Thursday Morning Entertainment History

On September sixth, 1969, after a concert in Memphis, James Brown announced that he was going to retire from touring the following summer. He did cut back on touring but didn't retire.

In 1974, the first album on George Harrison's Dark Horse record label was released. The LP by a band named Splinter was produced by Harrison.

In 1984, country star Ernest Tubb, the "Texas Troubadour," died of emphysema at the age of 70.

In 1989, Paula Abdul and Madonna dominated the sixth annual MTV Awards. After the show, MTV apologized to viewers because of a performance by Andrew Dice Clay, who made remarks about overweight women and sex.

In 1990, guitarist Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival died of respiratory failure brought on by tuberculosis, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 48.

Also in 1990, actor Charlie Sheen left a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica, California, after nearly a month of treatment for alcohol abuse.

In 1997, Elton John recorded "Candle in the Wind 1997" just hours after performing it at Princess Diana's funeral. It became the best-selling single of all time.

Today's Birthdays: Comedian JoAnne Worley is 75. Country singer David Allan Coe is 73. Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 69. Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 68. Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 65. Country singer Buddy Miller is 60. Country drummer Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brown is 55. Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 54. Actor-comedian Michael Winslow ("Police Academy") is 54. Guitarist Pal Waaktaar of A-ha is 51. News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas is 50. Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 49. Actor Betsy Russell ("Saw") is 49. Actress Rosie Perez is 48. Singer Macy Gray is 45. Singer CeCe Peniston is 43. Singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 43. Singer Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) is 41. Actor Dylan Bruno ("Numb3ers") is 40. Actress Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls") is 40. Actor Justin Whalin ("Lois and Clark") is 38. Singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 38. Actress Naomie Harris ("Pirates of the Caribbean" movies) is 36. Rapper Noreaga is 35. Rapper Foxy Brown is 34. Singer Max George of The Wanted is 24.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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