News

Today in entertainment history: March 12

Today in entertainment history: March 12

ON THIS DAY IN 1969: "Mrs. Robinson," by Simon and Garfunkel, won best song. Photo: Associated Press

1958: Singer Billie Holiday was given a year’s probation on a narcotics possession charge. She died the next year of alcohol and drug abuse.

1969: “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon and Garfunkel was named Song and Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards, beating out “Hey Jude” by The Beatles.

1998: Cathay Pacific airline banned Liam Gallagher of Oasis from its flights after he threatened to stab a pilot.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Barbara Feldon (“Get Smart”) is 81. Singer Al Jarreau is 74. Singer-actress Liza Minnelli is 68. Singer James Taylor is 66. Keyboardist Bill Payne of Little Feat is 65. Actor Jon Provost (“Lassie”) is 64. Bassist Steve Harris of Iron Maiden is 58. Singer Marlon Jackson of The Jacksons is 57. Actor Jerry Levine is 57. Actor Courtney B. Vance is 54. Actor Jason Beghe (“Chicago P.D.” ”Chicago Fire” ”Californication”) is 54. Actor Titus Welliver (“Deadwood,” ”Brooklyn South”) is 53. Actress Julia Campbell is 51. Guitarist Graham Coxon of Blur is 45. Actor Rhys Coiro (“Entourage”) is 35. Actor Samm Levine (“Freaks and Geeks”) is 32. Actress Jaimie Alexander (“Thor” films, “Kyle XY”) is 30. Actress Kendall Applegate (“Desperate Housewives”) is 15.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Slash, Billy Corgan honored at inaugural Alt Press awards

Fresh
slash

Joan Jett was also among the rockers recognized at the first Alternative Press Music Awards.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to ’90s ‘Turtles’

Fresh
turtles

With the reboot "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie coming out, these kids get schooled about the history of everyone's favorite mutated reptiles.

in Viral Videos

Queen’s guards play ‘Thrones’ theme

Updated
queens

During the changing of the royal guards at Buckingham Palace the crowd is surprised with a little musical entertainment.

in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

samsmith

LISTEN: This week's top alt tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Jimi Hendrix’s early session recordings to get long-awaited release

In this undated photo, Jimi Hendrix performs with a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. The Stratocaster, used by countless professional and amateur musicians, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

Jimi Hendrix's early recordings as a member of Curtis Knight and the Squires is set for a proper release after years of legal roadblocks.