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On This Day

February 01, 2015 08:07 GMT

On Feb. 1, 1950, RCA introduced the 45 RPM record player.

In 1954, Big Joe Turner recorded "Shake, Rattle and Roll."

In 1964, the governor of Indiana declared the song "Louie, Louie" by The Kingsmen to be pornographic, even though the average listener wasn't able to decipher the lyrics. The governor asked a state broadcasters' association to ban the record.

In 1965, James Brown recorded "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In 1968, Elvis Presley's only child, Lisa Marie, was born.

In 1978, the Bob Dylan film "Renaldo and Clara" premiered in Los Angeles. It mainly was a documentary of Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour.

In 1982, "Late Night with David Letterman" premiered on NBC.

In 1986, Diana Ross married Arne Naess in Geneva, Switzerland. They later split up.

In 1988, The Cars announced their breakup.

In 1993, TV personality Regis Philbin returned to his morning talk show after undergoing heart surgery to have a blocked artery cleared.

In 2004, Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson's top during the Super Bowl halftime show and exposed her breast. During that same show, Kid Rock wrapped himself in a poncho made of an American flag.

Today's birthdays: Actor Stuart Whitman is 87. Singer Bob Shane (The Kingston Trio) is 81. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 78. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 78. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 78. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 76. Actor-writer-director Terry Jones (Monty Python) is 73. Guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 65. Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy (MOO'-mee) ("Lost in Space") is 61. Singer Exene Cervenka of X is 59. Keyboardist Dwayne Dupuy of Ricochet is 50. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 50. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 47. Comedian Pauly Shore is 47. Drummer Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 46. Actor Michael C. Hall ("Dexter," "Six Feet Under") is 44. Rapper Big Boi of Outkast is 40. Singer Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT is 32. TV personality Lauren Conrad ("The Hills," "Laguna Beach") is 29. Actress-singer Heather Morris of "Glee" is 28. Singer Harry Styles of One Direction is 21.

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