Monday, September 11, 2017

SEPTEMBER 11, 20167

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1940 - Bernie Dwyer, drummer with the Tower Records (a subsidiary of Capitol Records) group Freddie And The Dreamers, is born in Manchester, England
1945 - Leo Kottke, guitarist and Capitol Records artist(1971-1975), is born in Athens, Georgia
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - Jonny Buckland, guitarist with the Capitol Records group Coldplay, is born in London, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Cootie Williams and His Orchestra (Cootie Williams on trumpet; Bob Merrill on trumpet and vocals; E. V. Perry, Otis Gamble, Clarence "Gene" Redd, and Billy Ford on trumpet; Ed Burke, Edward Johnson, and Julius "Hawkshaw" Watson on trombone; Rupert Cole and Daniel Williams on alto saxohone; Chuck Clarke and Edwin Johnson on tenor saxophone; Bob Ashton on baritone saxophone; Arnold Jarvis on piano; Norman Keenan on bass; and Butch Ballard on drums) record the tracks "Rhapsody In Bass", "Ain't Got No Blues Today" (with vocals by Merrill), and "Bring 'Em Down Front" (with vocals by Merrill), at WMCA Studios in New York City.
70 Years Ago Today In 1947 - Vocalist Kay Starr, with tenor saxophonist Dave Cavanaugh's Music (Clyde Hurley on trumpet, Clint Neagley and Jack Crowley on alto saxophones, Babe Russin also on tenor saxophone, Joe Koch on baritone saxophone, Johnny Black on piano, Irving Ashby on guitar, Billy Hadnott on bass, and Dick Shanahan on drums), records the titles "So Help Me (If I Don't Love You)", "Sharecroppin' Blues", "You're The One I Care For", and "I'm The Lonesomest Gal In Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "So Help Me (If I Don't Love You)" as a single (Capitol 1902) with "Hold Me, Hold Me, Hold Me" (recorded June 24, 1951) on the flipside, "Sharecroppin' Blues" and "I'm The Lonesomest Gal In Town" together as a single (Capitol Americana 40051), and "You're The One I Care For" as a single (Capitol 811) with "Story Weather" (the first take recorded March 30, 1945) on the flipside.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - During two sessions held this day at Universal Studios in Chicago, Illinois, pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Buddy Childers, Maynard Ferguson, Conte Candoli, Don Dennis, and Ruben McFall on trumpets, Bob Burgess, Frank Rosolino, Bill Russo, and Keith Moon on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, Lee Konitz and Vinnie Dean on alto saxophones, Bill Holman and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Bob Gioga on baritone saxophone, Sal Salvador on guitar, Don Bagley on bass, Stan Levey on drums, and Ken Walton on bongos) record the titles "23° N - 82° W", and "Taboo" at the first session and "Lonesome Train" with vocals by Kay Brown and an incomplete take of "Invention For Guitar And Trumpet" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "23° N - 82° W" as a single (Capitol 3134) with "Falling" (recorded March 30, 1955) on the flipside and on Kenton's album "New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm" (T-383), "Taboo" and "Lonesome Train" together as a single (Capitol 2250) with just "Taboo" on Kenton's album "Popular Favorites" (T 421), and recorded a complete take of "Invention For Guitar" on September 55, 1952.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Vocalist and guitarist Jenks "Tex" Carman, with unlisted others, records the titles "Gosh I Miss You All The Time", "Blue Memories", "I'm A Poor Lonesome Fellow", and "Hillbilly Hula" in Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "Blue Memories" as a single (Capitol 2621) with "" (recorded ) on the flipside and "I'm A Poor Lonesome Fellow" and "Hillbilly Hula" together as a single (Capitol 2345). Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany on the CD "Jenks "Tex" Carman - Hillbilly Hula" (BCD 15574).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Johnny Standley with Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights' titles "It's In The Book, Part 1" and "It's In The Book, Part 2" and will issue both parts together as a single (Capitol 2249) and on Standley's EP "It's In The Book" (EAP-1-697) and on the multi-artist compilation album "Comedy Caravan" (T 732). It will be #1 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Singles chart on November 22, 1952 and will become the first comedy single to sell 1 million plus copies in the Unites States.
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Concert Arts Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Caprice", "Elegie For Violin, Cello And Orchestra" featuring Eleanor Aller on cello, "Intermezzo from 'Hassan' (Incidental Music To James Elroy Flecker's Play)", "Prelude To Irmelin", and "Serenade From 'Hassan' (Incidental Music To James Elroy Flecker's Play)" featuring Paul Shure on violin in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the orchestra's album "Music Of DELIUS" (P-8182).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalists Stan Freberg, Chuck Schrouder, Peggy Taylor, Daws Butler, and The Lennon Sisters (lineup unlisted), with Billy May's Music (May conducting his own arrangements to Leonard Mach, John Best, and Mannie Klein on trumpet, William Schaefer on trombone, Wilbur Schwartz, Ted Nash, and Fred Falensby on saxophones, Billy Liebert on accordion, Sam Furman on piano, Al Hedrickson on guitar, Robert Stone on bass, and Frank Flynn on drums), record the titles "Wun'erful, Wun'erful!, Part 1" and "Wun'erful, Wun'erful!, Part 2" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:30 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue both parts together as a single (Capitol F3815) and on Freberg's album "Stan Freberg - With The Original Cast" (T/DT 1242).
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - Vocalist Wanda Jackson, with Merrill Moore on piano, Alvis "Buck" Owens on lead guitar, William Everett "Billy" Strange on rhythm guitar, Ralph Mooney on steel guitar, Rollie Bundock on bass, and Roy Harte on drums, records the titles "No Wedding Bells For Joe", "Fujiyama Mama", "and "Just Queen For A Day" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue "No Wedding Bells For Joe" and "Fujiyama Mama" together as a single (Capitol F3843) with "Fujiyama Mama" also on Jackson's album "Rockin' With Wanda!" (T 1384) and "Just Queen For A Day" as a single (Capitol F3941) with "Honey Bop" (recorded September 20, 1956) on the flipside.
1958 - Frank Sinatra, with Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Mickey Mangano, and Cappy Lewis on trumpet, Tommy Pederson and Dick Noel on trombone, Juan Tizol on valve trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Willie Schwartz, Bill Green, Champ Webb, Joe Koch, and Harry Klee on saxophones and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Alvin Stoller on drums, Kathryn Julye on harp, Jimmy Joyce, Bill Stafford, Charles Parlato, Thomas Kenny, Betty Joyce, Vangie Carmichael, Jackie Noyes, and Hillard Street as a vocal chorus-1) and a string section with Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harold Dicterow, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Murray Kellner, Lisa Minghetti, Endice Shapiro, Felix Slatkin, and Marshall Sosson on violin, Stanley Harris and David Sterkin on viola, Victor Gottblieb, Elizabeth Greenschpoon, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), records the titles "Mr. Success", "Sleep Warm", "The Way I Love You",  "Where Or When", and "Who's In Your Arms Tonight?" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California between 9:45 PM and 12:15 AM. Capitol Records will issue "Mr. Success" and "Sleep Warm" together as a single (Capitol F4070) and "Where Or When" on the CD version of Sinatra's album "Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely" (7-48471-2). "The Way I Love You" and "Who's In Your Arms Tonight?"  have yet to be released.
1961 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger and conductor Axel Stordahl, records the track "I'll See You Again" on the first day of sessions for his last Capitol Records album "Point Of No Return" in Studio A of The Capitol Tower Studios
1961 - Capitol Records releases The Kingston Trio's album "Close Up" which is their first album with John Stewart as a member
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #5 on WGKV 1490 AM's The Official Sing Along Survey in Charleston, West Virginia and #6 on WABC's Silver Dollar Sound Survey in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the titles "My Special Angel", "I'Ll Hold You In My Heart", "When You Cry, You Cry Alone", "It's Been So Long Darling", and "Oh My Darlin'" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "My Special Angel" on Campbell's compliation CD "The Essential Glen Campbell, Volume 2" (8-33829-2) and "I'Ll Hold You In My Heart", "When You Cry, You Cry Alone", "It's Been So Long Darling", and "Oh My Darlin'" on Campbell's album "Too Late To Worry-Too Blue To Cry" (T/ST 1881).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - The Beatles (George Harrison on lead guitar and vocals, John Lennon on rhythm guitar and vocals, Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals, and Ringo Starr on maracas and tambourine) with Andy White on drums, re-record eighteen takes of "Love Me Do" (with Starr on tambourine), ten takes of "P.S. I Love You" (with Starr on maracas), and a take of "Please Please Me" in E.M.I.'s Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer Ron Richards and engineer Norman "Hurricane" Smith from 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Tollie Records will initially issue "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" together as a single (Tollie 9008) in the United States. Capitol Records will later issue both titles together in the United States as a single (Capitol 6062) and on the band's U.S. album "The Early Beatles" (T/ST 2309). Apple Records will issue the take of "Please Please Me" on the compilation album "Anthology, Volume 1" (8-34445-2 on CD).
1963 - The Beatles record the track "All I've Got To Do"
1965 - The Beatles' Capitol Records album "HELP!" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart and will stay on top for nine weeks and their Capitol Records single "HELP!", with "I'm Down" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles begin filming their BBC Television musical "Magical Mystery Tour" as the cast and crew board the coach and begin travelling around the UK. Capitol Records will release the soundtrack album in the United States.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - Capitol Records releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's single "Hand-Me-Down Things" with "The Road" on the flipside
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beach Boys (lineup unlisted) record versions of "Sloop John B", "Help Me, Rhonda", "Good Vibrations", "California Girls", "Surfer Girl", and "God Only Knows" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded on September 15, 1967 for "Help Me, Rhonda" and on September 16, 1967 for "Good Vibrations", Capitol Records International will issue all the titles on a tape (catalog # not listed).
1969 - Leon Payne, guitarist, songwriter (best known for "Lost Highway" and "I Love You Because"), member of the group Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys, and a Capitol Records solo artist, dies in San Antonio, Texas at age 52
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Capitol Records purchases the masters for Suave's title "Back Stabber". No issuing information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Lorelei (lineup unlisted) records the title "Dirty Love" in an unlisted studio for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1987 - Peter Tosh (born Winston Hubert McIntosh), singer, songwriter, member of the band The Wailers, and a EMI-America and Capitol Records solo recording artist, along with musician and herbalist Wilton "Doc" Brown, and popular Jamaican Broadcasting Corporation DJ Jeff "Free-I" Dixon, are shot in Tosh's home in Kingston, Jamaica by three men demanding money. Brown is killed instantly and Tosh and Dixon will later be pronounced dead at University Hospital in Kingston. Tosh was 43 years old.
10 Years Ago Today In 2007 - Former Capitol Records artist Brian Wilson is announced to be one of the five honorees of the Kennedy Center Honors to be held December 2, 2007 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will be broadcast by CBS-TV on December 26, 2006. The other honorees are comedian Steve Martin, motion picture director and film preservationist Martin Scorsese, singer Diana Ross and pianist Leon Fleisher.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1957 - John Moss, with the Virgin Records group Culture Club, is born
1966 - Gregory Kane, keyboardist with the Circa Records (a division of Virgin Records) band Hue And Cry (and, with his brother and bandmate Pat Kane has also performed or recorded with Madonna, U2, Simply Red, James Brown, The Brecker Brothers, The Average White Band, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente), is born in Coatbridge, Scotland
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - The Beatles begin filming their BBC Television musical "Magical Mystery Tour" as the cast and crew board the coach and begin travelling around the UK. Capitol Records will release the soundtrack album in the United States.
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Billy May conducts The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "An Affair To Remember", "Charade", "The Magnificent Seven", "Vanessa", and "Velvet Glove" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of its "As You Remember Them Series" with "An Affair To Remember" in the three disc box set "Bill May - Volume 3" (STL 243), "Charade" and "Vanessa" in the three disc box set "Billy May - Volume 4" (STL 244), "The Magnificent Seven" in the three disc box set "Billy May - Volume Six" (STL 246), and "Velvet Glove" in the three disc box set "Billy May - Volume 5) (STL 245).
1998 - Stella Ritter, granddaughter of Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter and daughter of actors John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck, is born
2003 - John Ritter, television and motion picture actor, and son of Capitol Records artist Tex Ritter, dies at age 54 (exactly one week before his 55th birthday) from an aortic dissection caused by a previously undiagnosed congenital heart defect, after being rushed to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (the same hospital where he was born) in Burbank, California when he became seriously ill during rehearsals on the set of his television series "8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter". Ritter is later interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1950 - The first photo-typesetting machine is put on public display at the Sixth Educational Graphic Arts Exposition, in Chicago, Illinois. It is the Intertype Fotosetter Photographic Line Composing Machine which is manufactured by the Intertype Corporation of Brooklyn, New York
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - Max Fleischer, animator, animation developer, director and producer, and studio founder with brothers Dave and Richard (Fleisher Studios which innovated using the rotoscope process for animation, created the first sound cartoon in 1924 using the Lee DeForest sound-on-film synchronization process, created the characters Betty Boop and Koko the Clown, created the "follow the bouncing ball" sing along cartoons series, and set the standard for animation with shorts based on the Popeye and Superman characters before selling the studios to Paramount Pictures in 1942), dies at age 89 in Woodland Hills, California
1981 - The HBO special "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" airs for the first time
2001 - 9/11. Calls went out early in the morning to Capitol's employees not to come into the office that day. I was woken up by a call from Wendy Dougan and couldn't believe what I had heard. The rest of the day was spent just watching the news unfold. The Tower did re-open the next day but soon there was a bomb scare at around noon that sent all the employees out of the building and in to the newly re-developed far rear parking lot. If anything had happened to the building it would have been a great view but we probably would all have been killed flying pieces of The Tower. After a few hours we were let back into the building. After that day, security was tightened to the point where tourists could no longer enter The Tower to look at the gold records lining the walls of the lobby. This policy is still in effect to this today.

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