Monday, March 27, 2017

MARCH 27, 2017

1963 - Dave Koz, saxophonist, radio show host, and Capitol Records artist, is born David Kozlowski in the San Fernando Valley in California. If anyone knows for sure which city and/or what Dave's middle name is, please leave a comment.


75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - George G. DeSylva, John Mercer, and Glenn E. Wallichs appear before Los Angeles county and California state Notary Public Leta Niccum to acknowledge that they have executed articles of incorporation for Liberty Records, Inc. which will be filed with the state of California on April 9, 1942. The three will apply for a Certificate of Amendment on May 27, 1942, before Ms. Niccum again to change the name of the corporation to Capitol Records, Inc., which will be filed with the state of California on June 1, 1942.
70 Years Go Today In 1947 - Vocalist and guitarist Tex Williams and His Western Caravan (listed as probably Cactus Soldi and Harry Simms on fiddle, Ossie Godson on piano, Pedro De Paul on accordion, Jimmy Bryant on electric guitar, Smokey Rogers on guitar, and banjo, Spike Featherstone on harmonica, Deuce Spriggens on bass, Muddy Berry on drums) record the titles "Miss Molly", "The Johnston Polka", "Big Hat Polka", and "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Miss Molly" on the multi-artist compilation album "Cowboy Hit Parade" (AD-55), "The Johnston Polka" as a single (Capitol 57-40159) with "Castle Of My Dreams" (recorded January 31, 1949) on the flipside, "Big Hat Polka" as a single (Capitol 15271) with "Life Gits Tee-Jus, Don't It?" (recorded October 25, 1948), and "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) as a single (Capitol Americana 40001) with "Roundup Polka" (recorded October 28, 1946) on the flipside,
1948 - Peggy Lee's Capitol Records single "Manana", with "All Dressed Up With A Broken Heart" on the flipside is #1 on Billboard's singles charts
1950 - Johnny Mercer, with The Skylarks and Ben Pollack & his Pick-A-Rib Boys, records the tracks "At The Jazz Band Ball" and "She's Shimmyin' On The Beach Again" which will be released together as a single by Capitol Records
1966 - Buck Owens' Capitol Records single "Waitin' In Your Welfare Line", with "In The Palm Of Your Hand" on the flip side, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1971 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Dream Baby", with "Here And Now" on the flip side (Capitol 3062), enters the U.S. Country singles charts. Many thanks to Richard Price for the correction!
1989 - Buck Owens and Ringo Starr record the track "Act Naturally" at Abbey Road Studios, London, England. The track will be released as a single by Capitol Records in August 1989 with Owens' track "Key's In The Mailbox" on the flip side.
2005 - Paul Hester, drummer with the group Split Enz and the Capitol Records group Crowded House, is found dead after an apparent suicide in a park in Melbourne, Australia at age 46
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - 8:00 PM until at least Midnight - Guitar night at Spazio's with John Pisano featured a "Tribute to Al Viola" by the guitar community with Chuck Berghofer on bass, Tim Pleasant on drums and John Pisano, with at least 20 other guitarists, including veteran Capitol Records session guitarist Bob Bain, in attendance andy many who were able to perform. The Sherman Oaks, California restaurant was packed with an audience consisting of Al's family and his many friends and fans. A video remembrance of Al featuring clips of him in the Page Cavanaugh Trio, with a trio lead by Bobby Troup, and later performances was shown and after, a group photo was taken. Then all the guitarists signed the back of a custom guitar now dubbed "The Guitar Night Guitar".

1924 - Sarah Vaughan, pianist, singer and Roulette Records artist (1959-1963) is born Sarah Lois Vaughan in Newark, New Jersey. Roulette's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company EMI Music Group and is being reissued by Blue Note Records and Mosaic Records.
1961 - Clark Datchler, vocalist with the Virgin Records America group Johnny Hates Jazz, is born in London, England. I converted their first album's art for U.S. release as well as the art for their single "Shattered Dreams" and various trade ads.
1970 - Mariah Carey, singer and one time Virgin Records America artist, is born in New York City, New York

65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Sun Records begins operations
1958 - CBS Laboratories introduces "Stereophonic Recordings" which are playable either on ordinary monaural phonographs, or on "special" stereo equipment

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