1924 - Ella Mae Morse, singer with Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Freddie Slack and His Orchestra, and a Capitol Records solo artist, is born in Mansfield, Texas
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 - Gerry Beckley, lead and backing singer, keyboardist, guitarist, bass guitarist, and harmonica player all for the Capitol Records group America (1975-1985), is born in Fort Worth, Texas
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both titles together as a single (Capitol 15003).
65 Years Ago Today In 1952 Vocalist Wesley Tuttle with Darol Rice on clarinet, Otis "Joe" Maphis and Jimmie Widener on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Clarence "Bud" Dooley on bass, records the titles "Our Love Isn't Legal", "Don't Break The Sixth Commandment" with additional vocals by Marilyn Tuttle, "Known Only To Him", and "Song Of Bernadette" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 1:30PM and 4:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "Our Love Isn't Legal" and "Don't Break The Sixth Commandment" together as a single (Capitol 2242), "Known Only To Him" as a single (Capitol 2271) with "Gathering Home" (recorded January 30, 1952) on the flipside, and have yet to issue "Song Of Bernadette".
1961 - Frank Sinatra, with arranger Axel Stordahl conducting the orchestra (Pete Candoli, Mickey Mangano, Uan Rasey, and Zeke Zarchy on trumpet, Dick Nash, Dick Noel, and Milt Bernhart on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone), Vincent De Rosa, John Cave, and Richard Perissi on French horn, Harry Klee, Ronnie Lang, Gene Cipriano, Willie Schwartz, Justin Gordon, Ted Nash, and Babe Russin on saxophones and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Viola on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Irving Cottler on drums, Emil Richards on percussion, Verlye Mills on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Israel Baker, Harry Bluestone, Herman Clebanoff, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Anatol Kaminsky, Dan Lube, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, and Felix Slatkin on violins, Alvin Dinkin, Virginia Majewski, Alex Neiman, and Paul Robyn on violas, and Justin DiTullio, Edgar Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, and Eleanor Slatkin on cellos), records the titles "Somewhere Along The Way", "A Million Dreams Ago", "These Foolish Dreams", and "As Time Goes By" (all arranged by Stordahl), as well as "It's A Blue World" and "I'll Remember April" (both arranged by Heinie Beau) in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's last original album for the label, "Point Of No Return" (SW 1676). This will be the last of Sinatra's sessions for Capitol Records before he leaves to start Reprise Records although, due to contractual obligations, "I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues", recorded during a Reprise session at United Recording Studios on March 6, 1962, will be included on the compilation album "Sinatra Sings...Of Love And Things" (SW 1729) released by Capitol.
55 Yeasr Ago Today In 1962 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Ramblin' Rose" is #2 on WMCA's Top Ten chart in New York City, New York.
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalists Gordon MacRae, Dorothy Kirsten, Earle Wilkie, Richard Robinson, and William Felber, with Van Alexander conducting The Roger Wagner Chorale and Orchestra (lineups unlisted), record the titles "'The Desert Song' Overture And Opening Chorus", "'The Student Prince' Overture And Opening Chorus", and "'The Student Prince': Students' Marching Song/Drinking Song/Come Boys" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "'The Desert Song' Overture And Opening Chorus" on the album "The Desert Song" (W/SW 1842) and "'The Student Prince' Overture And Opening Chorus" and "'The Student Prince': Students' Marching Song/Drinking Song/Come Boys" on the album "The Student Prince" (W/SW 1841).
55 Years Ago Today In 1962 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with Jimmie Haskell conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Be Honest With Me", "A Long Black Limousine", "Prima Donna", "I Hang My Head And Cry", and "Here I Am" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Be Honest With Me", "A Long Black Limousine", "I Hang My Head And Cry", and "Here I Am" on Campbell's album "Too Late To Worry-Too Blue To Cry" (T/ST 1881) and "Prima Donna" as a single (Capitol 4925) with "Oh My Darlin'" (recorded September 11, 1962) on the flipside.
1966 - The Beatles Capitol Records single "Yellow Submarine", with "Eleanor Rigby" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - David Rose conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Wait Until Dark", "High Chaparral", and "Merci Cherie" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "High Chaparral" and "Merci Cherie" together as a single (Capitol 2094) and has yet to issue "Wait Until Dark".
50 Years Ago Today In 1967 - At two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning", "Precious Memories", "God Is Alive", and "Bringing In The Sheaves" at the first session and "Love Of The Common People" and "It's Still Loving You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning", "Precious Memories", "God Is Alive", and "Bringing In The Sheaves" on Newton's album "God Is Alive" (T/ST 2832) and "Love Of The Common People" and "It's Still Loving You" together as a single (Capitol 2016) and on Newton's album "The Greatest Wayne Newton" (T/ST 2847).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - The Fortunes (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Wait Until September" and "Don't Sing To Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 3445).
45 Years Ago Today In 1972 - William Boyd (born William Lawrence Boyd), motion picture and television actor (best remembered for his on going roll as Hopalong Cassidy) and Capitol Records artist (the Hopalong Cassidy series of Children's records), dies at age 77 in Laguna Beach, California and is later buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California
1993 - Garth Brooks' Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) single "Ain't Going Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)", with "Kickin' And Screamin'" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts.
2000 - Capitol Records releases Amy Correia's album "Carnival Love" with Blind Melon's guitarist Christopher Thorn and bass player Brad Smith playing with her.
2004 - Keith Urban's Capitol Records Nashville single "Days Go By", released on a CD-Single with another version of the song on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
2006 - Capitol Records releases Bob Seger's first studio album in 11 years, "Face The Promise", as both a standard CD and a limited edition CD/DVD package. Capitol has also scheduled releases for today of a Dean Martin compilation "Christmas With Dino", David Gray's album "Sell, Sell, Sell", The Proclaimers' album "Sunshine on Leith" and Talk Talk's album "Spirit of Eden".
2006 - Capitol Records Nashville and EMI Music Catalog Marketing release Merle Haggard's compilation album "Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard" with liner notes by Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson
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1961 - Bobby Vee's Liberty Records single "Take Good Care Of My Baby", with "Bashful Bob" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1970 - "Josie And The Pussycats" debuts on CBS-TV. Capitol Records releases a soundtrack album featuring vocals by Cheryl Ladd.
40 Years Ago Today In 1977 - James Louis McCartney, son of Capitol Records artists Paul and Linda McCartney, is born
2000 - EMI Classics releases Plácido Domingo's album "Songs Of Love". EMI Classics is currently owned by EMI Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
2006 - Virgin Records releases Daz Dillinger's album "So So Gangsta" in both an Edited and a Parental Advisory version. Virgin Records is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
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1866 - "The Black Crook", a four-act performance, becomes the first burlesque show to open in New York City and will run for 475 performances making $1.3 million for its producers (about $18,673,697 in 2016 dollars with inflation).
1959 - "Bonanza" premieres on NBC-TV becoming the first regularly-scheduled TV program broadcast in color. The series was green-lighted by Alan Livingston, former VP of Childrens records and VP A&R at Capitol Records and the company's future president and Chairman of the Board. The series' theme song was written by Livingston's brother Jay Livingston with writing partner Ray Evans.
1966 - "The Monkees" premieres on NBC-TV
2003 - Johnny Cash, singer, songwriter, guitarist, dies at age 71 at at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee due to complications from diabetes, which resulted in respiratory failure.