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.