Today in Entertainment History, September 6, 2012

      According to the Associated Press on September 6th:

      • {}In 1969, after a concert in Memphis, James Brown announced that he was going to retire from touring the following summer. He did cut back on touring but didn't retire.{}
      • {}In 1974, the first album on George Harrison's Dark Horse record label was released. The LP by a band named Splinter was produced by Harrison.{}
      • {}In 1984, country star Ernest Tubb, the "Texas Troubadour," died of emphysema at the age of 70.{}
      • {}In 1989, Paula Abdul and Madonna dominated the sixth annual MTV Awards. After the show, MTV apologized to viewers because of a performance by Andrew Dice Clay, who made remarks about overweight women and sex.{}
      • {}In 1990, guitarist Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival died of respiratory failure brought on by tuberculosis, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 48.{}
      • {}Also in 1990, actor Charlie Sheen left a rehabilitation center in Santa Monica, California, after nearly a month of treatment for alcohol abuse.{}
      • {}In 1997, Elton John recorded "Candle in the Wind 1997" just hours after performing it at Princess Diana's funeral. It became the best-selling single of all time.{}

      {}Today's Birthdays:

      • {}Comedian JoAnne Worley is 75.{}
      • Country singer David Allan Coe is 73.{}
      • Singer-bassist Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) is 69.{}
      • Actress Swoosie Kurtz is 68.{}
      • Comedian-actress Jane Curtin is 65.{}
      • Country singer Buddy Miller is 60.{}
      • Country drummer Joe Smyth of Sawyer Brown is 55.{}
      • Actor-comedian Jeff Foxworthy is 54.{}
      • Actor-comedian Michael Winslow ("Police Academy") is 54.{}
      • Guitarist Pal Waaktaar of A-ha is 51.
      • News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas is 50.{}
      • Country singer Mark Chesnutt is 49.{}
      • Actor Betsy Russell ("Saw") is 49.{}
      • Actress Rosie Perez is 48.{}
      • Singer Macy Gray is 45.{}
      • Singer CeCe Peniston is 43.{}
      • Singer Darryl Anthony (Az Yet) is 43.{}
      • Singer Dolores O'Riordan (The Cranberries) is 41.{}
      • Actor Dylan Bruno ("Numb3ers") is 40.{}
      • Actress Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls") is 40.{}
      • Actor Justin Whalin ("Lois and Clark") is 38.{}
      • Singer Nina Persson (The Cardigans) is 38.{}
      • Actress Naomie Harris ("Pirates of the Caribbean" movies) is 36.{}
      • Rapper Noreaga is 35.{}
      • Rapper Foxy Brown is 34.{}
      • Singer Max George of The Wanted is 24.