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Today in entertainment history: June 21

Today in entertainment history: June 21

THIS DAY IN 1987:Guns N' Roses, seen here at the MTV Awards in 1992, released their debut album, "Appetite for Destruction." Photo: Associated Press/Kevork Djansezian

1971: Carole King received a gold album for “Tapestry.”

1975: Willie Nelson made his debut on the album charts with “Red Headed Stranger.” It contained the hit “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.”

1987: Guns N’ Roses released their debut album, “Appetite for Destruction.”

1990: The BBC’s Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Kay Starr is 92. Movie director Norman Jewison is 88. Actress Patricia Elliott (“One Life To Live”) is 72. Actor Edward Herrmann (“Gilmore Girls”) is 71. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 69. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 66. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 66. Comedian-actor Robin Williams is 63. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 61. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 57. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 54. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 45. Actress Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 44. Country singer Paul Brandt is 42. Actress Ali Landry is 41. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 36. Actor Josh Hartnett is 36. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 36. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 33. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 32. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 30. Actress Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ”American Dreams”) is 29.

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FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

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