Today in Entertainment History, November 1, 2012

According to the AP, these events happened on November first:

  • In 1955, the Famous Flames, featuring James Brown, recorded "Please, Please, Please" at a radio station in Macon, Georgia. {}{}
  • In 1963, the Rolling Stones single "I Wanna Be Your Man" was released in Britain. {}{}
  • In 1964, the Dave Clark Five performed on the "Ed Sullivan Show." {}{}
  • In 1968, Apple Records released "Wonderwall Music" by George Harrison, the first Beatle solo album. {}{}
  • In 1969, Elvis Presley had his first number-one single in seven years with "Suspicious Minds." {}{}
  • In 1971, a funeral for guitarist Duane Allman was held in Macon, Georgia. Allman had been killed in a motorcycle crash. At the funeral, the Allman Brothers Band performed several songs.{}In 1985, actor Phil Silvers died in Los Angeles. He was 73. {}{}
  • In 1988, actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis got married. They have since divorced. {}{}
  • Also in 1988, Sub Pop Records released Nirvana's first release, "Love Buzz/Big Cheese." {}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Country singer Bill Anderson is 75.{}
  • Actress Barbara Bosson ("Murder One," ''Hill Street Blues") is 73.{}
  • Actor Robert Foxworth ("Falcon Crest") is 71.{}
  • "Hustler" publisher Larry Flynt is 70.{}
  • Actress Marcia Wallace is 70.{}
  • Country singer Kinky Friedman is 68.{}
  • Music producer David Foster is 63.{}
  • Saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool and the Gang is 61.{}
  • Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 58.{}
  • Singer Lyle Lovett is 55.{}
  • Actress Rachel Ticotin is 54.{}
  • Bassist Eddie MacDonald of The Alarm is 53.{}
  • Singer Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 50.{}
  • Singer-keyboardist Mags Furuholmen of A-ha is 50.{}
  • Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 49.{}
  • Country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich is 49.{}
  • Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 48.{}
  • Rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys is 46.{}
  • Actress Toni Collette ("The United States of Tara," ''Little Miss Sunshine") is 40.{}
  • Actress Jenny McCarthy is 40.{}
  • "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice is 37.{}
  • Actor Penn Badgely ("Gossip Girl") is 26.{}
  • Actor-drummer Alex Wolff ("The Naked Brothers Band") is 15.{}