News

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 30

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 30

LAST PERFORMANCE: The Beatles gave their last public performance, in 1969 on the roof of Apple Studios. It was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of the milestones of Jan. 30.

1933: The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.

1956: Elvis Presley recorded a version of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes,” in New York.

1969: The Beatles gave their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Studios. It was filmed for the movie “Let It Be.”

1973: Kiss performed their first show, in New York.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Gene Hackman is 84. Actress Tammy Grimes is 80. Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 77. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 77. Country singer Norma Jean is 76. Singer Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship is 72. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 65. Musician Phil Collins is 63. Actor Charles S. Dutton (“Roc”) is 63. Comedian Brett Butler (“Grace Under Fire”) is 56. Singer Jody Watley is 55. Country singer Tammy Cochran is 42. Actor Christian Bale is 40. Singer Josh Kelley is 34. Actor Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”) is 34. Actor Jake Thomas (“Lizzie McGuire,” ”AI”) is 24.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment, Weird

New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

Fresh
treetweet

Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

in Music

Alice Cooper hosts star-studded Christmas show

Fresh
alicecooper

Rocker served up a real Christmas treat to fans at his annual festive benefit last week

in Music

Rolling Stones thank fans for ’14 tour

Fresh
23-overlay3

The group thanked fans and suggested there may be more shows planned for 2015.

in Music

Phil Rudd: ‘I want my job back’

Fresh
philrudd

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is determined to clear his name and return to the band after his upcoming court case.…

in Music

Jack White hid records in recliners

Fresh
jackwhite

It just might pay to rip apart your couch.