Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NOVEMBER 21, 2007

1933 - Jean Shepard, singer and Capitol Records artist, is born in Ollie Imogene Shepard in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma

1947 - Capitol Records releases Peggy Lee's single "Golden Earrings", with "I'll Dance At Your Wedding" on the flip side. It will go on to be a top 10 record in 1948.
1955 - Capitol Records artist Jean Shepard joins the Grand Ole Opry on her 22nd birthday
1964 - The Beach Boys' Capitol Records single "Dance, Dance, Dance", with "The Warmth Of The Sun" on the flip side, enters the top 40 of Billboard and Cash Box Magazines' singles charts
1970 - Badfinger's Apple Records single "No Matter What", with "Carry On Till Tomorrow" on the flip side and released by Capitol Records in the United States, enters the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 Singles Chart
1986 - Les Brown and His Band of Renown (Don Smith, Darrel Gardner, Fred Koyen, and Don Rader on trumpets and flugelhorns; Mat Utal on alto saxophone; Rusty Higgins and Greg Huckins on alto and soprano saxophones; Lou Ciotti on tenor saxophone; Butch Stone on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet; Jack Redmond, Andy Martin, and Bob Payne on trombones; Stumpy Brown on bass trombone; Mundell Lowe on guitar; Eric Doney on piano; Tom Hill on bass; and Jack Sperling on drums) have the first of two sessions in Studio A at The Capitol Tower Studios (the next is on December 8, 1986) for their Ryko Distribution album "Digital Swing" with producer Ralph Jungheim and engineer Charlie Paakkari
1986 - Jerry Colonna (born Gerardo Luigi Colonna), comedian, television, radio and motion picture actor, voice over artist, trombone player, and Capitol Records artist (1945-1952), dies at age 82 of kidney failure at The Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hill, California and is later buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California
1987 - Poison's Capitol Records single "I Won't Forget You", with "Blame It On You" on the flip side, peaks at #13 on Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart
1995 - Jim Eanes, (aka "Smilin'" Jim Eanes, and born Homer Robert Eanes, Jr.) singer, songwriter, banjo player, guitarist, bandleader (The Shenandoah Valley Boys), radio disc jockey, and Capitol Records solo artist (1949, best known for the track "Baby Blue Eyes") dies at age 71 of congestive heart failure in Virginia
1995 - Capitol Records releases The Beatle's 60-track Apple Records compilation "The Beatles Anthology I" in the United States. The collection includes the previously unreleased track "Free As A Bird" and, according to a later statement by Capitol, will sell 450,000 units on its first day of release.
1995 - Capitol Records Nashville releases Garth Brooks' album "Fresh Horses"

1934 - Future Capitol Records artist Ella Fitzgerald makes her stage debut at an amateur contest at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York
1952 - Future Capitol Records artist Judy Garland gives birth to future Capitol Records artist Liza Minnelli's half-sister, Lorna Luft
1960 - Johnny Burnette's Liberty Records single "You're Sixteen", with "I Beg Your Pardon" on the flip side enters Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart. Liberty's catalog is currently owned by Capitol Music Group's parent company, EMI Music Group.

1904 - Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophonist, band leader, and is born in St.Joseph, Missouri
1912 - Eleanor Powell, dancer and film actress, is born
1934 - Cole Porter’s "Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre in New York City
1945 - Robert Benchley, author, columnist, magazine editor, charter member of the Algonquin Round Table, script writer, motion picture actor and grandfather of author Peter Benchley, dies at age 56
1955 - The Fulton Theatre in New York City is renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre to honor the actress.

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