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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !
On January 12th, 1963, Bob Dylan performed in a radio play for the BBC in London. The play was called "The Madhouse of Castle Street" and he played a folk singer.
In 1965, the rock and roll TV series "Hullabaloo" premiered on NBC. Featured acts included the New Christy Minstrels and comedian Woody Allen.
In 1966, "Batman" premiered on ABC, starring Adam West and Burt Ward.
In 1968, The Supremes appeared in an episode of NBC's "Tarzan." They played a group of nuns.
In 1971, the TV situation comedy "All in the Family" premiered on CBS.
In 1981, "Dynasty" premiered on ABC.
In 1991, country singer Johnny Paycheck was released from an Ohio prison after serving two years of a seven-year sentence for shooting a man in a barroom. Ohio Governor Richard Celeste commuted Paycheck's sentence.
In 1993, the original members of Cream reunited to perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles. The band members were inducted, along with Ruth Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, Etta James, Van Morrison, Sly and the Family Stone and Dinah Washington.
In 1995, members of Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers Band, along with Martha and the Vandellas, Neil Young and Al Green were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa were also honored.
In 2000, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife, announced she was quitting as manager of Smashing Pumpkins. She issued a statement saying she had to resign "due to medical reasons -- Billy Corgan was making me sick!"
In 2003, Maurice (MOR'-ihs) Gibb of The Bee Gees died after having surgery for intestinal blockage at a hospital in Miami. He was 53.
Today's Birthdays: Country singer Ray Price is 87. Singer Glenn Yarbrough is 83. Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 74. Trumpeter Cynthia Robinson of Sly and the Family Stone is 69. Singer-keyboardist George Duke is 67. Actor Anthony Andrews is 65. Actress Kirstie Alley is 62. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 61. Radio personality Howard Stern is 59. News correspondent Christiane Amanpour is 55. Keyboardist Charlie Gillingham of Counting Crows is 53. Actor Oliver Platt is 53. Rapper TBird of B-Rock and the Bizz is 46. Model Vendela is 46. Actress Farrah Forke ("Wings") is 45. Singer Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine is 43. Rapper Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan is 43. Singer Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay is 40. Bassist Matt Wong of Reel Big Fish is 40. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) of the Spice Girls is 39. Singer Amerie is 32. Actress Naya Rivera ("Glee") is 26. Singer Zayn Malik of One Direction is 20.
(Above for release Saturday, January 12th)
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