Today in Entertainment History, February 27, 2013

According to the AP, on February 27th:

  • In 1967, Pink Floyd recorded its first single, "Arnold Layne." {}{}
  • In 1971, Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity onstage at a concert in Oklahoma City. {}{}
  • In 1977, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was arrested in Toronto for drug possession. He later was found guilty. {}{}
  • In 1980, "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers won the Record and Song of the Year Grammy Awards. The Album of the Year was "52nd Street" by Billy Joel. {}{}
  • In 1991, James Brown was granted parole and set free in Columbia, South Carolina. He had been serving time for leading police on a high-speed chase through two states. {}{}
  • In 1993, silent film actress Lillian Gish died at her New York home at the age of 99. Her movie career spanned 75 years. {}{}
  • In 2003, Fred Rogers, better known as children's entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actress Joanne Woodward is 83.{}
  • Actress Barbara Babcock is 76.{}
  • Actor Howard Hesseman is 73.{}
  • Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 59.{}
  • Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 56.
  • Keyboardist Paul Humphreys of OMD is 53.{}
  • Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is 53.{}
  • Actor Adam Baldwin ("Chuck") is 51.{}
  • Actor Grant Show ("Melrose Place") is 51.{}
  • Guitarist Mike Cross of Sponge is 48.{}
  • Actor Donal Logue ("Knights of Prosperity," ''Grounded For Life") is 47.{}
  • Singer Chilli of TLC is 42.{}
  • Keyboardist Jeremy Dean of Nine Days is 41.{}
  • Singer Roderick Clark (Hi-Five) is 40.{}
  • Bassist Shonna Tucker of Drive-By Truckers is 35.{}
  • Singer Bobby Valentino is 33.{}
  • Singer Josh Groban is 32.{}
  • Drummer Jared Champion of Cage The Elephant is 30.{}
  • Actress Kate Mara ("American Horror Story") is 30.