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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 17

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 17

ON THIS DAY IN 1960: Elvis Presley received his first gold album, for the album called "Elvis." It included the songs "Rip It Up," ''Old Shep" and "Ready Teddy." Photo: Associated Press

A look back on this day in entertainment history.

1960: Elvis Presley received his first gold album, for the album called “Elvis.” It included the songs “Rip It Up,” ”Old Shep” and “Ready Teddy.”

1971: James Taylor made his prime-time TV debut on “The Johnny Cash Show.” Taylor sang “Fire and Rain” and “Carolina on My Mind.”

1972: Pink Floyd premiered “Dark Side of the Moon” in concert at London’s Rainbow Theater. The album was released the next year.

1976: The Eagles released their “Greatest Hits” album.

1982: Jazz pianist Thelonius Monk died after a long illness at the age of 64.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Hal Holbrook is 89. Singer Bobby Lewis is 81. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 80. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 79. Actress Christina Pickles (“The Wedding Singer,” ”St. Elsewhere”) is 79. Actress Mary Ann Mobley is 77. Actress Brenda Fricker is 69. Actress Rene Russo is 60. Actor Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”) is 58. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 52. Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is 51. Singer Chante Moore is 47. Guitarist Tim Mahoney of 311 is 44. Actor Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”) is 44. Actress Denise Richards is 43. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is 42. Actor Jerry O’Connell is 40. Country singer Bryan White is 40. Actor Jason Ritter (“Joan of Arcadia”) is 34. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 33. TV co-host Daphne Oz (“The Chew”) is 28. Actor Chord Overstreet (“Glee”) is 25.

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