105 Years Ago Today In 1912 - Art Linkletter, talk show host and Capitol Records artist (1958-1969), is born Gordon Arthur Kelly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
1935 - Diahann Carroll, singer, motion picture, Broadway, and television actress and Capitol Records artist (on the original Broadway cast album "No Strings"), is born Carol Diahann Johnson in The Bronx, New York
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Guitarist and bandleader Alvino Rey and His Orchestra (Dick Cathcart, Russ Granger, and Frank Nelson on trumpet, Billy Young on trumpet and vocals, Tasso Harris, Roger Thorndyke, Moe Schneider, and Ed Kiefer on trombone, Buff Estes and John Gruey on alto saxophones, Herbie Steward and Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone, Lee Yardum on baritone saxophone, Rocky Coluccio on piano and vocals, Chick Parnell on bass, and Don Lamond on drums) record the titles "Oh Peter (You're So Nice)" with vocals by The Blue Reys (Jimmy Joyce, Tom Kenny, Ralph Hall, and Blossom Dearie) and "Near You" with vocals by Jimmy Joyce in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 452).
1985 - Wynn Stewart (born Winford Lindsey Stewart), singer, songwriter, guitarist and Capitol Records country artist (1956-1958, 1964-1971), dies of a heart attack at age 51 at his home in Hendersonville, Tennessee the day he was going to leave to start a four-day tour in Louisiana and Texas to promote his upcoming, self-released album. There will later be graveside services at Rose Hill Cemetary, north of Willard, Tennessee
2009 - Gordon Waller, lead singer in the Capitol Records vocal duo Peter And Gordon, died of cardiovascular disease at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut at age 64.
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1941 - Spencer Davis, harmonica player, guitarist, and founder of the United Artists Records group, is born in South Wales, United Kingdom
1950 - "The Colgate Comedy Hour" makes its television debut with hosts comedy team and Capitol Records artists Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Arthur Blanch, Australian country singer and future EMI and Capitol Records artist (1968), has his first recording session, recording six tracks including two of his own compositions, one of which, "Shearing Time", was his earliest hit, for Rodeo Records
1956 - MGM releases the motion picture "High Society" whose soundtrack, featuring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby (who gets the gold record in his career for the single "True Love"), Grace Kelly, and Celeste Holmes, is released by Capitol Records
1963 - Tenor saxophonist Harold Land, with Carmell Jones on trumpet, John Houston on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass and Mel Lee on drums, records the tracks "Take This Hammer", "Hava Na Gila", "Foggy, Foggy Dew", "On Top Of Old Smokey", and "Blue Tail Fly" for his album "JAZZ IMPRESSIONS OF FOLK MUSIC" for Imperial Records, whose catalog was acquired by Capitol Records.
1966 - Frank Sinatra marries his third wife, actress Mia Farrow in a private ceremony in Las Vegas
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - John Coltrane, saxophonist, composer, and Blue Note Records artist, dies at age 40 from liver cancer at Huntington Hospital in Long Island, NY
1968 - United Artists premieres The Beatles' animated feature motion picture "The Yellow Submarine" in London, England
1988 - Richard Marx's EMI Manhattan Records single "Hold On To The Night", with "Lonely Heart" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
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1955 - Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California