June 4th, 1942 was the day that Glenn Wallichs launched Capitol Records in the US and the label would become home to many of the greatest artists of all time.
Artists such as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, Steve Miller, Dr. Hook, Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Heart and countless others would call Capitol Records their home in the US and for good reason.
Wallichs was the man who invented the art of record promotion by sending copies of new releases to disc jockeys. It might seem obvious now but, at the time, it was revolutionary.
You’ll hear most, if not all, of Capitol’s artists on Exclusive Radio, but why not start with the decade in which it all began.