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Today in Entertainment History, October 29, 2012

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According to the AP, these events happened on October 29th.
  • In 1936, singer Hank Snow made his first recordings, "Lonesome Blue Yodel" and "Prisoned Cowboy."   
  • In 1956, "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered as NBC's nightly television newscast, replacing "The Camel News Caravan."   
  • In 1964, the "T.A.M.I. Show" was filmed in Santa Monica, California. It featured performances by the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Rolling Stones and The Supremes.   
  • In 1970, Neil Diamond received a gold record for "Cracklin' Rosie."   
  • In 1971, Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon, Georgia. A similar accident took the life of the band's bassist, Berry Oakley, the next year.   
  • In 1981, the TV comedy "Gimme A Break," starring Nell Carter, made its debut on NBC.   
  • In 1983, Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" became the longest-running album on the "Billboard" music charts, with a total of 491 weeks. That record has since been broken.   
  • In 1996, the Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans became parents to a son, Christopher Wallace.     

Today's Birthdays: 
  • Bluegrass singer-musician Sonny Osborne (The Osborne Brothers) is 75. 
  • Country singer Lee Clayton is 70. 
  • Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 68. 
  • Singer-actress Melba Moore is 67. 
  • Guitarist Peter Green (Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac) is 66. 
  • Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 65. 
  • Actress Kate Jackson is 64. 
  • Actor Dan Castellaneta ("The Simpsons") is 55. 
  • Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 51. 
  • Drummer Peter Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 47. 
  • Actress Joely Fisher ("Ellen") is 45. 
  • Rapper Paris is 45. 
  • Singer S.A. Martinez of 311 is 43. 
  • Actress Winona Ryder is 41. 
  • Actor Trevor Lissauer ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") is 39. 
  • Actress Gabrielle Union is 39. 
  • Actor Brendan Fehr ("CSI: Miami," ''Roswell") is 35. 
  • Bassist Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend is 28.Accor

 

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