baby It's Cold Outside is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Mel Tormé (with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugalo)'s Capitol Records single "Again" is #10, and Margaret Whiting (with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Wonderful Guy" enters the top 20 at #15
1955 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra and Chorus' Capitol Records single "Unchained Melody" is #2 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Nat "King" Cole's double sided Capitol Records hit "A Blossom Fell" (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) and "If I May" (with The Four Knights on backing vocals and Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra) is #3, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Learnin' The Blues" is #6, Tennessee Ernie Ford (with Cliffie Stone's Band)'s Capitol Records single "The Ballad Of Davy Crocket" is #16, and Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" is #24
1964 - With Brian Wilson producing using arrangements by Dick Reynolds, instrumental tracks for The Beach Boys songs "We Three Kings Of Orient Are", "Blue Christmas", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "White Christmas" are recorded at The Capitol Tower Studios for the album "The Beach Boys' Christmas Album". Vocals will be recorded later in June at Western Studios in Hollywood.
1965 - Peggy Lee, with Sid Feller conducting His Orchestra and producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Maybe This Summer" which will be released together by Capitol Records as a single, "They Say" which will be released on the Capitol Records album ""Then Was Then And Now Is Now", and "Stop Living In The Past" which will be released by Capitol as a single with "I Go To Sleep" (recorded on July 7, 1965) on the flip side, at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records album "Pet Sounds" enters the top 20 of Billboard's Top 200 albums chart
1966 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "Paperback Writer", with "Rain" on the flipside, is #15 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles
1968 - Wanda Jackson records the tracks "Together Again", "Hurtin's All Over", "Swinging Doors", "There Stands The Glass", and "I Betcha My Heart I Love You" at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producers Ken Nelson and Kelso Herston for her Capitol Records album "Cream Of The Crop" released in August of 1968
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "That's Why I Love You Like I Do", with "Still Waters Run Deep" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Beatles' Parlophone Records album "The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl" is #1 in Britain according to Music World magazine which is listed as the source on Billboard magazine's Hits Of The World chart.
1991 - Capitol Records releases the 1961 album "Nat 'King" Cole Sings, George Shearing Plays", on CD for the first time
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - Capitol Records announces the re-release of Richard Thompson's 1991 album "Rumor and Sigh", Crowded House's 1986 album "Crowded House", Queensryche's 1990 album "Empire" and Bonnie Raitt's 1989 album "Nick Of Time" all re-mixed in 96kHz/24-bit PCM surround-sound at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood using the original multi-track master tapes,
2006 - Paul McCartney turns 64 (Woo!)

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - Marty Haggard, singer, guitarist, and son of future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard, is born Martin Ronald Haggard in Bakersfield, California
1961 - Horace Parlan (on piano with Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, George Tucker on bass, and Al Harewood on drums record the tracks "Light Blue", "Up And Down", "The Book's Beat", two takes of "Fugee", "Lonely One" and "The Other Part Of Town" with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder's Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey studio. "Light Blue" and the second of "Fugee" will be released by Blue Note Records on Parlan's album "Up And Down" and the remaining tracks will finally be released by Mosaic Records on the 2000 box set "The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions". Blue Note Records' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company and is currently a division of Capitol Records
1964 - The Beatles perform live at Sydney Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1974 - Henry Maddox, singer with the band The Maddox Brothers and Rose and brother to Capitol Records artist Rose Maddox, dies at age 46
1983 - George Russell and The Living Time Orchestra record tracks that will make up their 1984 Blue Note album "The African Game" and their 1987 Blue Note album "So What"
1989 - Richard Marx's EMI Records single "Satisfied" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1991 - Curb Records releases Merle Haggards "18 Rare Classics" using songs from Haggard's time at Capitol Records

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1938 - Chick Webb and His Orchestra's Decca single "A-Tisket, A-Tasket", with vocals by Ella Fitzgerald, co-written (with Fitzgerald using his birth name Al Feldman) and arranged by Van Alexander, and with "Liza" on the flipside, enters the top 10 of the U.S. Singles charts
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - At ceremony # 64, Red Skelton leaves his footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

Saturday, June 17, 2017

JUNE 17, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Andy Russell (with orchestra conducted by Al Saks)'s Capitol Records single "Amor" (with "The Day After Forever" on the flipside) peaks at #5, and Jo Stafford (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Long Ago (And Far Away)" (with "I Love You" on the flipside) stays at #7 for the 2nd week on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart
1950 - Nat "King" Cole (with Les Baxter and His Orchestra using a Nelson Riddle arrangement)'s Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa" (the flipside of "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All") is #9 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Les Paul's Capitol Records single "Nola" (with Les Paul and Mary Ford's "Jealous" on the flipside) enters the top 20 at #20 and will go on to be his first solo top 10 single
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - The Voices Of Walter Schumann (unlisted chorus with unlisted instrumental accompaniment) record the title "My Heart Stood Still" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Romance In The Air" (CDN-347).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Hank Thompson's Capitol Records single "The Wild Side of Life", with "Crying In The Deep Blue Sea" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Clarinetist and alto saxophonist Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Bob Styles, Wes Hensel, Dick Collins, and Mickey McMahan on trumpet, Dick Kenney and Roy Main on trombone, Jim Hill and Stumpy Brown on bass trombone, Matt Utal and Ralph Lapolla on clarinet, flute, and alto saxophone, Billy Usselton on tenor saxophone, Abe Aaron on soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophone, Butch Stone on baritone saxophone, Norman Pockrandt on piano, Vernon Polk on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, Lloyd Morales on drums) record the titles "Aurora", "Tropics At Five", "Especially For You", and "Brown In Fourths" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Brown's album "Composer's Holiday" (T 886).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Ella Mae Morse (on vocals), with Paul Weirick conducting his orchestra (Ray Linn on trumpet, Milt Bernhart, Dick Noel, and Tom Pederson on trombone, Henry "Heinie" Beau on alto saxophone, Ted Nash and Ed Rosa on tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Edwin LeMar "Buddy" Cole on piano, Alvino Rey on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Frankie Carlson on drums), records the titles "I Caught Him Rock And Rollin' With Somebody Else", "Sway Me", "I'm Hog Tied Over You", and "I'm Gone" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 9:00 PM and 1:30 AM on June 18, 1957. Capitol Records will issue the second and last title together as a single (Capitol F3759). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles on Morse's CD box set "Barrelhouse, Boogie, And The Blues" (BCD 16117).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone" is #15 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Tommy Sands' Capitol Records single "Goin' Steady" is tied for #30 with Billy Williams' single "Im Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter"
1959 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums; and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass) with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the studio orchestra (Tommy Tedesco, Al Hendrickson, Howard Roberts, Bobby Gibbons, Bill Pitman, George Van Eps on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Jack Sperling on drums) record the tracks "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (with Shelly Manne on percussion), "Nancy" (with Jerome Friedman on vibraphones and bells), "It's A Pity To Say Goodnight", "Oh, Lonely Winter", and "The More I See You" (the last two tracks also with Jerome Friedman on vibraphones and bells) with producer Lee Gillette at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, with Jack Marshall and Dick Reynolds handling arrangements and conducting, for their Capitol Records album "The Four Freshmen And Five Guitars"
1960 - Judy Garland records the tracks "I've Confessed To The Breeze (I Love You)", "Old Devil Moon", and "That's Entertainment" with producer Jack Marshall at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "Judy/That's Entertainment!"
1960 - The Kingston Trio record the tracks "We Wish You A Merry Christmas", "All Through The Night", "Follow Now, Oh Shepards", and "Somerset Glouchestershire Wassail" with producer Voyle Gilmore and engineer Pete Abbot at The Capitol Tower Studios for their Capitol Records album "The Last Month Of The Year". I wonder if Judy Garland and The Kingston Trio met each other and/or listened in to each other's sessions.
1963 - The Beatles record the track "Boys" for BBC Radio which will later be released on The Beatles' 1994 Apple Records compilation CD "Live At The BBC" released in 1994 and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States
1963 - The Kingston Trio record the track "Ballad Of The Thresher" with lead vocal by John Stewart, for their Capitol Records album "Sunny Side"
1966 - The Beatles hold the final sessions to record the titles "Here There And Everywhere" and "Got To Get You Into My Life" for their album "Revolver" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records artists The Kingston Trio ends their final three-week engagement at the hungry i in San Francisco and enter retirement. The last songs of their final set were "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?" and "Scotch And Soda."
1968 - Wanda Jackson records the tracks "Little Boy Soldier" for her 1968 Capitol Records album "Cream Of The Crop" and "As The Day Wears On" for her 1969 album "The Happy Side Of Wanda" at the Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producers Ken Nelson and Kelson Herston
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Apple Records releases Paul McCartney's single "Mary Had a Little Lamb", with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States. The single will peak at #28 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records artist (1972) Paul Pena performs with The T-Bone Walker Blues Band at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Sammy Hagar (on vocals and guitar with unlisted other musicians) records the titles "Someone Out There" and "Crack In The World" in London, England. After overdubs are recorded on August 4, 1977, Capitol Records will issue both titles on Hagar's album "Musical Chairs" (ST-11706).
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Final overdubs are recorded for James Talley's titles "Ain't It Something", "Woman Troubles", and "Nine Pounds Of Hashbrowns". Capitol Records will issue the final versions of all three titles on Talley's album "Ain't It Somethin'" (ST-11695).
1979 - The Motels record the track "People, Places and Things" for their first Capitol Records album at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1984 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records single "The Reflex" becomes the groups first #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1986 - Kate Smith (born Kathryn Elizabeth Smith), singer, radio and television variety show host, and Capitol Records artist, dies of diabetes at the age of 79 in Raleigh, North Carolina
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Billy Squier records the titles "Uptown Blues" and "Walk On Water" for Capitol Records. No location or release information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers record the title "Just Say No", and an instrumental version is also recorded, for Capitol Records. No location or issuing information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - House Of Schock records the title "Love In Return". Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44135) with "Middle Of Nowhere" (recorded June 16, 1987) on the flipside.
1988 - Garth Brooks signs with Capitol Records
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Capitol Records releases Megadeth's album "Cryptic Writings"
2004 - The first of two sessions (the next will be on June 28, 2004) is held at The Capitol Records Studios for a benefit single for children and families affected by the Iraq War. The track is a cover of the 1971 hit (#3 on R&B chart and 12 on pop chart) single "Bring The Boys Home" with Bad Boy Records artist Carl Thomas providing lead vocals with Morris Day, Juvenile, Wyclef Jean, Freda Payne (who sang the original version) and a children's chorus. Proceeds will be donated to the charity Children Uniting Nations.
2005 - "Dateline NBC" airs an "in-depth...profile" of Capitol Records Nashville artist Keith Urban
2008 - Capitol Records releases Katy Perry's debut album "One Of The Boys".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1919 - Gene De Paul, composer (co-wrote the "Cow Cow Boogie" with Benny Carter, and the score for the motion picture musical "Seven Brides For Seven Brothers", and the Broadway and motion picture "Li'l Abner" with Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer), is born Eugene Vincent De Paul in New York City, New York
1951 - After 40 performances, the curtain comes down on the Broadway musical "Flahooley", with songs written by Sammy Fain and E.Y. Harburg and with Yma Sumac in the cast as well as first-timer Barbara Cook. Capitol Records will release the soundtrack album which will also be Cook's recording debut.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Teenager's Romance" is tied for #10 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart with The Coasters single "Young Blood", Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "Valley Of Tears" is #22, and Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "I'm Walkin'" is #27. Imperial Records' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Steve Miller Band perform at The Monterey Pop Jazz Festival. Their performances at the festival will lead to both bands being signed to Capitol Records.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1946 - Barry Manilow is born Barry Alan Pincus in Brooklyn, New York
1960 - The Shadows record the track "Apache" in Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
1974 - At ceremony #140, Jack Nicholson leaves his footprints in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California

Friday, June 16, 2017

JUNE 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1919 - Al Viola, guitarist and mandolin player (mandolin solo in the theme for the motion picture "The Godfather"), motion picture performer, member of The Page Cavanaugh Trio, session musician on many of Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records recordings and Julie London's Liberty Records recordings, is born in New York City, New York
1924 - Eli "Lucky" Thompson, tenor and soprano saxophone player, songwriter, song publisher, band leader, who recorded as part of Capitol Records group Stan Kenton and His Orchestra, is born in Detroit, Michigan
1939 - Billy "Crash" Craddock, Capitol Records artist (1978-1983) is born William Wayne Craddock in Greensboro, North Carolina
1941 - Lamont Dozier, songwriter (solo and as part of the team Holland-Dozier-Holland), record producer, recording artist and co-founder of the Capitol Records subsidiary Invictus Records and Hot Wax Records, is born in Detroit, Michigan
? Years Ago Today - Keith Mitchell, drummer with the Capitol Records group Mazzy Star, is born in Long Beach, California. If anyone knows what year, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)' Capitol Records single "Dream" is #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Johnnie Johnston (with orchestra conducted by Paul Baron)'s Capitol Records single "Laura" (whose lyrics were written by Capitol Records co-founder Johnny Mercer) is #9
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist and pianist Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends (Bobby Sherwood on trumpet, Vic Dickenson on trombone, Benny Carter on alto saxophone, Dave Cavanaugh on tenor saxophone, Red Norvo on xylophone, Jack Marshall on guitar, Red Callender on bass, and Sam "Baby" Lovett on drums) record the titles "Mama Don't Allow It", "Doubtful Blues", "Ain't It A Crime", and, with additional vocals by Joe Alexander, "Knock Me A Kiss" with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 12:30 AM on June 17, 1947. Capitol Records will issue "Mama Don't Allow It" as a single (Capitol 1589) with "Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me" (recorded November 11, 1947) on the flipside, "Doubtful Blues" as a single (Capitol Americana 40056) with "My Sin" (recorded June 18, 1947) on the flipside, and "Ain't It A Crime" as a single (Capitol 838) with "Don't Save It Too Long" (recorded April 21, 1949) on the flipside. Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the box set "Julia Lee - Kansas City Star" (BCD 15770).
1950 - Peggy Lee, with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra, records the tracks "The Cannonball Express" (which will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "That Ol' Devil Won't Get Me", recorded on February 8, 1951, on the flip side), "Show Me The Way To Go Out Of This World", which will be released by Capitol Records as a single with "Happy Music" (which was the next track recorded) on the flipside, "Don't Give Me A Ring On The Telephone" (unreleased!), and "Lover, Come Back To Me" (which will be releases as a single by Capitol Records with "Helpless", recorded March 13, 1950, on the flipside) at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue studios in Hollywood, California
1951 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Too Young" is #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, knocking Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "How High The Moon" out of the top spot to #2 for the first time in nine weeks. and Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "Mockin' Bird Hill" is #9
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Mel Blanc and unlisted other vocalists record vocal overdubs using a script by Ted Pierce and Warren Foster adapted by Alan Livingston onto musical tracks recorded by a unidentiied orchestra directed by Eugene Poddany on June 9, 1952 for the two parts of the title "Woody Woodpecker And The Scarecrow" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both parts on the single disc children's album "Woody Woodpecker And The Scarecrow" (CAS-3140).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Jan Garber and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), with vocalist Roy Cordell, record the titles "So Madly In Love", "My Honey's Lovin' Arms", "Tossin' And Turnin'", "Some Day", "You Belong To Me", and "Gypsy Love Song" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "So Madly In Love", and "Some Day" together as a single (Capitol 2150), "Tossin' And Turnin'" and "You Belong To Me" together as a single (Capitol 2198), and have yet to issue either "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" or "Gypsy Love Song".
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist and guitarist Jack Hunt, with unlisted others, records the titles "Send Me The Pillow (You Dream On)", "Standing Outside", "Santa Claus Will Come In The Morning", and "Snow For Christmas" at the first session and "You Must Be Born Again", "How Do You Stand With The Lord", "We Will Serve The Lord", and "I'll Fly Away (Some Golden Day)" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Send My The Pillow (That You Dream On)" and "Standing Outside" together as a single (Capitol 2209) by Jack Hunt, and, as by Jack Hunt & Trio, "You Must Be Born Again" and "We Will Serve The Lord" together as a single (Capitol 2323) and "How Do You Stand In With Your Lord" and "I'll Fly Away Some Golden Day" together as a single (Capitol 2676), and have yet to issue either "Santa Claus Will Come In The Morning" or "Snow For Christmas".
1956 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Poor People Of Paris" is #18 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Standing On The Corner" is #32, The Four Freshmen's Capitol Records single "Graduation Day" is #33, and Joe "Fingers" Carr's Capitol Records single "Portuguese Washerwoman" enters the top 40 tied at #40 with Georgia Gibbs' single "Kiss Me Another"
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, and Bob Shane form The Kingston Trio in Palo Alto, California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Billy May conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Pete Candoli, Ollie Mitchell, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Trummy Young, Francis "Joe" Howard, Ed Kusby, and Si Zentner on trombone, Willie Smith on alto and baritone saxophone, Wilbur Schwartz on alto saxophone, Joe Thomas on tenor saxophone, Ted Nash on alto and tenor saxophone, Chuck Gentry on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums) as they record the titles "Well All Right Then" with vocals by the ensemble of Trummy Young, Willie Smith, and Joe Thomas, "T'aint What You Do" with vocals by Trummy Young, "For Dancers Only", "Four Or Five Times", and "By The River Sainte Marie" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except for the yet to be issued "By The River Sainte Marie" on May and the orchestra's album "Jimmy Lunceford In Hi-Fi" (TAO/STAO 924).
1958 - Dean Martin's Capitol Records single "Return To Me" is #5 down from #4 on Billboard's Top 100 singles chart, Nat "King' Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #6 up from #9, The Four Prep's Capitol Records single "Big Man" is #13 down from #7, Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #15 down from #14, and Ed Townsend's Capitol Records single "For Your Love" is #18 up from #20
1959 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocals, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocals and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocals and drums; and Ken Albers on vocals, trumpet, mellophone and bass), with arranger Dick Reynolds conducting the studio orchestra (Tommy Tedesco, Al Hendrickson, Howard Roberts, Bobby Gibbons, Bill Pitman, George Van Eps on guitar; Red Mitchell on bass; Jack Sperling on drums; Larry Bunker on vibraphones, bells, congas, and bongos), record the tracks "I Never Knew", "Invitation", and "Rain" at the Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Lee Gillette for their Capitol Records album "The Four Freshmen And Five Guitars"
1959 - Buck Owens records "Under Your Spell Again" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records would release the track as a single with "Tired Of Living" on the flipside, on July 13, 1959. I wonder if Owens and The Four Freshmen met that day during breaks in recordings or sat in on each other's sessions in the booth.
1963 - The Kingston Trio, with John Stewart on vocals, records the tracks "Rider" and "Those Who Are Wise" (penned by Stewart) for their Capitol Records album "Sunny Side"
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records artist Lou Rawls performs at the opening day of The Monterey Pop Festival
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Wynn Stewart's Capitol Records single "It's Such A Pretty World Today", with "Goin' Steady" on the flipside, hits #1 on U.S. Country singles charts where it will stay on top for two weeks
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records releases Twiggy's first and only single for the label, "When I Think Of You", with "Over and Over" on the flipside
1969 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "The Ballad of John & Yoko", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Vocalist Marjorie McCoy, with unlisted others, records the titles "Bird On The Wire", "Too Far Gone", "Same Old Story", and "Lonely Road" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed. Possibly for cancelled second album.
1976 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Rock 'N' Roll Music" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Vocalist and guitarist Sammy Hagar, with unlisted others, records the titles "I Just Wanna Make Love" and "Straight From The Hip Kid" in London, England. After overdubs are recorded on August 1, 1977, Capitol Records will issue "Straight From The Hip Kid" on Hagar's album "Musical Chairs" (ST-11706) and have yet to issue "I Just Wanna Maek Love".
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Billy Squier, with unlisted others, records the titles "Burning The Midnight" and "Good Life" in a unlisted location. No issuing information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - House Of Schock (Gina Schock on vocals, Vance De Generes on bass and backing vocals, Chrissy Shefts on guitar and backing vocals, Jim Broggs on keyboards and backing vocals, and Steven Fisher on drums) records the title "Middle Of Nowhere" at either Secret Sound in Los Angeles, Ocean Way Recording, or Eldorado Recording Studios with producer Richard Gottehrer. After additional production and mixing by Chas Sandford, Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 44135) with "Love In Return" (recorded June 17, 1987) on the flipside and on the group's self-titled album "House Of Schock" (LP C1-46925, CD 7-46925-2).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records purchases the master for Meli'sa Morgan's title "You've All I Got" and will issue it on Morgan's CD "Good Love" (7-46943-2).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Vocalist Melba Moore, with unlisted others, records the title "First Love" in a unlisted location. Capitol Records will issue the title on Moore's CD "I'm In Love" (7-46944-2).
1991 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "The Thunder Rolls" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
2004 - Grand Royal Records, with distribution being handled by Capitol Records, releases The Beastie Boys' album "To The Five Boroughs"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1955 - Walt Disney Pictures releases the animated feature movie "Lady And The Tramp", with lyrics and vocals by Capitol Records artist Peggy Lee. Capitol Records will later release a children's record album based on the movie.
1956 - Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "I'm In Love Again" is #8 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and its flip side, "My Blue Heaven", is #29
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Curtis Fuller (on trombone, with Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Arthur Taylor on drums) records the tracks "Lizzy's Bounce" (which will be released by Blue Note Records on the album "The Opener"), "Soon", "A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening" "Here's To My Lady" (without tenor saxophone), "Oscalypso", and "Hugore" (all of which will be unreleased until the appeared on the 1996 Mosaic Records box set "The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions") with producer Alfred Lion and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder at The Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey
1958 - Dave Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor" is still #3 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and Dion and The Belmonts' Laurie Records single "I Wonder Why" is #42. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns Liberty and Laurie Records' catalog.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Dion's Laurie Records single "Lovers Who Wander" is #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart, Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Sharing You" is #19, Walter Brennan's Liberty Records single "Old Rivers" is #29, and Jay and The American's United Artists Records single "She Cried" is #32. EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company, currently owns the Laurie, Liberty, and United Artists Records catalogs.
1986 - CBS Records announces that former Capitol Records mailroom employee (1969), 36 year old Don Ienner, is the newest, and youngest ever, president of Columbia Records
1990 - Roxette's EMI America Records single "It Must Have Been Love" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
1998 - Jack McFadden, manager of Capitol Records artist Buck Owens for over three decades and the talent coordinator for the television show "Hee Haw" dies at age 71

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1890 - Stan Laurel, motion picture actor as a headliner and as part of the duo Laurel and Hardy, is born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston, Cumbria, England
1939 - Chick Webb (born William Henry Webb), drummer and band leader, dies in John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore Maryland after a major operation. The year of his birth is still not confirmed, so he may have been anywhere from 30 to 37 years of age at the time of his death.
1959 - George Reeves, TV's Superman, dies of a gunshot wound to the head in his bedroom in Beverly Hills, California at age 45
1971 - Tupac Amaru Shakur is born Lesane Parish Crooks in Brooklyn, New York