Today in Entertainment History, January 3, 2013

According to the AP, these events happened on January third:

  • In 1967, Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys refused to be sworn in after receiving a U.S. Army draft notice. Wilson said he was a conscientious objector. {}{}
  • In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Two Virgins" record sleeve, which showed them posing nude, was declared pornographic in New Jersey. Police seized copies of the album. {}{}
  • In 1970, members of The Beatles recorded their last song together, "I Me Mine." George Harrison later used that title for his autobiography. {}{}
  • Also in 1970, singer Davy Jones announced he was leaving The Monkees, a year after Peter Tork quit the group. {}{}
  • In 1974, Bob Dylan and The Band opened a brief tour. Several dates were recorded for a live album. {} In 1989, country legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital two weeks after undergoing double-bypass heart surgery. At the time, he said he had no plans to cancel any of his tour dates that year. {}{}
  • Also in 1989, "The Arsenio Hall Show" made its premiere on Fox. {}{}
  • In 1991, the sit-com "Blossom" premiered on NBC. {}{}
  • In 1992, singer Jim Kerr of Simple Minds married actress Patsy Kensit in London. They have since split up. {}{}
  • In 2004, Britney Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a spur-of-the-moment wedding in Las Vegas. The marriage lasted 55 hours before they got it annulled. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Record producer George Martin is 87.{}
  • Actor Robert Loggia is 83.{}
  • Actor Dabney Coleman is 81.{}
  • Singer Stephen Stills is 68.{}
  • Bassist John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is 67.{}
  • Actress Victoria Principal is 63.{}
  • Actor Mel Gibson is 57.{}
  • Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 44.{}
  • Actor Jason Marsden ("Ally McBeal") is 38.{}
  • Actress Danica McKellar ("The Wonder Years") is 38.{}
  • Actor Nicholas Gonzalez ("The O.C.") is 37.{}
  • Singer and former "American Idol" contestant Kimberley Locke is 35.{}
  • Drummer Mark Pontius of Foster The People is 28.{}
  • Guitarist Nash Overstreet of Hot Chelle Rae is 27.{}


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