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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 27

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 27

JAMES BROWN: James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, performs with singers Rick James, left, at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, in this June 11, 1991. Photo: Associated Press/Kevork Djansezian

1967: Pink Floyd recorded its first single, “Arnold Layne.”

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

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

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.

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

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 84. Actress Barbara Babcock is 77. Actor Howard Hesseman is 74. Guitarist Neal Schon of Journey is 60. Guitarist Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden is 57. Keyboardist Paul Humphreys of OMD is 54. Singer Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd is 54. Actor Adam Baldwin (“Chuck”) is 52. Actor Grant Show (“Melrose Place”) is 52. Guitarist Mike Cross of Sponge is 49. Actor Noah Emmerich (“The Americans,” ”Miracle”) is 49. Actor Donal Logue (“Knights of Prosperity,” ”Grounded For Life”) is 48. Singer Chilli of TLC is 43. Keyboardist Jeremy Dean of Nine Days is 42. Singer Roderick Clark (Hi-Five) is 41. Bassist Shonna Tucker of Drive-By Truckers is 36. Singer Bobby Valentino is 34. Singer Josh Groban is 33. Drummer Jared Champion of Cage The Elephant is 31. Actress Kate Mara (“House of Cards,” ”American Horror Story”) is 31.

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