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Today in entertainment history: April 24

Today in entertainment history: April 24

THIS DAY IN 1961:Bob Dylan made his recording debut, playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte's "Midnight Special" album. He was paid $50. Photo: Associated Press

1961: Bob Dylan made his recording debut, playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte’s “Midnight Special” album. He was paid $50.

1969: Muddy Waters recorded the live album “Fathers and Sons,” with host of special guests, including Paul Butterfield and Mike Bloomfield.

1972:Several people were injured and at least six teenage girls fainted in a stampede prior to a Jethro Tull concert in New York. About 2,500 people rushed the lobby of the concert hall trying to get tickets.

1974:Comedian Bud Abbott of Abbott and Costello died in Woodland Hills, California. He was 78.

1992:Singer David Bowie and fashion model Iman got married in a secret ceremony in Switzerland. News of the wedding was not announced until more than a week later.

Today’s Birthdays: Shirley MacLaine is 81. Actor-singer Michael Parks is 75. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 73. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 72. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 70. Singer-keyboardist Rob Hyman of The Hooters is 65. Actor Eric Bogosian is 62. Singer-bassist Jack Blades of Night Ranger is 61. Actor Michael O’Keefe (“Roseanne”) is 60. Bassist David J (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 58. Actor Glenn Morshower (“24″) is 56. Bassist Billy Gould (Faith No More) is 52. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 51. Actor Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” ”Amistad”) is 51. Drummer Patty Schemel (Hole) is 48. Drummer Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors is 47. Actress Melinda Clarke (“The O.C.”) is 46. Bassist Brian Marshall of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 42. Actor Eric Balfour (“24″) is 38. Actress Rebecca Mader (“No Ordinary Family,” “Lost”) is 38. Actor Austin Nichols (“One Tree Hill”) is 35. Actress Sasha Barrese (“The Hangover”) is 34. Singer Kelly Clarkson (“American Idol”) is 33. Singer-bassist Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects is 31. Actor Doc Shaw is 23.

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