The Capitol Story

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Stan Freberg concludes a celebration of the Capitol record label.

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Stan Freberg presents a six-part celebration of the Capitol record label.

1: How songwriter Johnny Mercer founded the company in the 40s, and how the opening of the famous Capitol Tower was marred by a piano that would not go round a corner.

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Stan Freberg presents a six-part celebration of the Capitol record label.

The second episode features the boy singers - including a Nat Cole with a sore throat and a hard-drinking, down-and-out Sinatra whom nobody else would touch.

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Stan Freberg presents a six-part celebration of the Capitol record label.

This third programme focuses on girl singers.

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Stan Freberg presents a celebration of the Capitol record label.

In the fourth of six programmes, he looks at the label's comedy output.

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Stan Freberg presents a celebration of the Capitol record label.

This penultimate show revives childhood memories of Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker and Sparky's Magic Piano.