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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !
On March 10th, 1965, Neil Simon's play "The Odd Couple" opened on Broadway.
In 1977, A&M Records in Britain signed the Sex Pistols in a ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, two months after EMI nulled its contract with the band. A&M ended its association with the band nine days later.
In 1988, pop singer Andy Gibb died of a heart condition in Oxford, England. Gibb was 30.
In 1991, Alabama, K.T. Oslin, Ricky Skaggs and Tammy Wynette were among those performing at Ford's Theatre in Washington to help celebrate the end of the Gulf War. The concert, attended by President George Bush, also raised money for the theatre.
In 1992, Prince received a lifetime achievement award at the Soul Train Awards. Winners of other awards included Natalie Cole and Color Me Badd.
In 1993, songwriters Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Also in 1993, ventriloquist Shari Lewis and the puppet "Lamb Chop" testified before a House subcommittee, saying that there weren't enough good TV shows for kids.
In 1997, singer LaVern Baker died at the age of 67 in New York. She had been suffering from diabetes.
In 1998, actor Lloyd Bridges died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 85.
Also in 1998, Lewis Peter Morgan pleaded guilty to impersonating former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner in San Francisco.
In 2003, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines told an audience in London, "Just so you know, we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." They endured a firestorm of criticism that included radio stations banning their music and protests outside their concerts.
Also in 2003, The Police reunited for their first show together in 18 years, at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2004, David Crosby was arrested in a New York hotel for possession of marijuana and a handgun. He later pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000.
Today's Birthdays: Talk show host Ralph Emery is 81. Singer Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean is 74. Actor Chuck Norris is 74. Actress Katharine Houghton is 69. Guitarist Tom Scholz of Boston is 67. Actress Aloma Wright ("Scrubs") is 64. Singer-guitarist Gary Louris of The Jayhawks is 59. Actress Shannon Tweed ("Gene Simmons: Family Jewels," ''Falcon Crest") is 57. Actress Sharon Stone is 56. Bassist Gail Greenwood of L7 is 54. Magician Lance Burton is 54. Actress Jasmine Guy ("A Different World") is 52. Bassist Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam is 51. Actor Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") is 43. Country singer Daryle Singletary is 43. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 42. Guitarist Jerry Horton of Papa Roach is 39. Singer Robin Thicke is 37. Singer Michael Barnes of Red is 35. Bassist Matt Asti of MGMT is 34. Singer Carrie Underwood is 31. Actress Olivia Wilde ("Tron," ''House") is 30. Singer Emeli Sande' (EH'-mihl-ee san-DAY') is 27. Singer Rachel Reinert of Gloriana is 25. Actress Emily Osment ("Hannah Montana") is 22.
(Above for release Monday, March 10)
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