Today in Entertainment History
On May 19, 1958, Ritchie Valens recorded “Come On, Let’s Go,” at his first recording session, in Los Angeles.
In 1960, The Drifters recorded “Save The Last Dance For Me” in New York.
In 1961, the Everly Brothers launched a new record label named Calliope.
In 1976, guitarist Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones crashed his car north of London. Authorities found drugs in the car, and he later was fined.
In 1987, the movie “Ishtar,” starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, made its premiere. It bombed at the box office.
In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle criticized “Murphy Brown” because he said the title character mocked the importance of fathers because she was having a baby out of wedlock.
In 1999, the movie “Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace” opened nationwide. Exactly six years later, “Revenge of the Sith” opened.
Today’s Birthdays: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 85. TV personality David Hartman is 84. Actor James Fox is 80. Actress Nancy Kwan is 80. Musician Pete Townshend is 74. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 70. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 68. Drummer Phil Rudd (AC/DC) is 65. Actor Steven Ford is 63. Actress Toni Lewis (“Homicide,” ″Oz,” ″As the World Turns”) is 59. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 57. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford (“Monk”) is 49. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 47. TV personality Kim Zolciak (ZOHL’-see-ak) Biermann (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 41. Singer Shooter Jennings is 40. Comedian Michael Che (CHAY) (“Saturday Night Live”) is 36. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 36. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 36. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 33. Singer Sam Smith is 27. Actor Nolan Lyons (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 18.