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1916 - Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan, singer, guitarist, and Capitol Records artist (1949-1955), is born Lee Roy Petit in Gardenia, California
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - Sol "Tex" Williams signs with Capitol Records
1948 - The American Federation of Musicians begins another recording ban and Capitol Records will not directly hold another recording session with musicians in the United States until April 16, 1948.
1948 - Hal Derwin (on vocals) with an unlisted orchestra and The Hi-Lighters (Hal Derwin, Mildred Springer, and Jean Taylor on vocals) record the track "No One But You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will purchase the master and release the track as a single (Capitol 502) with "One Dozen Roses" on the flipside.
1948 - The American Federation of Musicians Union, in a dispute with the recording industry, starts its second recording ban in four years. Capitol Records begins purchasing masters and setting up instrumental sessions in London, England, Mexico City, Mexico, and Paris, France and will have its vocal artists record overdubs on these tracks.
1954 - Duke Ellington (on piano) and His Orchestra (Clark Terry, Willie Cook, and Cat Anderson on trumpet; Ray Nance on trumpet, violin, and vocals; Quentin Jackson, Britt Woodman, and George Jean on trombone; Jimmy Hamilton on clarinet and tenor saxophone; Russell Procope on alto saxophone and clarinet; Rick Henderson on alto saxophone; Paul Gonsalves on tenor saxophone; Harry Carney on baritone saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet; Wendell Marshall on bass; and Dave Black on drums) record the tracks "Frivilous Banta" and "In The Mood" at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will issue "Frivilous Banta" on Ellington's album "Dance To The Duke!" (T 637) and "In The Mood" on Ellington's album "Ellington '55" (H 521).
1956 - Capitol and EMI entered into the first of a series of what they called Matrix Exchange Agreements, subsequently renewed and amended. Pursuant to the MEA, EMI undertakes to supply masters to Capitol and Capitol to EMI in consideration for a license fee equal to a percentage of the retail sales price in the country of manufacture. Because each company has rights of first refusal to the other's product, the MEA was the foundation of the operating relationship between Capitol and EMI.
1961 - The DeCastro Sisters (Babette, Cherie, Olga) record the final overdubs for the tracks "Goody, Goody", "Them There Eyes", "I Enjoy Being A Girl", " and "You Can Depend On Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final tracks on the sisters' album "A Rockin' Beat" (T 1501).
1964 - The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Al Jardine on vocals, with unlisted guitar and drum players) record the tracks "Fun, Fun, Fun" (with Mike Love on lead vocal) and "The Warmth Of The Sun" (with Brian Wilson on lead vocal) at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Fun, Fun, Fun" as a single (Capitol 5118) with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" on the flipside and "Warmth Of The Sun" as a single (Capitol 5306) with "Dance, Dance, Dance" on the flipside.
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Barbara Ann", with "Girl Don't Tell Me" on the flipside, enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1969 - Capitol Records registers the masters for The Beach Boys tracks "Darlin'", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "Sloop John B", "California Girls", "Do It Again", "Wake The World", "Aren't You Glad", "Bluebirds Over The Mountain", "Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring", "Good Vibrations", "God Only Knows", and "Barbara Ann" which were recorded in December of 1968 in London, England. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the group's album "Live In London" (ST-11584).
1970 - Jimi Hendrix and Band of Gypsies finish two days of gigs at the Fillmore East in New York City, New York. The last two shows will be recorded for a live album that will be released by Capitol Records to honor a 1965 contract that Hendrix had signed with the label.
1971 - Jerry Corbitt records the track "Till You Come Back Home Again" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track on Corbitt's eponymous album "Jerry Corbitt" (ST-771).
1979 - Glen Campbell records the as of yet unissued tracks "Roll On Brother", "Music, Music, Music", "Blues My Sweetie Gives To Me", "You Will Not Lose", and "Basic Lady" in (listed as possibly) Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1981 - Capitol Records band Klaatu disbands
1989 - Freddie Jackson records the track "Christmas Forever" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the track on the CD "Freddie Jackson Greatest Hits" (8-27641-2).
1989 - Capitol Records records a live concert by the group Suave (lineup unlisted) that included the titles "Temptation", "Show My Love", "Get Busy", "I Rocked Your Bboots", "Dog Me Out", "You've Been Fooling Around", "All About You", "Matter Of Opinion", "To The Max", "Forever And A Day", "Let Me In Your World", "Shadows Of Time", "Dance To This", "Don't Be Perpetratina", "Myposse", and "Running Out Of Time". No release information has been listed.
2011 - Gil Garfield (born Gilbert Garfield), member of the Capitol Records vocal group The Cheers, dies of cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, California at age 77. Services will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday January 5 at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary located at 6001 West Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
2014 - Under exclusive license from Fonograf Records, Capitol Records releases Beck's album "Morning Phase".
2015 - Shane Allen begins his role as Vice President, Promotion for Capitol Records Nashville. He will depart the company on May 27, 2016 after Bobby Young was promoted to the role on May 20, 2016.
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Future Capitol Records group The Four Preps (Bruce Belland, Ed Cobb, Marv Ingraham [aka Marv Ingram and born Marvin Inabnett], and Glen Larson - all Hollywood High students) is formed in Hollywood, California
1959 - Johnny Cash gives a concert at San Quentin Prison. Future Capitol Records artist Merle Haggard is one of the inmates present at the show.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals, John Lennon rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals, and Pete Best on drums) audition (unsuccessfully) by recording 15 songs ("Like Dreamers Do", "Money (That's What I Want)", "Till There Was You", "The Sheik Of The Araby", "To Know Her Is To Love Her", "Take Good Care Of My Baby", "Memphis, Tennessee", "Sure To Fall (In Love With You)", "Hello Little Girl", "Three Cool Cats", "Crying, Wating, Hoping", "Love Of The Loved", "September In Rain", "Bésame Mucho", "and Searchin'") for Decca Records in London, England. After reviewing their material, the company decided to sign Brian Poole And The Tremeloes instead.
1963 - Future Capitol Records artist Dick Dale & The Del-Tone's Deltone Records singles "Miserlou" (with "Eight Till Midnight" on the flipside) was #1 on both radio stations KRLA and KFWB in Los Angeles, California and his single "Peppermint Man" is #5 on both charts and it's flipside "Surf Beat" is also on KRLA's chart
1971 - Capitol Record's parent company, Electric & Musical Industries, changes its name to EMI Ltd.
20 Years Ago Today In 1997 - Townes Van Zandt, singer, guitarist, and Poppy Records artist dies of a heart attack at age 52. United Artists Records acquired Poppy's masters, then EMI Music Group, Capitol Records' parent company, acquired United Artists' catalog which is now owned by Capitol's current parent company, Universal Music Group.
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1916 - Marvin Camras, electrical engineer who perfected Magnetic Tape, is born in Chicago, Illinois. Capitol Records will be the first major label to record masters to tape.
15 Years Ago Today In 2002 - WEA Manufacturing (formerly Specialty Records Corporation) stops manufacturing vinyl records.