1916 - Dick Haymes, singer, radio and motion picture actor, and Capitol Records artist (1955-1957), is born Richard Benjamin Haymes in Buenos Aires, Argentina
1922 (Or Maybe September 10, 1923) - Yma Sumac, a singer with a five-octave range, Broadway performer, and Capitol Records artist, is born Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo in Ichocán, Peru. If anyone knows for sure which year she was born in, please leave a comment.
1925 - Mel Tormé, singer, songwriter, drummer, motion picture and television actor, and Capitol Records artist (1949-1952), is born Melvin Howard Torme in Chicago, Illinois
1961 - Dave Mustaine, guitarist, singer, songwriter, member of the band Metallica and the Capitol Records band (1986-2000) Megadeth, is born David Scott Mustaine in La Mesa, California
1967 - Stephen Perkins, the drummer for the bands Porno For Pyros, Banyan, Infectious Grooves, Hellride, and the Capitol Records bands Jane's Addiction and The Panic Channel, is born Stephen Andrew Perkins in Los Angeles, California
25 Years Ago Today In 1993 - Niall Horan, singer, songwriter, and Capitol Records artist, is born in Mullingar, Ireland.
ON THIS DAY IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1944 - Jo Stafford, with Paul Weston and His Orchestra, records the titles "Out Of This World", "Conversations While Dancing" with additional vocals by Johnny Mercer, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" with additional vocals by The Pied Pipers in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "Out Of This World" as a single (Capitol 191) with "There's No You" (recorded December 13, 1944) on the flipside, "Conversation While Dancing" as a single (Capitol 195) with "On The Atchison,Topeka And Santa Fe" (recorded December 13, 1944) on the flipside, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" as a single (Capitol 199) with "A Friend Of Yours" (recorded April 2, 1945) on the flipside.
1947 - "King Cole Trio Time" is broadcast from Louisville, Kentucky where The King Cole Trio play listener's requests for the entire show. The Trio then goes on to bookings in Chicago, Illinois, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Charlestown, West Virginia, Lansing, Michigan, and Rochester, Minnesota.
1947 - Vocalist and guitarist T-Bone Walker, with John "Teddy" Buckner on trumpet, Hubert "Bumps" Myers on tenor saxophone, Lloyd Glenn on piano, Arthur Edwards on bass, and Oscar Lee Bradley on drums, records the titles "I Know Your Wig Is Gone", the instrumental "T-Bone Jumps Again", two takes of "Call It Stormy Monday", and two takes of "She Had To Let Me Down" in Los Angeles, California for Black & White Records. Black & White Records will issue "I Know Your Wig Is Gone" and the second take of "Call It Stormy Monday" together as a single (Black & White 122) and "T-Bone Jumps Again" as a single (Black & White 125) with "I Want A Little Girl" (recorded December 29, 1947) on the flipside. Capitol Records will purchase Black & White's catalog and will issue "I Know Your Wig Is Gone" and the second take of "Call It Stormy Monday" on the album "Classics In Jazz - T-Bone Walker" (H-370), "T-Bone Jumps Again" on the album "T-Bone Walker - His Original 1945-50 Performances" (T 1958), and all the titles and takes in the three CD set "Capitol Blues Collection: T-Bone Walker - The Complete Capitol/Black and White Recordings" (8-29379-2).
60 Years Ago Today In 1958 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)" is #26 on KFWB's Fabulous Forty Survey in Los Angeles, California and his album "Cole Espanade" is #5 on the station's Favorite Albums chart. "Come Closer To Me (Acercate Mas)" is also #48 on Cash Box magazine's Best Selling Singles chart.
*1963 - Nat "King" Cole's Capitol Records single "That Sunday, That Summer" is #39 on WHB 710 AM's 40 Star Survey in Kansas City, Missouri.
1967 - Vocalist Wayne Newton, with unlisted others, records the titles "(Leaning On) The Everlasting Arms", "His Amazing Grace", "When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder", "He'll Understand And Say Well Done", "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?", "A Walk In The Valley", and "Turn To Him" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue all the titles on Newton's album "God Is Alive" (T/ST 2832).
50 Years Ago Today In 1968 - The Common People (Joel "Denny" Robinett, his brother Gerald Robinett on drums, William Fausto on keyboards, John Bartley III on guitar, and Michael McCarthy on bass) record the titles "Sing It Away", "I Have Been Alone", "Land Of A Day", and a rejected take of "Feeling" in Los Angeles, California. Capitol Records will issue "I Have Been Alone" and "Land Of A Day" on the group's album "Of The People/By The People/For The People" (ST-266). "Sing It Away" has yet to be issued. Here's a great article about the history of the band.
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono perform at a rock 'n' roll revival concert at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, backed by Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White. It is the first time Lennon has given a rock performance on stage without Paul McCartney or the rest of The Beatles since 1957.
1972 - Larry Kingston, with unlisted others, records the titles "The Singin' Star", "Arkansas Roads", and "The Feminine Touch" in Nashville, Tennessee for Capitol Records which has yet to issue any of the titles.
1972 - Vocalist Kenny Vernon, with unlisted others, records the titles "Feel So Fine", "Woman, I Just Want To Love You More", and "Run, Baby, Run" in Nashville, Tennessee. After overdubs are recorded in Nashville, Tennessee for "Feel So Fine" on October 18, 1972, Capitol Records will issue the final mix of "Feel So Fine" and "Woman, I Just Want To Love You More" together as a single (Capitol 3691) and all the titles on Vernon's album "Loversville" (ST-11227).
1991 - Vern Yocum, copyist, librarian, orchestrator and woodwind player, brother of Clark Yocum of the Capitol Records recording group The Pied Pipers, co-founder of The Musician’s Guild, founder of Hollywood’s top music preparation office which did work for hundreds of performers from the radio, television, film, and recording industries including Capitol Records artists and arrangers Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Riddle, Peggy Lee, Keely Smith, Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Alex Stordahl, Gordon Jenkins, Billy May, Frank Duval, George Cates, Don Costa, and André Previn, dies of bladder cancer at age 82
2005 - Capitol Records releases The Dandy Warhol's album "Odditorium or Warlords of Mars"
ON THIS DAY NOT QUITE IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1965 - Zack Starkey, son of Capitol Records artist Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, is born
1982 - EMI-America Records registers the John Hall Band's titles "Women Of Water" and "Original Sin". No issuing information is listed.
2005 - Blue Note Records, a division of Capitol Records, releases David Axelrod's compilation album "The Edge - David Axelrod at Capitol Records 1966-1970"
2005 - EMI Classics, a division of Capitol Records, releases the compilation of recordings of compositions by Fritz Kreisler entitled "Kreisler: Original Compositions & Arrangements".
ON THIS DAY NOT IN CAPITOL RECORDS HISTORY
1996 - Tupac Shakur, singer, songwriter, poet, and actor, dies at age 25 of respiratory failure and cardiac arrest at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada six days after being shot four times by an unknown drive-by shooter also in Las Vegas.