Wednesday, April 05, 2017

APRIL 5, 2017

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Betty Hutton's Capitol Records single "Stuff Like That There" enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Wesley "Speedy" West (on steel guitar), with Billy Liebert on piano, Roy Lanham and Billy Strange on guitar, Lawrence "Red" Wooten on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums, records the tracks "Speedy's Special", "Sunset At Waikiki", "Tulsa Twist" and "Slow And Easy" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on West's album "The Incredible Steel Guitar Of Speedy West - Guitar Spectacular" (T 1835).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Pre Meds (lineup unlisted) record the as yet unissued tracks "Feel Good" and "Feel Better" for Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Eddie Beal records the tracks "So Love Me For All We Know", the as yet unissued track "When I Fall In Love", "April Showers", and the as yet unissued track "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying" in Los Angeles, California.
1964 - General Douglas MacArthur, General of the US Army in the Pacific, whose farewell speeches were released by Capitol Records, dies at age 84
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Dale Evans (on vocals with unlisted musicians) records the medleys "Ezekiel Saw The Wheel/Walk In Jerusalem", "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen/Steal Away", and "One More River To Cross/Gonna Lay Down My Heavy Load", the track "Old Time Religian", the medley "Standin' In The Need of Prayer/Do Lord", and the track "It's Real" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on Evans' album "It's Real" (T 2772).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Stone Poneys (Kenny Edwards on lead guitar ond vocals, Bob Kimmel on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Linda Ronstadt on vocals) record the tracks "Toys Of Time", "Evergreen, Part 1" and the instrumental "Evergreen Part 2" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks on the band's album "Evergreen, Volume 2" (T 2763) and the last two tracks together as a single  (Capitol 5910).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Al Martino (on vocals), with Peter DeAngeles conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the tracks "A Woman In Love", "Mary In The Morning", "Once Upon A Time", the as yet unissued take of the track "I'll Return To You", and "I Love You And You Love Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except "I'll Return To You" on Martino's album "Daddy's Little Girl" (T 2733).
1970 - The Beatles' Apple Records single "Let It Be", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1989 - Dave Edmunds signs with Capitol Records
2001 - OTEP has a party at the Viper Room after signing with Capitol Records

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS
1911 - Martin Denny, composer, arranger, pianist, and Liberty Records artist is born in New York City, New York. Some listings have him being born on April 10, 1911. If anyone knows for sure, please leave a comment.
1934 - Stan Turrentine, tenor saxophonist and Blue Note Records artist is born Stanley William Turrentine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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