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Today in entertainment history: May 8

Today in entertainment history: May 8

THIS DAY IN 2010: Betty White hosted "Saturday Night Live," after fans went to Facebook to campaign for it. Photo: Associated Press

1972: Billy Preston became the first rock performer to headline at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

1981:The debut album by Loverboy was certified gold in the U.S.

1990:A Los Angeles judge ordered Frito-Lay and an advertising agency to pay singer Tom Waits almost $2.5 million dollars. The agency had hired a Waits imitator to sing a jingle praising Frito-Lay’s corn chips.

1991: Epic Records released Pearl Jam’s first U.S. promo single, with the songs “Alive” and “Wash” and a cover of The Beatles’ “I’ve Got A Feeling.”

1992: Genesis opened its “We Can’t Dance” tour in Irving, Texas.

1999:Actress Dana Plato of “Diff’rent Strokes” fame died of an apparent accidental drug overdose in Moore, Oklahoma. She was 34.

2010:Betty White hosted “Saturday Night Live,” after fans went to Facebook to campaign for it.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Don Rickles is 89. Singer Toni Tennille is 75. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 73. Singer Gary Glitter is 71. Actor Mark Blankfield (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” ”The Incredible Shrinking Woman”) is 67. Drummer Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and of Tom Tom Club is 64. Singer Philip Bailey (solo and with Earth, Wind and Fire) is 64. Country musician Billy Burnette is 62. Drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 62. Actor Stephen Furst (“St. Elsewhere,” ”Animal House”) is 61. Actor David Keith is 61. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 51. Drummer Dave Rowntree of Blur is 51. Drummer Del Gray of Little Texas is 47. Singer Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) is 43. Singer Enrique Iglesias is 40. Singer/musician Joe Bonamassa is 38. Actor Matt Davis (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 37. Actress Julia Whelan (WAY’-lan) (“Once and Again”) is 31.

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