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Intresting Facts: Today in Entertainment History, Sun May 12

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On May 12, 1959, Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher got married in Las Vegas. They divorced after four years.

In 1960, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley traded duets on their hit songs "Witchcraft" and "Love Me Tender" during an ABC special.

In 1963, Bob Dylan refused to appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" because CBS would not allow him to sing "Talking John Birch Society Blues."

In 1964, Peter, Paul and Mary won a Grammy Award for the song "Blowin' In The Wind." "Deep Purple" by Nino Tempo and April Stevens won the Best Rock and Roll Recording award.

In 1971, Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez Morena de Macias in St. Tropez, France. Guests included other members of the Rolling Stones, plus Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Stephen Stills. They are now divorced.

In 1975, Jefferson Starship gave a free concert in New York's Central Park. The band and a New York radio station ended up paying $14,000 for damages and park cleanup.

In 1981, The Who's first album without Keith Moon, "Face Dances," went gold, but was considered a disappointment, even to the band itself.

In 1991, the "Kurd Aid" concert to benefit Kurdish refugees was held in London. Chris de Burgh and Peter Gabriel were among the artists participating in the show.

In 1992, "Brady Bunch" star Robert Reed died of colon cancer at the age of 59. It was later revealed that the AIDS virus contributed to his death.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Katharine Hepburn is 95. Composer Burt Bacharach is 73. Talk show host Tom Snyder is 66. Comedian George Carlin is 65. Country singer Billy Swan is 60. Actress Linda Dano ("Another World") is 59. Keyboardist Ian McLagen of Small Faces and the Faces is 57. Singer Steve Winwood is 54. Actress Lindsay Crouse is 54. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 52. Singer Billy Squier is 52. Actor Gabriel Byrne is 52. Country singer Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn is 47. Actor Ving Rhames is 41. Guitarist Billy Duffy of the Cult is 41. Actor Emilio Estevez is 40. Country keyboardist Eddie Kilgallon of Ricochet is 37. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 36. Actress Kim Fields Freeman is 33. Actress Jamie Luner ("Melrose Place," "Profiler") is 31.
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