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Today in entertainment history: March 10

Today in entertainment history: March 10

IT HAPPENED IN '93: Shari Lewis and Lampchop testified before Congress. Photo: Associated Press

1977: A&M Records in Britain signed the Sex Pistols in a ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, two months after EMI nulled its contract with the band. A&M ended its association with the band nine days later.

1988: Pop singer Andy Gibb died of a heart condition in Oxford, England. Gibb was 30.

1992: Prince received a lifetime achievement award at the Soul Train Awards. Winners of other awards included Natalie Cole and Color Me Badd.

1993: Ventriloquist Shari Lewis and the puppet “Lamb Chop” testified before a House subcommittee, saying that there weren’t enough good TV shows for kids.

2003: The Police reunited for their first show together in 18 years, at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Today’s Birthdays: Talk show host Ralph Emery is 81. Singer Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean is 74. Actor Chuck Norris is 74. Actress Katharine Houghton is 69. Guitarist Tom Scholz of Boston is 67. Actress Aloma Wright (“Scrubs”) is 64. Singer-guitarist Gary Louris of The Jayhawks is 59. Actress Shannon Tweed (“Gene Simmons: Family Jewels,” ”Falcon Crest”) is 57. Actress Sharon Stone is 56. Bassist Gail Greenwood of L7 is 54. Magician Lance Burton is 54. Actress Jasmine Guy (“A Different World”) is 52. Bassist Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam is 51. Actor Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) is 43. Country singer Daryle Singletary is 43. Rapper-producer Timbaland is 42. Guitarist Jerry Horton of Papa Roach is 39. Singer Robin Thicke is 37. Singer Michael Barnes of Red is 35. Bassist Matt Asti of MGMT is 34. Singer Carrie Underwood is 31. Actress Olivia Wilde (“Tron,” ”House”) is 30. Singer Emeli Sande’ (EH’-mihl-ee san-DAY’) is 27. Singer Rachel Reinert of Gloriana is 25. Actress Emily Osment (“Hannah Montana”) is 22.

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