1895 - William Boyd, (aka Hopalong Cassidy) television and movie actor and Capitol Children's Records artist, is born William Lawrence Boyd in Hendrysburg, Ohio. Dinobil has created a great fan site with images and letters sent him by Boyd and his fans as well as links to many other Hopalong Cassidy fan sites.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Tom Evans, bass player and vocalist in the Capitol Records band Badfinger, is born in Liverpool, England
1953 - Nico McBrain, drummer for the Capitol Records group Iron Maiden, is born Michael Henry McBain in Hackeny, London, England. McBrain keeps a tour diary on Iron Maiden's Official Website.
1996 - Troye Sivan, singer, songwriter, actor, YouTube personality, and Capitol Records artist, is born Troye Sivan Mellet in Johannesburg, South Africa.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - It's a Friday, and at Capitol Records' sixth session bandleader Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (Billy Butterfield, Monty Kelly, Larry Neil, and Don Waddilove on trumpet, Skip Layton and Murray McEachern on trombone, Alvy West, Danny D'Andrea, Lenny Hartman, King Guion, and Tommy Mace on saxophones, Buddy Weed on piano, Mike Pingitore on guitar, Art Shapiro on bass, and Lou Paino on drums) record the titles "I Found A New Baby" featuring Buddy Weed on piano, "Serenade In Blue" with vocals by Martha Tilton and the addition of an uncredited string section, "The General Jumped At Dawn" using an arrangement by Jimmy Mundy, and "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazzo" with vocals by The Mellowaires (vocalists David Street and others) at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California with Johnny Mercer producing.
1954 - Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single 'If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" is #6 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Young At Heart" is #7, Nat "King" Cole (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love" is #8, Kay Starr (with orchestra conducted by Harold Mooney)'s Capitol Records single "The Man Upstairs" is #10, and Frank Sinatra (with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Three Coins In A Fountain" enters the top 20 at #16
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse, with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (John Best, Conrad Gozzo, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, Murray McEachern, George Roberts, and Si Zentner on trombone, Harry Klee on alto saxophone and flute, Les Robinson also on alto saxophone, Gene Cipriano and Fred Falensby on tenor saxophone, Justin Gordon on baritone saxophone, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, and David Grupp on vibraphones), records the titles "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter", "My Funny Valentine", and "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Morse's album "Morse Code" (T 898).
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" (written by Willie Nelson) is #12 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1963 - Wanda Jackson records the tracks "Slippin'" and "Violet And A Rose" at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Ken Nelson for her Capitol Records album "Wanda Jackson Sings Country Songs"
1964 - A limited pressing of a 45 rpm single used to promote The Beatles for Hollywood radio station KFWB and Wallichs' Music City is released by Capitol Records. It has an interview on side 1 and "You Can't Do That" on the flip side. Copies of this disc have been valued for as much as $2250 with the original mailer.
1964 - Capitol Records releases The Applejacks single "Like Dreamers Do" (written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney) with "Everybody Fall Down" on the flipside
1966 - The promotional film for The Beatles Capitol Records single "Paperback Writer" gets its first showing when it's played on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show"
1968 - The Beatles record the track "Don't Pass Me By" at EMI's Abbey Road studios in London, England for their Apple Records album "The Beatles" which will be distributed in the United States by Capitol Records
1971 - John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention are recorded live at a performance at the Fillmore East on this night and the next, some of which will appear on the Plastic Ono Band's album "Sometime In New York City" and on Zappa's album "Fillmore East, June 1971"
1976 - Capitol Records releases Mel McDaniel's first single "Have A Dream On Me" with "Gotta Lotta Love" on the flipside
1983 - Duran Duran's Capitol Records album "Rio" peaks at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums charts
1989 - Capitol Records releases Paul McCartney's album "Flowers In The Dirt"
1999 - Mel Tormé, singer, songwriter, drummer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist is pronounced dead at 1:45AM at UCLA Medical Center, Westwood, California where he had been rushed after having breathing problems at his home in Beverly Hills, California
2001 - Capitol Records releases Radiohead's fifth album "Amnesiac"
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Capitol Records releases Poison's album "Poison'd"
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1961 - Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Travelin' Man" is #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, Gene McDaniels' Liberty Records single "A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" is #8, The Fleetwoods' Dolton Records (distributed by Liberty Records) single "Tragedy" is #11, Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Hello Mary Lou" (written by Gene Pitney and the flip side of "Travelin' Man") is #14, Ernie K-Doe's Minit Records single "Mother-In-Law" is #19, Steve Lawrence's United Artists Records single "Portrait Of My Love" is #30, and Don Costa and His Orchestra and Chorus' United Artists Records single "Never On A Sunday" is #38. Imperial, Liberty, Dolton, Minit, and United Artists Records' catalogs are currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1954 - The 160th and final live broadcast of "Your Show Of Shows" airs on NBC-TV.