(Following Advance for Use Tuesday, October 15)


Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 10 at 8:01 AM




On October 15th, 1951, the situation comedy "I Love Lucy," starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, premiered on CBS. It ran until mid-1957.

In 1955, Buddy Holly opened a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, Texas.

Also in 1955, "Grand Ole Opry" made its TV debut on ABC.

In 1959, the crime show "The Untouchables" made its debut on ABC. The program was based on the real-life exploits of Eliot Ness and his squad of Treasury agents.

In 1971, Rick Nelson was booed when he performed new material at an oldies show in New York. It inspired him to write the song "Garden Party."

In 1976, Ike and Tina Turner split up as a musical act.

In 1977, Fleetwood Mac released "Rumours," one of the best-selling albums of all time.

In 1987, Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia opened a sold-out two-week run of solo shows on Broadway.

In 1996, drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was charged with attacking a tabloid TV cameraman. The photographer was trying to take pictures of Lee and his wife, actress Pamela Anderson Lee, outside a nightclub in suburban Los Angeles.

In 2002, musician Ryan Adams jumped into the audience at a show in Nashville to find a fan who had yelled out a request for "Summer of '69," a Bryan Adams song. Adams gave the fan $30 as a refund and refused to continue the show until the man left.

In 2007, Drew Carey took over as host for "The Price Is Right," replacing Bob Barker, who hosted the show for more than 35 years.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Barry McGuire is 78. Actress Linda Lavin ("Alice") is 76. Actress-director Penny Marshall is 70. Musician Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters is 67. Singer Tito Jackson is 60. Actor Larry Miller ("The Nutty Professor") is 60. Actor Jere Burns ("Good Morning, Miami," ''Dear John") is 59. Actress Tanya Roberts ("That '70s Show," ''Charlie's Angels") is 58. TV chef Emeril Lagasse is 54. Drummer Mark Reznicek (REHZ'-nih-chek) (The Toadies) is 51. Singer Eric Benet is 47. "Trading Spaces" host Paige Davis is 44. Actor Dominic West ("The Wire") is 44. Singer Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town is 44. Singer Ginuwine is 43. Singer Jaci (JAK'-ee) Velasquez is 34. Singer Keyshia Cole is 32. Actor Vincent Martella ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 21.

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