1909 - Agi Jambor, pianist, Capitol Records artist (1955-1957), and one-time wife of Capitol Records artist and actor Claude Raines (1959-1960), is born in Budapest, Hungary.
1915 - Ray Evans, Academy Award winning composer (with Jay Livingston he wrote "Mona Lisa", "Buttons And Bows", "Silver Bells", and many others covered by Capitol Records artists), is born Raymond B. Evans in Salamanca, New York
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1941 - Edmund Weyns conducts The Wiesbaden Collegium Musicum (lineup unlisted as they record excerpts of Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Musical Offering" in four parts in Wiesbaden, Germany for Telefunken Records. After acquiring the Telefunken catalog, Capitol Records will issue all four parts on the group's album "BACH - Italian Concerto / The Musical Offering (Excerpts)" (L-8128).
1944 - Eddie Miller and His Orchestra (Charles Griffard, Bobby Goodrich, and Bruce Hudson on trumpet;, Abe Lincoln, Ed Kusby, and Elmer Smithers on trombone; Matty Matlock on clarinet; Doc Rando and Ray Lunsdale on alto saxophone; Miller on tenor saxophone; Clyde Rogers on baritone saxophone; Stan Wrightsman on piano; Nappy Lamare on guitar and vocal; Artie Shapiro on bass; and Nick Fatool on drums) record the tracks "The Hour Of Parting" (arranged by Paul Weston), "Our Monday Date" (arranged by Matty Matlock), "Yesterdays" (arranged by Weston), and two takes of "(I'm Gonna) Stomp, Mr. Henry Lee" (vocals by Lamar, arranged by Matlock) in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records
1947 - Drummer Gene Krupa and His Orchestra (listed as probably 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, and Joe Dale also on drums), records the titles "By The River Ste. Marie" using an arrangement by George Williams, "Margie" using an arrangement by Gerry Mulligan, then, using arrangements by Ed Finckel, "Night And Day" with vocals by Buddy Stewart and "He's Funny That Way" with vocals by Caroline Gray, and, with arrangements by George Williams, "Dear Old Southland", and "Duke Ellington Medley - Mood Indigo/Prelude To A Kiss/Solitude/In A Sentimental Mood/Sophisticated Lady" for The Capitol Records Transcription Service in New York City, New York. The Capitol Records Transcription Service will issue "By the River Ste. Marie", "Margie", "Night And Day", and "He's Funny That Way" on transcription disc B-235 and "Dear Old Southland" and "Duke Ellington Medley" on transcription disc B-236. Mosaic Records will issue all the titles in the CD box set "The Complete Capitol Recordings of Gene Krupa & Harry James" (MD7-192).
1952 - Francis Scott and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "It Had To Be You", "The Touch Of Your Lips", "How Deep Is The Ocean", and "I Hadn't Anyone Till You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Music For Candlelight" (CCN-304).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Dick Stabile directs His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Blue Nocturne", "I'm Makin' Up For Lost Time", and "Foghorn Boogie" in Los Angeles, California and had planned to record "Sophisticated Lady" but weren't unable to at this session. Capitol Records will issue "Blue Nocturne" as a single (Capitol 2819) and "I'm Makin' Up For Lost Time" and "Foghorn Boogie" together as a single (Capitol 2423) and on the multi-artist compilation album "A Study In High Fidelity" (SAL-9020).
1957 - Pianist Lou Busch and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Hot Capucchino", "Midnight Melody (Blues For Baby)", "Cayo Coco", and "The Wild Ones" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Hot Capucchino" and "Cayo Coco" together as a single (Capitol F3735) and "Midnight Melody (Blues For Baby)" and "The Wild Ones" together as a single (Capitol F3667).
1957 - Guitarist Laurindo Almeida records Gnattali's "Saudade" and Sardinha's "Three Choros: Choro Triste/Choro Gracioso/Nosso Choro" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Almeida's album "Impressoes Do Brasil (Impressions Do Brazil)" (P-8381).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Sam Noto, Jules Chaikin, Billy Catalano, Lee Katzman, and Phil Gilbert on trumpets, Bob Fitzpatrick, Archie Le Coque, Kent Larsen, Jim Amlotte, and Ken Shroyer on trombones, Lennie Niehaus on alto saxophone, Bill Robinson also on alto saxophone as well as baritone saxophone, Bill Perkins andRichie Kamuca on tenor saxophones, Steve Perlow also on baritone saxophone, Red Kelly on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) perform the titles "Tequila" and "Cuban Mumble", both with vocals by Stan Kenton, at the Rendezvous Ballroom in Balboa Beach, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Capitol Records recorded the perfomances and issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3928).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Jack Jones, with Bob Thompson and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "What's The Use?" and "A Very Precious Love" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol F3929).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Jackie Gleason conducts a large string orchestra, which features Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Jimmy Cleveland on trombone, Charlie Ventura on alto, tenor, and bass saxophones, Hank Jones on piano on unlisted others, as they record the titles "Bird 'N Bottle", "Sawmill Slide", and "Route 9A Romp" at the first session and the titles "Buchanan Bustout", "Toconic Tonic" (later retitled "Safe Home Swing"), "Hawthorne Circle Hop", Peekskill Peek", and "Furnace Doc Flip" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Jackie Gleason Presents - Riff Jazz" (EAP-1/2/3/4-1020 on 7" EP and W/SW 1020 on 12" LP).
1966 - Vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with unlisted others, records the titles "Come, Thou Almighty King", "Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name", "A Grace Greater Than Our Sin", "A Wonderful Peace", and "Lead Kindly Light" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Ford's album "Wonderful Peace" (T 2557).
1968 - John Lennon records basic tracks (with unlisted acoustic guitar, percussion, and tambura players), George Harrison overdubs an introduction on sitar, and two teenage fans, Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease, are invited in off the street to provide backup vocals, for The Beatles' title "Across The Universe" at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London, England. After additional overdubs, and a recommendation by Spike Milligan, the song will first be issued on the multi-artist benefit album "No One's Gonna Change Our World" for The World Wildlife Fund and released by Regal Starline (SRS 5013). After additional overdubs are recorded a new mix of the song will be issued on the group's album "Let It Be".
1969 - Paul McCartney hires his father-in-law's firm, Eastman & Eastman, as general legal counsel for Apple Corps
1971 - Vocalist Dick Curless, with Charlie McCoy on harmonica, 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 "Old Ramblin' Alabama Me", "Sweeter Than The Honey", "Hot Springs", and "Bully Of The Town" at the Jack Clement Studio in Nashville, Tennessee between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Curless' album "Comin' On Country" (ST-792).
1971 - Barefoot Jerry (Wayne Moss on keyboards, bass, percussion and vocals, Mac Gayden on guitar, keyboards, and vocals, John Harris on keyboards, and Kenneth Buttrey on drums) records the title "The Minstrel Is Free At Last" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's eponymous album "Barefoot Jerry" (ST-786).
1974 - Harvest Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Records, releases Pink Floyd's single "Time" with "Us & Them" on the flipside
1976 - Guthrie Thomas records the titles "I'll Be Lucky" and the yet to be issued title "Positively Dylanesque" at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue "I'll Be Lucky" on Thomas' album "Lies And Alibis" (ST-11519).
1977 - White Horse (lineup unlisted) record the title "Everloving Arms" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "White Horse" (ST-11687).
1980 - The Motels record the title "Bonjour Baby" in Studio B at the The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's second album for the label, "Careful" (ST-12070).
1981 - The Tubes record the as yet to be issued take of the title "What's Wrong With Me" and the title "Let's Make Some Noise" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Let's Make Some Noise" on the group's album "The Completion Backward Principle" (SOO-12151).
1982 - Vocalist Beau Williams (with unlisted others) records the titles "A Song For You" and "This Time It's Real" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Williams' self-titled album "Beau Williams" (ST-12213).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Beau Williams, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey" records the title "Elvina" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 5237) and on Williams' album "Stay With Me" (ST-12286).
1986 - During two sessions held on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Marie Osmond, with unlisted musicians, records the title "Everybody's Crazy 'Bout My Baby" at the first session and "I Only Wanted You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Everybody's Crazy 'Bout My Baby" as a single (Capitol 5703) with "Making Magic" (recorded January 29, 1986) on the flipside, "I Only Wanted You" as a single (Capitol 5663) with "We're Gonna Need A Love Song" (recorded February 5, 1986) on the flipside, and both titles on Osmond's album "I Only Wanted You" (ST-12516).
1989 - Sheriff's Capitol Records single "When I'm With You", with "Voices" on the flipside, peaks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1991 - Capitol releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's album "Songs of the Civil War"
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - RKO Pictures releases Walt Disney's "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs" nationwide in the United States.
1939 - Future Capitol Records artist Frank Sinatra marries his first wife Nancy Barbato in Jersey City, New Jersey
1961 - Lenny Bruce gives a concert at Carnegie Hall which United Artist Records will releases complete and unabridged on the three record set "Lenny Bruce - The Carnegie Hall Concert". Universal Music Group, Capitol Records parent company, currently owns United Artists' catalog.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Guitarist Joe Pass, with Clare Fisher on piano, Ralph Pena on bass, and Larry Bunker on drums, records the title "Mood Indigo" at Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California. After EMI acquires Pacific Jazz's catalog, Blue Note Records will issue the title on the album "Catch Me" (LT-1053).
1990 - Paula Abdul's Virgin Records America single "Opposites Attract" is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart