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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 24

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 24

NKOTB: To counter recent charges made by their former musical director that they lip-sync on concerts and contributed less than 30 percent of the singing on their records, "New Kids on the Block" perform live during taping of “The Arsenio Hall Show” in Los Angeles, California, United States, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1992. They are, from left, Joe McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan Knight. Photo: Associated Press/Mark J. Terrill

A look back on some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments.

1957: Elvis Presley recorded the song “Teddy Bear.”

1969: Jethro Tull played their first U.S. concert, in New York City. They were the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

1990: Actress Kim Basinger signed papers giving her title to most of Braselton, Georgia. The price was about $20 million.

1992: The producer of the New Kids On The Block album “Hangin’ Tough” claimed that the group members sang only about 20 percent of the lyrics. He sued for millions of dollars for creative contributions and royalties. The allegations were denied by the New Kids, and the suit eventually was dropped.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Jerry Maren (Lollipop Kid from “The Wizard of Oz”) is 95. Cajun fiddler Doug Kershaw is 78. Singer Ray Stevens is 75. Singer Aaron Neville is 73. Singer Neil Diamond is 73. Actor Michael Ontkean (“Twin Peaks”) is 68. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 64. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 63. Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze) is 56. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 55. Drummer Keech Rainwater of Lonestar is 51. Singer Sleepy Brown of Society of Soul is 44. Actress Matthew Lillard (“Scooby Doo,” ”She’s All That”) is 44. Actress Merrilee McCommas (“Family Law”) is 43. Singer Beth Hart is 42. Actor Ed Helms (“The Office”) is 40. Actress Tatyana Ali (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 35. Guitarist Mitchell Marlow of Fliter is 35. Actress Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) is 28.

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