Capitol Records, the first record label established on the West Coast, will launch its 75th Anniversary Celebration in November with an extensive slate of music, film and literary projects that will pay tribute to Capitol artists spanning the past eight decades and shine a spotlight on their historic contributions to music and popular culture.
Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett announced three of the company's planned endeavors: A year-long major vinyl reissue campaign, the publication of a deluxe photograph and essay book, and the development of a Capitol Records docuseries with individual episodes to be directed by music luminaries and Capitol artists, past and present.
The year-long celebration will commence on Tuesday, November 15 when Capitol becomes the first record company to receive a star of recognition 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 15 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.