Celebrating 75 years of legendary music with Capitol Records

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Celebrating 75 years of legendary music with Capitol Records, dig deeper into some of the label’s finest albums (one for every year) and join the celebrations with the Through The Decades playlist.

Scroll down to read about each album.

Duke Ellington: Duke Plays Ellington
Nat “King” Cole: Unforgettable
Les Paul And Mary Ford: Les And Mary
Frank Sinatra: In The Wee Small Hours
April 1955
Various: Oklahoma!
August 1955
Frank Sinatra: Songs For Swingin’ Lovers!
March 1956
Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps: Bluejean Bop!
August 1956
Johnny Mercer: Accentuate The Positive
Frank Sinatra: Come Fly With Me
January 1958
The Kingston Trio: The Kingston Trio
June 1958
Miles Davis: Birth Of The Cool
November 1957
Frank Sinatra: Sings For Only The Lonely
September 1958
Louis Prima: The Wildest!
November 1956
Tennessee Ernie Ford: Sixteen Tons
Wanda Jackson: There’s A Party Going On
January 1961
Judy Garland: Judy At Carnegie Hall
July 1961
Buck Owens: Buck Owens
August 1961
Dean Martin: Dino: Italian Love Songs
February 1962
Bobby Darin: You’re The Reason I’m Living
February 1963
The Beach Boys: Surfer Girl
September 1963
The Beatles: Meet The Beatles!
January 1964
Nancy Wilson: How Glad I Am
Cannonball Adderley: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! Live At “The Club”
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
May 1966
The Beatles: Revolver
August 1966
The Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
June 1967
Bobbie Gentry: Ode To Billy Joe
August 1967
Glen Campbell: By The Time I Get To Phoenix
November 1967
Joe South: Introspect
The Band: Music From Big Pink
July 1968
Various: Funny Girl
August 1968
Merle Haggard: Mama Tried
October 1968
The Beatles: The Beatles
November 1968
James Taylor: James Taylor
December 1968
Peggy Lee: Is That All There Is?
The Band: The Band
September 1969
The Beatles: Abbey Road
September 1969
George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
November 1970
John Lennon: Imagine
September 1971
Raspberries: Raspberries
April 1972
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side Of The Moon
March 1973
Grand Funk: We’re An American Band
July 1973
Ringo Starr: Ringo
November 1973
Wings: Band On The Run
December 1973
Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like A Wheel
November 1974
Tavares: In The City
Steve Miller Band: Fly Like An Eagle
May 1976
Bob Seger: Night Moves
October 1976
Maze: Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
Natalie Cole: Unpredictable
February 1977
The Knack: Get The Knack
June 1979
Neil Diamond: The Jazz Singer
November 1980
George Clinton: Computer Games
November 1982
Ashford And Simpson: Solid
Tina Turner: Private Dancer
May 1984
Freddie Jackson: Rock Me Tonight
Heart: Heart
July 1985
Crowded House: Crowded House
June 1986
Megadeth: Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
September 1986
Bonnie Raitt: Nick Of Time
March 1989
Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique
July 1989
MC Hammer: Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ’Em
February 1990
Garth Brooks: No Fences
August 1990
Richard Thompson: Rumor And Sigh
May 1991
Blind Melon: Blind Melon
September 1992
Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See
October 1993
Foo Fighters: Foo Fighters
July 1995
Radiohead: OK Computer
May 1997
Coldplay: Parachutes
July 2000
Norah Jones: Come Away With Me
February 2002
Roseanne Cash: Black Cadillac
January 2006
Katy Perry: Teenage Dream
August 2010
Robert Glasper: Black Radio
February 2012
Beck: Morning Phase
February 2014
Sam Smith: In The Lonely Hour
May 2014
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