75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Linda Hargrove, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Jacksonville, Florida
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (Don Fagerquist, Ray Triscari, Tony Anelli, Al Porcino or Ed Badgley on trumpet, Clay Harvey, Dick Taylor, Emil Manazec, and Jack Zimmerman on trombone, Harry Terrill or Sam Marowitz, and Charlie Kennedy on alto saxophone, Buddy Wise and Mitch Melnick on tenor saxophone, Jack Schwartz on baritone saxophone, Buddy Neal on piano, Bob Lesher on guitar, Bob Strahl on bass, Gene Krupa and Joe Dale on drums) record the tracks "Old Devil Moon" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), "It Might Have Been A Different Story" (vocals by Buddy Stewart), "You Be You" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), "All By Myself" (arrangement by George Williams), "Dreams Are A Dime A Dozen" (vocals by Buddy Stewart), an unlisted track, "It's A Good Day" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), two more unlisted tracks, "Yes, Yes Honey" (arrangement by George Williams with vocals by Caroline Gray), another unlisted track, and "Same Old Blues" (vocals by Caroline Gray) for the Capitol Records Transcription Service in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue the first, second and fourth tracks on transcription disc A-41 and the other listed tracks on transcription disc A-44. Mosaic Records will issue all the listed tracks on the box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa & Harry James" (MD7-192).
1947 - Hal Derwin and Frank De Vol record five unlisted titles for The Capitol Records Transcription Service at "The Chateau" in Los Angeles, California. No issuing information is listed.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole begins two straight weeks of shows at Ciro's in Miami Beach, Florida.
1964 - The Beatles' Capitol Records single "I Want To Hold Your Hand", with "I Saw Her Standing There" on the flipside, and their Capitol Records album "Meet The Beatles!", are both certified Gold by the R.I.A.A. and are the group's first Gold records
1966 - Tommy Hunt, with Bert DeCoteaux conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I'll Make You Happy" and "The Clown" in New York City, New York with producer Marvin Holtzman. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5621).
1966 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, records the titles "Crown Him With Many Crowns", "The Name Of Jesus", "Beautiful Garden Of Prayer", "I Love Thy Kingdom" and "Jesus, Lover Of My Soul" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Wonderful Peace" (T 2557).
1967 - Hearts And Flowers (Rick Cunha, Dave Dawson, and Larry Murray on guitars and vocals) record the tracks "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive", "The View From Ward 3", and "Save Some Time" in Los Angeles, California with producer Nik Venet. Capitol Records will issue all three tracks on the band's album "Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers" (T 2762).
1967 - Vocalist Bobby Austin, with unlisted others, records the titles "Cupid's Last Arrow" and "Mary's Merry-Go-Round" with producer Charlie "Fuzzy" Owen in Bakersfield, California. Capitol Records will purchase the masters for both titles from Tally Records and issue them on Austin's album "Apartment No. 9" (T/ST 2773).
1967 - The Beatles record tracks for their song "A Day In The Life"
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Paul McCartney record tracks alone for The Beatles' song "Lady Madonna"
1969 - The Steve Miller Band records the track "My Dark Hour"
1969 - The Beatles' members John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr hire Allen Klein as the group's new manager instead of Paul McCartney's father-in-law, Lee Eastman
1971 - Vocalist Dick Curless, with Hargus "Pig" Robbins on piano, Harold Ray Bradley, Ray Edenton, and Billy Sanford on guitars, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Roy M. "Junior" Huskey Jr. on bass, and Murrey M. "Buddy" Harman Jr. on drums, records the titles "Woman, Don't Try To Sing My Song", "I Gave Up Getting Over You Today", and "Loser's Cocktail" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:30 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Curless' album "Comin' On Country" (ST-792).
1971 - Billy May directs The Time-Life Orchestra (Shorty Sherock and Pete Candoli on trumpet, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Abe Most on clarinet, Ray Sherman on piano, Jack Marshall on guitar, Rolly Bundock on bass, Nick Fatool on drums, and Larry Bunker on vibraphone) as they record the titles "Rachel's Dream", "Opus #5", and "St. Louis Blues" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue "Rachel's Dream" on the three LP set "The Swing Era - Volume 10 (Postwar Years) - A Clutch Of Characters" (STA 349), "Opus #5" on the three LP set "The Swing Era - Volume 5 (1939-1940) - 1939: A Real Dream Of A Year" (STA 344), and "St. Louis Blues" on the three LP set "The Swing Era - Volume 8 (1942-1944) - When Sport Was Mighty Sporty" (STA 347).
1971 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Gary Pike), with unlisted musicians, record the titles "Crimson And Clover" and "Love Is A Two Way Street" at the first session, "Just Say Goodbye", "The Greatest Discovery", and "Everyone's Gone To The Moon" at the second session, and "Feelings", "Only Friends", "Yes, I'm Ready", and "Don't Make Me Over" at the third session. After overdubs are recorded on February 4, 1971 for "Crimson And Clover", "Love On A Two-Way Street", "Just Say Goodbye", "The Greatest Discovery", and "Everyone's Gone To The Moon", on February 5, 1971 for "Only Friends", "Yes I'm Ready", and "Don't Make Me Over", February 8, 1971 for "The Greatest Discovery" and "Everyone's Gone To The Moon", February 9, 1971 for "Crimson And Clover" and "Love On A Two-Way Street", February 15, 1971 for "Just Say Goodbye" and "Feelings", February 16, 1971 for "Yes, I'm Ready" and "Don't Make Me Over", and February 24, 1971 for "Love On A Two-Way Street", "The Greatest Discovery", and "Only Friends", Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Feelings" (SW-781).
1972 - Helen Reddy records a new version of "Summer of '71" and the as of yet unreleased track "Tulsa Turnaround" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the track as a single on the flipside of "I Am Woman" in England (45CL15721) and France (2C006-81100).
1977 - The Section (Danny Kortchmar on guitar, Leland Sklar on bass, Russ Kunkel on drums, Craig Doerge on keyboards, Jim Horn on saxophone, and Chuck Findley on trumpet) records the instrumental title "Street Pizza" with engineer Matt Hyde either at United Western Studios or Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Fork It Over" (ST-11656).
1982 - Beau Williams records the as yet unissued track "Never Forgot Your Eyes", the track "If You're Ready" and another as yet unissued track "I Don't Believe" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue this version of "If Your Ready" on Williams' self-titled album "Beau Williams" (ST-12213) and an edited version as a single (Capitol 5158) with "This Time It's Real" on the flipside.
1982 - Brass Construction (lineup unlisted) record the title "Forever Love". for Liberty Records. Capitol Records will acquire the master and issue it as a single (Capitol 5219) with "Walkin' The Line" (recorded March 3, 1983) on the flipside.
1999 - Capitol Records Nashville artist Trace Adkins seriously injures his ankle when, while trying to get his truck out of the mud outside of Nashville, Tennessee, he steps into a sinkhole, fracturing and dislocating his ankle
15 Years Ago Today In 2003 - Phil Spector, music producer (The Beatles, Ike & Tina Turner, the Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, and many others, including at the time Capitol Records group Starsailor), is arrested in connection with the shooting death of Lana Clarkson at his home in Alhambra, California.
2009 - Tom Brumley (born Thomas Rexton Brumley), songwriter, steel guitar builder, 1992 Steel Guitarist Hall of Fame inductee, and steel guitarist with the Capitol Records group Buck Owens and The Buckaroos as well as The Stone Canyon Band, passes away in San Antonio,Texas at age 73 at Northeast Baptist Hospital, a little more than a week after experiencing a heart attack.
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1967 - Jackie McLean (on alto saxophone, with Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Lamont Johnson on piano, Scotty Holt on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums) records the tracks "Hipnosis", "Slow Poke", "The Breakout", "Back Home" and "The Reason Why" at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the tracks on McLean's album "Hipnosis" (BN-LA483-J2) and Mosaic Records will issue all the tracks on the Mosaic Select CD "Grachan Moncur" (MS-001).
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Victor Buono, television and motion picture actor (best remembered as King Tut on ABC-TV's "Batman" series) is born Victor Charles Buono in San Diego, California
1959 - After performing at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, Buddy Holly (age 22), The Big Bopper (aka Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr., age 28), Richie Valens (age 17), and pilot Roger Peterson (age 21) are killed when their chartered Beech-Craft Bonanza airplane No. N3794N crashes near the Mason City, Iowa Airport at around 1:00 AM CST. Waylon Jennings, bass player for Buddy Holly, gave his seat on the plane to The Big Bopper, due to the Bopper's illness. Another Holly band member, Tommy Allsup, flips Valens for the last available seat, losing the coin toss. United Artists Records artist Don McLean will later remind listeners of the event in his song "American Pie".
1960 - Frank Sinatra forms his own label, Reprise Records, now a part of the Warner Music Group
1961 - At his first recording session (held at the home of his friends Sid and Bob Gleason at East Orange, New Jersey), Bob Dylan records the tracks "San Francisco Bay Blues" and "Jesus Met The Woman At The Well"