JUNE 17 ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

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By Brad Moore

Entertainement History

On June 17th, 1965, The Kinks arrived in New York for their first American tour.

In 1967, Moby Grape released five singles simultaneously in their debut with the CBS label.

In 1968, the Ohio Express got their first gold single with “Yummy, Yummy, Yummy.”

In 1978, Jefferson Starship failed to perform at a festival in Germany because singer Grace Slick was unable to go onstage. Angry fans started a riot and caused over a million dollars in damage.

In 1989, Ringo Starr announced he would tour again for the first time in several years. His first All-Starr Band included Clarence Clemons, Joe Walsh, Billy Preston, and Nils Lofgren.

In 2000, Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson married Kristin Willits in Lexington, Kentucky.

In 2005, Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller died of throat cancer in Minneapolis. He was 41.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Peter Lupus (TV’s “Mission: Impossible”) is 81. Singer Barry Manilow is 70. Comedian Joe Piscopo is 62. Actor Mark Linn-Baker (“Perfect Strangers”) is 59. Director Bobby Farrelly (“There’s Something About Mary”) is 55. Actor Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways,” ”Wings,” ”Ned and Stacy”) is 52. Actor Greg Kinnear is 50. Actress Kami Cotler (“The Waltons”) is 48. Actor Jason Patric is 47. Singer Kevin Thornton of Color Me Badd is 44. Actor-comedian Will Forte (“Saturday Night Live”) is 43. Actor-rapper Herculeez of Herculeez and Big Tyme is 30. Actor Damani Roberts is 17.