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Today in entertainment history: March 17

Today in entertainment history: March 17

ON THIS DAY IN 1968: The BeeGees made their U.S. television debut. Photo: Associated Press

1962: The band Blues Incorporated played its first gig in London. At various times, the band included future Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. Another member was Jack Bruce, who later became the bassist for Cream.

1968: The Bee Gees made their U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The brothers sang “To Love Somebody” and “Words.”

1993: Actress Helen Hayes died at age 92 in Nyack, New York, following a battle with heart problems.

2004: Courtney Love was arrested for allegedly throwing a microphone stand at a member of the audience at a show in New York. Earlier that day, she had appeared on David Letterman’s show and flashed him six times.

Today’s Birthdays: Guitarist Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship is 73. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 71. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful is 70. Percussionist Harold Brown of War is 68. Actor Patrick Duffy is 65. Actor Kurt Russell is 63. Country singer Susie Allanson is 62. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 60. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 59. Actor Gary Sinise is 59. Actor Christian Clemenson (“CSI: Miami”) is 56. Actress Vicki Lewis (“NewsRadio”) is 54. Actor Rob Lowe is 50. Singer Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins is 47. Bassist Van Conner of Screaming Trees is 47. Actor Mathew St. Patrick (“Six Feet Under”) is 46. Actor Yanic Truesdale (“Gilmore Girls”) is 45. Bassist Melissa Auf der Maur (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole) is 42. Drummer Caroline Corr of The Corrs is 41. Singer Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square is 41. Actress Marisa Coughlan (“Freddy Got Fingered,” ”Teaching Mrs. Tingle”) is 40. Rapper Swifty of D12 is 39. Actress Brittany Daniel (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 38.

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