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Today in entertainment history: April 11

Today in entertainment history: April 11

THIS DAY IN 1970: Paul McCartney announced what he called a temporary break from The Beatles. 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 84. Actress Louise Lasser is 77. Actor Peter Riegart is 69. Actor Bill Irwin is 66. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 59. Guitarist Nigel Pulsford (Bush) is 55. Country singer Steve Azar is 52. Singer Lisa Stansfield is 50. Bassist Dylan Keefe of Marcy Playground is 46. Actor Vicellous Shannon (“The Hurricane”) is 45. Rapper David Banner is 42. Drummer Chris Gaylor of All-American Rejects is 37. Singer Joss Stone is 29. Actress Kaitlyn Jenkins (“Bunheads”) is 24.

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