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On January 3, 1967, Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys refused to be sworn in after receiving a conscription notice from the US Army. Wilson said he was a conscientious objector.
In 1969, the cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Two Virgins” record, which showed them posing nude, was declared pornographic in New Jersey. Police seized copies of the album.
In 1970, members of The Beatles recorded their last song together, “I Me Mine”. George Harrison then used this title for his autobiography.
Also in 1970, singer Davy Jones announced he was leaving The Monkees, a year after Peter Tork left the group.
In 1974, Bob Dylan and The Band opened a brief tour. Several dates have been recorded for the live album “Before The Flood”.
In 1989, country legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital two weeks after undergoing double bypass heart surgery. At the time, he said he had no plans to cancel any of his tour dates that year.
Also in 1989, “The Arsenio Hall Show” premiered on Fox.
In 1991, the sitcom “Blossom” premiered on NBC.
In 1992, Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married actor Patsy Kensit in London. They have since separated.
In 2004, singer Britney Spears married her childhood friend Jason Alexander in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas. The wedding lasted 55 hours before being called off.
In 2017, singer Janet Jackson gave birth at the age of 50. She had a boy whom she named Eissa (EE’-sah).
In 2019, Lifetime TV began broadcasting the six-part documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”. Kelly was then charged and in 2021 he was tried and convicted of sex trafficking in New York City.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dabney Coleman turns 90. Singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks is 79 years old. Singer Stephen Stills is 77 years old. Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is 76 years old. Actor Victoria Principal is 72 years old. Actor Mel Gibson is 66 years old. Actor Shannon Sturges (“Port Charles”) is 54 years old. Jazz saxophonist James Carter is 53 years old. Contemporary Christian singer Nichole Nordeman is 50 years old. Daft Punk musician Thomas Bangalter is 47 years old. Actor Jason Marsden (“Ally McBeal”) is 47 years old. Actor Danica McKellar (“The Wonder Years”) is 47 years old. Actor Nicholas Gonzalez (“The OC”) is 46 years old. Singer and former American Idol contestant Kimberley Locke is 44 years old. Actor Kate Levering (“Drop Dead Diva”) is 43 years old. Actor Nicole Beharie (beh -HAR’-ee) (“Sleepy Hollow”) is 37 years old. Drummer Mark Pontius (Foster The People) is 37 years old. R-and-B singer Lloyd is 36 years old. Hot Chelle (SHEL) guitarist Nash Overstreet Rae is 36 years old. Actor Florence Pugh (PYOO) (“Little Women”) is 26 years old.
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