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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 18

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 18

KISS: American rock and roll legend KISS arrives at Heathrow Airport in London, on May 12, 1976, for their concert tour through Great Britain. In the back are bassist Gene Simmons, left, and guitarist Ace Frehley; in front are singer/guitarist Paul Stanley and drummer Peter Criss. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the Hollywood headlines from years past.

1968: David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett as lead guitarist for Pink Floyd.

1969: Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees married singer Lulu in England. About 3,000 fans showed up.

1972: Neil Young got a gold record for his album, “Harvest,” which includes the number one single, “Heart of Gold.”

1974: KISS released its self-titled debut album. It only made it to 87 on Billboard’s album chart, but it stayed on the chart for 23 weeks.

1992: fans rushed the stage at a New Kids on the Block concert in Seoul, South Korea, crushing people at the front of the crowd. A 17-year-old girl died the next day of injuries suffered in the stampede. The singers were not injured.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor George Kennedy is 89. Author Toni Morrison is 83. Movie director Milos Forman is 82. Vocalist Yoko Ono is 81. Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 73. Singer Irma Thomas is 73. Singer Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 67. Actress Cybill Shepherd is 64. Singer Juice Newton is 62. Singer Randy Crawford is 62. Drummer Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 61. Keyboardist Larry Rust of Iron Butterfly is 61. Actor John Travolta is 60. Game show hostess Vanna White (“Wheel of Fortune”) is 57. Actress Greta Scacchi is 54. Actor Matt Dillon is 50. Rapper Dr. Dre is 49. Actress Molly Ringwald is 46. Actor Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”) is 37. Actor Tyrone Burton (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 35. Musician Regina Spektor is 34. Bassist Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes is 26.

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