Sunday, May 14, 2017

MAY 14, 2017

1885 - Otto Klemperer, conductor of various opera companies and theatres in Germany and The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, composer, father of actor Werner Klemperer (best known as Col. Klink on "Hogan's Heroes"), and Capitol Records artist, is born in Breslau, Germany
1898 - "Zutty" Singleton, drummer, bandleader and Capitol Records artist, is born Arthur James Singleton in Bunkie, Louisiana
1903 - Jenks "Tex" Carman, Capitol Records country artist, is born in Hardinsburg, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. There's a short posting with biographical information on Jerry Douglas' Bulletin Board.
1925 - Al Porcino, trumpet player with Capitol Records group Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (1947-'48 and 1954-'55), played in the touring bands of Capitol Records artists Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Peggy Lee, and a bandleader in Germany, is born in New York City, New York
85 Years Ago Today In 1932 - Bob Johnston, record producer and Capitol Records executive, is born in Hillsboro, Texas
1936 - Bobby Darin, singer, motion picture actor, television variety show host and Atco and Capitol Records artist, is born Walden Robert Cassotto in New York City, New York
1956 - Steve Hogarth, keyboard player and vocalist with the Capitol Records band Marillon is born Ronald Steven Hoggarth in in Kendal, England
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - C.C. DeVille (aka (Cecil Cornelius DeVille), lead guitarist for the Capitol Records band Poison, is born Bruce Anthony Johannesson in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York

1951 - The Broadway musical "Flahooley", with a book by E. Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy, lyrics by Harburg, and music by Sammy Fain, opens at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City, New York. Although the show would only run 33 days until June 16, 1951, with only 40 performances, Capitol Records will release the original Broadway cast album later the same year. It features future Capitol Records artist Yma Sumac and is also Barbara Cook's debut recording.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Tex Ritter, with Margie Ann "Fiddlin' Kate" Warren on fiddle, Billy Liebert on accordion, Merle Travis and Wesley Tuttle also on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Dale Warren on drums, records the studio version of "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)" which Ritter had recorded earlier for the soundtrack to the motion picture "High Noon" and the title "Love You Big As Texas" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM with producer Lee Gillette. After Gillette records drum overdubs on August 1 and 11, 1952, Capitol Records will issue "High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me)" as a single (Capitol 2120) with "Go On! Get Out!" (recorded February 25, 1952) on the flipside. The single will enter the U.S. Country singles charts on September 6, 1952. Hilltop Records, a subsidiary of Pickwick Records, will issue "Love You Big As Texas" on the album "Love You Big As Texas" (JM/JS 6075).
1955 - J.F. Lockwood, EMI, Ltd.'s Chairman of the Board announces that Glenn E. Wallich's, president of Capitol Records, Inc., has been elected to EMI's board.
1968 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney appear on "The Tonight Show", with guest host Joe Garagiola, to announce that their new company, Apple, wants to help young artists
1978 - Paul McCartney and Wings' Capitol Records single "With A Little Luck" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1979 - The Motels begin recording sessions for their debut Capitol album with a cover of Bobby Troup's "Route 66" which didn't make it onto the album
1998 - Frank Sinatra, singer, motion picture actor, Columbia and Capitol Records artist, father of Frank Jr., Nancy, and Tina Sinatra, and founder of Reprise Records for which he also recorded, is pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m. in the emergency room of Ceders-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at age 82. His funeral is later held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Palm Springs, California and he is buried next to his parents in Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, near Rancho Mirage, California.

1966 - Bob Dylan and future Capitol Records group The Band record "Tell Me Momma" and "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" in Liverpool, England
1989 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Forever Your Girl" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart

120 Years Ago Today In 1897 - Sidney Bechet, saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer, is born Sidney Joseph Bechet in New Orleans, Louisiana and 62 years later to the day he would die in Paris, France
1944 - George Lucas, Screen writer, director, producer, and studio founder and head, is born George Walton Lucas, Jr. in Modesto, California

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