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(Following Advance for Use Thursday, May 2)

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Apr 22, 2013 14:30 hrs

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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !

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On May 2, 1957, Elvis Presley recorded the song "Jailhouse Rock," the title song to his next movie. In the film, Elvis choreographed the dance sequence that accompanied the song.

In 1960, Ben E. King left The Drifters to go solo.

In 1967, Capitol Records announced that The Beach Boys had abandoned their "Smile" album project.

In 1979, "Quadrophenia," the film based on The Who's album of the same name, opened in London. On the same day, The Who played its first concert with new drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced the late Keith Moon.

In 1980, the South African government banned the Pink Floyd song "Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two)." The song, which includes children chanting the chorus, "We don't need no education," had been adopted as the anthem for black children who boycotted schools because of inferior education standards.

In 1982, Adam and the Ants disbanded after singer Stuart Goddard decided to go solo rather than find replacements for his departed bassist and drummer. Goddard then became known as Adam Ant.

In 2010, the stage at the Grand Ole Opry was submerged after record rains and flooding hit Nashville.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Englebert Humperdinck is 77. Country singer R.C. Bannon is 68. Singer Lesley Gore is 67. Country singer Larry Gatlin is 65. Singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 63. Actress Christine Baranski is 61. Singer Angela Bofill is 59. Actress Elizabeth Berridge ("The John Larroquette Show") is 51. Country singer Ty Herndon is 51. Wrestler-actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is 41. Actress Jenna Von Oy ("Blossom") is 36. Actress Ellie Kemper ("The Office") is 33. Actor Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill") is 32. Singer Lily Allen is 28. Guitarist Jim Almgren of Carolina Liar is 27. Actress Kay Panabaker ("No Ordinary Family," ''Summerland") is 23.

(Above for release Thursday, May 2)

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