April 6, 1956

On this day in 1956, the Capitol Tower, and the new home of Capitol Records, opened on the corner of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles.

The 13-story building, which resembled a stack of records, housed three new recording studios where Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Linda Ronstadt, along with many other artists, would lay down tracks. The building became an L.A. landmark, with the red light at the top flashing “HOLLYWOOD” in Morse Code.

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