Friday, May 05, 2017

MAY 5, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1911 - Pete Daily, cornet player, band leader, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Portland, Indiana
1933 - Bobby Austin, Capitol Records solo artist, songwriter and bassist for Wynn Stewart, Buck Owens and Tommy Collins, is born in Wenatchee, Washington. The first song that Austin wrote, co-written with with Johnny Paycheck, was Tammy Wynette's first recording, "Apartment #9". The track would be named Song Of The Year by the Academy of Country Music. Jason Odd wrote a great biographical article for the Traditional Country Hall of Fame website.
1968? - Dominic Pandiscia, President of Caroline Records, formerly Executive Vice President Music Services at EMI and Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMI Label Services, Global/Caroline Distribution, an unlisted position with Capitol Music Group in New York City and Senior Vice President of Sales for Virgin Records in New York City, is born in Stanhope, New Jersey.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - Trumpet player Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra (Bob Goodrich, Clyde Hurley, and Gene Morgan also on trumpet, Al "King" Jackson and Joe Yukl on trombone, Bill Covey on alto saxophone, Bill Martinez on clarinet and alto saxophone, Bud Carlton and John Hamilton on tenor saxophone, Champ Webb on baritone saxophone, Gene Plummer on piano, Basil Hutchinson on guitar, Jud De Naut on bass, and Johnny Cyr on drums) record the titles "I Don't Know Why" with vocals by Bobby Sherwood, the instrumental title "The Elks' Parade", "Moonlight Becomes You" with vocals by Kitty Kallen, and "Harlem Butterfly" with vocals again by Bobby Sherwood at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California for Ammor Records. Capitol Records will purchase the masters from Ammor and issue "I Don't Know Why" and "Elks' Parade" together as a single (Capitol 107 which will be part of Capitol's first release to retail) and "Moonlight Becomes You" and "Harlem Butterfly" together as a single (Capitol 123).
1945 - John Mercer, Jo Stafford, The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Candy" is #2 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Dream" debuts at #6
1951 - Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "How High The Moon" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Nat "King" Cole with Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records Single "Too Young" is #4, and Paul and Ford's Capitol Records single "Mockin'bird Hill" is #5
1956 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Poor People Of Paris" is #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua" is tied for #5 with The Platters featuring Tony Williams' single "The Magic Touch", and Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Too Young To Go Steady" is tied for #35 with The Dick Hyman Trio's single "Theme From 'Three Penny Opera'"
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone" is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1958 - Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Records chart, Dean Martin with Gus Levene and His Orchestra & Chorus' Capitol Records single "Return To Me" is #9, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #12, and The Four Prep's Capitol Records single "Twenty-Six Miles" is #33
1958 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's single "Scarlet Ribbons", with "Three Jolly Coachmen" on the flip side
1965 - Buck Owens & His Buckaroos finish recording sessions at The Capitol Towers Studios for their album "Instrumental Hits". The sessions were produced by Ken Nelson. Besides Owens on guitar and electric guitar, the sessions featured Don Rich (acoustic & electric guitars, fiddle), Tom Brumley (steel guitar), Doyle Holly (bass), Willie Cantu (drums), along with Jelly Sanders (guitar, fiddle), Ralph Mooney, Jimmy Seals, Red Simpson (guitar), Jay McDonald (pedal steel guitar), George French, Jr. (piano), Bobby Austin, Kenny Pierce, Bob Morris (electric bass), Wayne "Moose" Stone, Mel King, Ken Presley (drums).
1969 - Capitol Records releases The Beatles' Apple Records single "Get Back", with "Don't Let Me Down" on the flipside, in the United States and Buck Owens' single "Johnny B. Goode"
1973 - Harvest Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases Pink Floyd's single "Money", with "Any Colour You Like" on the flipside, in the United States
1975 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford and Glen Campbell's album "Ernie Sings and Glen Picks"
25 Years Ago Today In 1992 - Capitol Records releases Radiohead's first commercial EP, "Drill", which contains the tracks "Prove Yourself", "Stupid Car", "You", and "Thinking About You"
1998 - Capitol releases Garth Brooks first boxed set "Limited Series" (only 2 million sets released worldwide). The collection will include Brooks' first six multi-platinum studio releases as well as a new bonus track on each CD, for a total of 66 cuts and over three hours of music. The package also includes a new photo booklet commemorating Brooks' career to date. Also released is Brooks’ single "To Make You Feel My Love" featured on the soundtrack for the feature film "Hope Floats"
1998 - Capitol Records releases The Jesus Lizard's album "Blue"
1999 - Radiohead's "Meeting People Is Easy" becomes Capitol Records's first simultaneous DVD and Home Video release
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade at the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1943 - Michael Palin, comedian, television and motion picture actor, and member of the Virgin Records America group Monty Python, is born Michael Edward Palin in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
1958 - David Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" is #22 and its flipside, "Believe What You Say" is #24
1958 - Imperial Records releases The Burnette Brothers' single "Warm Love" with "My Honey" on the flipside which will be their only single release for the label
1960 - The Quarry Men become The Silver Beetles
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Rick Nelson's Imperial Records single "Young World" is #11 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, Jay and The American's United Artists single "She Cried" is #13, Walter Brennan's Liberty Records single "Old Rivers" is #15
1991 - Roxette's EMI America single "Joyride" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
2006 - EMI entered preliminary talks to buy Warner Music Group which would later reject EMI's offer

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1891 - Carnegie Hall officially opens with a concert by The Symphony Society of New York (also known as the New York Symphony), one of the two ensembles that merged in 1928 to form today’s New York Philharmonic, conducted by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1900 - The Billboard, a magazine for the music and entertainment industries, begins weekly publication after six years as a monthly
1961 - Alan B. Shepard, Jr. becomes the first American to go into space
1968 - Ed Sullivan presents a tribute on CBS-TV to Irving Berlin on his 80th birthday

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