? - Micheal Frondelli, Vice President from 1990 to 2001 of The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, is born in New York City, New York.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1945 - Johnny Mercer and Jo Stafford with The Pied Pipers and Paul Weston and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Candy", with Mercer's "I'm Gonna See My Baby" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of the U.S. Pop singles charts
1949 - Margaret Whiting's Capitol Records single "Far Away Places", with "My Own True Love" on the flipside, is #2 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart
1949 - Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "I Love You So Much It Hurts", with "I Don't Want Your Sympathy" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1951 - Vocalist Mary Mayo, with Al Ham conducting the orchestra (Louis Mucci and Joe Ferrante on trumpets, Will Bradley on trombone, Bill Stegmeyer, Stanley Webb, and Sam Donahue on reeds, probably Art Wagner on piano, Arnold Fishkin on bass, and Jimmy Crawford on drums), records the titles "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" and the as yet unissued titles "Mighty Lak' A Rose" and "I'll See You In My Dreams" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "My Love An' My Mule" and "It Only Takes A Minute" together as a single (Capitol 1439).
1952 - Vocalist Tex Ritter and The Oklahoma Sweethearts (vocalists Jean Aderson and Edna Leeper), with Lionel Taylor on piano, George Bamby on accordion, Wesley Tuttle on guitar, Wesley "Speedy" West on steel guitar, and Cliffie Stone on bass, record the titles "The Letter Edged In Black", "When It's Springtime In The Rockies", "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing", and "When It's Lamplightin' Time In The Valley" at Capitol Records' studios at 5515 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue "The Letter Edged In Black" and "There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing" together as a single and Bear Family Records will issue all the titles in Germany in the four-CD box set "High Noon" (BCD 16356).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Pianist Leonard Pennario records Liszt's "Mephisto Waltz" at the Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Capitol Records will issue the title on Pennario's 10" 33 1/3 album "LISZT - Mephisto Waltz/CHOPIN - Barcarolle In F Sharp Minor" (H-8246) and in England by EMI on his 10" 33 1/3 album "LISZT/CHOPIN" (CCL-7523).
1956 - At the first recording session held in The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California, Frank Sinatra conducts the orchestra (Mannie Klein, Uan Rasey, and Cecil Read on trumpets, Si Zentner and Ed Kusby on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, James Decker, John Cave, Arthur Frantz, and Hyman Markowitz on French horns, Arthur Gleghorn and Harry Klee on flutes, Mitchell Lurie and Sal Franzella on clarinets, Bert Gassman and Harry Schuchman on oboes, Fred Moritz and John Hacker on bassoons, Bill Miller on piano, George Van Eps on guitar, George Boujie, Sam Goldman, and Eddie Gilbert on basses, David Grupp and Milt Holland on drums and percussion, Kathryn Julye on harp, and a string section with Victor Arno, Victor Bay, Alex Beller, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Cytron, David Frisina, Ben Gill, Henry Hill, Murray Kellner, Dan Lube, Paul Nero, Erno Neufeld, Lou Raderman, Nathan Ross, Eudice Shapiro, and Marshall Sosson on violins, Maxine Johnson, Virginia Majewski, Paul Robyn, David Sterkin, Milton Thomas, and Abraham Weiss on violas, and Cy Bernard, Victor Gottlieb, Armand Kaproff, Edgar Lustgarten, Joseph Saxon, and Eleanor Slatkin on cello), with copyist Vern Yocum, as they record the titles "Black" arranged by Victor Young, "Orange" arranged by Nelson Riddle, "White" arranged by Victor Young, and "Brown" arranged by Jeff Alexander between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Also in attendance are copyist Vern Yocum, Capitol Records president Glenn Wallichs, and photographer Ken Veeder. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sinatra's album "Tone Poems Of Color" (W735).
1956 - Vocalists Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly, with Johnny Green conducting The MGM Studio Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "True Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the soundtrack album "High Society" (W 750) as well as a single (Capitol 3507) with "Well Did You Evah" (recorded January 17, 1956) on the flipside. The single will go on to earn Crosby a gold record, the last of his career.
1957 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Young Love", with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flipside, is still #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart
1957 - During two sessions held this day in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California, vocalist Robert Mitchum, with pianist Jimmy Rowles conducting the orchestra (Tony Terran on trumpet, Morris Bercov on saxophone, Laurindo Almeida and Jack Marshall on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, Eddie Aparicio and Frank Carlson on drums and percussion, Mike Pacheco on drums and bongos, Lous Singer on drums and vibraphones, and Carlos Mejia on bongos) records the titles "Tic, Tic, Tic" and "Coconut Water" at the first session between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM and the titles "Matilda, Matilda", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", and "Not Me" at the second session between 11:30PM and 2:30 AM on February 23, 1957. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mitchum's album "Calypso-Is Like So..." (T 853).
1957 - Bandleader and pianist Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Bob Fitzpatrick, Kent Larsen, John Halliburton, and Jim Amlotte on trombone, George Roberts on bass trombone, Lennie Niehaus and Charlie Mariano on alto saxophone, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Ralph Blaze on guitar, Red Mitchell on bass, Mel Lewis on drums, and Jack Costanzo on bongos), with vocals by The Modern Men (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Eager Beaver", "Temptation", and, with additional vocals by Ann Richards, "Softly" at The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Kenton's album "Kenton With Voices" (T 810).
1957 - Vocalist Judy Garland, with Gordon Jenkins conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) , records the titles "Mean To Me", "By Myself", "Blue Prelude" and "Then You've Never Been Blue" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Mean To Me", "By Myself", and "Blue Prelude" on Garland's album "Alone" (T/DT 835) and all the titles on the album's CD release (7-92346-2).
1957 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch), with unlisted others, records the titles "Under The Double Eagle", "The March Of The Siamese Children", "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers", and "Stars And Stripes Forever" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Carr's album "Honky Tonk Street Parade" (T 809).
1957 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, George Rhodes on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Too Close For Comfort", "Mack The Knife" with vocals by Jonah Jones, "Molly-O", and "Undecided" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Too Close For Comfort", "Mack The Knife", and "Undecided" on the quartet's album "Muted Jazz" (T 839) and "Molly-O" on Jones' album "Hit Me Again!" (T/ST 1375).
1957 - Felix Slatkin conducts The Hollywood String Quartet (lineup unlisted) as they record Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Quartet N° 12 In E Flat Major, Op. 127, 1st Mvt." in Studio A in The Capitol Tower Studio at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the quartet's album "BEETHOVEN - Quartet N° 12 In E Flat Major, Op. 127" (P-8443).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Angel Smile" is #31 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart and #33 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles In Stores chart. Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Just One Of Those Things" is #6 on The Billboard magazine's Most Played By Jockeys chart and #21 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Nothing Goes Up" debuts at #31 on KOSA 1230 AM's "Fab"ulous Forty survey in Odessa, Texas.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Jackie Gleason conducts a large string orchestra (lineup unlisted but features Pee Wee Erwin on trumpet and Charlie Ventura on tenor saxophone) as they record the titles "The Third Man Theme (Harry Lime Theme)", "Call Me Irresponsible", "My Romance" and "You're All The World To Me" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titels on Gleason's album "Movie Themes: For Lovers Only" (W/SW 1877).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Trumpetist Charlie Shavers, with Billy Byers on trombone, Jerome Richardson on alto saxophone, Budd Johnson on tenor saxophone, Bruce Martin on piano, George Barnes on guitar, Tom Bryant on bass, and Oliver Jackson on drums, records the titles, "Memories Of You", "Porgy", "Night In Tunisia", "Big Time Blues", "Yes, We Have No Bananas", and "Minor Blues" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "Memories Of You" and "Yes, We Have No Bananas" which remain unissued, on Shaver's album "Excitement Unlimited" (T/ST 1883).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole (on vocals, piano, and clavietta), with Reunald Jones on trumpet, John Collins on guitar, Charlie Harris on bass, Leon Petties on drums, and Nabuo Hara's Sharps & Flats Big Band Plus Strings (lineup unlisted), performs at The New Latin Quarter in Tokyo, Japan. The concert will be recorded and will be issued by the In Crowd label on the CD "Live In Tokyo" (996682).
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Fun, Fun, Fun", with "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1967 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for the soundtrack to the show "Hello, Solly!" featuring Mickey Katz's with Company and Orchestra's titles "Mickey Katz: Overture & Introduction - 'Darktown Strutters Ball', 'Sunrise, Sunset', 'Yiddish Folk Song'", "Vivian Lloyd: Song & Humor - 'Matchmaker', 'Shein Vi Di L'vone'", "Mickey Katz: Stories, Sing-Along, & Heb-Bop - 'Die Greene Koseene' and 'The Wedding Dance'", "Stan Porter: Songs Of Childhood & Israel - 'Childhood Medley (Seise Kinder Yohren/Zing, Faigele, Zing)', 'Chassidic Nigun (A Zemmer, Sheyibone Beis Hamikdosh)'", and "Larry Best: Jokes & Stories - Closing ('Kishenever Shtickel/Hey Look Me Over')" which were recorded on September 9, 1966 live at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York with musical director Al Hausman. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the soundtrack album "Hello, Solly!" (W/SW 2731).
1967 - Vocalist Dallas Frazier, with unlisted others, records the titles "Green Green Grass Of Home", "Ain't Had No Lovin'", "Hurtin' From The Hunger Of Your Love", and "Don't Come Knockin' On My Door" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Frazier's album "Tell It Like It Is" (T/ST 2764).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Hearts And Flowers (lineup unlisted) record the title "Extra Extra" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Capitol Records registers in Los Angeles, California the masters it purchased for Epic Splendor's titles "Brother Speed", "So Is Our Gang", and "Touch 'N Go". No issuing information is listed.
1975 - John Lennon's Apple Records single "No. 9 Dream", with "What You Got!" on the flipside and distributed by Capitol Records in the United States, peaks at #9 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1975 - Ringo Starr's Apple Records single "No No Song", with "Snookaroo" on the flip side, enters the top 40 Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1977 - Lonnie Mack, with unlisted others, records the titles "Running Wild", "My House", "Funky Country Living", "Lay Some Loving On Me", "Glad That I'm Home", "Love And You And Me", "Britches", "Drive To The Country", "The Other Side", "Give Me Your Love", and "Outskirts Of Town" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Mack's album "Home At Last" (ST-11619).
1977 - Trombonist, percussionist, and vocalist Raul De Souza, with Freddie Hubbard on fluegelhorn, Patrice Rushen on electric piano, Ian Underwood on synthesizer, Al McKay on guitar, Embamba on bass, Byron Miller on bass, and Leon "Ngudu" Chancler on drums, records the titles "New Love (Cançao Do Nosso Amor)" and "Wild And Shy" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on De Souza's album "Sweet Lucy" (ST-11648).
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist and guitarist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the titles "California", "Can You Fool", "(Let My Life Be Your) Love Song", and a new take of "One Of The Few" at Studio City studios in Sherman Oaks, California. Capitol Records will issue "California" as a single (Capitol 4715), "Can You Fool" as a single (Capitol 4584), "(Let My Life Be Your) Love Song" on the album "Highwayman" (SOO-12008), and has yet to issue the take of "One Of The Few" recorded at this session.
2011 - Jean Dinning (born Eugenia Dinning), singer, songwriter ("Teen Angel" recorded by her younger brother Mark Dinning), and part of the Capitol Records vocal group The Dinning Sisters, died of respiratory illness in Garden Grove, California at age 86.
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1936 - Ernie K-Doe, a singer, songwriter and Minit Records artist (best known for the 1961 #1 track "Mother-In-Law"), is born Ernest Kador, Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. Minit's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (on a plastic saxophone and no sheet music), with drummer Joe Timer directing his Orchestra (Ed Leddy, Marky Markowitz, Charlie Walp, and Bob Carey on trumpets, Earl Swope, Rob Swope, and Dan Spiker on trombones, Jim Riley also on alto saxophone, Jim Parker, Angelo Tompros, and Ben Lary on tenor saxophone, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone, Jack Holliday on piano, and Mert Oliver on bass), perform the titles "Fine And Dandy" using an arrangment by Al Cohn, "These Foolish Things" using an arrangement by Joe Timer, "Light Green" using an arrangement by Pill Potts, "Thou Swell" using an arrangement by Johnny Mandel, "Willis" using an arrangement by Bill Potts, "Don't Blame Me" using an arrangement by Jack Holliday, "Something To Remember You By/Blue Room" using an arrangement by Joe Timer, and "Roundhouse" using an arrangement by Gerry Mulligana during a concert at Club Kavakos in Washington, D.C. that is M.C.'d by Willis Conover which were recorded. Elektra Records first issued all eight titles in 1983. Blue Note Records will license the masters and will issue all the titles in 2001 on the CD "Washington Concerts - Charlie Parker With Quartet And Orchestra" (5-22626-2).
1964 - Classics IV's Liberty Records single "Traces" with "Everyday With You Girl" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1964 - The Beatles' Vee-Jay Records Single "Please Please Me", with "From Me To You" on the flipside, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1965 - The Beatles start filming their second film "HELP!" ("this one's a gonna be in colour") in the Bahamas
1989 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Straight Up", with "Cold Hearted" on the flipside, is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - Nacio Herb Brown, composer (while working for M-G-M he wrote "Broadway Melody", "You Are My Lucky Star", "Temptation", "Singing In The Rain" and many others with lyricist Arthur Freed and also composed with Richard Whiting, father of Capitol Records artist Margaret Whiting, and Capitol Records co-founder Buddy DeSylva) and music publisher (managing the sales of songs by Hoagy Carmichael, Sammy Fain and many others), is born Ignacio Herb Brown Jr. in Deming, New Mexico.
1907 - Sheldon Leonard, motion picture actor ("Another Thin Man", "It’s a Wonderful Life", "To Have And Have Not", "Guys and Dolls"), radio actor (recurring role as the race track tout on "The Jack Benny Show" and various roles on "The Adventures Of The Saint"), Emmy Award-winning television director ("The Danny Thomas Show", "My Favorite Martian"), and Executive Producer ("The Danny Thomas Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "I Spy" and "My World and Welcome to It"), inspiration for the names of the roommates on "Big Bang Theory", and voice of the Warner Bros. cartoon character Dodsworth ("Y'know, one of these days I'ma gonna have to buy me a mousetrap"), is born Sheldon Leonard Bershad in New York City, New York.