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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 19

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 19

'RUMOURS:' Members of Fleetwood Mac, from left, Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, wearing sunglasses, and John McVie, pose with their Grammys at the annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Ca., Feb. 23, 1978. The group won in the category of Album of the Year for "Rumours." Photo: Associated Press

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

1972: Paul McCartney and Wings released “Give Ireland Back to the Irish,” a commentary about the Britain-Ireland conflict. It was banned by the BBC, but still reached the top 20 in England.

1974: Dick Clark staged the first American Music Awards as an alternative to the industry-dominated Grammy Awards. The winners of the American Music Awards are determined by the votes of music fans. “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” by Tony Orlando and Dawn won for favorite pop single that year.

1977: Fleetwood Mac released the album “Rumours.” It sold more than 17 million copies.

1980: AC/DC vocalist Bon Scott died after choking on his own vomit after an all-night drinking binge in London. He was 33. His death came just months after the band scored its first North American success with the album “Highway to Hell.”

1995: Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee married Pamela Anderson of the TV show “Baywatch” on a beach in Cancun. The bride wore white — a bikini. They’ve since divorced.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Carlin Glynn (“Sixteen Candles”) is 74. Singer Smokey Robinson is 74. Singer Lou Christie is 71. Actor Michael Nader (“All My Children”) is 69. Guitarist Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath is 66. Actor Jeff Daniels is 59. Singer-guitarist Dave Wakeling (General Public, English Beat) is 58. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 57. Actor Leslie David Baker (“The Office”) is 56. Singer Seal is 51. Actress Jessica Tuck (“True Blood”) is 51. Drummer Jon Fishman of Phish is 49. Actress Justine Bateman is 48. Actor Benicio Del Toro is 47. Actress Bellamy Young (“Scandal”) is 44. Drummer Daniel Adair of 3 Doors Down is 39. Singer-actress Haylie Duff is 29. Actress Victoria Justice is 21.

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