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Today in Entertainment History

August 20, 2018

On Sept. 1, 1956, Elvis Presley bought his mother, Gladys, a pink Cadillac.

In 1967, guitarist and vocalist Boz Scaggs joined The Steve Miller Band. Scaggs and Miller had met in high school in Dallas.

In 1977, Blondie signed with Chrysalis Records.

In 1989, a judge in Dublin, Ireland, decided not to convict U2 bassist Adam Clayton of marijuana possession, even though he admitted to the crime. Clayton agreed to contribute money to a women’s center in Dublin.

In 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland.

In 2002, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar married actor Freddie Prinze Junior in Mexico.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor George Maharis (“Route 66”) is 90. Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 79. Actor Don Stroud is 75. Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 74. Singer Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is 72. Drummer Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone is 70. Talk show host Dr. Phil is 68. Singer Gloria Estefan is 61. Jazz saxophonist Boney James is 57. Singer-guitarist Grant Lee Phillips (“Gilmore Girls”) is 55. Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is 54. DJ Spigg Nice of Lost Boyz is 48. Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 47. Actor Maury Sterling (“Homeland”) is 47. Actor Scott Speedman (“Felicity”) is 43. Singer Angaleena (anj-ah-LEE’-nah) Presley of Pistol Annies is 42. Actress Zoe Lister-Jones (“Life in Pieces,” ″New Girl”) is 36. Guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy is 34.

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