News

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.

Recent Headlines

in Music

CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top alternative tracks

lana

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

in Music

Foo Fighters play with their own cover band

grohl

The band played a secret gig, performing under another moniker, and invited the lead singer of a Foo Fighters tribute band onstage.

in Music

Beastie Boys’ Mike D designed a $5M townhouse

miked

The Brooklyn property could be yours for a cool $5 million.

in Music

Ryan Adams warns new album turns listeners into ‘zombies’

21-overlay2

A bizarre, star-studded promo warns fans not to buy the new album because listening to it will turn you into a zombie.

in Viral Videos

‘Unqualified advice’ with ‘Parks & Rec’ star Nick Offerman

15-overlay1

The actor gives everyday people advice on their most-pressing problems.