Today in Entertainment History, November 28, 2012


According to the AP, on November 28th:

  • In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM. {}{}
  • In 1964, Willie Nelson made his Grand Ole Opry debut. {}{}
  • Also in 1964, "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las hit number one on the Billboard pop chart. {}{}
  • In 1974, John Lennon performed in concert for the first time in several years. He sang three songs with Elton John at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was payback for a bet in which John had made Lennon promise they'd perform together if "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night" hit number one. {}{}
  • In 1976, actress Rosalind Russell died. She was 68. {}{}
  • In 1989, IRS agents raided the Las Vegas home of actor Redd Foxx, who owed an estimated $755,000 in taxes. {}{}
  • In 1990, officials in Los Angeles decided there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute singer Axl Rose for assault in connection with a dispute with his neighbor. The neighbor claimed Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle. {}{}
  • In 1997, Chumbawamba singer Danbert Nobacon was arrested in Florence, Italy, for wearing a skirt. He was released when a police officer recognized the name "Chumbawamba." {}{}
  • Also in 1997, the last episode of "Beavis and Butt-head" aired on MTV. {} {}{}

Today's Birthdays:{}

  • Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Junior is 83.{}
  • Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 72.{}
  • Singer Randy Newman is 69.{}
  • Musician Paul Shaffer ("Late Show With David Letterman") is 63.{}
  • Actor Ed Harris is 62.{}
  • Actress S. Epatha Merkerson ("Law and Order") is 60.{}
  • Country singer Kristine Arnold of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 56.
  • Actor Judd Nelson is 53.{}
  • Drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) is 50.{}
  • Comedian Jon Stewart ("The Daily Show") is 50.{}
  • Actress Garcelle Beauvais ("NYPD Blue," ''The Jamie Foxx Show") is 46.{}
  • Singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue, Lucy Pearl) is 44.{}
  • Musician of Black Eyed Peas is 38.{}
  • Rapper Chamillionaire is 33.{}
  • Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend is 29.{}
  • Singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is 29.