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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 28

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 28

GRAND OLE OPRY: Singer Willie Nelson with Dolly Parton at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville in 1979 during the country music association awards show. Nelson had made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 1964. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history on Nov. 28.

1925: The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.

1964: Willie Nelson made his Grand Ole Opry debut.

1974: John Lennon performed in concert for the first time in several years. He sang three songs with Elton John at Madison Square Garden in New York. It was payback for a bet in which John had made Lennon promise they’d perform together if “Whatever Gets You Thru the Night” hit number one.

1989: IRS agents raided the Las Vegas home of actor Redd Foxx, who owed an estimated $755,000 in taxes.

1990: Officials in Los Angeles decided there wasn’t enough evidence to prosecute singer Axl Rose for assault in connection with a dispute with his neighbor. The neighbor claimed Rose hit her over the head with an empty wine bottle.

Today’s Birthdays: Motown Records founder Berry Gordy Junior is 84. Singer-songwriter Bruce Channel is 73. Singer Randy Newman is 70. Musician Paul Shaffer (“Late Show With David Letterman”) is 64. Actor Ed Harris is 63. Actress S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law and Order”) is 61. Country singer Kristine Arnold of Sweethearts of the Rodeo is 57. Actor Judd Nelson is 54. Drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) is 51. Comedian Jon Stewart (“The Daily Show”) is 51. Actress Garcelle Beauvais (boh-VAY’) (“NYPD Blue,” ”The Jamie Foxx Show”) is 47. Singer Dawn Robinson (En Vogue, Lucy Pearl) is 45. Musician apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas is 39. Rapper Chamillionaire is 34. Keyboardist Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend is 30. Singer-keyboardist Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees is 30. Singer Trey Songz is 29.

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