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Entertainment Highlights in History

Entertainment highlights during the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4:
1957: Buddy Holly & the Crickets appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” performing “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue.”
1969: Simon & Garfunkel’s first TV special aired.
1973: The Who spent the night in a jail in Montreal, Canada, after causing $6,000 worth of damage to a hotel room.
1980: The surviving members of Led Zeppelin announced they wouldn’t re-form after the death of drummer John Bonham.
1982: Pop star Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album was released.
1989: Actress Jane Fonda and California Assemblyman Tom Hayden filed separate petitions for divorce. Both said the split, after 16 years of marriage, was amicable.
1989: IRS agents raided the Las Vegas home of comedian Redd Foxx, who owed an estimated $755,000 in taxes.
1990: Madonna appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” to defend her “Justify My Love” video, which MTV had banned. The singer denied the video’s explicit content was meant to stir controversy and attract publicity.
1992: Stevie Wonder received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters.
1996: Actor Burt Reynolds filed for bankruptcy protection to reorganize $10 million in debts.
1997: The last episode of “Beavis and Butt-head” aired on MTV.
2000: The Smashing Pumpkins played their last concert, at a club in Chicago. It was the same club where they had played their first show 13 years earlier.
source : ap