Saturday, August 12, 2017

AUGUST 12, 2017

1929 - Buck Owens, guitarist, singer, bandleader, television variety show co-host, record producer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. in Sherman, Texas

70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Philharmonica Trio (harmonica players Joseph Pittello, William Charles Pittello, and Harry Henry Halicki), with Dave Barbour and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) providing rhythm accompaniment, record the titles "Sleepy Time Gal" and "The Carioca" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records rejected the take of "Sleepy Time Gal" and the group re-recorded it on October 8, 1947. Capitol will issue "The Carioca" as a single (Capitol 470) with "Always In My Heart" (recorded August 26, 1947) on the flipside.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - The Pied Pipers (vocalists June Hutton, Chuck Lowry, Hal Hopper, and Clark Yocum), with The Ernie Felice Quintet (lineup unlisted), record the titles "The Lady From 29 Palms" and "I Have But One Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 460).
1948 - Dean Martin signs his first contract with Capitol Records.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist Nat "King Cole, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "My Flaming Heart", "Faith Can Move Mountains", "Too Soon", and "Small Towns Are Smile Towns" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Flaming Heart" as a single (Capitol 2459) with "I Am In Love" (recorded March 31, 1953) on the flipside and on the CD "Nat 'King' Cole At The Movies" (7-99373-2), "Faith Can Move Mountains" as a single (Capitol 2230) with "The Ruby And The Pearl" (recorded September 14, 1951) on the flipside, "Too Soon" on the compilation album "Nat 'King' Cole - 10th Anniversary Album" (W 514), and "Small Towns Are Smile Towns" on the CD "Nat King Cole At The Movies" (7-99373-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - The Hawaii Calls Orchestra (lineup unlisted), presented by Webley Edwards, records the titles "Hawaiian Paradise", "Muana Kea", "Girl In The Yellow Holoku", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Mai Poina Oe Lau", "Paradise Isle", "Beyond The Reef", "Sand", "Harbor Lights", "Hawaiian Shores (Chant Of The Islands)", "Beautiful Kahana", and "Song Of Old Hawaii" in Hawaii. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian Shores" (T/DT 904).
60 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Vocalist Sonny James, with vocal group The Jordanaires and a instrumental group (lineups unlisted), records the titles "A Mighty Lovable Man" and "(Love Came, Love Saw) Love Conquered" at the Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3792).
1974 - To commemorate his 25th anniversary with the label, Capitol Records releases two double album compilations by Tennessee Ernie Ford entitled "Yesterday" (blue cover containing Gospel Hymns) and "Today" (lavender cover containing Ford's pop hits)
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
1985 - Kyu Sakamoto, singer and Capitol Records artist (best known for his #1 single "Sukiyaki"), dies in the crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 near Tokyo, Japan that also kills, both on board and on the ground, 520 other people
1998 - Tanya Tucker and Tanya Tucker, Inc. bring suit against Capitol Records, Inc., alleging breach of contract in two counts and sought compensatory damages, attorney fees and pre-judgment interest along with a trial by jury.

1881 - Cecil B. DeMille, motion picture director, is born Cecil Blount DeMille in Ashfield, Massachusetts. DeMille's movie "The Squaw Man" was the first feature length film shot in Hollywood for the fledgling Laskey Players Company. The movie's success would lead to creating a permanent studio in Hollywood which would become Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures would eventually hire Buddy DeSylva as production manager. This would give him enough money of his own to be able to invest $25,000 with Johnny Mercer and Glenn Wallichs to form Capitol Records.
1960 - Pete Best, drummer, auditions for The Beatles at the Blue Angel Club

45 Yeasr Ago Today In 1972 - The last U.S. ground troops withdraw from Vietnam

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