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  • Jun 4, 1942
    To avoid confusion with Liberty Music Shops in New York, Liberty Records changes its name to Capitol. It becomes the first label to send out "promo" copies to disc jockeys, later promoting such stars as Buck Owens, Keith Urban and Garth Brooks
    Sep 8, 1956
    Singer/songwriter Eddie Cochran signs a recording contract with Liberty Records, where he records the original version of "Summertime Blues." The song will become a 1994 country hit for Alan Jackson
    Mar 28, 1958
    Eddie Cochran records the original version of "Summertime Blues," destined to be remade as a country hit by Alan Jackson
    Apr 21, 1960
    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys record "Heart To Heart Talk" at Radio Recorders on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles
    Aug 22, 1961
    Willie Nelson holds his first recording session for Liberty Records, yielding his first solo hit, "Touch Me"
    Mar 20, 1963
    Jan & Dean record "Surf City" in Los Angeles, with Glen Campbell playing guitar
    May 17, 1963
    Liberty releases Jan & Dean's pop hit "Surf City," featuring guitarist Glen Campbell
    Jun 13, 1963
    Jan & Dean record "Honolulu Lulu" in Los Angeles, with Glen Campbell playing guitar in the backing band
    Aug 9, 1963
    Liberty Records releases the Jan & Dean pop single "Honolulu Lulu," with Glen Campbell playing guitar
    Nov 8, 1963
    Liberty releases Jan & Dean's pop hit "Drag City," featuring guitarist Glen Campbell in the backing band

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