Today in Entertainment History, January 10, 2013


According to the AP, on January tenth:
  • In 1948, future country star Loretta Webb married Oliver "Mooney" Lynn, becoming Loretta Lynn. {}{}
  • In 1956, Elvis Presley began his first recording session for RCA Records. "Heartbreak Hotel" was among the songs he recorded. {}{}
  • In 1967, National Educational Television, the forerunner of the Public Broadcasting Service, operated as a true network for the first time as it carried President Lyndon B. Johnson's State of the Union address. {}{}
  • In 1971, singer Bob Dylan performed with country musician Earl Scruggs for a PBS documentary. {}{}
  • In 1976, bluesman Howlin' Wolf died of cancer in a Chicago-area hospital. He was a major influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones. {}{}
  • In 1981, the production of "Pirates of Penzance," starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith, moved to Broadway after successfully playing the New York Shakespeare Festival. {}{}
  • In 1989, Michael Jackson's "Moonwalker" video was released. Jackson played a superhero in the video, which included a lengthy fantasy segment set to the song "Smooth Criminal." {}{}
  • In 1991, Clint Black joined the Grand Ole Opry. {}{}
  • In 2000, Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, revealed David Crosby was the father of their two children by artificial insemination. {}{}
  • In 2009, singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas married actor Josh Duhamel at a vineyard in Malibu, California. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Blues artist Eddy Clearwater is 78.{}
  • Rock singer-musician Ronnie Hawkins is 78.{}
  • Movie director Walter Hill is 73.{}
  • Singer Frank Sinatra Junior is 69.{}
  • Singer Rod Stewart is 68.{}
  • Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 65.{}
  • Actor William Sanderson ("Deadwood," ''Newhart") is 65.{}
  • Singer Pat Benatar is 60.{}
  • Guitarist Michael Schenker (Scorpions) is 58.{}
  • Singer Shawn Colvin is 57.{}
  • Singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets is 54.{}
  • Singer Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 49.{}
  • Actress Trini Alvarado is 46.{}
  • Singer Brent Smith of Shinedown is 35.{}
  • Rapper Chris Smith of Kris Kross is 34.{}
  • Actress Sarah Shahi is 33.{}