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Entertainment History

October 13, 2015 07:10 GMT

AM Prep-Entertainment History

On October 13th, 1962, the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee opened on Broadway.

In 1965, The Who recorded "My Generation" in London.

In 1975, musician Neil Young underwent surgery in Los Angeles to have a growth removed from his vocal cords.

In 1980, AC/DC's "Back In Black" album went platinum.

In 1985, guitarist Ricky Wilson of The B-52's died of complications from AIDS. He was 32.

In 1992, the Supreme Court decided not to reinstate lawsuits alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's music prompted the suicides of a Georgia teen and a South Carolina teen.

In 1995, rapper Tupac Shakur (TOO'-pahk shah-KOOR') was released after spending eight months in jail for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room.

In 2002, ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard had emergency surgery for appendicitis in Paris. ZZ Top continued to tour with a replacement, the first time they used a replacement since they formed in 1969.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Melinda Dillon ("A Christmas Story") is 76. Musician Paul Simon is 74. Actress Pamela Tiffin is 73. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago is 71. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 69. Actor Demond Wilson ("Sanford and Son") is 69. Singer Sammy Hagar is 68. Actor John Lone ("Rush Hour 2") is 63. Model Beverly Johnson is 63. Singer-actress Marie Osmond is 56. Singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax is 55. Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymah (tuh-KEE'-ah KRYS'-tal kee-MAH') ("That's So Raven") is 53. Actress Kelly Preston is 53. Country singer John Wiggins is 53. Actor Matt Walsh ("Veep") is 51. Actress Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy") is 48. Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 47. Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids," "Martin") is 47. Singer Carlos Martin of Il Divo is 47. Country singer Rhett Akins is 46. TV personality Billy Bush ("Access Hollywood") is 44. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "Da Ali G Show") is 44. Guitarist Jan Van Sichem Junior of K's Choice is 43. Singers Brandon and Brian Casey of Jagged Edge are 40. Singer Ashanti is 35.

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