Today in Entertainment History, February 1, 2013


According to the AP, on February 1:
  • In 1950, RCA introduced the 45 RPM record player. {}{}
  • In 1954, Big Joe Turner recorded "Shake, Rattle and Roll." {}{}
  • In 1964, the governor of Indiana declared the song "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen to be pornographic, even though the average listener wasn't able to decipher the lyrics. The governor asked a state broadcasters' association to ban the record. {}{}
  • In 1965, James Brown recorded "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" in Charlotte, North Carolina. {}{}
  • In 1968, Elvis Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, was born. {}{}
  • In 1978, the Bob Dylan film "Renaldo and Clara" premiered in Los Angeles. It mainly was a documentary of Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour. {}{}
  • In 1982, "Late Night with David Letterman" premiered on NBC. {}{}
  • In 1986, Diana Ross married Arne Naess in Geneva, Switzerland. They later split up. {}{}
  • In 1988, The Cars announced their breakup. {}{}
  • In 1993, TV personality Regis Philbin returned to his morning talk show after undergoing heart surgery to have a blocked artery cleared. {}{}
  • In 2004, Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson's top during the Super Bowl halftime show and exposed her breast. During that same show, Kid Rock wrapped himself in a poncho made of an American flag. {} {}{}
Today's birthdays:{}
  • Actor Stuart Whitman is 85.{}
  • Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 76.{}
  • Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 76.{}
  • Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 76.{}
  • Jazz pianist Joe Sample is 74.{}
  • Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 74.{}
  • Actor-writer-director Terry Jones (Monty Python) is 71.{}
  • Guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 63.{}
  • Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy ("Lost in Space") is 59.{}
  • Singer Exene Cervenka of X is 57.{}
  • Keyboardist Dwayne Dupuy of Ricochet is 48.{}
  • Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 48.{}
  • Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 45.{}
  • Comedian Pauly Shore is 45.{}
  • Drummer Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 44.{}
  • Actor Michael C. Hall ("Dexter," ''Six Feet Under") is 42.{}
  • Rapper Big Boi of Outkast is 38.{}
  • Singer Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT is 30.{}
  • TV personality Lauren Conrad ("The Hills," ''Laguna Beach") is 27.{}
  • Singer Harry Styles of One Direction is 19.