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Thursday Morning Entertainment History

On November first, 1955, the Famous Flames, featuring James Brown, recorded "Please, Please, Please" at a radio station in Macon, Georgia.

In 1963, the Rolling Stones single "I Wanna Be Your Man" was released in Britain.

In 1964, the Dave Clark Five performed on the "Ed Sullivan Show."

In 1968, Apple Records released "Wonderwall Music" by George Harrison, the first Beatle solo album.

In 1969, Elvis Presley had his first number-one single in seven years with "Suspicious Minds."

In 1971, a funeral for guitarist Duane Allman was held in Macon, Georgia. Allman had been killed in a motorcycle crash. At the funeral, the Allman Brothers Band performed several songs.

In 1985, actor Phil Silvers died in Los Angeles. He was 73.

In 1988, actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis got married. They have since divorced.

Also in 1988, Sub Pop Records released Nirvana's first release, "Love Buzz/Big Cheese."

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Bill Anderson is 75. Actress Barbara Bosson ("Murder One," ''Hill Street Blues") is 73. Actor Robert Foxworth ("Falcon Crest") is 71. "Hustler" publisher Larry Flynt is 70. Actress Marcia Wallace is 70. Country singer Kinky Friedman is 68. Music producer David Foster is 63. Saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool and the Gang is 61. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 58. Singer Lyle Lovett is 55. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 54. Bassist Eddie MacDonald of The Alarm is 53. Singer Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 50. Singer-keyboardist Mags Furuholmen of A-ha is 50. Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 49. Country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich is 49. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 48. Rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys is 46. Actress Toni Collette ("The United States of Tara," ''Little Miss Sunshine") is 40. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 40. "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is 37. Actor Penn Badgely ("Gossip Girl") is 26. Actor-drummer Alex Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band") is 15.

Copyright 2012, The Associated Press.


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