Today in Entertainment History: Milli Vanilli Lost the Grammy

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On November 19, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds.

In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set of The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to advocate for racial harmony. The audience applauded for two minutes.

In 1970, James Brown married his second wife, Dierdre Jenkins, at their South Carolina home. They divorced in 1981.

In 1979, Chuck Berry was released from a California prison…

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On November 19, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds.

In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted a set of The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to advocate for racial harmony. The audience applauded for two minutes.

In 1970, James Brown married his second wife, Dierdre Jenkins, at their South Carolina home. They divorced in 1981.

In 1979, Chuck Berry was released from a California prison after serving a two-month sentence for tax evasion in 1973.

In 1990, pop duo Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy because other singers had lent their voices to the “Girl You Know It’s True” album.

In 1993, Nirvana recorded an all-acoustic show in New York for “MTV Unplugged.” It aired a month later. The album version was a massive sales success and earned Nirvana their only Grammy.

In 2001, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland (WY’-land) was arrested in Las Vegas for domestic battery after fighting with his wife. He later pleaded guilty and was ordered to undergo counseling.

In 2002, Michael Jackson dangled his baby boy, nicknamed Blanket, over the fourth-floor balcony of a Berlin hotel for fans waiting outside.

In 2005, musician Gary Glitter was arrested while trying to board a flight from Vietnam to Thailand. He was later convicted of child molestation.

Also in 2005, singer Christina Aguilera married music executive Jordan Bratman in Napa Valley, California. They have since divorced.

Also in 2005, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley married Erin Sutton in Pasadena, California.

In 2017, country singer Mel Tillis died at the age of 85 in Ocala, Florida. He had been dealing with intestinal problems for a year, but died of respiratory failure.

Today’s Birthday: Talk show host Dick Cavett is 86 years old. Media mogul Ted Turner is 84. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 80. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 73. Actor Robert Beltran (“Big Love,” ″Star Trek: Voyager) is 69. Actress Kathleen Quinlan he is 68 years old. Actress Glynnis O’Connor is 67. Journalist Ann Curry is 66. Actress Allison Janney (“Mom,” “The West Wing”) is 63. Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) drummer Matt Sorum is 62 Actress Meg Ryan is 61. Actress Jodie Foster is 60. Actor Terry Farrell (“Becker”) is 59. Actress Erika Alexander (“Living Single,” “The Cosby Show”) is 53. Drummer Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) is 53. Singer Tony Rich is 51. Heartland singer Jason Albert is 49. Country singer Billy Currington is 49. Dancer/choreographer Savion Glover is 49. Xscape singer Tamika Scott is 47 Rapper Lil’ Mo is 45. Actor Reid Scott (“Veep,” “My Boys”) is 45 years old. Director Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) is 43. Guitarist Brown Lollar of St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 40. Actor Adam Driver (“Girls”) is 39. Country singer Cam is 38. Rapper Tyga is 33.

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