Today in Entertainment History

On June 3, 1964, the Rolling Stones made their U.S. TV debut on “Hollywood Palace,” hosted by Dean Martin.

In 1967, Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell made their debut as a duo on the R-and-B chart with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

In 1969, Diana Ross’s two pet dogs were poisoned by rat bait in her dressing room in Philadelphia.

In 1970, Ray Davies of The Kinks traveled from New York to London to change one word in the recording of “Lola.” He changed “Coca-Cola” to “cherry cola” because the BBC banned commercial references in songs.

In 1972, the Rolling Stones began their “Exile on Main Street” tour, with Stevie Wonder as the opening act.

In 1987, the song “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael was banned by the BBC.

In 1989, Reba McEntire married her manager, Narvel (NAR’-vel) Blackstock, in Lake Tahoe. They divorced in October 2015 after 26 years of marriage.

In 1990, Michael Jackson was admitted to a Santa Monica, California, hospital after he complained of chest pains. Tests showed he bruised some ribs because of a vigorous dance practice.

In 1994, actor Don Johnson checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, California, for treatment of alcohol and prescription drug abuse.

In 2011, singer Andrew Gold died of cancer at his home outside Los Angeles. He was 59. He’s probably best known for the songs “Lonely Boy” and “Thank You For Being A Friend.”

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Irma P. Hall (“Soul Food”) is 86. Singer Ian Hunter is 82. Singer Eddie Holman is 75. Actor Tristan Rogers (“General Hospital,” ″The Young and the Restless”) is 75. Actor Penelope Wilton (“Downton Abbey”) is 75. Bassist Too Slim of Riders in the Sky is 73. Singer Suzi Quatro is 71. Singer Deniece Williams is 71. Singer Dan Hill is 67. Actor Suzie Plakson (“How I Met Your Mother”) is 63. Actor Scott Valentine (“Family Ties”) is 63. Guitarist Kerry King of Slayer is 57. Singer Mike Gordon of Phish is 56. TV journalist Anderson Cooper is 54. Country singer Jamie O’Neal is 53. Singers Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez of No Mercy are 50. Actor Vik Sahay (suh-HY’) (“Chuck”) is 50. Singer Lyfe Jennings is 48. Actor Arianne Zucker (“Days of Our Lives”) is 47. Actor Nikki M. James (“The Good Wife”) is 40. Actor Josh Segarra (“Chicago P.D.”) is 35. Actor Lalaine Dupree (“Lizzie McGuire”) is 34. Actor Anne Winters (“13 Reasons Why,” “Grand Hotel”) is 27.

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