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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 18

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 18

MICHAEL JACKSON GETS THE GOLD: Singers Michael Jackson, right, and Diana Ross hold their American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 30, 1981. Jackson won for favorite soul album and Ross won for favorite female soul vocalist. Jackson got his first gold record the year prior for "Off The Wall." Photo: Associated Press

1969: Former Beatles drummer Pete Best won his defamation suit against the Beatles. He had sought $8 million, but was awarded considerably less.

1973: The Rolling Stones held a benefit concert in Los Angeles for victims of an earthquake in Nicaragua. Mick Jagger’s wife Bianca had relatives in Nicaragua. The concert raised more than $400,000.

1974: The band Bad Company was formed.

1987: Musician Steve Winwood married Eugenia Grafton.

1989: The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and the late Otis Redding were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One of the highlights of the ceremony was a tribute to Roy Orbison, who had died the previous month.

1991: Three people were crushed to death at an AC/DC concert in Salt Lake City. The victims had been pinned by people who rushed the stage.

1996: Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.

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