1926 - Jeri Southern, pianist, vocalist, and Decca (1951-1958), Roulette (1958), and Capitol Records (1958-1960) artist, was born Genevieve Lillian Hering in Royal, Nebraska.
1964 - MCA, of the Grand Royal/Capitol Records trio The Beastie Boys, is born Adam Nathaniel Yauch in Brooklyn, New York.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1948 - The Unnatural Seven (uncredited members of Red Ingle and The Natural Seven but Red did not attend the session), with Karen Tedder on vocals, Jim Hawthorne as "Enrohtwah" doing the recitation, and members of the Pasadena Uke Club on ukuleles, record the title "Serutan Yob" at Radio Recorders' studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records would issue the song as a single (Capitol 15210) with "Oh! Nick-O Deemo" (recorded between 9:30 PM and 2:00 AM on December 5 and 6, 1947) on the flipside.
1950 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Mona Lisa" is #1 on the singles charts. "Mona Lisa" was originally the flip side of single "The Greatest Inventor Of Them All" until it got more airplay.
1960 - Judy Garland returns to EMI's London studios with Norrie Paramour conducting the orchestra to record the tracks "Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe", "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody", "You Go To My Head", and a medley of "You Made Me Love You" with "For Me and My Gal" and "The Trolley Song"
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Cannonball Adderley Sextet (Nat Adderley on clarinet, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley on alto saxophone, Yusef Lateef on tenor saxophone, flute, and oboe, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones bass, Louis Hayes on drums) perform a concert at a jazz festival in Belgium as part of their Comlain La Tour which is recorded and includes the titles "P Bouk", "A Few Words From Cannonball", "Work Song", "More Words From Cannonball", "Trouble In Mind", and "Dizzy's Business". Capitol Records will issue the recording on the CD "Cannonball In Europe" (5-60437-2).
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1966 - Parlophone Records, a subsidiary of EMI in the UK, releases The Beatles' album "Revolver" as well as their single "Eleanor Rigby" with "Yellow Submarine" on the flipside. Both will be released by Capitol Records on August 8, 1966
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Columbia Records in the UK releases Pink Floyd's debut album "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn". Tower Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, will release a version of the album, entitled "Pink Floyd" a month later
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - "American Bandstand" debuts on ABC-TV, its first time on network television
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Actress Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bungalow.