Today in entertainment history: June 18

Today in entertainment history: June 18

THIS DAY IN 1980:"The Blues Brothers" movie opened. Music stars making cameo appearances included James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Photo: Associated Press

1980: “The Blues Brothers” movie opened. Music stars making cameo appearances included James Brown, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin.

1987: A woman sued Motley Crue for $5,000, claiming she lost part of her hearing because the concert was too loud.

2004: David Bowie was hit in the eye with a lollipop thrown onto the stage while he was performing in Oslo, Norway. He was not seriously hurt.

Today’s Birthdays: Musician Paul McCartney is 73. Actress Constance McCashin (“Knots Landing”) is 68. Actress Linda Thorson (“The Avengers”) is 68. Keyboardist John Evans (The Box Tops) is 67. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 63. Actress Carol Kane is 63. Actor Brian Benben (“Private Practice”) is 59. Actress Andrea Evans (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 58. Singer Alison Moyet is 54. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) is 52. Country singer-guitarist Tim Hunt (Yankee Grey) is 48. Singer Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men is 44. Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is 42. Rapper Silkk The Shocker is 40. Country singer Blake Shelton is 39. Guitarist Steven Chen of Airborne Toxic Event is 37. Actor David Giuntoli (“Grimm”) is 35. Actor Jacob Anderson (“Game of Thrones”) is 25.

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