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Today in Entertainment History, January 11, 2013

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According to the AP, on January eleventh:
  • In 1963, the Whisky A-Go-Go club opened on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. The Doors are among the bands that got their start there.   
  • In 1969, Jethro Tull's debut album, "This Was," was released.   
  • In 1984, Michael Jackson was nominated for a dozen Grammy Awards. At the time, his "Thriller" album was becoming the best-selling album of all time. Jackson went on to win eight Grammy's.   
  • In 1992, Paul Simon became the first international star to perform in South Africa following the end of the United Nations cultural boycott. Simon opened a concert tour in Johannesburg.   
  • In 1993, singer Jesse James Dupree of the band Jackyl was arrested for mooning an audience in Cincinnati. The band was touring with Damn Yankees, who also had some trouble. Damn Yankees' guitarist Ted Nugent shot a flaming arrow, which was a violation of Cincinnati's fire code. Dupree was released on bond. Nugent paid a fine.   
  • In 2000, Gary Glitter was freed from prison after serving half of a four-month sentence for downloading pornographic pictures of children.   
  • Also in 2000, authorities at an airport in Hawaii say they found a half-ounce of marijuana in Whitney Houston's bag. She caught her flight before she could be arrested.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Producer Grant Tinker is 88. 
  • Actor Rod Taylor is 83. 
  • Actor Mitchell Ryan ("Dharma and Greg") is 79. 
  • Actor Felix Silla (Cousin Itt on "The Addams Family," ''Buck Rogers in the 25th Century") is 76.
  • Country singer Naomi Judd is 67. 
  • Actress Phyllis Logan ("Downton Abbey") is 57. 
  • Guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles is 55. 
  • Actress Kim Coles ("Living Single") is 51. 
  • Keyboardist Jim Bryson of MercyMe is 45. 
  • Guitarist Tom Dumont of No Doubt is 45. 
  • Singer Maxee Maxwell of Brownstone is 44. 
  • Singer Mary J. Blige is 42. 
  • Musician Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers is 42. 
  • Actress Amanda Peet is 41. 
  • Actor Rockmond Dunbar is 40. 
  • Actress Kristolyn Lloyd ("The Bold and the Beautiful") is 28. 
  • Reality TV star Jason Wahler ("Laguna Beach"; "The Hills") is 26. 


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