Sunday, March 26, 2017

MARCH 26, 2016

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1956 - Judy Garland records the tracks "I'm Old Fashioned" and "Memories Of You" with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the studio orchestra at Capitol Records' Melrose Avenue Studios in Hollywood, California for Garland's Capitol Records album "Judy". "I'm Old Fashioned" would not make it on to the initial release of the album in 1956, but it was eventually included as a bonus track on the 1989 CD version of the album.
1959 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "I Can't Get Started", "Where Do You Go?", "A Cottage For Sale", and "Just Friends" with arranger Gordon Jenkins conducting the orchestra at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for Sinatra's Capitol Records album "No One Cares"
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (including Ray Starling, Gene Roland, Dwight Carver, and Carl Saunders on mellophonium and Alvino Ray on steel pedal guitar) begin 3 days of recording sessions (the other two days are March 29 and 30, 1962) with vocalist Tex Ritter for their Capitol Records album of Country and Western standards "Stan Kenton! Tex Ritter!"
1966 - Brian Wilson's Capitol Records single "Caroline, No", with "Summer Means New Love" on the flipside, enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart where it will peak at #32 on April 30, 1966

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1958 - Eddie Cochran (on vocals, guitar, and guitar overdubs) records the title "Summertime Blues" (with Connie 'Guybo' Smith on electric bass, Earl Palmer on drums, and probably Sharon Sheeley and Jerry Capehart on handclapping) at Goldstar Studios in Hollywood, California. Liberty Records will release the song as a single (LIBERTY F-55144) with "Love Again" (recorded sometime in May of 1958) on the flipside. Universal Music Group, owners of EMI and Capitol Music Groups, now control Liberty Records' masters.
1966 - Johnny River's Imperial Records single "Secret Agent Man", with "You Dig" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1973 - Sir Noël Peirce Coward, singer, songwriter, playwright, director, actor, filmmaker, novelist, and EMI Records artist, dies at his home, Firefly Estate, in Jamaica, West Indies at age 73 of heart disease.
1978 - Crystal Gayle's United Artist Records single "Ready For The Times To Get Better", with "Beyond You" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - My grandparents, Martin and Marie Nielsen, set sail from Hamburg, Germany on the S.S. New York, bound for Ellis Island and eventually to 4741 Greenwood Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

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