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Today in entertainment history: April 22

Today in entertainment history: April 22

THIS DAY IN 1969:John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono. Photo: Associated Press

1969: John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1974: Tina Turner began filming her role as the Acid Queen in the film version of “Tommy.”

1978:The Blues Brothers — John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd — made their network debut on “Saturday Night Live.” On the same show, Steve Martin performed his novelty hit “King Tut.”

2010: Poison singer Bret Michaels was rushed to a hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was recovering from an emergency appendectomy ten days earlier.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Charlotte Rae (“The Facts of Life”) is 90. Actress Estelle Harris (“Seinfeld”) is 88. Singer Glen Campbell is 80. Actor Jack Nicholson is 79. Singer Mel Carter is 77. Country singer Cleve Francis is 71. Director John Waters is 70. Singer Peter Frampton is 66. Singer Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike and the Mechanics) is 65. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 62. Actor Ryan Stiles (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 57. Comedian Byron Allen (“Real People”) is 55. Actor Chris Makepeace is 52. Guitarist Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise is 50. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“The Good Wife,” ”Grey’s Anatomy”) is 50. Actress Sheryl Lee (“Twin Peaks”) is 49. TV personality Sherri Shepherd (“The View”) is 49. Country singer Heath Wright of Ricochet is 49. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 45. Actor Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”) is 45. Bassist Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down is 42. Singer-guitarist Daniel Johns of Silverchair is 37. Actress Amber Heard is 30.

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