News

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 11

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 11

STARTED AT A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE: Lou Reed, the veteran of the New York underground movement and founder of the Velvet Underground. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments that happened on Nov. 11.

1958: Hank Ballard and The Midnighters recorded the original version of “The Twist.” It became a number-one hit in 1960 after Chubby Checker recorded it.

1965: The Velvet Underground made their concert debut at a high school dance in Summit, New Jersey.

1969: The Doors lead singer Jim Morrison was arrested for public drunkenness and for interfering with the flight of an aircraft. Morrison allegedly had annoyed a flight attendant on a trip from Los Angeles to Phoenix. The charges eventually were dropped.

1972: Bassist Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers Band was killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon, Georgia. The accident occurred three blocks from the site of a crash that took the life of Duane Allman a year earlier.

1997: Metallica played a free concert in the parking lot of the CoreStates complex in Philadelphia. The band had gone to court and won the right to do so after CoreStates officials bowed to pressure from city council members and neighbors who opposed the show.

Today’s Birthdays: Jazz singer-pianist Mose Allison is 88. Country singer Narvel Felts is 77. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 70. Keyboadist Jim Peterik of The Ides of March (and formerly of Survivor) is 65. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 64. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 62. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 62. Singer Dave Alvin is 60. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 59. Actor Stanley Tucci is 55. Actress Demi Moore is 53. Actress Calista Flockhart (“Brothers and Sisters,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 51. Actor Philip McKeon (“Alice”) is 51. Drummer Scott Mercado of Candlebox is 51. TV personality Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 46. Actor David DeLuise (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 44. Actor Tyler Christopher (“General Hospital”) is 43. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 41. Actor Scoot McNairy (“Argo”) is 38.

Recent Headlines

10 hours ago in National

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia dead at 79

scalia

Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

1 day ago in Sports

The week’s best sports shots

Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning holds up the trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The Broncos won 24-10. (AP Photo/Matt York)

A look back at some of the best plays and biggest moments in sports this week.

1 day ago in Sports

The weekend sports schedule

kobebryantallstar

Here's a look at this weekend's sports schedule.

1 day ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

billmurray

The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.