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(Following Advance for Use Sunday, January 6)

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 15:15 hrs

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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !

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On January sixth, 1957, Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show." He was on screen for more than 20 minutes, singing "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel," among other songs.

In 1963, "Wild Kingdom" premiered on NBC.

In 1964, The Rolling Stones began their first British tour as a headliner. The Ronettes were the opening act.

In 1977, EMI canceled its contract with the Sex Pistols, only three months after signing the band.

In 1980, Georgeanna Tillman Gordon of The Marvelettes died in Detroit after a long illness. She was 46.

In 1993, jazz great Dizzy Gillespie died of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 75. The entertainment world also lost dancer Rudolph Nureyez, who was 54.

Also in 1993, bassist Bill Wyman confirmed he was quitting the Rolling Stones.

In 2005, singer Lou Rawls died in Los Angeles after fighting lung and brain cancer. He was 72.

Also in 2005, singer Pink married motorcross racer Carey Hart in Costa Rica.

In 2012, singer Jason Derulo broke one of his vertebra while practicing an acrobatic move for his concerts. He was forced to call off the tour.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Bonnie Franklin is 69. Accordionist Joey, the CowPolka King, of Riders in the Sky is 64. Singer Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds is 62. Country singer Jett Williams is 60. Guitarist Malcolm Young of AC/DC is 60. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean") is 58. Singer Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge is 54. Singer Eric Williams of BLACKstreet is 53. Director John Singleton is 45. "The Talk" co-host Julie Chen is 43. Actor Danny Pintauro ("Who's The Boss") is 37.

(Above for release Sunday, January sixth)

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