Wednesday, March 08, 2017

MARCH 8, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1945 - Mickey Dolenz, motion picture and television actor, director, singer, musician, member of the groups The Monkees and the Capitol Records group Dolenz, Jones, Boyce and Hart, is born George Michael Dolenz in Tarzana, California
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Clive Burr, drummer and member of the Capitol Records group Iron Maiden (1979-1983), is born in England. If anyone knows for sure where, please leave a comment.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - The Pied Pipers' Capitol Records single "Dream", with "Tabby The Cat" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles chart
1946 - Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and his orchestra's Capitol Records single "Personality", with "If I Knew Then" on the flipside, is #1 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most-Played On The Air chart for the week ending March 8, 1946.
1949 - Frank Morgan (best known as The Wizard in the M-G-M motion picture "The Wizard Of Oz") signs with Capitol Records where he'll narrate the children's record "Gossamer Wump"
1951 - Vocalist and guitarist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Eddie Kirk on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Cliffie Stone on bass, Milton "Muddy" Berry on drums, records the titles "I'm Lonesome For You", "Let Me Change Your Name", "No Parking Here", and "Boogie Woogie Fever" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue the first title as a single (Capitol 1821) with "It's No Use Talkin' Baby" (recorded February 2, 1951) on the flipside, the second title as a single (Capitol 1943) with "I'm Gonna Find Another Sweetheart" (recorded June 11, 1951) on the flipside and the last two titles together as a single (Capitol 1508).
1969 - Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry's Capitol Records duet single "Let It Be Me", the flipside of "Little Green Apples", enters Billboard's Country singles chart
1978 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "The Fightin' Side Of Me", with "Every Fool Has A Rainbow" on the flip side is #1 on Billboard's Country singles chart
1989 - Don Dokken signs with Capitol Records
1991 - The group Mazzy Star signs with Capitol Records
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Red Callender (born George Callender), band leader (trio and sextette), string bass and tuba player, motion picture actor (1958's "St. Louis Blues" which starred Capitol Records artist Nat "King" Cole) and Capitol Records session musician who worked with Judy Garland, Nat "King" Cole and Art Tatum, dies in Saugus, California two days after his 76th birthday
1999 - Joe DiMaggio, Baseball Hall of Famer and Capitol Records artist, dies of complications from lung cancer surgery at his home in Hollywood, Florida at age 84 and is later interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, California
2014 - Jerry Corbitt, guitarist, founding member of The Youngbloods, record producer and Capitol Records artist (the 1971 album "Jerry Corbett"), dies at his home in Smiley, Texas after a long battle with lung cancer at age age 71.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1971 - Francis Wolffco-founder of Blue Note Records and a prolific photographer of the label's sessions, dies in New York City, New York at age 64. Blue Note is currently owned by Universal Music Group and is a division of Capitol Records.
1980 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "Call Me" (written by Giorgio Moroder and the band's singer Debbie Harry), with Giorgio Moroder performing a version on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Huey Lewis & The News' Chrysalis single "Jacob's Ladder", with a live version of "Heart Of Rock 'N" Roll" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.Chrysalis' catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1994 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Suzy Bogguss's compilation album "Greatest Hits"

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