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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !

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On May 28th, 1966, Ike and Tina Turner released "River Deep, Mountain High."

In 1976, the Allman Brothers Band broke up after Gregg Allman testified against his personal road manager, who was charged with drug trafficking. The band reformed in 1978.

In 1977, singer-actor John Davidson escaped a fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate, Kentucky, which killed 164 people and injured 130. Davidson stayed to help the victims.

Also in 1977, Bruce Springsteen settled his yearlong suit against ex-manager Mike Appel and immediately began recording his "Darkness on the Edge of Town" album.

In 1983, The US Festival opened in San Bernardino, California. It lost millions of dollars, largely because of huge fees paid to such performers as David Bowie and Van Halen.

In 1996, singer Dave Gahan (GAHN) of Depeche (duh-PESH') Mode was arrested after allegedly overdosing on a speedball of cocaine and heroin at his hotel in suburban Los Angeles.

In 1998, actor Phil Hartman was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, who then killed herself. Hartman was 49.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Carroll Baker is 80. Actor John Karlen ("Cagney and Lacey") is 78. Actress Beth Howland ("Alice") is 70. Singer Gladys Knight is 67. Actress Sondra Locke is 67. Singer Billy Vera is 67. Singer John Fogerty is 66. Actor Brandon Cruz ("The Courtship of Eddie's Father") is 49. Country singer Phil Vassar is 49. Actress Christa Miller ("Scrubs," ''The Drew Carey Show") is 47. Singer Chris Ballew (bah-LOO') of Presidents of the United States of America is 46. Singer Kylie Minogue is 43. Rapper Chubb Rock is 43. Actor Justin Kirk ("Weeds") is 42. "The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is 34. Actress Monica Keena ("Dawson's Creek," ''Undeclared") is 32. Singer Colbie Caillat (kal-LAY') is 26.

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