Today in Entertainment History: Milli Vanilli lost Grammy

On November 19, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds.

In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted The Supremes’ set at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to plead for racial harmony. The audience applauded for two minutes.

In 1970, James Brown married his second wife, Dierdre Jenkins, at her home in South Carolina. They divorced in 1981.

In 1979, Chuck Berry was released from a prison farm in California…

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On November 19, 1964, The Beefeaters changed their name to The Byrds.

In 1968, Diana Ross interrupted The Supremes’ set at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to plead for racial harmony. The audience applauded for two minutes.

In 1970, James Brown married his second wife, Dierdre Jenkins, at her home in South Carolina. They divorced in 1981.

In 1979, Chuck Berry was released from a prison farm in California after serving two months for tax evasion in 1973.

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In 1990, pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of a Grammy because other singers lent their voices to the album “Girl You Know It’s True.”

In 1993, Nirvana recorded an all-acoustic show in New York for “MTV Unplugged”. It aired a month later. The album version sold massively and earned Nirvana its only Grammy.

In 2001, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland (WY’-land) was arrested in Las Vegas for domestic battery after fighting with his wife. He later pleaded guilty and was ordered to undergo counseling.

In 2002, Michael Jackson hung his son, nicknamed Blanket, over the fourth floor balcony of a Berlin hotel for fans waiting outside.

In 2005, musician Gary Glitter was arrested while trying to board a flight from Vietnam to Thailand. He was later convicted of child molestation.

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In 2005, singer Christina Aguilera married music manager Jordan Bratman in California’s Napa Valley. They have since divorced.

In 2005, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley married Erin Sutton in Pasadena, California.

In 2017, country singer Mel Tillis died at the age of 85 in Ocala, Florida. He dealt with intestinal problems for a year, but died of respiratory failure.

Birthdays today: Talk show host Dick Cavett is 86. Media mogul Ted Turner is 84. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 80. Athlete Ahmad Rashad is 73. Actor Robert Beltran (“Big Love,” “Star Trek: Voyager”) is 69. Actress Kathleen Quinlan is 68. Actor Glynnis O’Connor is 67. Journalist Ann Curry is 66. Actress Allison Janney (“Mama,” “The West Wing”) is 63. Drummer Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 62. Actress Meg Ryan is 61. Actress Jodie Foster is 60. Actor Terry Farrell (“Becker”) is 59. Actress Erika Alexander (“Living Single,” “The Cosby Show”) is 53. Drummer Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) is 53. Singer Tony Rich is 51. Singer Jason Albert of Heartland is 49. Country singer Billy Currington is 49. Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is 49. Singer Tamika Scott of Xscape is 47. Rapper Lil’ Mo is 45. Actor Reid Scott (“Veep,” “My Boys”) is 45. Director Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) is 43. Guitarist Browan Lollar from the movie St. Paul and the Broken Bones is 40. Actor Adam Driver (“Gir ls”) is 39. Country singer Cam is 38. Rapper Tyga is 33.

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