Today in Entertainment History

On Feb. 27, 1967, Pink Floyd recorded its first single, “Arnold Layne.”

In 1971, Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for using profanity onstage at a concert in Oklahoma City.

In 1977, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was arrested in Toronto for drug possession. He later was found guilty.

In 1980, “What A Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers won the record and song of the year Grammy Awards. The album of the year winner was “52nd Street” by Billy Joel. Rickie Lee Jones was named best new artist.

In 1991, James Brown was granted parole and set free in Columbia, South Carolina. He had been serving time for leading police on a high-speed chase through two states.

In 1993, silent film actress Lillian Gish died at her New York home at the age of 99. Her movie career spanned 75 years.

In 2003, Fred Rogers, better known as children’s entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74.

In 2015, actor Leonard Nimoy died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Los Angeles at the age of 83.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 88. Actress Barbara Babcock is 81. Actor Howard Hesseman is 78. Actress Debra Monk is 69. Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 64. Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 61. Actor Timothy Spall (“Sweeney Todd,” ”Enchanted”) is 61. Keyboardist Paul Humphreys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark is 58. Singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant, Lynryd Skynyrd) is 58. Percussionist Leon Mobley of Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals is 57. Actor Adam Baldwin (TV’s “Chuck”) is 56. Actor Grant Show (“Devious Maids,” ”Melrose Place”) is 56. Guitarist Mike Cross of Sponge is 53. Actor Noah Emmerich is 53. Actor Donal Logue (DOH’-nuhl LOHG) is 52. Singer Chilli of TLC is 47. Keyboaridst Jeremy Dean of Nine Days is 46. Singer Roderick Clark (Hi-Five) is 45. Bassist Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 40. Actor Brandon Beemer (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 38. Drummer Cyrus Bolooki of New Found Glory is 38. Singer Bobby Valentino (Mista) is 38. Singer Josh Groban is 37. Drummer Jared Champion of Cage The Elephant is 35. Actress Kate Mara (“American Horror Story”) is 35.

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