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On January 10, 1948, future country star Loretta Webb married Oliver “Mooney” Lynn, becoming Loretta Lynn. They had met a month earlier. She was 15, he was 21. They remained married until his death in 1996.
In 1956 Elvis Presley began his first recording session for RCA Records. “Heartbreak Hotel” was among the songs he recorded.
In 1967, National Educational Television, the forerunner of the Public Broadcasting Service, operated as a true network for the first time by broadcasting President Lyndon Johnson’s State of the Union address.
In 1976, bluesman Howlin ‘Wolf died of cancer at a Chicago-area hospital. He was 65 years old. He had a major influence on musicians like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones.
In 1981, the production of “Pirates of Penzance”, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith, moved to Broadway after performing successfully at the New York Shakespeare Festival.
In 1989, Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker” video was released. Jackson played a superhero in the video, which included a fantastic long segment on the song “Smooth Criminal”.
In 1991, Clint Black joined the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2000, Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, revealed that David Crosby was the father of their two children by artificial insemination.
In 2009, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie married actor Josh Duhamel (doo-MEHL ‘) in a vineyard in Malibu, California. They separate in 2017.
In 2016, musician David Bowie died of cancer at the age of 69.
Today’s Birthdays: Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks singer Ronnie Hawkins turns 87. Actor William Sanderson (“Deadwood”, “Newhart”) is 78 years old. Singer Rod Stewart is 77 years old. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 74 years old. Singer Pat Benatar is 69 years old. Guitarist Michael Schenker (Scorpions) is 67 years old. Singer Shawn Colvin is 66 years old. Meat Puppets singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood is 63 years old. Actor Evan Handler (“Sex and the City”) is 61 years old. Crash Test Dummies singer Brad Roberts is 58 years old. Actress Trini Alvarado is 55 years old. Shinedown singer Brent Smith is 44 years old. Kris Kross rapper Chris Smith is 43 years old.
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