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Today in Entertainment History: “Sopranos” finale aired

On June 11 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis performed one of two scheduled shows at a New York club. He went home before the second show because the press had been openly hostile toward him and the show had a poor ticket sales.

In 1965 the Rolling Stones released the album Got Live If You Want It. Screams from the audience nearly drowned out the music.In 1966 Janis Joplin performed with Big Brother and the Holding Company for the first time in San Francisco.

Also in 1966 European radio stations falsely reported that Roger Daltrey of The Who was dead. The truth was that Pete Townshend had minor injuries from a car accident a few days earlier and the stations reported bad information.In 1969 David Bowie released Space Oddity as a single to coincide with the first lunar landing.In 1976 Wild Cherry released the single Play That Funky Music.

In 1978 the Rolling Stones released the album Some Girls which caused controversy because of raunchy lyrics in the title song.In 1979 actor John Wayne died of cancer at the age of 72.In 1993 Whats Love Got to Do With It the movie based on Tina Turners autobiography was released nationwide.

In 1999 actor DeForest Kelley who played Dr. McCoy on Star Trek died outside Los Angeles after a long illness. He was 79.In 2002 Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at a castle in Ireland. They have since divorced.Also in 2002 American Idol premiered on Fox.

In 2007 the final episode of The Sopranos aired on HBO.In 2010 Ozzy Osbourne led a crowd of more than 52000 at Dodger Stadium in a 60second scream to set a world record for the longest scream by a crowd.

Todays Birthdays Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 82. Actor Roscoe Orman Sesame Street is 78. Actor Adrienne Barbeau Maude is 77. Drummer Frank Beard of ZZ Top is 73. Singer Graham Russell of Air Supply is 72. Singer Donnie Van Zant of .38 Special and of Van Zant is 70. Actor Peter Bergman The Young and the Restless is 69. Actor Hugh Laurie House is 63. Talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz.

The Dr. Oz Show is 62. Singer Gioia JOYah Bruno of Expose is 59. Bassist Dan Lavery of Tonic is 56. Country singer Bruce Robison is 56. Actor Peter Dinklage Game of Thrones is 53. Bassist Smilin Jay McDowell BR549 is 53. Actor Lenny Jacobson Nurse Jackie is 48. Bassist Tai Anderson of Third Day is 46. Actor Joshua Jackson Fringe Dawsons Creek is 44. Actor Shia LaBeouf SHYuh luhBUF is 36.

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