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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 1

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 1

THE KING: Elvis Presley is shown at the International Hotel where he made his first public stage appearance in 9 years in Las Vegas, Nev., in Aug. 1969. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of the entertainment industry’s biggest events to happen on Nov. 1.

1968: Apple Records released “Wonderwall Music” by George Harrison, the first Beatle solo album.

1969: Elvis Presley had his first No. 1 single in seven years with “Suspicious Minds.”

1971: A funeral for guitarist Duane Allman was held in Macon, Georgia. Allman had been killed in a motorcycle crash. At the funeral, the Allman Brothers Band performed several songs.

1988: actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis got married. They have since divorced.

1988: Sub Pop Records released Nirvana’s first release, “Love Buzz/Big Cheese.”

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Bill Anderson is 76. “Hustler” publisher Larry Flynt is 71. Country singer Kinky Friedman is 69. Music producer David Foster is 64. Saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool and the Gang is 62. Country singer-songwriter-producer Keith Stegall is 59. Singer Lyle Lovett is 56. Actress Rachel Ticotin is 55. Singer-keyboardist Mags Furuholmen of A-ha is 51. Drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 50. Country singer Big Kenny of Big and Rich is 50. Singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 49. Rapper Willie D of the Geto Boys is 47. Actress Toni Collette (“The United States of Tara,” ”Little Miss Sunshine”) is 41. Actress Jenny McCarthy is 41. “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice is 38. Actor Matt Jones (“Breaking Bad”) is 32. Actor Penn Badgely (“Gossip Girl”) is 27.

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