Friday, July 21, 2017

JULY 21, 2017

95 Years Ago Today In 1922 - Kay Starr, singer and multi-million selling Capitol Records artist, is born Katherine LaVerne Starks in Dougherty, Oklahoma
1931 - Plas Johnson, tenor saxophonist, Capitol Records solo artist and session player (on recordings by Peggy Lee, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, and many others), Imperial Records session player (on recordings by Rick Nelson), and motion picture studio session artist (best known for his solo on the soundtrack of the title song for "The Pink Panther), is born John Johnson, Jr. in Donaldsonville, Louisiana

75 Years Ago Today In 1942 - At Capitol Records' 15th (chronologically) session, trumpet player Billy Butterfield and His Orchestra (listed as probably Ed Bailey, Bob Thorne, and Gerald Brooks on trumpets, Nick DiMaio, Si Zentner, and Les Jenkins on trombones, Steve Madrick and Abe Most on clarinets and alto saxophones, Wolfe Tannenbaum on tenor saxophone, Eddie Scherr on soprano, tenor, and baritone saxophone, Butch Stone on clarinet and alto and baritone saxophone, Bill Rowland on piano, Joe Tetrow on guitar, Arnold Fishkin on bass, and Nat Polen on drums), with vocals by Johnny Mercer's god-daughter Margaret Whiting making her debut as a vocalist for Capitol Records, records the titles "Without Love" and "My Ideal" (a song written by Whiting's father, Richard A. Whiting with Leo Robin and Newell Chase) in the C. P. MacGregor studios at 729 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California with producer Johnny Mercer. Capitol Records will issue "Without Love" and "My Ideal" together as a single (Capitol 134).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Gene O'Quin, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Les Taylor on piano, Jimmy Bryant and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Paul Toenniges on bass, records the titles "I'm Gettin' Rid Of You", "I Don't Want You Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Heart)", "Close You Eyes (And I'll Be There)", and "My Tennessee Talkin' Doll" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "I'm Gettin' Rid Of You" as a single (Capitol 2843) with "Tired" (recorded January 27, 1953) on the flipside, "I Don't Want You Kisses (If I Can't Have Your Heart)" as a single (Capitol 2490) with "I'll Stop Loving You" (als recorded on January 27, 1953) on the flipside, "Close You Eyes (And I'll Be There)" as a single (Capitol 2344) with "I'm Gonna Take My Baby Dancin'" (recorded June 11, 1952) on the flipside, and "My Tennessee Talkin' Doll" as a single (Capitol 2210) with "You're Gonna Be Sorry" (recorded January 30, 1952) on the flipside.
1956 - Capitol Records releases Wynn Stewart's first single "Waltz Of The Angels" with "Love's Gonna Happen To Me" on the flipside. "Waltz" was recorded February 8, 1956 with producer Ken Nelson and with session musician Lewis Talley and Joe Maphis on guitar, Ralph Mooney on steel guitar, Pee Wee Adams on drums and Bud Dooley on bass. The track would peak at #14 for one week on the Country Music charts.
1956 - Capitol Records releases Wanda Jackson's first single for the label "I Gotta Know" with "Half As Good A Girl" on the flipside
1969 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' single "Tall Dark Stranger" with "Sing That Kind Of A Song" on the flipside
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Megadeth records the title "Set The World Afire" for their Capitol Records album "So Far, So Good, So What" (7-48148-2).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records releases on CD the soundtrack to The Beatles' motion picture "HELP!" with its original UK track line up versus the US album version released in 1965 that contained instrumental tracks, which was released on April 11, 2006 as part of the "The Beatles The Capitol Albums Volume 2" CD box set.

1924 - Don Knotts, comedian, motion picture and Emmy Award-winning television actor, and United Records artist (the 1961 album "An Evening With Me"), is born Jesse Donald Knotts in Morgantown, West Virginia.
1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono film driving and rowing sequences for the “Jealous Guy” sequence of their “Imagine” film.

1931 - Ted Husing is master of ceremonies for the very first CBS-TV program, a gala show featuring singer Kate Smith, composer George Gershwin and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker
1956 - Johnny Cash's Sun Records single "I Walk The Line", with "Get Rhythm" on the flip side, becomes his first #1 on the Country Records chart and would peak at #17 on the Pop charts.

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