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Today in Entertainment History, December 10, 2012

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According to the AP, on Dec. 10:

  • In 1959, the four male members of The Platters were acquitted of charges of aiding and abetting prostitution. They had been arrested four months earlier.   
  • In 1962, "Lawrence of Arabia" had its royal premiere in London. Peter O'Toole starred as English officer T.E. Lawrence.   
  • In 1967, singer Otis Redding and four members of The Bar-Kays died in the crash of his private plane in Wisconsin. Redding was 26.   
  • Also in 1967, singer Steve Miller signed a precedent-setting contract with Capitol Records. He received a large advance on his band's first album and a sizable royalty rate.   
  • In 1971, Frank Zappa broke a leg and ankle and fractured his skull when he was pushed from a London stage by the jealous boyfriend of a Zappa fan. Zappa spent months in a wheelchair recovering.   
  • In 1972, singer Roberta Flack and two members of her backup band were injured in a car accident while driving into New York.   
  • In 1995, rapper Darren Robinson of the Fat Boys died while working on a comeback album. He was 28.   
  • In 1996, country singer Faron Young died in a hospital in Nashville, a day after he shot himself in the head. He was 64.   
  • In 1997, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue were arrested for allegedly knocking over a security guard at a concert in Phoenix.   
  • Also in 1997, bass singer Jacob Carey of The Flamingos died of a heart attack in his home in Lanham, Maryland. He was 74. The Flamingos were best known for their hit "I Only Have Eyes For You."   
  • In 1999, bassist Rick Danko of The Band died in Woodstock, New York. He was 56.   
  • In 2005, comedian Richard Pryor died of a heart attack at a hospital outside Los Angeles. He was 65. 
  • Also in 2005, Garth Brooks married Trisha Yearwood in a private ceremony at their home in Oklahoma.   
  • In 2007, Led Zeppelin reunited for the first time in 30 years, for a tribute concert in London for Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun.     
Today's birthdays: 
  • Actor Tommy Kirk is 71.
  • Actress Fionnula Flanagan is 71. 
  • Singer Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy is 71. 
  • Actress-singer Gloria Loring is 66. 
  • Drummer Walter "Clyde" Orange of The Commodores is 66. 
  • Singer Ralph Tavares of Tavares is 64. 
  • Singer Jessica Cleaves of Friends of Distinction is 64. 
  • Country singer Johnny Rodriguez is 61. 
  • Actress Susan Dey is 60. 
  • Musician Paul Hardcastle is 55. 
  • Actor-director Kenneth Branagh is 52. 
  • Actress Nia Peeples is 51. 
  • TV chef Bobby Flay is 48. 
  • Singer-guitarist J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. is 47. 
  • Country singer Kevin Sharp is 42. 
  • Bassist Scot Alexander of Dishwalla is 41. 
  • Drummer Meg White of The White Stripes is 38. 
  • Bassist Noah Harmon of Airborne Toxic Event is 31. 
  • Actress Raven-Symone ("That's So Raven," ''The Cosby Show") is 27.  

 

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