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Today in entertainment history: July 10

Today in entertainment history: July 10

THIS DAY IN 1968: Guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Contracts for Kenny Rogers and other members of the New Christy Minstrels expired. They then formed a new band called The First Edition. It released its first album later in the year and had hits with songs like “Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town.”

1968: Guitarist Eric Clapton announced the breakup of Cream. The band played a farewell concert later in the year.

1979: Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for tax evasion dating back to 1973.

1986: Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a few weeks later.

Today’s Birthdays: Composer Jerry Herman is 83. Singer Mavis Staples is 75. Actor Mills Watson (“B.J. and the Bear,” ”Lobo”) is 74. Guitarist Jerry Miller of Moby Grape is 71. Actor Ron Glass (“Barney Miller”) is 69. Actress Sue Lyon is 68. Folk singer Arlo Guthrie is 67. Bassist Dave Smalley of The Raspberries is 65. Singer Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys is 60. Banjo player Bela Fleck of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is 56. Drummer Shaw Wilson of BR549 is 54. Guitarist Peter DiStefano of Porno for Pyros is 49. Actor Gale Harold (“Hellcats”) is 45. Country singer Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts is 44. Actress Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) is 42. Singer Imelda May is 40. Actor Adrian Grenier (“Entourage,” ”Cecil B. DeMented”) is 38. Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave”) is 37. Actress Gwendoline Yeo (“Desperate Housewives”) is 37. Actor Thomas Ian Nicholas (“American Pie”) is 34. Singer Jessica Simpson is 34. Bassist John Spiker of Filter is 33. Actress Heather Hemmens (“Hellcats”) is 30. Singer Perrie Edwards of Little Mix is 21.

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