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Today in Entertainment History, January 11, 2013

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According to the AP, on February eleventh:

  • In 1963, The Beatles recorded all of the tracks for their first album to be released in the U.K., "Please Please Me." John Lennon had a bad cold and belted out "Twist and Shout" in one take. 
  • In 1964, The Beatles performed their first U.S. concert, at the Coliseum in Washington. In the following days, the band performed in New York and in Florida, but the concerts were not considered part of an official tour.   
  • In 1965, Ringo Starr married Maureen Cox in London. They divorced in 1975.   
  • In 1970, the Ringo Starr-Peter Sellers film "The Magic Christian" premiered in New York. The film's soundtrack album included the Badfinger song "Come and Get It," which was written by Paul McCartney.   
  • In 1972, David Bowie first performed as "Ziggy Stardust," at a show in Tollworth, England.   
  • In 1983, The Rolling Stones tour documentary "Let's Spend The Night Together" opened in the U.S. and Canada.   
  • In 1986, Boy George guest-starred on an episode of "The A-Team" as a singer mistakenly booked into a country dance hall.   
  • In 1987, in the wake of Liberace's death from AIDS, the London Daily Mirror asked if it could have back the $53,000 U.S. libel award the entertainer won from the paper more than 30 years earlier. The tabloid had called Liberace a "fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love" in 1956.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actor Conrad Janis ("Mork and Mindy") is 85. 
  • Actress Tina Louise ("Gilligan's Island") is 79. 
  • Actor Burt Reynolds is 77. 
  • Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 74. 
  • Actor Sonny Landham ("48 Hours," ''Predator") is 72. 
  • Musician Sergio Mendes is 72. 
  • R&B singer Otis Clay is 71. 
  • Actress Catherine Hickland ("One Life To Live") is 57. 
  • Drummer David Uosikkinen of The Hooters is 57. 
  • Actress Carey Lowell ("Law and Order") is 52. 
  • Singer Sheryl Crow is 51. 
  • Actress Jennifer Aniston is 44. 
  • Singer D'Angelo is 39. 
  • Actor Brice Beckham ("Mr. Belvedere") is 37. 
  • Vocalist Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and of Fort Minor is 36. 
  • Singer-actress Brandy ("Moesha") is 34. 
  • Actor Matthew Lawrence ("Boy Meets World") is 33. 
  • Singer Kelly Rowland (Destiny's Child) is 32. 
  • Singer Aubrey O'Day (Danity Kane) is 29. 
  • Actor Taylor Lautner is 21. 

 

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