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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 17

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 17

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

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.

2013: Country singer Mindy McCready was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch. She was 37.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Hal Holbrook is 90. Singer Bobby Lewis is 82. Comedian Dame Edna (Barry Humphries) is 81. Country singer-songwriter Johnny Bush is 80. Actress Christina Pickles (“The Wedding Singer,” ”St. Elsewhere”) is 80. Actress Brenda Fricker is 70. Actress Rene Russo is 61. Actor Richard Karn (“Home Improvement”) is 59. Actor Lou Diamond Phillips is 53. Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is 52. Singer Chante Moore is 48. Guitarist Tim Mahoney of 311 (three-eleven) is 45. Actor Dominic Purcell (“Prison Break”) is 45. Actress Denise Richards is 44. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day is 43. Actor Jerry O’Connell is 41. Country singer Bryan White is 41. Actor Jason Ritter (“Joan of Arcadia”) is 35. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 34. TV co-host Daphne Oz (“The Chew”) is 29. Actor Chord Overstreet (“Glee”) is 26. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is 24. Actress Meaghan Martin ( “Mean Girls 2″ ”Camp Rock”) is 23. Actress Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 19.

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