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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !

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On April 21st, 1960, "American Bandstand" host Dick Clark testified before a Congressional committee investigating payola.

In 1963, The Beatles met The Rolling Stones at England's Crawdaddy Club.

In 1965, The Beach Boys appeared on ABC's "Shindig!" program to perform "Do You Wanna Dance?"

In 1974, the country duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton performed together for the last time.

In 1977, the musical play "Annie" opened on Broadway with Andrea McArdle in the title role. The show ran for more than 2,300 performances.

In 1993, ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman married Suzanne Accosta.

In 1997, the ashes of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry were shot into orbit.

In 2001, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck was arrested for allegedly getting drunk and going on a rampage on a flight from Seattle to London. He was later found innocent of the charges.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Charles Grodin is 79. Singer Iggy Pop is 67. Actress Patti LuPone is 65. Actor Tony Danza is 63. Actress Andie MacDowell is 56. Singer Robert Smith of The Cure is 55. Guitarist Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 55. Actor-director John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") is 51. Rapper Michael Franti of Spearhead is 48. Singer Glen Hansard is 44. Comedian Nicole Sullivan ("King of Queens") is 44. Guitarist David Brenner of Theory Of A Deadman is 36. Actor James McAvoy ("The Last King of Scotland," ''The Chronicles of Narnia") is 35.

(Above for release Monday, April 21st)

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