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Today in Entertainment History, February 27, 2013

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According to the AP, on February 27th:

  • In 1967, Pink Floyd recorded its first single, "Arnold Layne."   
  • In 1971, Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity onstage at a concert in Oklahoma City.   
  • In 1977, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was arrested in Toronto for drug possession. He later was found guilty.   
  • In 1980, "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers won the Record and Song of the Year Grammy Awards. The Album of the Year was "52nd Street" by Billy Joel.   
  • In 1991, James Brown was granted parole and set free in Columbia, South Carolina. He had been serving time for leading police on a high-speed chase through two states.   
  • In 1993, silent film actress Lillian Gish died at her New York home at the age of 99. Her movie career spanned 75 years.   
  • In 2003, Fred Rogers, better known as children's entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actress Joanne Woodward is 83. 
  • Actress Barbara Babcock is 76. 
  • Actor Howard Hesseman is 73. 
  • Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 59. 
  • Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 56.
  • Keyboardist Paul Humphreys of OMD is 53. 
  • Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is 53. 
  • Actor Adam Baldwin ("Chuck") is 51. 
  • Actor Grant Show ("Melrose Place") is 51. 
  • Guitarist Mike Cross of Sponge is 48. 
  • Actor Donal Logue ("Knights of Prosperity," ''Grounded For Life") is 47. 
  • Singer Chilli of TLC is 42. 
  • Keyboardist Jeremy Dean of Nine Days is 41. 
  • Singer Roderick Clark (Hi-Five) is 40. 
  • Bassist Shonna Tucker of Drive-By Truckers is 35. 
  • Singer Bobby Valentino is 33. 
  • Singer Josh Groban is 32. 
  • Drummer Jared Champion of Cage The Elephant is 30. 
  • Actress Kate Mara ("American Horror Story") is 30.

 

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