Friday, August 11, 2017

AUGUST 11, 2017

1920 - June Hutton, singer with the Capitol Records group The Pied Pipers, a Capitol Records solo artist, and wife of arranger and conductor Axel Stordahl, is born in Chicago, Illinois. If anyone knows her middle name, please leave a comment.
1949 - Eric Carmen, singer with the Capitol Records band The Raspberries, is born Eric Howard Carmen in Cleveland, Ohio

70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman on clarinet, Red Norvo on xylophone, Mel Powell on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Harry Babasin on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums) record the titles "Hi 'Ya Sophia" and, with vocals by Al Hendrickson, "Baby Have You Got A Little Love To Spare" in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 462).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Lee Gillette overdubs drums onto Tex Ritter's title "High Noon" which was recorded on May 14, 1957 and additional drum overdubs recorded on August 1, 1957. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title when it re-releases the single (Capitol 2120) with "Go On! Get Out" (recorded February 25, 1952) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Skeets McDonald, with Harold Glenn Hensley on fiddle, Billy Liebert on piano, Ivy "Jimmy" Bryant and Billy Strange on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, Herman "Herman The Hermit" Snyder on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes", and "A Losing Hand" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes" as a single (Capitol 2216) with "Big Family Trouble" (recorded January 14, 1952) on the flipside and "A Losing Hand" as a single (Capitol 3117) with "You're Too Late" (recorded January 11, 1955) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Jane Froman, with Sid Feller and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "My Love, My Life", "Stay Where You Are", and "No!" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love, My Life" and "No!" together as a single (Capitol 2219) and "Stay Where You Are" as a single (Capitol 2241) with "Laughing" (recorded May 6, 1952) on the flipside..
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Beach Boys' debut Capitol Records single "Surfin' Safari" peaks at #14 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The single's flipside "409" also charted and peaks at #76.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Nat "King" Cole, with Belford Hendricks conducting the orchestra (Ray Johnson on piano, Rene Hall, Allan Reuss, and Billy Strange on guitars, Red Callender on bass, Earl Palmer on drums, Milt Holland on percussion, and a string section with Victor Arno, Elliott Fisher, James Getzoff, Alfred Lustgarten, Leonard Malarsky, Emanuel Moss, Isadore Roman, and Sidney Sharp on violins, Allan Harshman and Virginia Majewski on violas, and Justin DiTullio and William Vandenburg on cellos) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "When You're Smiling", "Wolverton Mountain", "One Has My Name, The Other Has My Heart", "Skip To My Lou", and "Sing Another Song (And We'll All Go Home)" at the first session between 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM and the titles "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight", "I Don't Want It That Way", "Twilight On The Trail", "and "He'll Have To Go" at the second session between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Cole's album "Ramblin' Rose" (T/ST 1793).
1964 - The Beatles record the track "Baby's In Black" at EMI Studios in London, England. It's the first session for their album "The Beatles For Sale"
1966 - John Lennon, with the rest of The Beatles in attendance, apologizes for his misinterpreted remarks regarding Christianity at a press conference held in The Astor Tower Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, with Bobby Hammack conducting the orchestra and The Bill Lee Singers (lineups unlisted), record the titles "Let There Be Peace On Earth", "A Christmas Prayer", "Decembertime", and "What Color Is Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the couple's album "Christmas Is Always" (T/ST 2818).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - A concert at The Ilikai Hotel in Waikaki, Hawaii by the vocal group The Four Amigos, with unlisted others, which contains performances of the titles "Something Stupid", "Oh, Marie", "More", "Moliendo Cafe", "Cast Your Fate To The Wind", "Zorba The Greek", "Malaguena Salerosa", "Day By Day", "Malaguena De Lecuona", and "Vereda Tropical" is recorded by producer Lex De Avezedo for Capitol Records which will issue the recordings on the band's album "The Amigos 'Live' At The Ilikai Hotel, Hawaii" (T/ST 2860).
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Lothar And The Hand People (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Have Mercy (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)", "Weather Man", "Today Is Yesterday's Tomorrow", and "Let the Boy Pretend" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Have Mercy (Mercy, Mercy, Mercy)" and "Let The Boy Pretend" together as a single (Capitol 2008). No issuing information is listed for the other two titles.
1975 - Capitol Records Canada releases Brian Browne's album "Morning, Noon, & Night Time Too", Malka And Joso's album "Jewish Songs", Lee Gagnon's album "Discotheque" and The Kings Singers' album "Keep On Changing"
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - Rheingold (lineup unlisted) records the title "Triad Dimensions" in Germany. Harvest Records, at the time distributed by Capitol Records, releases the title on the group's 7" album "Fan Fan Fanatic" (DLP-15005).
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records registers the masters for MSG (McAuley Schenker Group)'s titles "Gimme Your Love", "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow", "Don't Stop Me Now", "No Time For Losers", "Follow The Night", "Get Out", "Love Is Not A Game", "Time", "I Don't Want To Lose", and "Rock 'Til You're Crazy" and will issue "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Follow The Night" together as a single (Capitol 44156), "Get Out" and "Love Is Not A Game" together as a single (Capitol 44113), and "Rock 'Til You're Crazy", an edited version of "Gimme Your Love" together as a single (Capitol 44079), and all the titles on the group's debut album for the label "Perfect Timing" (CLT-46985).
1998 - Matador Records, with distribution by Capitol Records, releases Liz Phair's third album "whitechocolatespaceegg"

1964 - United Artists releases The Beatles' first movie "A Hard Day's Night"
1964 - Atco Records releases Tony Sheridan and The Beatles' single "Ain't She Sweet", with "Nobody's Child" on the flipside
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley, parents of Capitol Records artist Lisa Marie Presley, file for divorce
35 Years Ago Today In 1982 - EMI Amercia purchases the masters for Sheena Easton's titles "Weekend In Paris", "I Wouldn't Beg For Water", "Are You Man Enough", "Ice Out In The Rain", "Madness, Money And Music", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "There When I Needed You", "In The Winter", and "You Do It" and will issue all the titles on Easton's album "Madness, Money And Music" (ST-17080).

1954 - Joe Jackson, singer and songwriter, is born David Ian Jackson in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, England

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