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Today in Entertainment History, November 1, 2012

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According to the AP, these events happened on November second:

  • In 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" first appeared on the charts.   
  • In 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren told a House panel that he had been given questions and answers in advance before appearing on the quiz show "Twenty-One" on NBC.   
  • In 1963, Dion walked out of a live taping of the British TV program "Ready, Steady, Go," claiming that he was distracted by the go-go dancers.   
  • Also in 1963, the single "Be True to Your School" by the Beach Boys was released.   
  • In 1968, the single "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder was released.   
  • In 1974, George Harrison went on his first tour in eight years. He was on the road in support of his "Dark Horse" album.   
  • In 1979, Mick and Bianca Jagger divorced.   
  • Also in 1979, the movie version of the Who's "Quadrophenia" opened.   
  • In 2006, Rod Stewart's divorce from Rachel Hunter was finalized, seven years after they separated. He had proposed to model Penny Lancaster in that time and had a baby with her.  
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Singer Earl "Speedo" Carroll of The Cadillacs and The Coasters is 75. 
  • Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 74. 
  • Actress Stefanie Powers is 70. 
  • Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 68. 
  • Singer J.D. Souther is 67. 
  • Drummer Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band is 55. 
  • Singer k.d. lang is 51. 
  • Bassist Bobby Dall of Poison is 49. 
  • Actress Lauren Velez ("Dexter") is 48. 
  • Actor David Schwimmer ("Friends") is 46. 
  • Singer Alvin Chea of Take 6 is 45. 
  • Bassist Fieldy of Korn is 43. 
  • Singer-guitarist John Hampson of Nine Days is 41. 
  • Singer Timothy Christian Riley of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 38. 
  • Rapper Nelly is 38. 
  • Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep is 38. 
  • Guitarist Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie is 37. 
  • Actor-singer Kendall Schmidt ("Big Time Rush") is 22.  


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