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Today in entertainment history: April 11

CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT CONCERT?: On this day in 1965, the Beatles and The Rolling Stones (pictured above) shared the bill at the "New Musical Express" poll winners' contest in London. Photo: Associated Press

1958: Jerry Lee Lewis’ first wife, Jane Mitcham, filed for divorce. Lewis had already secretly married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Gale Brown.

1961: Bob Dylan made his first professional appearance at a club in New York’s Greenwich Village.

1965: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones shared the bill at the “New Musical Express” poll winners’ contest in London.

1970: Paul McCartney announced what he called a temporary break from The Beatles.

1981:Guitarist Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli got married. They separated in 2002.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Joel Grey is 82. Actress Louise Lasser is 75. Actor Peter Riegart is 67. Actor Meshach Taylor (“Designing Women,” ”Dave’s World”) is 67. Actor Bill Irwin is 64. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 57. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 53. Country singer Steve Azar is 50. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 48. Bassist Dylan Keefe of Marcy Playground is 44. Rapper David Banner is 40. Drummer Chris Gaylor of All-American Rejects is 35. Singer Joss Stone is 27. Actress Kaitlyn Jenkins (“Bunheads”) is 22.

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