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On September 20, 1964, the Beatles ended their first official US tour with a benefit concert. The band also made another appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”.
In 1966, George Harrison traveled to India for his first meeting with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
In 1970, The Doors’ Jim Morrison was found guilty of indecent exposure and the use of profanity in connection with a 1969 Miami concert. He was found innocent of fornication and public drunkenness. The convictions were challenged, but Morrison died before the case was resolved. (Forty years later, in 2010, Florida’s Clemency Board pardoned Morrison.)
In 1973 singer Jim Croce (CROH’-chee) and five others died when their plane crashed after taking off. Croce was on his way to a concert in Texas. He was 30.
In 1975, the Bay City Rollers were the first musical guests on Howard Cosell’s short-lived Saturday night variety show.
Also in 1975 Bruce Springsteen’s album “Born to Run” was released.
In 1976, The Captain and Tennille’s music variety show premiered on ABC.
In 1984 “The Cosby Show” debuted on NBC with Bill Cosby.
In 1986, “Matlock” premiered on NBC with Andy Griffith.
In 2003, musician Melissa Etheridge and actress Tammy Lynn Michaels held an engagement ceremony. They have now separated.
In 2005, Toronto-based JD Fortune was selected to be the new singer for INXS (in-ex-ES ‘) on the CBS reality show “Rock Star: INXS”.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Sophia Loren is 87. Bassist Chuck Panozzo (Styx) is 73. Actor Tony Denison (“Major Crimes”, “The Closer”) is 72. Actress Debbi Morgan (“Power”) is 70. Jazz guitarist Peter White is 67. Actor Betsy Brantley (“Deep Impact”) is 66. Actor Gary Cole is 65. Bassist Randy Bradbury of Pennywise is 57. Actor Kristen Johnston (“3rd Rock From The Sun”) is 54. Singer Gunnar and Matthew Nelson of Nelson is 54. Bass player Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) is 53. Actor Enuka Okuma (“Rookie Blue”) is 49. Actor Moon Bloodgood (“Falling Skies”) is 46. Actor Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”, “Daredevil”) is 45. Singer The-Dream is 45. Actor Charlie Weber (“How To Get Away With Murder”) is 43. Drummer Rick Woolstenhulme (WOOL’-sten-hyoolm) of Lifehouse is 42. Actor Crystle Stewart (“For Better or Worse “) is 42. Rapper Yung Joc is 41. Actor Aldis Hodge (” Straight Outta Compton “, “Hidden Figures”) is 35th drummer Jack Lawless from DNCE and The Jonas Brothers is 34. Actor Malachi (MAL’-ah -ky) Kir von (2016’s “Roots”) is 32.
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