1897 - A Broadway and motion picture actor and a Capitol Records artist (in 1954 on the album "Hark, The Years!") Fredric March, is born Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel in Racine, Wisconsin.
1957 - Gina Schock, singer, songwriter, producer, drummer for the groups Eddie And The Eggs, The Go-Gos, and Capitol Records group House Of Schock which she led, and actress, is born Regina Ann Schock in Dundalk, Maryland.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1942 - Baritone vocalist Mariano Stabile, with Alberto Erede conducting the La Scala Orchestra, Milan, recorded Verdi's "L'onore! Ladri! (From "Falstaff" - Act 1, Scene 1)" in Milan, Italy for Telefunken Records. Capitol Records will license Telefunken's catalog for release in the United States and issues the title on the album "VERDI - Falstaff (Excerpts)" (ECL-8073).
1956 - Ella Fitzgerald, with a small backing group, finishes sessions for her Verve album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Songbook" in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California with producer Norman Granz
1957 - Vocalist Tommy Sands, with lead guitarist Bob Bain's Orchestra (unlisted tenor saxophonist, Merrill E. Moore on piano, Alvin "Buck" Owens on rhythm guitar, and unlisted bass and drums players), records the titles "Don't Blame Me" and "My Happiness" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue both titles on Sands' album "This Thing Called Love" (T/ST 1123).
55 Years Ago Today In 1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "That Sunday, That Summer" debuts at #97 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 singles chart.
1972 - Vocalist Red Steagall, with unlisted others, records the titles "Somewhere My Love" and "The Fiddle Man" in Nashville, Tennessee. Capitol Records will issue "Somewhere My Love" as a single (Capitol 3461) with "Give Me One More Chance" (recorded March 23, 1972) on the flipside and "The Fiddle Man" as a single (Capitol 3724) with "Neon Playboy" (recorded May 7, 1973) on the flipside.
2002 - Lionel Hampton, vibraphonist and member of Benny Goodman and His Orchestra and The Benny Goodman Quartet while they recorded for Capitol Records, dies of heart failure at age 94 in New York City
2006 - Capitol Records band OK Go perform their song "Here It Goes Again" on treadmills (as it's done in their video for the song) at the MTV Music Awards held this night in New York City
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1867 - Charles Baudelaire, poet, art critic, philosopher, and translator of the works of Edgar Allen Poe into French, dies at age 46 in Paris, France after spending two years in a semi-paralyzed state after a stroke.
1939 - Jerry (aka "J.I.") Allison, songwriter (co-wrote "That'll Be The Day" with Buddy Holly) and drummer with The Crickets, is born Jerry Ivan Allison in Hillsboro, Texas
1945 - Van Morrison, a songwriter, a singer with the band Them, and a solo artist, is born George Ivan Morrison in Belfast, Northern Ireland.