Monday, June 19, 2017

JUNE 19, 2017

115 Years Ago Today In 1902 - Guy Lombardo, bandleader, hydroplaner, and Capitol Records artist (1957-1958), is born Gaetano Alberto Lombardo in London, Ontario, Canada
1950 - Ann Wilson, singer, flutist, songwriter, and founding member of the Capitol Records band Heart and the band The Lovemongers, is born Ann Dustin Wilson in San Diego, California

1948 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, The Pied Piper's Capitol Records single "My Happiness" is still #8, and The Sportsmen's a capella Capitol Records single "You Can't Be True, Dear" is #11, up from #17 the previous week
1954 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" is still at #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Three Coins In The Fontain" is #7 up from #9, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love" is still #11, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart" is #13 down from #7, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "The Man Upstairs" is #14 down from #8, The Four Knight's Capitol Records single "I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)" is #18 down from #10, and Stan Freberg's Capitol Records single "Point Of Order" (with "Person To Pearson" on the flipside) enters the top 20 at #20
1954 - The Four Freshmen (Bob Flanigan on vocal, trombone and bass; Don Barbour on vocal and guitar; Ross Barbour on vocal and drums; and Ken Errair on vocal, trumpet, mellophone, and bass) record the tracks "If I Knew Then" and "Jo Ann", which will be unissued until released as part of Mosaic Records' box set "The Complete Capitol Four Freshmen Sessions April, 1950-July, 1960", and "Malaya" which will be released by Capitol Records as single with "It Never Occured To Me" (recorded January 14, 1955 with an overdub session on January 19, 1955) on the flip side, in Chicago, Illinois
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps record the track "Dance To The Bop" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California
1960 - Peggy Lee, with Billy May conducting the studio orchestra (Art Fleming, Jules Jacob, Harry Klee, Theodore Nash, and Wilbur Schwartz on saxophone; Vincent De Rosa, James Decker, and Richard Perissi on french horn; Clarence Karella on tuba; George Van Eps on guitar; Max Bennett on bass; Lou Levy on piano; Stella Castellucci on harp; Stanley Levy on drums; and Emil Richards on percussion), vocal director Jimmy Joyce leading The Jimmy Joyce Childrens Choir, and producer Dave Cavanaugh, records the tracks "I Like A Sleighride (Jingle Bells)", "Deck The Halls", "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town", "The Christmas Riddle", and "Don't Forget To Feed The Reindeer" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California for her Capitol Records album "Christmas Carousel"
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" is #19 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart down from #18
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owen's single "Looking Back To See" with "Cryin' Time", a duet with Susan Raye, on the flipside
2001 - Capitol Records releases guitarist and singer Dave Navarro's solo album "Trust No One"
2006 - The latest movers and shakers at Capitol Records: Melanie Scull is the new Senior Director of Pop Promotion at Capitol Records, Los Angeles up from National Director of AAA at Capitol; Patty Morris-Capers has added AAA duties to her Hot AC, AC and Smooth Jazz callings at Capitol; and Mark Burger, formerly National Promotions at Kirtland Records, also at Geffen, Polydor, Lava and DGC, is now Capitol Regional Director of Promotion in Dallas
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Nellie Lutcher (aka Nellie Rose Lutcher Lewis), singer, pianist, bandleader, arranger, composer, Capitol, Okeh, Epic, Decca, Liberty, Imperial and Melic Records artist, and first female board member of AFM Local 47, was remembered by family (including her last surviving sibling and baby sister Margie Lutcher Levy; her son Talmadge Lewis, his wife Annie, and Lutcher's granddaughter Kira Lewis; and many nieces and nephews, some of whom hadn't seen each other for years), friends (including the son of Ms. Lutcher's drummer on her early Capitol recordings, Lee Young [Lester's brother and for whom she made her last recordings on his Melic label] who who brought his rememberance of the last time his Dad talked to "Topsy" as part of a three way call), and fans at a memorial service that went from 11AM - 1PM on Tuesday, June 19, 2007, in the Holmes Chapel at Founder's Church of Religious Science, 3281 W. 6th Street, in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Lutcher was later interred in a beautiful white coffin with gold trimming and the image of a small bouquet of pink flowers on the lining inside above her head, at Angelus Rosedale, 1831 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

1936 - Shirley Goodman, singer with the Aladdin Records group Shirley and Lee, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Aladdin's catalog is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1958 - The Kingston Trio's version of "Tom Dooley" is first played on air by DJ Paul Colburn at radio station KLUB in Salt Lake City, Utah and will later be re-recorded and released by Capitol Records
1960 - Capitol Records artist Gene Vincent boards a plane to leave the U.K. for home after his leg had recovered sufficiently from the April 17, 1960 auto accident which killed Liberty Records artist Eddie Cochran, for Vincent to travel
1961 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Travelin' Man" is #2 down from #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart and it's flip side "Hello Mary Lou" is #17 down from #15, Gene McDaniel's Liberty Records single "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" is #26 down from #19, The Fleetwood's Dolton Records single "Tragedy" is #31 down from #20, Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus' United Artists Records single "Never On A Sunday" is #39 down from #37, Fats Domino's Imperial Records single "It Keeps Rainin'" enters the top 40 at #40
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Paula Abdul, singer, dancer, choreographer, television variety show co-judge, and Virgin Records (1987-1995) artist is born Paula Julie Abdul in San Fernando, California
1963 - The Beatles record the tracks "Some Other Guy" and "Thank You Girl" for BBC Radio
1964 - Organist John Patton records the tracks "The Rock", "The Way I Feel", "Jerry", "Davene", and "Just ¾" (with Richard Williams on trumpet, Fred Jackson on tenor and baritone saxophone, Grant Green on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums) with producer Alfred Lion and engineer Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood, New Jersey for Patton's Blue Note Records album "The Way I Feel"
2005 - JVC Jazz Festival New York presents "All For Paul: Les Paul 90th Birthday Salute" that has Les Paul performing with John Coliani,, Lou Pallo, & Nicki Parrott and features Tommy Emmanuel, José Feliciano, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Pat Martino, Steve Miller, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Eumir Deodato, Neal Schon, Edgar Winter, and vocalist Madeleine Peyroux with Will Lee & Omar Hakim

120 Years Ago Today In 1897 - Moe Howard, vaudevillian, motion picture and television actor, and member and de facto leader of the comedy team The Three Stooges, is born Moses Harry Horwitz in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York.
1954 - The animated Bugs Bunny short "Devil May Hare" debuts in theaters, introducing The Tasmanian Devil
1978 - Hide your lasagna, the comic strip Garfield makes it debut

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