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Today in entertainment history: June 20

Today in entertainment history: June 20

THIS DAY IN 1980:"It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" became Billy Joel's first number-one hit. Photo: Associated Press

1977: Steve Winwood released his first solo album, called “Steve Winwood.”

1980: “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me” became Billy Joel’s first number-one hit.

1996: The first Furthur Festival kicked off in Atlanta. It was the first time the members of the Grateful Dead toured together since the death of singer Jerry Garcia.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Martin Landau is 86. Actress Bonnie Bartlett (“St. Elsewhere,” ”Once and Again”) is 85. Actress Olympia Dukakis is 83. Actor Danny Aiello is 81. Actor John Mahoney (“Frasier”) is 74. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 72. Actor John McCook (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 70. Singer Anne Murray is 69. Home repair show host Bob Vila is 68. Singer Lionel Richie is 65. Actor John Goodman is 62. Bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is 60. Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran is 54. Keyboardist Mark degli Antoni (Soul Coughing) is 52. Bassist Murphy Karges of Sugar Ray is 47. Actress Nicole Kidman is 47. Singer Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss and Union Station is 47. Actor Peter Paige (“Queer as Folk”) is 45. Actor Josh Lucas (“Sweet Home Alabama,” ”A Beautiful Mind”) is 43. Bassist Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson is 43. Singer Chino Moreno is 41. Singer Amos Lee is 37. Drummer Chris Thompson of The Eli Young band is 34. Singer Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is 31. Keyboardist Chris Dudley of Underoath is 31. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (plahs) (“Superbad”) is 25.

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