Saturday, March 25, 2017

MARCH 25, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
1938 - Hoyt Axton, singer, songwriter, guitarist, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist, is born Hoyt Wayne Axton in Duncan, Oklahoma

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Karl and Harty (Karl Davis & Hartford Taylor) record the tracks "The B-I-B-L-E", "That Pretty Little Face", "True Love" and the as yet unissued track "Lips That Touch Liquor (Shall Never Touch Mine)" in Los Angeles, California for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. Capitol Records will issue the first two tracks together as a single (Capitol 415) and the third track as a single (Capitol Americana 40044) with "Pretty Thing" on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Harold Peary (narrating as "The Great Gildersleeve"), with music by Robert Emmett Dolan who is also directing the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "Cinderella, Part 1", "Cinderella, Part 2" and "Cinderella, Part 3" at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the children's album "Stories For Children - The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 3" (CD-69).
1949 - Jo Stafford's Capitol Records single "A You're Adorable" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg, records Elgar's "Enigma variations, Opus 36" at The Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the track on the orchestra's album "ELGAR - Enigma Variations, Opus 36/VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Fantasia On A Theme By Tallis" (P-8383).
1958 - Gene Vincent (on vocals) records the titles "Git It" (with Johnny Meeks on lead guitar, Bobby Jones on electric bass, Cliff Simmons on piano, Grady Owens on rhythm guitar, Juvey Gomez on drums, clapper boys/backing vocals by Tommy Facenda & Paul Peek, backing bass vocals by Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran) and "Dance In The Street" (without Cochran) at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will release the songs on Vincent's album "A Gene Vincent Record Date" (T 1059).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Erich Leinsdorf, records the as yet unissued tracks of Mozart's "Divertimento No. 2, K; 131 - Movement 1: Allegro/Menuet No. 1/Allegretto" and "Adagio No. 1/Adagio No. 2" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records.
1963 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys' second album "Surfin' U.S.A."
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun Fun Fun" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1966 - Buck Owens and The Buckaroos play to a sold out Carnegie Hall audience in New York, City. Capitol Records tapes the show and later releases a live album of the event.
1968 - Lou Rawls (on vocals), with H. B. Barnum conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records "You're Good For Me" and "Soul Serenade" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the two tracks together as a single (Capitol 2172).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Merle Haggard's single "Grandma Harp" which will become his twelfth # 1 record.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band's Capitol Records album "Night Moves" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Final mixes are done for Gary Bartz's tracks "Carnaval De L'Esprit", "Ooh Baby Baby", "Love Ballad", "Funked Up", "Swing Thing", and "Macaroni" at Sound Factory West in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Bartz's album "Music Is My Sanctuary" (ST-11647).
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Storm (Lear Stevens on guitar, Ronni Hanson on bass, Jimmy Monroe on drums, and Jeanette Chase on vocals) record the tracks "Hand In Hand" and "Settle Down" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on the band's self-titled album "Storm" (ST-12259).
2003 - Capitol Records releases Rosanne Cash's album "Rules of Travel"

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1934 - Johnny Burnette, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Liberty Records artist, is born in Memphis, Tennessee
1958 - Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran joins Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks (Gene Vincent's backing singers) for The Capitol Session at The Capitol Tower in Hollywood, California

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1913 - The Palace Theatre opens its doors in New York City, New York with Ed Wynn as the first entertainer on the vaudeville bill
1939 - Billboard magazine publishes its first "Hillbilly Records" chart
1949 - Jack Kapp, co-founder of Decca Records, dies at age 47 in New York City, New York

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