Capitol Records Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary
November 1, 2016 at 11:29 AM (PT)
CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP (CMG) Chairman/CEO STEVE BARNETT announced a year-long major vinyl reissue campaign - The CAPITOL RECORDS 75th Anniversary Collection, 75 albums that illustrate the artistry of CAPITOL RECORDS throughout its history; the publication of a deluxe photograph and essay book from TASCHEN, "75 Years Of CAPITOL RECORDS," on DECEMBER 15th; and the development of a CAPITOL RECORDS docuseries being produced by NIGEL SINCLAIR/WHITEHORSE PICTURES (THE BEATLES: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan), with individual episodes to be directed by music luminaries and Capitol artists, past and present.
The year-long celebration will commence on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th when CAPITOL becomes the first record company to receive a sidewalk star on from the HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, which will be installed in front of the landmark CAPITOL TOWER and adjacent to the internationally-renowned HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME. At the star's unveiling, the STATE the LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL will present CAPITOL with a resolution declaring NOVEMBER 15th as CAPITOL RECORDS DAY in the city.
Beginning that evening, the spire on top of the CAPITOL TOWER that has always emitted "HOLLYWOOD" in Morse code will change to "CAPITOL 75," and will continue to flash in that manner for the next 12 months.