Today in Entertainment History
On Jan. 9, 1959, “Rawhide” premiered on CBS.
In 1964, The Temptations recorded the song “The Way You Do The Things You Do” at Motown Studios in Detroit.
In 1965, “The Beatles ’65” album hit number one and stayed there for nine weeks.
In 1973, the Rolling Stones’ plans to tour Asia were halted when Japan refused to grant Mick Jagger a visa. The Japanese turned down Jagger’s request on account of his 1969 drug bust.
In 1977, country singer Emmylou Harris married music producer Brian Ahern. They divorced in 1984.
In 1979, “A Gift Of Song: The Music For UNICEF Concert” was held at the United Nations. Pop stars including ABBA, the Bee Gees and Rod Stewart performed, raising about $500,000 to fight world hunger. The concert was taped and broadcast by NBC.
In 1989, “The Pat Sajak Show” made its debut on late night TV, but was unable to compete with the likes of Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
In 1990, Madonna began auditioning dancers for her 1990 world tour. She had taken out a newspaper ad that said “wimps and wannabes need not apply.”
In 1991, actress Delta Burke filed suit against the producers of “Designing Women.” She claimed they wrote her out of a script.
In 2012, Jay-Z released the song “Glory” that featured the cries of his 2-day-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Because she was credited, she became the youngest person to appear on a Billboard chart when it debuted at number 74 on the R&B/hip-hop songs chart.
Today’s Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 90. Singer Joan Baez is 77. Singer Roy Head is 77. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 74. Actor John Doman (“Gotham”) is 73. Singer Buster Poindexter is 68. Singer Crystal Gayle is 67. Actor J.K. Simmons (TV’s “The Closer,” ″Spider-Man” movies) is 63. Actress Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter” movies, “Vera Drake”) is 62. Guitarist Eric Erlandson (Hole) is 55. Actress Joely Richardson is 53. Guitarist Carl Bell of Fuel is 51. Actor David Costabile (“Billions,” ″Breaking Bad”) is 51. Singer Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth is 51. Singer Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band is 51. Actress Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy,” ″Big Daddy”) is 50. Actress Angela Bettis (“Carrie,” ″Girl, Interrupted”) is 45. Singer A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys is 40. Guitarist Drew Brown of OneRepublic is 34. Singer Paolo Nutini is 31. Actress Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 29. Actor Basil Eidenbenz (TV’s “Victoria”) is 25. Actress Kerris Dorsey (“Ray Donovan,” ″Brothers and Sisters”) is 20. Actor Tyree Brown (“Parenthood”) is 14.