Monday, April 30, 2018

APRIL 30, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1940 - Darrell McCall, a singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artists (1961-1962) is born in New Jasper Township, Greene County, Ohio.
1946 - James Lee Stanley, folksinger, songwriter, guitarist, founder of Beachwood Records, whose 1985 album "James Lee Stanley/Live" was re-released by Beachwood and distributed nationally by Capitol Records in 1988, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1979 - Sean Mackin, the violinist and backing vocalist in the Capitol Records (2002-2006) group Yellowcard, is born in Jacksonville, Florida.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Vocalists Peter Anders and Aulikki Rautawaara, with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt conducting The Berlin Opera Hous Orchestra (lineup unlisted), record Lehar's "When Two Are In Love - Duet (From 'Das Rastelbunder')" in Berlin, Germany for Telefunken Records. After Capitol Records licenses Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States, it will issue the title on the album "Franz LEHAR - Songs From His Operettas/Oskar STRAUS - Operetta Excerpts" (P-8139).
1947 - Mel Blanc is in the studio to record the track "Porky Pig In Africa" for the Capitol Records children's album "Bugs Bunny Stories For Children". The track is produced by Alan Livingston with music by Billy May and story by Tedd Pierce and Warren Foster.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is #1 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart, #2 on the magazine's Best-Selling Popular Retail Records chart. "Nature Boy"'s flipside, "Lost April" is #1 on The Billboard  magazine's Record Possibilities - The Disk Jockeys Pick chart. Also, The King Cole Trio start seven straight days of performances at the Lake Club in Springfield, Illinois.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased on April 5, 1948 from Gold Seal Records of Cliffie Stone and His Orchestra's titles "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" and "So Long To The Red River Valley" and will issue "When My Blue Moon Turns Gold Again" as a single (Capitol 15108) with "Take It Any Way You Can Get It" (recorded December 3, 1947) on the flipside and "So Long To The Red River Valley" as a single (Capitol 15157) with "He's A Real Gone Oakie" (also recorded December 3, 1947) on the flipside.
1949 - Mel Tormé (with orchestra conducted by Sonny Burke)'s Capitol Records single "Careless Hands" is #9 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "'A' You're Adorable" is #11, Mel Tormé (with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo)'s Capitol Records single "Again" is #13, Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Need You" is #15, Mel Tormé's Capitol Records single "Blue Moon" is #23, Jack Smith and The Clark Sisters (formerly called The Sentimentalists when they recorded with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra) with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Crusing Down The River" is tied with Gordon MacRae (with studio orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "So In Love" (from the Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me Kate") at #27, and Margaret Whiting (with Frank DeVol and His Orchestra) is tied with herself at #29 with her Capitol Records single "Forever And Ever" and its flip side "A Wonderful Guy" (from the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific")
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Frank Sinatra, at his second session for Capitol Records and his first with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (Conrad Gozzo, Mannie Klein, Vito "Mickey" Mangano, and Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy on trumpets, Si Zentner, Joe Howard, Jimmy Priddy, and Milt Bernhart on trombones, Skeets Herfurt, Jack Dumont, Ted Nash, Ted Romersa, and Joe Koch on saxophones and woodwinds, Bill Miller on piano, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums), records the titles "I've Got The World On A String", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "I Love You", and "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)" at radio station KHJ's studios (now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study and The Academy Film Archive) at 1313 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California with producer Voyle Gilmore between 8:00 PM and 11:30 PM. Not bad for Riddle's first day on the job. The arrangements and conducting of "I Love You" and "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way)" have at times been credited to Billy May but, at the time of this session, May is on tour with his own band. It turns out Riddle was asked to arrange those titles in the style of Billy May. Capitol Records initially will issue "I've Got The World On A String" as a single (Capitol 2505) with "My One And Only Love" (recorded May 2, 1953) on the flipside and will later re-issue it also as a single (Capitol 1669) with "Young At Heart" (recorded December 9, 1953) on the flipside, and issued "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" as a single (Capitol 2787) with "I Could Have Told You" (also recorded on December 9, 1953) on the flipside, and "I Love You" and "South Of The Border (Down Mexico Way" together as a single (Capitol 2638).
1955 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Unchained Melody" is #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart, Tennessee Ernie Ford with Cliffie Stone's Band's Capitol Records single "The Ballad Of Davy Crocket" is #8, Nat "King" Cole with Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" is #10 and both sides of their single "A Blossom Fell" with "If I May" on the flip side debut at #27
60 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Ray Budzilek directs His Boys (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Vito's Silver Wedding", "Monopol Polka", "Beer And Bourbon Oberek", and "Christina's Polka" at the first session and the titles "Bell Tone Oberek", and with the addition of Lenny Daniels on vocals, "Cradle Song", "I'm In Love With Jenny", and "Fortunes Of War" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Polka Night! with Ray Budzilek And The Boys In The Band" (T 1104).
60 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Janice Harper, with Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Devotion", "Par Avion", "Beyond The Reef", and "Hands Across The Sea" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Devotion" and "Hands Across The Sea" together as a single (Capitol F3984) and, with "Beyond The Reef", on Harper's album "With Feeling" (T 1195). Capitol has yet to issue "Par Avion".
1961 - Faron Young's Capitol Records single "Hello Walls" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1966 - After being introduced by Ernest Tubb, Capitol Records artist Ray Pillow, best known at the time for his duets with Jean Shepard, is made a member of The Grand Ol' Opry
1966 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Caroline, No" peaks at #32 on the Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. The track was recorded January 31, 1966 at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California and released March 7, 1966 as Capitol single 5610 with Brian Wilson on lead vocals.
1967 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Need You" is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Lou Rawls, with H. B. Barnum conducting his own arrangments to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "A Beautiful Friendship", "Down Here On the Ground", and "Baby I Could Be So Good At Loving You" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Rawls' album "You're Good For Me" (ST 2927) and "Down Here On The Ground" also as a single (Capitol 2252) with "I'm Satisfied (The Duffy Theme)" (recorded May 1, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Brothers Make Two (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Just As Long As You're Mine", "Don't Be Ashamed", "I Won't Be Home For Dinner Tonight", "Something In The Rain", and "Golden Cinder" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Be Ashamed" as a single (Capitol 2344) with "Autumn Lament" (recorded April 29, 1968) on the flipside and has yet to issue any of the other titles.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist John Anderson, with Shorty Rogers conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Wilderness", an unlisted title, "Don't Pat Me On The Back And Call Me Brother", and "If A Storm Wind Blows" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Wilderness", "Don't Pat Me On The Back And Call Me Brother", and "If A Storm Wind Blows" on Anderson's album "Kasandra" (ST 2957) and "Don't Pat Me On The Back And Call Me Brother" also as a single (Capitol 2342) with "Just Look In My Face" (recorded May 1, 1968) on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Manha De Carnaval", "Deserted City", "Night And Day", and "Scarborough Fair" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. After overdubs are recorded at the same session for "Manha De Carnaval" and on May 3, 1973 for "Scarborough Fair", Time-Life Records, as part of its "As You Remember Them" series, will issue the final mixes of "Manha De Carnaval" and "Scarborough Fair" as well as "Deserted City" in the three-LP set "Volume 7 - Billy May" (STL 247) and "Night And Day" in the three-LP set "Volume 8 - Billy May" (STL 248).
1974 - Merle Haggard records the track "Old Man From The Mountain" for Capitol Records
1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights" is still #1 on Billboard's singles chart
1977 - Klaatu's self-titled debut album on Capitol Records peaks at #32 on the Billboard album charts and will stay there for 3 weeks
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Dick Curless, bandleader and Capitol Records artist, is inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame
1985 - Mickey Katz, comedian, klezmer style clarinet player, member and vocalist with Spike Jones and His City Slickers, father of Broadway, motion picture and television actor and Capitol Records artist Joel Grey, grandfather of motion picture and television actress Jennifer Grey, and a Capitol recording artist, dies at age 75 and is later interred in the Valley of Remembrance section of Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California
1987 - Apple Records releases The Beatles' albums "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" on CD for the first time with there original UK track order and with Capitol Records handling distribution in the United States
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Vocalist Willie Dixon, with unlisted others, records the titles "Study War No More", "Jungle Swing", and "I Do The Job" at an unlisted studio for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
1995 - Capitol Records artist Roseanne Cash and record producer John Leventhal are married
2000 - Jonah Jones, trumpet player and Capitol Records solo artist, dies at age 91

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1870 - Franz Lehar, the composer of the operettas "The Merry Widow and "Naughty Marietta" (selections from both were later recorded by Gordon MacRae and released first as separate 10" albums and later together as a single 12" LP by Capitol Records), is born in what is now Komrno, Slovakia
90 Years Ago Today In 1928 - Ten-year-old Steubenville, Ohio native Dino Crocetti (aka future Capitol Records artist Dean Martin) has his first Holy Communion and takes the name Paul as his confirmation name
85 Years Ago Today In 1933 - Willie Nelson, a singer, songwriter, disc jockey, motion picture and television actor, the founder of Farm Aid, and a Liberty Records artist, is born Willaim Hugh Nelson in Abbott, Texas
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - The Warner Bros. cartoon short "Porky's Hare Hunt", debuts in movie theaters, introducing future Capitol Records "artist" Bugs Bunny.
75 Years Ago Today In 1943 - Bobby Vee, singer and Liberty Records artist (1959-1970), is born Robert Thomas Velline in Fargo, North Dakota
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, with Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Eddie Khan on bass, and Anthony Williams on drums, records the titles "Frankenstein", two takes of "Saturday And Sunday", "Blue Rodeo", and "Ghost Town" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "Frankenstein", the first take of "Saturday And Sunday", "Blue Rodeo", and "Ghost Town" on McLean's album "One Step Beyond" (BLP4137 in Mono and BST84137 in Stereo) and all the titles and takes on the CD release of the album (7-46821-2).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1927 - Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first to put their hand and footprints in cement outside Sid Graumann's Chinese Theatre at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California
1934 - Jerry Lordon, composer of "Apache", the first big hit for the UK group The Shadows, was born in London, England
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Muddy Waters (born McKinley Morganfield), Blues legend, dies in his sleep at age 68 at his home in Westmont, Illinois

Sunday, April 29, 2018

APRIL 29, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1899 - Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, pianist, composer, bandleader, and a Capitol Records artist, is born in Washington, D.C.. Ellington would record his last popular hit "Satin Doll" for Capitol Records with producer Dave Dexter, Jr. On his 70th birthday in 1969, Ellington will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1919 - Celeste Holm, Broadway, motion picture and television actress and Capitol Records artist (original motion picture soundtrack for the movie "High Society") is born in New York City, New York
85 Years Ago Today In 1933 - Rod McKuen, singer, poet, actor, writer, Capitol and Liberty Records artist, and composer of the song "Two-Ten, Six-Eighteen" recorded by Capitol recording artists The Kingston Trio, is born Rodney Marvin McKuen in Oakland, California.
1934 - Otis Rush, guitarist and Capitol Records artist (signed in 1970), is born near Neshoba, Mississippi
1942 - Klaus Voormann, graphic designer and illustrator (cover of The Beatles' Revolver and Anthology albums), bass player with Manfred Mann, Apple Records group Plastic Ono Band, and on various George Harrison projects including "The Concert For Bangladesh", is born in Berlin, Germany
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Carnie Wilson, singer, television talk show host, daughter of Brian Wilson of the Capitol Records group The Beach Boys and Marilyn Rovell Wilson of the Capitol Records group The Honeys, and co-founder of the SBK Records group Wilson Phillips, is born in Bel Air, California
? - Rick Zaccaro, manager of sales and marketing at EMI Music, EMI Music Distribution, and EMI Music Marketing in the U.S. as well as the bass player in the band The Seventh Hour, is born

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Straighten Up and Fly Right", with "I Can't See For Lookin'" on the flip side, hits #1 on the "Black" charts for the first of ten weeks, and would later cross over to the country and pop charts. The track came from the Trio's first session for Capitol Records.
1944 - Jo Stafford (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "I Love You", with "Long Ago And Far Away" on the flipside, is #10 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart
1946 - Les Baxter signs a contract with Capitol Records.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio finish seven straight days of performances at Radio City in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1950 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Dearie", with "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday" on the flip side, is #11 on Billboard's Best Selling Retail Records chart and Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely's Capitol Records single "Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday)", with their track "Why Do You Say Those Things?" on the flip side, debuts at #19 and was also #2 on Billboard's Country Best Selling Singles chart
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nelson Riddle signs a contract to conduct his first Sinatra session at Capitol which will be held the next day on April 30, 1953
1957 - Frank Sinatra records the tracks "Lonely Town" and "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" with arranger Gordon Jenkins
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - During a split session held in Los Angeles, California, first vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill E. Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) record the titles "Chicken And The Hawk", "Such A Night", and "Oop Shoop" then The Jordanaires (vocalists Hugh Gordon Stoker, Hoyt H. Hawkins, and Neal Matthews, Jr.), also with (listed as probably) Bob Bain's Music, records the title "Girl In The Valley". Capitol Records will issue "Chicken And The Hawk", "Such A Night", and "Oop Shoop" on Sands' album "Sands Storm!" (EAP-1/2/3-1081 on 7" EPs and T 1081 on 12" LP) and "Girl In The Valley" as a single (Capitol 4431) with "Sit Down" (recorded April 1, 1959) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist and bandleader Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (listed as possibly 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 Niehauson alto saxophone,  Bill Robinson on alto and baritone saxophone, Bill Perkins and Richie Kamuca on tenor saxophone, Steve Perlow on baritone saxophone, Red Kelly on bass, and Jerry McKenzie on drums) record the titles "In The Blue Of Evening" and "I'll Close My Eyes" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California between 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM for Capitol Records which has yet to issue either title.55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Capitol Records releases Buck Owens' album "On The Bandstand". The album was produced by Ken Nelson during sessions that occurred between May and September 1961 in the Capitol Studios in Hollywood and featured Owen's on guitar and vocals, Don Rich on fiddle, guitar, and vocals, Jay McDonalds on steel guitar, Kenny Pierce on electric bass and vocals and Ken Presley on drums.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Jackie Gleason conducts His Orchestra (a large string orchestra featuring Romeo Penque on alto saxophone and flute, Bernie Leighton on piano, and unlisted others) as they record new takes of the titles "Without Love", "All This And Heaven Too", "Close Your Eyes", "You Stepped Out Of A Dream", "I Just Couldn't Take It", "More Than You Know", and "I Must Have That Man" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the new takes on Gleason's album "Jackie Gleason Presents - Rebound" (EAP-1/2/3/4-1075 on 7" EPs and W/SW-1075 on 12" LP).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Johnny Richard conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Ray Copeland, Burt Collins, Al Stewart, and John Bello on trumpets, Billy Byers, Jim Dahl, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombones, Julius Watkins on French horn, Jay McAllister on tuba, Gene Quill on alto saxophone, Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone, Bill Slapin also on tenor saxophone as well as on piccolo, Shelly Gold on bass saxophone, Bob Panecoast on piano, Chet Amsterdam on bass, Jimmy Campbell on drums, and Joe Venuto on xylophone and percusssion) as they record new takes of the titles "Theme From 'Concerto To End All Concertos' (Kentonia)", "Neolore", "This Time", and "No Moon At All" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the new takes on Richards' album "Experiments In Sound" (T/ST 981).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #2 on WGLI 1290 AM's Good Lookers chart in Babylon, New York
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, pianist Earl Hines, with Ralph Carmichael conducting his own arrangements to His Orchestra (Al Porcino, Cappy Lewis, John Audino, Ray Triscari, and Bud Brisbois on trumpets, Gil Falco, Tommy Shepard, Dick Nash, and Lloyd Ulyate on trombones, George Roberts on bass trombone, Ted Nash and Ronnie Lang on flutes, clarinets, and alto saxophones, Justin Gordon and Buddy Collette on tenor saxohones, clarinets, and flutes, Jack Nimitz on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, Al Hendrickson on guitar, Joe Comfort on bass, and Leon Petties on drums) records the titles "I Want A Little Girl", "My Monday Date", "Memories Of You ", and "Thou Swell" at the first session and a new take of "Thou Swell" and the titles "I Ain't Got Nobody", "Little Girl", "After All I've Been To You", and "Rosetta" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except the first take of "Thou Swell" which remains unissued, on the album "Earl "Fatha" Hines" (T/ST 1971).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Jerry Cole and His Spacemen (lineup unlisted) record the titles "The Strut", "The Stinger", and "Pokey" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "The Strut" and "Pokey" on the group's album "Outer Limits" (T/ST 2044), has yet to issue "The Stinger", and will also issue "Pokey" as a single (Capitol 5106) with "One Color Blues" (recorded November 16, 1963) on the flipside.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Peter De Angelis conducts his own arrangements to an orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the band tracks for the titles "Painted, Tainted Rose" and, with Also Provenzano, "That's The Way It's Got To Be" in Los Angeles, California. At an unlisted later date, Al Martino will overdub vocals for both titles and Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles as a single (Capitol 5000) and on Martino's album "Painted, Tainted Rose" (T/ST 1975).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Belford Hendricks conducting his own arrangements to an orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "I Really Don't Want To Know", "You Win Again", Bouquet Of Roses", and "If I Never Get To Heaven" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martino's album "I Love You Because" (T/ST 1914).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Brothers Make Two (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Autumn Lament", "Waste A Dime", and "Don't Know Why I'm Asking" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Autumn Lament" as a single (Capitol 2344) with "Don't Be Ashamed" (recorded April 30, 1968) on the flipside and has yet to issue "Waste A Dime" and "Don't Know Why I'm Asking".
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Tony Sandler and Ralph Young, with Bob Bain conducting his own arrangments to an orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the titles "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)", "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", and "O Holy Night" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)" and "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" on May 24, 1968 and for "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and "O Holy Night" on May 27, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of all the titles on Sandler and Young's album "Christmas World" (ST 2967) and will also issue "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" as a single (Capitol 2333) with "Mister Santa" (recorded May 3, 1968, with overdubs also recorded on May 27, 1968) on the flipside.
1974 - Wings' Apple Records album "Band On The Run", distributed by Capitol Records in the United States enters Billboard's Top 100 Albums chart
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records registers the masters it acquired from EMI for John Miles' titles "Take Me To Heaven", "Song For You", "It Wasn't Love At all", "Reday To Spread Your Wings", "I'll Never Do It Again", "Heart Of Stone", "Home", "Close Eyes And Count Ten", "Carrie", "The Right To Sing" and "That's Rock 'N' Roll" which were all recorded in England and will issue all the titles in the United States on Miles' album "Play On" (ST-12292) and will also issue "Song For You" and "That's Rock 'N' Roll" together as a single (Capitol 5251).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Willie Dixon, with unlisted others, records the title "I Cry For You" at an unlisted studio for Capitol Records. No issuing information is listed.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Dave Edmunds, with unlisted others, records the title "I Got Your Number" at an unlisted studio. Capitol Records will issue the title on Edmunds' album "Closer To Fame" (C1-90372 on 12" vinyl and C2-90372 on CD).
2011 - David Mason, classical trumpet player who played the piccolo trumpet solo on The Beatles' single "Penny Lane" as well as playing trumpet on sessions for "A Day in the Life", "Magical Mystery Tour" and "All You Need Is Love", dies at age 85 after a brief battle with leukemia.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1931 - Lonnie Donegan, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and a Chrysalis Records artist, is born Anthony James Donegan in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland. Bruce Eder has written a great biography for the Memorable Music Hall of Fame on the man who invented Skiffle and influenced a generation of future British rock and blues musicians including The Beatles.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Tommy James, singer, member of the Roulette Records group Tommy James and The Shondells, is born Thomas Jackson in Dayton, Ohio
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - At an extended session that will go until April 30, 1953, The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Mulligan on saxophone, Chet Baker on trumpet, Larry Bunker on drums, and Carson Smith on bass) record the titles "Darn That Dream", "I May Be Wrong", "I'm Beginning To See The Light", "The Nearness Of You" and "Tea For Two" at Radio Recorders' studios in Los Angeles, California for Pacific Jazz which will issue all the titles on the group's album "Gerry Mulligan Quartet" (PJLP-5). Blue Note Records will issue "The Nearness Of You" and "Tea For Two" in Japan on the complilation album "The West Coast Sessions" (FCPA6212).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Ornette Coleman Quartet (Ornette Coleman on alto saxophone, Dewey Redman on tenor saxphone, Jimmy Garrison on bass and Elvin Jones on drums) record the titles "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial" with the group on vocals, an alternate take of "Love Call" with Coleman also on trumpet, "The Garden Of Souls", "Open To The Public", "Toy Dance", an alternate take of "Check-Out Time", "Airborne", and an alternate take of "Broad Way Blues in A & R Studios in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue "We Now Interrupt For A Commercial" (the version on the original album replaced the vocals with Mel Fuhrman doing the announcements but the group's vocals were restored for the CD release), "The Garden Of Souls", and "Toy Dance" on the quartet's album "New York Is Now!" (BST 84287) and with the alternate take of "Broad Way Blues" on the CD release of the album (7-84287-2), "Open To The Public" and "Airborne" on the group's album "Love Call" (BST 84356) and with the alternate takes of "Love Call" and "Check-Out Time" on the CD release of the album (7-84356-2).
1992 - Virgin Records America artist Paula Abdul marries actor Emilio Estevez in Santa Monica, California. It is the first marriage for both and Paula will resume her concert tour in two days.
20 Years Ago Today In 1998 - Vocalist Lena Horne, with Donald Harrison on tenor saxophone, Mark Sherman on vibraphone, Mike Renzi on piano, Bobby Forrester on organ, Rodney Jones on guitar, Benjamin Brown on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums, records the title "Singin' In The Rain" at Nola Recording Studio in New York City, New York. Blue Note Records will issue the title on the CD for the soundtrack to the movie "Lulu On The Bridge" (4-95317-2).
2006 - Former Capitol Records artist Keely Smith and Trio perform live at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California. Showtimes were at 8:30 and 10:30 PM. For more info, check out Catalina's website. They also played the previous night. Any first-hand accounts would be much appreciated!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

APRIL 28, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1926 - Blossom Dearie, singer, pianist, songwriter and Capitol Records artist (1964 for one album, "May I Come In?", currently available on Blue Note Records), also on the original soundtrack to the television show "Multiplication Rock!", is born in East Durham, New York
1945 - John Wolters, record producer, singer, and drummer with the Capitol Records group Dr. Hook, is born John Christian Wolters in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Sadly, he'll die of liver cancer in San Francisco, California on June 16, 1997.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1945 - Johnny Mercer, Jo Stafford and The Pied Pipers (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Candy" is at #3 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart.
70 Years Ago Today In 1940 - Capitol Records registers the masters for Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra's titles "12th Street Rag", "Somebody Else, Not Me", "The Object Of My Affection", and "Wabash Blues" which were recorded at sessions held between August 8, 1946 and December 29, 1947 for The Capitol Records Transcription Service. Capitol Records will issue "12th Street Rag" and "Somebody Else, Not Me" together as a single (Capitol 15105), has yet to issue "The Object Of My Affection", and will issue "Wabash Blues" as a single (Capitol 15299) with "High Society" (recorded August 15, 1946, also for The Capitol Records Transcription Service) on the flipside. According to a story told by James B. Conkling, the non-commercial transcription of "12th Street Rag" was so popular amongst DJs that it was decided to release it commercially but the original wax master was either broken or lost, so they had to transfer the audio for an existing transcription disc. The title went on to sell over a million copies, becoming one of Capitol's biggest hits during the label's first ten years.
1949 - Smiley Burnette signs a contract with Capitol
1951 - Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "How High The Moon" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Popular Retail Records chart, they are also at #3 with their Capitol Records single "Mockin' Bird Hill", Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Too Young" with Les Baxter conducting the orchestra using Nelson Riddle's arrangement, is at #5, and Stan Kenton and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "September Song" enters the chart at #20.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During a split session held this day in Los Angeles, California, first Les Baxter conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Gigi" and "La Valse Moderne" then vocalist Helen O'Connell, with Harold Mooney and His Orchestra (lineup also unlisted) records the titles "No Other Love" and "Night For Love". Capitol Records will issue "Gigi" as a single (Capitol 2479) with "I Love Paris" (recorded April 6, 1953) on the flipside, has yet to issue "La Valse Moderne", and will issue "No Other Love" and "Night For Love" together as a single (Capitol 2487).
1956 - Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Poor People Of Paris" is still #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Popular Retail Records chart, Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "Lisbon Antigua" is #4, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Too Young To Go Steady" is at #35 (in a three way tie with Bill Haley and The Comets' single "See You Later, Alligator" and George Cates and His Orchestra's single "Moonglow And Theme From 'Picnic'"), and Dean Martin (with Dick Stabile and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Innamorata (Sweetheart)", is at #39 (in a tie with The Four Lads (with Ray Ellis and His Orchestra)'s single "Standing On The Corner")
1957 - Gene Vincent receives a gold record from Capitol during a show in Chicago for sales of over 2 million copies of the single "Be-Bop-A-Lula", which would go on to sell over 9 million copies
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Twelve-year-old Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #3 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles chart, Dean Martin (with Gus Levine, His Orchestra, and Chorus)'s Capitol Records single "Return To Me" is #16, The Four Prep's Capitol Records single "Twenty-Six Miles" is #25, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #28, and Ed Townsend's Capitol Records single "For Your Love" is #29 (in a tie with Betty Johnson's single "Little Blue Man").
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #15 on WMGM's Top 40 Survey in New York City, New York and #35 on KOBY 1550 AM's Original Top Forty Survey Of The Greater San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area in California.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Gil Evans signs a contract with Capitol Records.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jordanaires (vocalists Hugh Gordon Stoker, Hoyt H. Hawkins, and Neal Matthews, Jr.) with unlisted others, record the titles "Sock Hop", "Where Mary Go", and "Wella Wella Honey" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Sock Hop" and will issue "Where Mary Go" and "Wella Wella Honey" together as a single (Capitol F4025).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill E. Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) records the titles "Honey Love" and "Big Date" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Honey Love" on Sands' album "Sands Storm!" (EAP-2-1081 on 7" vinyl EP and T 1082 on 12" vinyl) and "Big Date" as a single (Capitol F3985) with "After The Senior Prom" (recorded April 15, 1958) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Del Courtney and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Rose Room", "Medley: My Baby Just Cares For Me/Everywhere You Go/Little White Lies/Mama's Gone, Goodbye", "Blue Room", "C'est Si Bon", and "Medley: Never Say Never Again/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Rose Room" and "Medley: My Baby Just Cares For Me/Everywhere You Go/Little White Lies/Mama's Gone, Goodbye" on Courtney's album "Dancing 'Til Daybreak" (T 1070) and has yet to issue "Blue Room", "C'est Si Bon", and "Medley: Never Say Never Again/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans".
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Producer Webley Edwards, with Al Kealoha Perry, John Kamana, Joseph Halemano Nicholas, James Kaopuiki, Winona Beamer, Daniel Kaleihini, Kent Girhard, Lani, Kealiiwahamana, Miriam Purini, Iwalani Kahalewai, Iwalani Kamahele, Sam Kapu, and chanters and chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titels "Fire Goddess" with the addition of Haunani Kahalewai, "Canoe Song (Chinemutu)", "Flame Dance (Nohili)", "Forbidden Waters (Way Kapu)" with Haunani Kahalewai, "Temple Dance" with the addition of Jules Ah See, "Thoughts Of Love (Manao He Aloha)" with Haunani Kahalewai, "Sharskin Drums (Pahu)", "Beauty Hula (Hooheno Keia No Beaute)" with the addition of Benny Kalama, featuring John Kamana, Sol Kamahele, Purini, and Haunani "Chant Of The Island (Kaulana Na Pua)" with Haunani Kahalewai and Benny Kalama and featuring John Kamana, Sol Kamahele, Purini, and Haunani, "Knife Dance (Na Pahi Hola E Pae)", "Tapa Dance (Tomo Pono - Halii Ka Moena) with Haunani Kahalewai, Hawaiian Bamboos (Anapau Nani Wale)" with Haunani Kahalewai, "The Old Church (E Kolo Mea Nui)", and dubbed "Fire Goddess" to become "Pele, Fire Goddess" in an unlisted studio in Hawaii. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Hawaii Calls: Fire Goddess" (T/ST 1033) as by Webley Edwards with Kealoha Perry.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - During two sessions held this day in New York City, New York, Johnny Richards conducts his own arrangments to His Orchestra (Ray Copeland, Burt Collins, Al Stewart, and John Bello on trumpets, Billy Byers, Jim Dahl, and Jimmy Cleveland on trombones, Julius Watkins on French horn, Jay McAllister on tuba, Gene Quill on alto saxophone, Frank Socolow on tenor saxophone, Bill Slapin also on tenor saxophone as well as on piccolo, Shelly Gold on bass saxophone, Bob Panecoast on piano, Chet Amsterdam on bass, Jimmy Campbell on drums, and Joe Venuto on xylophone and percusssion) as they record a new take of "How Are Things In Glocca Morra)" and the title "Estoy Cansado (I'm Tired)" at the first session and the titles "Terpsichore", "Omo Ado" with the band on vocals, "What Is There To Say", and "Je Vous Adore" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles recorded at both sessions on Richards' album "Experiments In Sound" (T/ST 981) and also "Estoy Cansado (I'm Tired)" and "What Is There To Say" together as a single (Capitol F4094).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Pianist and bandleader Count Basie and His Orchestra (Wendell Culley, Snooky Young, Thad Jones, and Joe Newman on trumpets, Henry Coker, Al Grey, and Benny Powell on trombones, Frank Wess on alto saxophone and flute, Marshall Royal also on alto saxophone, Frank Foster and Billy Mitchell on tenor saxophone, Charles Fowlkes on baritone saxophone, Freddie Green on guitar, Eddie Jones onbass, and Sonny Payne on drums), using an arrangement by Jimmy Mundy, record the title "Ol' Man River" in Capitol Records' studios in New York City, New York for Roulette Records. After Roulette's catalog is acquired by EMI, Blue Note Records will issue the title on the CD "Blue Broadway - Show Tunes Blue Note Style" (8-29095-2).
1965 - The Beatles receive the Grammy for "Best Vocal Performance by a Group" for "A Hard Day's Night
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Pink Floyd's Capitol Records album "Dark Side Of The Moon" hits #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. It'll be #1 for only 1 week, but it will stay on Billboard's charts for 741 weeks.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Brush Arbor (lineup unlisted) records the titles "We Need Rain", "Now That It's All Over", and "Alone Again, Naturally" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "Brush Arbor N° 2" (ST-11209) and will also issue "We Need Rain" as a single (Capitol 3968) with "Folk, Rock, Pop, Middle Of The Road Country singer" (recorded August 26, 1974) on the flipside, "Now That It's All Over" as a single (Capitol 3733) with "Song To Mary Anne" (recorded June 9, 1973) on the flipside, and "Alone Again, Naturally" as a single (Capitol 3672) with "Washington County" (recorded on an unlisted date in June 1973) on the flipside.
1974 - Merle Haggard's Capitol Records single "Things Aren't Funny Anymore", with "Honky Tonk Night Time Man" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1974 - Grand Funk Railroad's Capitol Records single "The Loco-motion" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1985 - Sleepy Willis, who worked with Dick Curless on the Capitol Records album "The Soul of Dick Curless" and later would become Curless' lead guitarist, agent, and manager, is inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame
1991 - NBC-TV airs Liberty Records (later to become Capitol Records Nashville) artist Garth Brooks' network special "This Is Garth Brooks"
2006 - Wanda Jackson, former Capitol Records artist (1956-1973), is on stage at 7:00 pm in the Jensen Concert Hall at the Stephens Performing Arts Center at the Idaho State University in Pocatello. Any first-hand accounts would be appreciated!
5 Years Ago Today In 2013 - Lonnie Carter, songwriter and the bass guitarist and a vocalist in the Capitol Records group Steve Miller Band, dies at age 66 from lung cancer and complications from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease at Avamere Care Center in Lebanon, Oregon.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1896 - George Ewing Lee, a baritone saxophone player, singer, bandleader (George E. Lee and His Novelty Singing Orchestra, which featured his sister, future Capitol Records artist Julia Lee, on vocals and piano), is born in Boonville, Missouri
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - David Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor" is #1 on Billboard's Top 100 Singles chart, and Ricky Nelson's Imperial Records single "Believe What You Say" is #13 with the flip side "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It" at #20. Liberty and Imperial Records' catalogs are currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Trombonist Bennie Green, with Billy Root and Gene Ammons (as "Jug") on tenor saxophones, Sonny Clark on piano, Ike Isaacs on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums, records the titles "Lullaby Of The Doomed", "We Wanna Cook" with band on vocals, "That's All", multiple mono and stereo takes of "Soul Stirrin'" with vocals by Bennie Green and Babs Gonzales, "B. G. Mambo", and "Black Pearl" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio at his parent's home in Hackensack, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Green's album "Soul Stirrin'" (BLP1599 in mono and BST81599 in stereo) and also "Lullaby Of The Doomed" and "We Wanna Cook" together as a single (Blue Note 45-1709), "That's All" and a mono version of "Soul Stirrin'" (spliced together from take 12 up to the piano solo and take 13 from the piano solo and ensemble) together as a single (Blue Note 45-1708).
1979 - Blondie's Chrysalis Records single "Heart Of Glass" is still #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Sheena Easton, with unlisted others records the title "Wish You Were Here Tonight" in an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue the title as a single (EMI America 8172) with "Telefone (Long Distance Affair" (Recorded April 12, 1983) on the flipside.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Vocalist Dianne Reeves, with Mulgrew Miller on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, and Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums, records the titles, "For All We Know" with the addition of Greg Osby on alto saxophone, "You Taught My Heart To Sing", "How High The Moon", and "Do Watcha Gotta Do" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue "For All We Know", and "You Taught My Heart To Sing" on Reeve's album "Remember" (B1-90264 on 12" vinyl LP and 7-90264-2 on CD) and rejected the takes of "How High The Moon" and "Do Watcha Gotta Do" recorded at this session.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
2005 - The U.S. Postal Service has a ceremony in New York City, New York to celebrate the release of a postage stamp featuring E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, writer of such well known songs as "Over the Rainbow" (with Capitol Records artist Harold Arlen) from "The Wizard of Oz" and (with Jay Gorney) "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

Friday, April 27, 2018

APRIL 27, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1900 - Walter Lantz, cartoonist, studio owner, creator of Woody Woodpecker (which Capitol Records would release a children's record featuring), Andy Panda, and Chilly Willy, is born Walter Benjamin Lantz in New Rochelle, New York. Animating for Walter Lantz Studios was one of future Capitol Records employee Fred Rice's first jobs in Hollywood. Rice would later do the artwork for Capitol's Woody Woodpecker's albums and promotion materials.
1909 - Jimmie Skinner, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist (recorded 15 released singles for Capitol between 1950 and 1953, but no album was ever put together and the singles are a rare find), is born on a farm near Berea, Kentucky. There's also a reference to him being born in Blue Lick, Kentucky. If anyone knows for sure where Jimmie was born, please leave a comment. A great biography can be found on Paul Vidal's site and at the Hillbilly Music site.
1939 - Jerry Mercer, the drummer with the Capitol Records group April Wine, is born in Newfoundland, Canada
1947 - Pete Ham, singer, songwriter, guitarist and founder of Apple Records and Capitol Records group Badfinger, is born William Peter Ham in Swansea, Wales

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's a Tuesday evening and at a banquet held after the closing of the 14th Annual Northwest Regional Convention And Exhibit in The Grand Ballroom at The Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota The King Cole Trio, June Christy, and Stan Kenton are awarded scrolls for their winning performances in The Billboard magazine's Annual College Poll from The Billboard magazine's Midwest division's general manager, Maynard Reuter. A photo is on page 120 of the May 8, 1948 issue of The Billboard magazine.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Roy Hogsed signs a contract with Capitol Records and all his purchased masters are assigned Capitol mastering numbers.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Vocalist Gloria Wood, with the Pete Candoli Orchestra (Pete Candoli and Conrad Gozzo on trumpets, Ed Kusby and Si Zentner on trombones, Skeets Herfurt on alto saxophone, Ted Nash on tenor saxophone, Paul Smith on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums and bell), records the titles "Hey Bellboy" and "Anybody Hurt?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 2471) and on Wood's EP "Gloria Wood With Pete Candoli" (EAP-1-538).
1955 - Dean Martin and Line Renaud record the track "Relax-Ay-Voo" for Capitol Records
1957 - Ferlin Husky's Capitol Records single "Gone", with "Missing Persons" on the flip side, is #5 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart, Tommy Sand's Capitol Records single "Teenage Crush", with "Hep Dee Hootie (Cutie Wootie)" on the flip side, is #12 (tied with Steve Lawrence's single "Party Doll"), and Sonny James' single "Young Love", with "You're The Reason I'm In Love" on the flip side, is #27
1959 - Bobby Hackett (on coronet, with Stan Brauner on flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor sax; Dave McKenna on piano; Bill Kahakalau on steel guitar; Billy Bauer or Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar and ukulele; Bob Carter on bass; Dick Scott on drums; and Johnny Cresci on bongos) records the tracks "Orchids From Hawaii", "Ku Nei", "Soft Sands" and "Aloha Oe" for his Capitol Records album "Hawaii Swings" in New York City. The sessions may have been produced by Andy Wiswell. The complete Bobby Hackett Capitol solo sessions are available on Mosaic Records.
1959 - The Kingston Trio's Capitol Records single "Tijuana Jail", with "Oh Cindy (from the Warner Bros. Picture “Rio Bravo”)" on the flipside, is #15 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Skip To My Lou" is #3 in Denmark according to Quan Musikbureau in Copenhagen, his single "All Over The World" is #71 on Cash Box magazine's Top 100 Singles chart. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Ramblin' Rose" is #65 and his album "Dear Lonely Hearts" is #83 on Billboard magazine's Top LPs - 150 Best Sellers - Monaural chart.
1966 - Recording begins on The Beatles' track "I'm Only Sleeping" which will appear on their Capitol Records album "Revolver"
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, for Glen Campbell's title "Christmas Is For Children". Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol 2336) with "There's No Place Like Home" (recorded July 24, 1968) on the flipside and on Campbell's album "That Christmas Feeling" (ST 2978).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, Jackie Gleason and His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Goin' Out Of My Head", "Yesterday, "Lonely Is The Name", and "It Must Be Him" at the first session and the titles "Two Different Worlds", "I Won't Cry Anymore", "Live For Life", and "I Can't Believe I'm Losing You" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Gleason's album "The Now Sound For Today's Lovers" (SW 2935).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - The last episode of former Capitol Records artist Bobby Darin's NBC-TV variety show "The Bobby Darin Show" airs and features Capitol Records artist Peggy Lee appears in a concert setting.
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Billy "Crash" Craddock, with unlisted others, records the titles "If I Could Write A Song As Beautiful As You", "What Are Memories Made Of?", and "Never Ending" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Craddock's album "Turning Up And Turning On" (SW-11853) and also "If I Could Write A Song As Beautiful As You" and "Never Ending" together as a single (Capitol 4672).
1981 - Apple Records and Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr marries his second wife, motion picture actress Barbara Bach, at Marylebone Registry Office in London, England. Paul McCartney and wife Linda, George Harrison, and Harry Nilsson were in attendance.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - The Motels (featuring Martha Davis on vocals with unlisted others), records the title "Into The Heartland" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's album "Little Robbers" (ST-12288 on 12" vinyl and 7-46020-2 on CD).
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Great White’s Capitol Records album "Once Bitten" is certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Vocalist Johnny Rodriguez, with unlisted others, records the titles "Sweet Courtinda, Sweet Home", "Back To Stay", and "No Chance To Dance" at Woodland Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Back To Stay" and "No Chance To Dance" together as a single (Capitol 44325). No issuing information is listed for "Sweet Courtinda, Sweet Home".
1990 - Liberty Records (later renamed Capitol Records Nashville) releases Garth Brooks' album "No Fences"
1992 - Capitol Records releases it's limited edition promotional 50th Anniversary box set. It contains 8 CDs and a hardcover book covering the highlights of the previous 50 years of the label's history.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1791 - Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor (most notably of Morse code), painter, and grandfather of Leila Morse (who threw the switch to light the beacon on top of The Capitol Tower that spells out H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D in Morse code for the first time), is born Samuel Finley Breese Morse in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
 
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Gerry Mulligan on baritone saxophone, Chet Baker on trumpet, Larry Bunker on drums, and Carson Smith on bass), records the titles "My Old Flame", "All The Things You Are", two takes of "Love Me Or Leave Me" and "Swinghouse", "Jeru" and "Utter Chaos #2" at Radio Recorders, in Los Angeles, California with producer Richard Bock. Pacific Jazz Records will issue "My Old Flame" on the album "Lee Konitz And The Gerry Mulligan Quartet" (PJLP-10 on 10" vinyl), the second take of "Love Me Or Leave Me", "Jeru", and the first take of "Swinghouse" on the group's self-titled album "Gerry Mulligan Quartet" (PJLP 5 on 10" LP), and all the titles and all the takes on the 4-CD set "The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker" (8-38263-2). Mosaic Records will also issue all the titles and all the takes in the five-LP box set "The Complete Pacific Jazz And Capitol Recordings Of The Original Gerry Mulligan Quartet And Tentette With Chet Baker" (MR5-102 on 12" vinyl).
1959 - Sheena Easton, singer, television actress, and EMI America Records artist, is born Sheena Shirley Orr in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
1961 - Lou Donaldson (on alto saxophone with Herman Foster on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, Dave Bailey on drums, and Alec Dorsey on conga drums) records the tracks "Glory of Love", "Gravy Train", "Polka Dots And Moonbeams", "Candy", "South Of The Border", "Twist Time", and "Avalon" for his Blue Note Records album "Gravy Train" with producer Alfred Lion. The album is released in mono in June 1961 and stereo in July 1962.
1964 - Tollie Records release The Beatles' single "Love Me Do", with "P.S. I Love You" on the flipside, in the United States.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - On her 24th birthday, vocalist Sheena Easton, with unlisted others, records the title "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" at an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue the title on Easton's album "Best Kept Secret" (ST-17101 on 12" vinyl and E2-90265 on CD).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - The Michael Stanley Band (lineup unlisted) recorded the titles "Fire In The Hole", "Highlife", "How Can You Call This Love" and "Just Give Me Tonight" in an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue all the titles on the group's album "You Can't Fight Fashion" (ST-17100) and will also issue "Highlife" as a single (EMI America 8189) with an edited version of "Someone Like You" (album version recorded May 13, 1983) on the flipside.
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - During two session held this day at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, vocalist Diane Reeves, with Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Donald Brown on piano, Charnett Moffett on bass, Marvin "Smitty" Smith on drums, and Ron Powell on percussion, records the titles "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" with the addition of Greg Osby on alto saxophone and "Ancient Source" at the first session and then Reeves, with just Kevin Eubanks on accoustic guitar and Ron Powell on wind chimes, records the title "Like A Lover" at the second session. Blue Note Records will issue "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" and "Like A Lover" in the United States on Reeves' album "I Remember" (B1-90264 on 12" vinyl and 7-90264-2 on CD) and all the titles in Japan on the CD "The Nearness Of You" (TOCJ-5967).

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1932 - Casey Kasem, cartoon voice actor (best known as the voice of Shaggy in "Scooby Doo" and Robin in "Batman" and "Superfriends" cartoons), host of "American Top 40" weekly radio show and "America's Top 10" television show, is born Kemal Amin Kasem in Detroit, Michigan

Thursday, April 26, 2018

APRIL 26, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
80 Years Ago Today In 1938 - Duane Eddy, a guitarist, a Capitol Records artist (1987), and an M-G-M motion picture star, is born in Corning, New York.
1942 - Bobby Rydell, motion picture actor, singer and Capitol Records artists (after leaving Cameo Records, until 1969, when he signed with Reprise), is born Robert Ridarelli in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1960 - Roger Taylor, the drummer, and percussionist, in the Capitol Records bands Duran Duran and Arcadia, is born in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL HISTORY
1952 - Kay Starr's Capitol Records single "Wheel Of Fortune", with Harold Mooney conducting the orchestra and "Angry" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart, and Ella Mae Morse's Capitol Records single "Blacksmith Blues", with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra and originally released as the flipside of a re-issue of Freddie Slack's "Cow Cow Boogie" and then with "Love Me Or Leave Me" on the flipside, is #3.
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - It's a Monday and The King Cole Trio, along with other Capitol Records artists Stan Kenton, June Christy, and Spike Haskell, as well as Capitol's Minneapolis promotion man Bob Jacobs, appear for two days in Booth 1 as part of Capitol Records' exhibit at the 14th Annual Northwest Regional Convention And Exhibit in the Gold Room at The Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota with 16 other record distributors, jobbers, jukebox manufacturers, and related merchandise firms. A General Electric Combo record player was demoed by constantly playing The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy". The convention is sponsored by jukebox operator associations from four states - the Minnesota Amusement Games Association (MAGA), the Wisconsin Phonograph Operators' Association (WPOA), the North Dakota Music Operators' Association (NDMOA), and the South Dakota Phonograph Association (SDPA).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Laurie London's Capitol Records single "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" is #1 on The Billboard magazine's "Most Played By Jockeys" chart for the second week in a row.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Looking Back" is #6 on The Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers In Stores and Most Played R&B By Jockeys charts, #12 on the magazine's Top 100 Sides chart, #14 on the magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles In Stores chart, and #27 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart. "Looking Back"'s flipside "Do I Like It" is also #94 on The Billboard magazine's Top 100 Sides chart. Also, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "St. Louis Blues" debuts at #18 and his album "Love Is The Thing" is #25 on The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop LPs chart.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet and vocals, Hank Jones on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Just A Gigolo" and "Moten Swing" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue "Just A Gigolo" on the quartet's album "Jumpin' With Jonah" (EAP-3-1039 on 7" vinyl and T/ST 1039 on 12" vinyl) and "Moten Swing" on the album "Hit Me Again!" (T/ST 1375).
1962 - Capitol Records records a concert by Judy Garland, with Mort Lindsey conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra, at Manhattan Center in New York City New York. Judy performs the songs "Sail Away", "Something's Coming", "Why Can't I?", "Just In Time", "Do What You Do", "Get Me To The Church On Time", "The Party's Over", "Joey, Joey, Joey", "Hey Look Me Over", "Some People", and "Never Will I Marry". Capitol Records will issue all the tracks except "Why Can't I?" and "Do What You Do" on the compilation CD "Judy Live" (CDP 7-92343-2) and "Why Can't I?" on the compilation CD "Classic Judy Garland - The Capitol Years - 1955-1965" (CDP 7243-5-39282-2-3). As of yet, the incomplete recording of "Do What You Do" (Judy's hoarse voice that night only let her sing the vocals for the first verse) has not been released. There's a great first-hand account of the performance on Steve Jarret's site.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records album "Nat 'King' Cole" is #2 on KTKT 990 AM's Album Sound Of The Day chart in Tucson, Arizona.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, trumpet player Jack Sheldon, with unlisted others, records the titles "There Will Never Be Another You", "Days Of Wine And Roses", "That Old Feeling" and "Freaky Friday" at the first session, the titles "On Green Dolphin Street", "What Kind Of Fool Am I?", "The More I See You", and "Merry Old England" at the second session, and the titles "Stella By Starlight", "Forgive Me Waltz", "Soft Winds", and, with Sheldon also on vocals, "Born To Lose" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue "Born To Lose" on Sheldon's album "Oooo,But It's Good!" (T/ST 1963).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During three sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Jean Hoffman, with unlisted others, records the titles "Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be", "Crazy He Calls Me", "Surrey With The Fringe On Top", and "Contrary Motion" at the first session, "Great Day", "Christopher Robin", and "Lass From The Low Country", and the titles "Let My People Go", "I Fall In Love Too Easily", and "Scarlet Ribbons" for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Vic Damone, with Jack Parnello conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted) performs the titles "You And The Night And The Music", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "What Kind Of Fool Am I?", "At Long Last Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", "Adios", "I Left My Heart In San Francisco", "A Lot Of Livin' To Do", "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You", and "On The Street Where You Live" during a live show recorded at Basin Steet East in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Damone's album "Vic Damone At Basin Street East - The Liveliest" (T/ST 1944 on 12" vinyl).
1965 - Capitol Records releases The Beach Boys single "Help Me Rhonda" with "Kiss Me Baby" on the flipside
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Final overdubs are recorded for Tony Bruno's titles "Little Men And Women" and "Getting Better" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the final mix of the title as a single (Capitol 2235) with "Didn't We" (recorded May 1, 1968) on the flipside and on Bruno'salbum "I'm Feeling It Now" (ST 2930) and has yet to issue "Getting Better".
1972 - Buck Owens records the track "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie" which Capitol Records will release as a single with "Good Old Days (Are Here Again)" on the flipside.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Overdubs are recorded in Los Angeles, California for Kay Adams titles "Ain't It Funny (How The Heart Rules The Mind)", "Reason To Feel", "I Can, I Can", and "Hearts of Stone". Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of "Ain't It Funny (How The Heart Rules The Mind)" and "Reason To Feel" together as a single (Capitol 3692) and the final mixes of "I Can, I Can" and "Hearts Of Stone" together as a single (Capitol 3624).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record the titles "Afrikaan Beat" featuring Uan Rasey on trumpet, 'I Love Paris", "The Dreamer" featuring Ray Sherman on piano, and "Walk On By" and overdubs for "I Love Paris" and "Walk On By" in The Capitol Tower Studios at 1750 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue all the titles as part of their "As You Remember Them" series in the three-LP set "Volume 7 - Billy May" (STL 247).
1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights", with "William Tell Overture" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Apple and Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr stars in his first TV special in the United States - an updated version of Mark Twain's "The Prince and the Pauper"
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - During two sessions held this day in Nashville, Tennessee, vocalist Johnny Rodriguez, with unlisted others, records the titles "You Might Want To Use Me Again", "I Wanta Wake Up With You", "Someday I'm Gonna Finish Leaving You" at the first session and the titles "She Loves Austin", "Where Do I Go To Surrender", and "My Memory's Gonna Serve You Right" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "You Might Want To Use Me Again" and "She Loves Austin" together as a single (Capitol 44245) and an edited version of "I Wanta Wake Up With You and "Someday I'm Gonna Finish Leaving You" together as a single (Capitol 44204). No issuing information is listed for "Where Do I Go To Surrender" and "My Memory's Gonna Serve You Right".

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - David Seville's Liberty Records single "Witch Doctor", with "Don't Whistle At My Baby" on the flipside, is #1 The Billboard magazine's Best Selling Pop Singles In Stores and Top 100 Sides charts for the second week. Seville (aka Ross Bagdasarian) would use the techniques from this single to create the sound of The Chimpmunks.
1980 - Dottie West's United Artists Records single "A Lesson In Leavin'", with "Love's So Easy For Two" on the flip side, becomes her first solo single to reach #1 on the U.S. Country singles chart. United Artists' catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1981 - Sheena Easton's EMI America Records single "Morning Train (Nine To Five)", with "Calm Before The Storm" on the flipside is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. EMI America's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Sheena Easton, with unlisted others, records the title "Just One Smile" in an unlisted studio. EMI America will issue the title in the United States on Easton's album "Best Kept Secret" (ST-17101).
1984 - Count Basie (born William James Basie), composer, pianist, organist, and bandleader, who recorded sessions for (among others) the RCA/Bluebird, Decca, Roulette Jazz, and Pablo labels, died of pancreatic cancer in Hollywood, Florida. Roulette's catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1987 - Cutting Crew's Virgin Records America single "(I Just) Died In Your Arms", with "For the Longest Time" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart, becoming the group and the label's first #1 single in the United States
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Superblue (Don Sickler on trumpet, Roy Hargrove on trumpet and flugelhorn, Frank Lacy on trombone, Bobby Watson on alto saxophone, Bill Pierce on tenor saxophone, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Bob Hurst on bass, and Kenny Washington on drums) record the titles "Open Sesame", "Summertime", "Marvelous Marvin", "Time Off", "I Remember Clifford", "Conservation", "Once Forgotten", and "M & M" at recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey for Somethin' Else Records. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on the group's self-titled album "Superblue" (B1-91731 on 12" vinyl and 7-91731-2 on CD).
1999 - Sinead O'Connor, a former Chrysalis Records artist, is ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church, a Roman Catholic splinter group, as Mother Bernadette Mary. She will next appear as a performer on this day in 2005 when she makes a live on-stage appearance at the fifth annual Jammy Awards in New York City, New York with the group Burning Spear.

ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1977 - The Studio 54 discothèque opens in New York City, New York and will close on the same date three years later in 1980.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

APRIL 25, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1917 - Ella Fitzgerald, singer, motion picture actress, and a Verve and a Capitol Records artist, is born Ella Jane Fitzgerald in Newport News, Virginia. Ella would be one of the first non-Capitol artists to record in Studio A in the Capitol Tower. On August 16, 1956, she, along with Louis Armstrong, would record tracks for their duet album on Verve and 5 days later she would record tracks for her "Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book", also on Verve. She would go on to record three albums for Capitol with producer Dave Dexter, Jr.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Derek William Dick (aka Fish), the original vocalist and guitarist with the Capitol Records group Marillion and a solo artist, is born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland.
1994 - Maggie Rogers, singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Margaret Debay Rogers in Easton Maryland.

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Pappy "Gube" Beaver signs with Capitol
1951 - Pianist Lou Busch as Joe "Fingers" Carr, with the vocal group The Carr-Hops (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Ballin' The Jack", "It Must Be True You Are Mine, All Mine", and "Carr's Hop" (which will be remastered and released as "Rapscallion Rag") in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Ballin' The Jack" and "It Must Be True You Are Mine, All Mine" together as a single (Capitol 1558) and "Rapscallion Rag" on Carr's album ""Bar Room Piano" (CCN-280).
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Pretend", with orchestra conducted by arranger Nelson Riddle, is #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart, Les Baxter and His Orchestra's Capitol Records single "April In Portugal" is #6, Jane Froman's Capitol Records single "I Believe", conducted by Sid Feller, is #18 and Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Can't I?", also with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra is #19
1956 - Capitol Records artist Peggy Lee marries her third husband, actor Dewey Martin
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill E. Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players), records the titles "After The Senior Prom" and "Since I Met You Baby" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "After The Prom" as a single (Capitol F3985) with "Big Date" (recorded April 28, 1958) on the flipside and "Since I Met You Baby" on Sands' album "Sands Storm!" (EAP-2-1081 on 7" vinyl and T 1081 on 12" vinyl).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nelson Riddle conducts his own arrangements to His Orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they record the titles "Love Theme From 'St. Louis Blues'", "The Song From 'Kings Go Forth' (Monique)", "Una Casa Portuguesa" and "Siesta Sevilla" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Love Theme From 'St. Louis Blues'" as a single (Capitol F3980) with "The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad" (recorded April 14, 1958) on the flipside, "The Song From 'Kings Go Forth' (Monique)" and "Siesta In Sevilla" together as a single (Capitol F4005), and "Una Casa Portuguesa" as a single (Capitol F074) with "Birds Of Paradise" (recorded September 16, 1958) on the flipside.
1961 - The Louvin Brothers sign a contract with Capitol Records.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Jean Hoffman, with unlisted others, records the titles "Bye Bye Blackbird", "I Fall In Love To Easily", "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face", and "I Love Little Jimmy" in Los Angeles, California for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist June Christy, with Al Viola on guitar and Don Bagley on bass, records the titles "Don't Explain", "Ev'ry Time", "I Get Along Without You Very Well", and "Suddenly It's Spring" in Los Angeles, California with producer Bill Miller. Capitol Records will issue "Don't Explain" and "Ev'ry Time" on Christy's album "The Intimate Miss Christy" (T/ST 1953) and has yet to issue the takes of "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "Suddenly It's Spring" recorded at this session. New takes of both titles will be recorded on May 23, 1958, and those takes will be the ones issued on the album "The Intimate Miss Christy".
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist Al Martino, with Belford Hendricks conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra and vocal chorus (lineups unlisted), records the titles "Just Call Me Lonesome", "Take These Chains From My Heart", "It's A Sin", "Losing You", and "Still" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Martino's album "I Love You Because" (T/ST 1914).
1964 - According to the Ottawa Journal "Hit Parade", The Beatles hold the #1, 2 & 3 slots in Canada with, respectively, the singles "Twist and Shout", "Can't Buy Me Love" and "All My Loving"
1967 - The Beatles record the track "Magical Mystery Tour" at Abbey Road Studios in London, England with producer George Martin.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Beatles' Apple Corps, Ltd. begins operations in its London offices at 27 Ovington Square, London, SW3 1LJ.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, overdubs are recorded for Glen Campbell's title "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" at the first session and then vocalist Glen Campbell, with Al De Lory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas" and "Fate Of Man" at the second session. After further overdubs are recorded for "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" on May 10, 1968, for "It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas" on July 24, 1968, and for "Fate Of Man" on August 28, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" and "Fate Of Man" on Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" (ST-103), the final mix of "It Must Be Getting Close To Christmas" on Campbell's album "That Christmas Feeling" (ST 2978), and "Fate Of Man" as a single (Capitol 2302) with "Wichita Lineman" (recorded May 27, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Lettermen (vocalists Jim Pike, Tony Butala, and Bob Engemann) Perry Botkin, Jr. conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), record the title "Anyone Who Had A Heart" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 2196) with "All The Grey Haired Men" (recorded April 13, 1968) on the flipside.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Mad River (David Robinson and Rick Bockner on guitars, Lawrence Hammond on bass, keyboards, and vocals, Greg Dewey on drums, harmonica, and vocals, and Tom Manning on vocals) records the title "Amphetamine Gazelle" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 2310) with "High All The Time" (recorded May 29, 1968) on the flipside and on the group's self-titled album "Mad River" (ST 2985).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During three sessions held this day at Century Sound Studios in New York City, New York, The Wind In The Willows (Peter Brittain on lead guitar and vocals, Deborah Harry on vocals, tambura, tambourine, and finger cymbals, Paul Klein on guitar and vocals, Steve "Marvello" DePhillips on bass and vocals, Wayne Kirby on double bass, piano, harpsichord, organ, and vibraphone, Ida Andrews on flute, bassoon, piccolo, flute, chimes and vocals, Anton Carysforth on drums, and session producer Artie Kornfeld on bongos, bass drum, drums, hairy drums) with recording engineer Brooks Arthur and a string section (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Wayne Kirby, records the titles "My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died" and "So Sad" at the first session, the titles "Park Avenue Blues" and "She's Fantastic" at the second session, and the titles "A Quite Respectable Older Lady", and "Uptown Girl" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles, except "A Quite Respectable Older Lady" which has yet to be issued, on the group's self-titled album "The Wind In The Willows" (SKAO 2956).
1971 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Empty Arms", with "Everything Begins And Ends With You" on the flipside, is #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - An editing session is held for The Lettermen's title "Mac Arthur Park" (recorded December 15, 1972, with overdubs recorded on December 22 and 29, 1972) to create "Mac Arthur Park (Short Version)" for Capitol Records, which has yet to issue the title.
1981 - Capitol Records group Wings disbands when guitarist Denny Laine quits
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records re-releases Duran Duran's self-titled album "Duran Duran" in the U.S., with the addition of the track "Is There Something I Should Know? as well as new photos, where it will peak at #10
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - As listed in the master files, vocalist Beau Williams, with an orchestra (lineup unlisted) using arrangements by Ron "Have Mercy" Kersey, records the title "Stay With Me" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title on Williams' album "Stay With Me" (ST-12286).
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Capitol Records will register the masters for Bruce Murray's titles "Fron Now On" and "Mixed Emotion" and will issue both titles together as a single (Capitol 5234).
1992 - Capitol Records vocal group The Five Keys is inducted into the United In Group Harmony Association Hall of Fame. The group does an impromptu performance which will be the last by its original members.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Coleridge Perkinson directs vocalist, pennywhistle, talking drums, and guitar player Solomon Ilori and His Afro-Drum Ensemble (Chief Bey and Montego Joe on congas, Josiah Ilori on sakara drums and cowbell, Robert Crowder on congas, chekere, and cowbell, Garvin Masseaux on congas, xylophone, and cowbell) with Hosea Taylor on alto saxophone, Jay Berliner on guitar, and Ahmed Abdul-Malik on bass, as they record the titles "Yaba E (Farewell)", "Jojolo (Look At This Beautiful Girl)", "Follow Me To Africa", "Aiye Le (Troubled World)", "Tolani (African Love Song" in recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Blue Note Records will issue all the titles on Solomon Ilori and His Afro-Drum Ensemble's album "African High Life" (BLP4136/BST84136 on 12" vinyl and 3-59437-2 on CD).
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Former Capitol Records artist Dean Martin marries his third wife, Catherine Mae Hawn
1975 - Future Capitol Records band Sweet's Bell Records single "Little Willy" is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Sheena Easton, with unlisted others, records the title "Keep The Motor Running" at an unlisted studio for EMI America. No issuing information is listed.
35 Years Ago Today In 1983 - Vocalist Ernestine Anderson, with Norman Simmons on piano, George Mraz on bass, and Tim Horner on drums, records the title "Someday My Prince Will Come" in the Toshiba EMI Studios in Tokyo, Japan. EMI Eastworld Records will issue the title in Japan on the multi-artist compilation LP "Three Pearls" (EWJ 90028) and Blue Note/EMI Toshiba will issue the title in Japan on the CD release of the album (TOCJ-6189).
1990 - Dexter Gordon, a saxophonist, Academy Award-nominated motion picture actor, and Blue Note Records artist, dies at age 67 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

APRIL 24, 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS!
1914 - Ray Leatherwood, a bass player with Capitol Records artist Les Brown and His Band of Renown, also with Bob Chester's Orchestra, The Jack Teagarden Sextet, helped back Liberty Records singers Julie London, and Matt Dennis, toured with Capitol Records artist Bob Hope's troupe on 20 Christmas visits to U. S. military bases around the world for the U.S.O., and worked with Rosy McHargue's Ragtimers, but only for recording sessions, is born in Itasca, Texas
1942 - Barbra Streisand, singer, Broadway and motion picture actress, television variety special host and guest, Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy awards winner, and Capitol Records artist (the original Broadway cast album for "Funny Girl") is born Barbara Joan Streisand in Brooklyn, New York

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1946 - Theremin player Dr. Samuel Hoffman, with Leslie (Les) Baxter conducting a vocal group and orchestra (lineups unlisted), records new takes of the titles "Celestial Nocturne""Lunar Rhapsody", and "Lunette" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all three titles on Hoffman's album "Music Out Of The Moon" (CC-47 on 78 RPM, CCF-2000 on 45 RPM, and H-2000 on 33 1/3 RPM).
1946 - Vocalist Ella Mae Morse and pianist Freddie Slack, with a rhythm section (Al Hendrickson on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums), record the titles "Your Conscience Tells You" and "Pig Foot Pete" at Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood, California. Capitol Records will issue the two titles together as a single (Capitol 278).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - Peggy Lee (with then-husband Dave Barbour and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "Manana" is #1 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart and The King Cole Trio's Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is #7
1950 - Mel Blanc is back in the studio again to records tracks for the children's singles "Bugs Bunny Meets Hiawatha" and "Daffy Duck Meets Yosemite Sam" Both tracks are produced by Alan Livingston with the story by Warren Foster and Michael Maltese and music by Billy May. On "Bugs Bunny Meets Hiawatha" additional uncredited vocals are provided by Arthur Q. Bryan. On "Daffy Duck Meets Yosemite Sam" Vance "Pinto" Colvig, also the voice of Bozo for Capitol and Goofy for Disney, provides additional uncredited vocals.
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - Pianist Joe "Fingers" Carr (aka Lou Busch) and His Ragtime Band (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Wang Wang Blues", "Wabash Blues", "Doodle-Doo-Doo", and "Alabamy Bound" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Carr's album "Joe 'Fingers' Carr And His Ragtime Band" (EBF-443 on 7" vinyl, H-443 on 10" vinyl, and T 433 on 12" vinyl).
1954 - Frank Sinatra's Capitol Records single "Young At Heart", with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra and "Take A Chance" on the flipside, is #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart, Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Answer Me, My Love", also with arranger Nelson Riddle conducting the orchestra and "Why" on the flipside, is #6, Kay Starr (with Harold Mooney conducting the orchestra) has a hit double sided Capitol Records single with "The Man Upstairs" at #12 and it's flip side "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" at #13, and Les Paul and Mary Ford's Capitol Records single "I Really Don't Want To Know", with "South" on the flipside, debuts at #20.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill E. Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players), records the titles "Warm Your Heart", "Hey, Miss Fannie" with an unlisted tenor saxophonist and without Moore on piano, "Tweedle Dee Dee" also with the tenor saxophonist and Moore back on piano, and "Rock Light" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sands' album "Sands Storm!" (EAP-1/2/3-1081 on 7" vinyl and T 1081 on 12" vinyl).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Faron Young, with (listed as probably) Tommy Jackson and Dale Potter on twin fiddles, Marvin Hughes on piano and vibraphone, Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland on electric guitar, Chet Atkins on guitar, Loren Otis "Jack" Shook on rhythm guitar, Gene "Buddy" Emmons on steel guitar, Murray M. "Buddy" Harman, Jr. on drums and The Anita Kerr Singers (unlisted chorus vocals), records the titles "Out Of My Heart", "Everytime I'm Kissin' You", and "Alone With You" at Bradley Film and Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Out Of My Heart" on Young's album "Hello Walls" (T/ST 1528) and "Everytime I'm Kissin' You" and "Alone With You" together as a single (Capitol F3982) and on Young's album "Faron Young Sing The Best Of Faron Young" (T 1450).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Vocalist June Christy, with Al Viola on guitar and Don Bagley on bass, records the titles "I Fall In Love Too Easily", "Time After Time", and, without Bagley on bass, "Misty", then, with Bagley back on bass, "It Never Entered My Mind" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records has yet to issue the takes of "I Fall In Love Too Easily" and "Time After Time" recorded at this session and both will have new takes recorded on May 23, 1963, which will be issued on Christy's album "The Intimate Miss Christy" (T/ST 1953) along with the takes of "Misty" and "It Never Entered My Mind" recorded at this session.
1967 - Capitol Records' subsidiary Tower Records (no relation to the much-missed chain of record stores) releases the first single in the U.S. by "The Pink Floyd" - "Arnold Layne" with "Candy And A Current Bun" on the flipside (Tower 333). The track is written by Syd Barrett and features "The Light Kings of England" - Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Syd Barrett and Rick Wright. For more information on Pink Floyd's discography on Tower Records, read this definitive article by Vernon Fitch. For more on the discography and life of late Syd Barret, go to Stephen Scheider's tribute site.
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with Al De Lory conducting his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "If You Go Away" and "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" in Los Angeles, California. After overdubs are recorded for "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" on April 25, 1968, and for both titles on May 10, 1968, Capitol Records will issue the final mixes of both titles on Campbell's album "Wichita Lineman" (ST-103).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Mad River (David Robinson and Rick Bockner on guitars, Lawrence Hammond on bass, keyboards, and vocals, Greg Dewey on drums, harmonica, and vocals, and Tom Manning on vocals) records the title "Eastern Light" in Los Angeles, California with producer by Nick Venet. Capitol Records will issue the title on the group's self-titled album "Mad River" (ST 2985).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - During three sessions held this day in New York City, New York, The Wind In The Willows (vocalist Debbie Harry with unlisted others) records the titles "Moments Spent" and "The Djini Judy" at the first session, "There Is But One Truth Daddy" and "Little People" at the second session, and "Friendly Lion" and "Wheel Of Changes" at the third session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the group's album "" (SKAO 2956).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Lou Levy conducting His Orchestra (Victor Paz, Al De Risi, Tony Robilotte, and Lew Soloff on trumpets and flugelhorns, Ray De Sio, Mort Trautman, and Bill Watrous on trombones, Alan Robinson on French horn, Hubert Laws on saxophone and flute, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on harmonica, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Francisco Aguabella on percussion) performs the titles "Fever", "Why Don't You Do Right", "Well Alright, Okay, You Win", "Travelin' Light", "What Is A Woman?", and "Lonesome Road" during a show at the Copacabana Club in New York City, New York that is taped. Capitol Records will issue "Well Alright, Okay, You Win", "What Is A Woman?", and "Here's To You" on Lee's album "2 Shows Nightly" (ST-105) and has yet to issue any of the other titles.
1974 - Grand Funk Railroad's Capitol Records single "The Loco-motion", with "Destitute & Losin'" on the flipside, is certified Gold by the R.I.A.A.
1975 - Pete Ham (born William Peter Ham), singer, songwriter, and a founder and leader of the groups The Panthers, The Iveys and Apple Records and Capitol Records group Badfinger, hangs himself in the garage of his home in London, England at age 27, three days before his 28th birthday
1977 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Southern Nights", with "William Tell Overture" on the flipside, is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
40 Years Ago Today In 1978 - Vocalist Glen Campbell, with unlisted others, records the title "Another Fine Mess" at Studio City's studios in Sherman Oaks, California for the soundtrack of the motion picture "the end". Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol 4584) with "Can You Fool" (recorded February 22, 1978) on the flipside.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - Glenn Cornick, bass player with the Chrysalis Records band Jethro Tull and the band Wild Turkey is born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Chrysalis' American catalog is currently owned by Universal Music Group, Capitol Music Group's parent company.
1957 - Future Imperial and Capitol Records artist Ricky Nelson's first single, "A Teenager's Romance", with "I'm Walkin'" on the flipside, is released by Verve Records and sells 60,000 copies in three days
1959 - The final episode of "Your Hit Parade", the Saturday night pop-music show that's been running on the radio since April 1935, and on television since 1950, is broadcast.

Monday, April 23, 2018

APRIL 23, 2018

ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1947 - At their first session for Capitol Records, Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan record "Bugs Bunny Meets Elmer Fudd - Part 1""Bugs Bunny Meets Elmer Fudd - Part 2" and "Daffy Duck Flies South - Part 1" using a script by Tedd Pierce and Warren Foster and adapted by Alan Livingston and with Billy May conducting his own arrangements to his Orchestra (Uan Rasey, and Emanuel "Mannie" Klein on trumpet, Ed Kusby and Carl Loeffler on trombone, Mario Grilli on French horn, Harold Lawson, Jules Kinsler, Gordon Green, Arthur Fleming, and George Smith on saxophones, Edwin "Buddy" Cole on piano, Noel Boggs on guitar, Phil Stephens on bass, John Cyr on drums, June Weiland on harp, and a string section with Nick Pisani, Mischa Russell, and Olcott Vail on violin, David Sterkin on viola, and Cy Bernard on cello).in Radio Recorders' studios at 932 North Western Avenue in Hollywood between 8:00 PM and 12:00 AM on April 24, 1947. After additional vocals by Pinto Colvig and "Daffy Duck Flies South - Part 2" are recorded on April 30, 1947, Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the children's album "Bugs Bunny's Stories for Children" (CC-64).
70 Years Ago Today In 1948 - The King Cole Trio start seven straight days of performances at Radio City in Minneapolis, Minnesota and their Capitol Records single "Nature Boy" is #2 on The Billboard magazine's Records Most Played By Disk Jockeys chart and #7 on the magazine's Best-Selling Popular Retail Records chart
1949 - Jo Stafford and Gordon MacRae (with Paul Weston and His Orchestra)'s Capitol Records single "'A' You're Adorable", the flipside of "I Need You", debuts at #4 on Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart where it will peak the next week at #3
1949 - Mel Tormé has three Capitol Records singles in the top 20 of Billboard's Best Selling Singles chart: "Careless Hands" (with orchestra conducted by Sonny Burke), with "She's A Home Girl" on the flipside, is at #9, "Again" (with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo) debuts at #18, and it's flipside, "Blue Moon", debuts at #20 (in a tie with Frankie Yankovic & His Yanks' single "Blue Skirt Waltz").
65 Years Ago Today In 1953 - During two sessions held on this day in Los Angeles, California, Jack Barbour and His Rhythm Rustlers (lineup unlisted and featuring Bob Osgood on vocals and Odes McDowell on unlisted contribution) record the titles "Grandma's Favorite" in G, "Silver Lake" in G, "Late For Supper" in D, and "Bye Bye Baby" in D at the first session and the titles "Silver Bell" in C, "Jackson's Breakdown" in D, "Bully Of The Town" in C, and "Hornet's Nest" in D at the second session. Capitol Records will issue "Grandma's Favorite" and "Silver Lake" in the album "Jack Barbour And His Rhythm Rustlers - Square Dance Favorites (Without Calls)" (DAS-4040 on 10" shellac and KASF-4040 on 7" vinyl), "Late For Supper" and "Bye Bye Baby" in the album "Jack Barbour And His Rhythm Rustlers - Square Dance Favorites (without calls)" (DAS-4041 on 10" shellac and KASF-4041 on 7" vinyl), "Silver Bell" and "Hornet's Nest" in the album "Jack Barbour And His Rhythm Rustlers - Square Dance Favorites (without calls)" (DAS-4044 on 10" shellac and KASF-4044 on 7" vinyl), and "Jackson's Breakdown" and "Bully Of The Town" in the album "Jack Barbour And His Rhythm Rustlers - Square Dance Favorites (without calls)" (DAS-4045 on 10" shellac and KASF-4045 on 7" vinyl).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole opens at The Coconut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with Bob Bain's Music (Merrill E. Moore on piano, Bob Bain on lead guitar, Buck Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players) and a vocal chorus (lineup unlisted), records the titles "Blue Velvet", "Hearts Of Stone", "Maybelline", and "Little Mama" with an unlisted tenor saxophonist in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Sands' album "Sands Storm!" (T 1081).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Vocalist Robert Mitchum, with Justin Gordon on saxophone, Milt Raskin on piano, Jack Marshall, Otis "Joe" Maphis, and Howard Roberts on guitar, Tiny Timbrell on bass, and Nick Fatool on drums, records the titles "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" and "The Ballad Of Thunder Road" 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 titles together as a single (Capitol F3986) and "The Ballad Of Thunder Road" on the multi-artist compilation album ""Shutdown" (T/DT 1918).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Guitarist Jack Marshall directs an orchestra (lineup unlisted) as they records the title "Thunder Road Chase" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue the title as a single (Capitol F3978) with "Fingerpoppin'" (recorded January 2, 1958) on the flipside.
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - The Jonah Jones Quartet (Jonah Jones on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, John Brown on bass, and Harold Austin on drums) records the titles "Some Enchanted Evening", "The Blues Don't Care", and, with Jonah Jones also on vocals, "It's A Good Day" in New York City, New York. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Some Enchanted Evening" and will issue the other two titles on the quartet's album "Jumpin' With Jonah" (T/ST 1039).
1961 - Judy Garland's Sunday night concert at Carnegie Hall is recorded live by Capitol Records and rush-released as a double album which will go on to win 5 Grammys and be the #1 album for 13 weeks. It will be remastered and re-released in 2001 for its 40th anniversary under the supervision of then-VP of Catalog A&R Paul Atkinson
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer" is #3 on WABC's Hot Prospects ("Hits Of Tomorrow, Today!") chart.
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - During two sessions held this day in Los Angeles, California, vocalist Tennessee Ernie Ford, with The San Quentin Prison Choir (40 unlisted vocalists) and Jack Fascinato conducting the orchestra (lineup unlisted), records the titles "We Gather Together" and "Whiter Than Snow" at the first session and the titles "Come Thou Fount", "Somebody Dig A Golden Deed", "Higher Ground", "God Of Our Fathers", and "Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone" at the second session. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Tennessee Ernie Ford And The San Quentin Prison Choir - We Gather Together" (T/ST 1937).
1967 - Sonny James' Capitol Records single "Need You", with "On And On" on the flipside, hits #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Ben Kalama directs his own arrangements to the orchestra (lineup unlisted but features Hawaiian guitar players) as they record the titles "Sleepy Lagoon", "Adventures In Paradise", "Lovely Hula Girl", "My Tane (My Man)", "Heavenly Islands (Le Bateau De Tahiti)", "Trade Winds", "Hawaiian Rose", "Ebb Tide", "I'll Weave A Lei Of Stars For You", "Sweet Someone", "Palisa", and "Kalena Kai" in an unlisted studio in Hawaii with producer Webley Edwards. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on the album "Webley Edwards Presents: 'Hawaii Calls' Soft Hawaiian Guitars - Favorite Instrumentals Of The Islands - Volume 6" (ST 2917).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Vocalist Peggy Lee, with Lou Levy conducting His Orchestra (Victor Paz, Al De Risi, Tony Robilotte, and Lew Soloff on trumpets and flugelhorns, Ray De Sio, Mort Trautman, and Bill Watrous on trombones, Alan Robinson on French horn, Hubert Laws on saxophone and flute, Jean "Toots" Thielemans on harmonica, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Ben Tucker on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Francisco Aguabella on percussion) performs the titles "Personal Property", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Something Stupid", "Until It's time For You To Go", "Keep Your Hand On The Plow", and "Big Spender" during a performance at the Copacabana Club in New York City, New York that is taped. Capitol Records has yet to issue "Big Spender" and will issue all the other titles on Lee's album "2 Shows Nightly" (ST-105).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - Overdubs are recorded in Nashville, Tennessee for Sonny James' titles "She Thinks I Still Care" and "I Fall To Pieces". Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "She Thinks I Still Care" on James' album "Heaven Says Hello" (ST 2937) and the final mix of "I Fall To Pieces" on James' album "Born To Be With You" (ST-111).
1969 - Glen Campbell's Capitol Records single "Galveston", with "How Come Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratchin' You" on the flipside, hits #1 on the U.S. Country singles charts
1969 - The Beach Boys finish recording the track "Break Away", written by Murray Wilson and produced by Brian Wilson with Carl Wilson on lead vocals. The track will be released as a single, with "Celebrate The News" on the flip side, by Capitol Records on June 23, 1969, and peak at #63 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Capitol Records registers the masters it purchased for Red Simpson's titles "Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin'", "You Still Got A Hold On Me", "Gas, Food And Lodging", and "Feeling Like Tarzan", which were recorded April 1, 1973 in Portland, Oregon, and will issue "Awful Lot To Learn About Truck Drivin'" and "You Still Got A Hold On Me" together as a single (Capitol 3616) and has yet to issue the other two titles.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - The Trend (lineup unlisted) records the titles "Castaways" and "What Am I Gonna Do?" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Castaways" as a single (Capitol 3725) with "Places" (recorded April 20, 1973) on the flipside and has yet to issue "What Am I Gonna Do?".
1986 - Harold Arlen (born Hyman Arluck in Buffalo, New York), bandleader, pianist, Broadway actor, singer, composer ("Stormy Weather", "Over The Rainbow" and many others and worked with lyricists "Yip" Harburg, Capitol Records' co-founder Johnny Mercer, Ted Koehler, and others) and Capitol Records artist, dies at age 81 in New York City, New York and is later interred next to his wife, Anya Taranda, in Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale, New York
30 Years Ago Today In 1988 - Iron Maiden's Capitol Records album "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" is #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart
2011 - Tom King, a guitarist and founding member of the Capitol Records band The Outsiders who co-wrote the band's biggest hit, "Time Won't Let Me," died at age 68 at a nursing home in Wickliffe, Ohio, after a period of declining health.

ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1924 - The Gramophone Company (later to become EMI, Capitol Music Group's parent company) records His Majesty King George V's speech at the opening of the Wembley Exhibition. The recording was made by a semi-electrical process with the wireless loudspeaker connected by a short tube to the recording box.
1936 - Roy Orbison, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Virgin Records America recording artist, is born Roy Kelton Orbison in Vernon, Texas
1942 - Sandra Dee, motion picture actress and future wife of Capitol Records artist Bobby Darin, is born Alexandra Zuck
1962 - Decca Records releases Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers (aka The Beatles with Pete Best on drums) single "My Bonnie", with "The Saints" (aka "When the Saints Go Marching In") on the flipside, in the United States.
45 Years Ago Today In 1973 - Billy May and The Time-Life Orchestra (lineup unlisted) record overdubs in Los Angeles, for the title "Dear Heart" which was recorded on April 12, 1973, at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. Time-Life Records will issue the final mix of the title as part of its "As You Remember Them Series" in the three-LP set "Volume 7 - Billy May".
35 Years Ago In 1983 - Michael Murphy, with unlisted others, records the title "The Heart Never Lies" in an unlisted studio for Liberty Records. No issuing information by either Liberty or EMI America is listed.
1994 - Pink Floyd's Columbia Records album "The Division Bell" debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart where it will stay for 4 weeks. spending 4 weeks as the top album in the country. The album will be certified Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum in the US in June of 1994 and Triple Platinum in January of 1999. Pink Floyd's catalog is now distributed by Capitol Records.