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On August 27th, 1964, comedienne Gracie Allen died of cancer at the age of 62.

In 1965, The Beatles met Elvis Presley. It's been said the meeting was very awkward, and Presley greeted the Beatles while playing his guitar to the music on TV.

Also in 1965, Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" was released.

In 1967, Beatles manager Brian Epstein was found dead at his London home. He had overdosed on sleeping pills. At the time, The Beatles were on a retreat with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In 1990, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and three members of Eric Clapton's entourage were killed in a helicopter crash in Wisconsin. The pilot also was killed. Vaughan was 35. Two years later, federal investigators said pilot error was the probable cause of the crash.

Also in 1990, Garth Brooks released his album "No Fences."

In 1998, The New York Times refused to print an ad featuring the cover of Marilyn Manson's "Mechanical Animals" album. Manson appeared on it looking like a naked male-female alien hybrid.

Today's Birthdays: Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 85. Bluegrass singer-banjo player J.D. Crowe is 75. Actor Tommy Sands is 75. Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 70. Actress Tuesday Weld is 69. Actor G.W. Bailey ("M*A*S*H," "The Closer") is 68. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 68. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 67. Ex-porn star Harry Reems ("Deep Throat") is 65. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 63. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 60. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 59. Actress Diana Scarwid is 57. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 56. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 51. Guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 50. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 47. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 44. Country singer Colt Ford is 43. Actress Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy") is 43. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 42. Actress Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs," second Becky on "Roseanne") is 36. Rapper Mase is 35. Actress Demetria McKinney ("House of Payne") is 34. Actor Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad," "Big Love") is 33. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 33. Actor Shaun Weiss ("The Mighty Ducks") is 33. Actor Patrick J. Adams ("Suits") is 31. Singer Mario is 26. Actress Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids") is 24.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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