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Today in entertainment history: March 3

Today in entertainment history: March 3

THIS DAY IN 1931: Cab Calloway recorded "Minnie the Moocher." It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. Photo: Associated Press

1931: Cab Calloway recorded “Minnie the Moocher.” It was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.

1967: Eric Burdon and The Animals refused to do a show in Ottawa, Ontario, unless they were paid in advance. The audience went on a rampage, causing $5,000 in damage.

1991: Ballroom dancing king Arthur Murray died in Hawaii at the age of 95.

1995: R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry underwent brain surgery for a ruptured aneurysm in Switzerland.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Hattie Winston (“Becker”, “The Electric Company”) is 69. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 67. Actor-director Tim Kazurinksy is 64. Singer-guitarist Robyn Hitchcock is 61. Guitarist John Lilley of The Hooters is 60. Actress Miranda Richardson is 56. Rapper Tone Loc (lohk) is 48. Guitarist John Bigham (Fishbone) is 45. Actress Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) is 44. Country singer Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers is 43. Actor David Faustino (“Married…With Children”) is 40. Actress Jessica Biel is 32. Guitarist Joe “Blower” Garvey of Hinder is 30.

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2012 Kennedy Center Honorees and members of the band Led Zeppelin, from left, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant chat on the red carpet after arriving at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors Performance and Gala Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 at the State Department in Washington.

Robert Plant has urged his former Led Zeppelin bandmate Jimmy Page to end his war of words with the singer and concentrate on recording new music.