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Today in entertainment history: May 2

Today in entertainment history: May 2

ON THIS DAY IN 1967:Capitol Records announced that The Beach Boys had abandoned their "Smile" album project. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Capitol Records announced that The Beach Boys had abandoned their “Smile” album project.

1979: “Quadrophenia,” the film based on The Who’s album of the same name, opened in London. On the same day, The Who played its first concert with new drummer Kenney Jones, who replaced the late Keith Moon.

1980: the South African government banned the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick in the Wall (Part Two).” The song, which includes children chanting the chorus, “We don’t need no education,” had been adopted as the anthem for black children who boycotted schools because of inferior education standards.

2010: The stage at the Grand Ole Opry was submerged after record rains and flooding hit Nashville.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Englebert Humperdinck is 78. Country singer R.C. Bannon is 69. Singer Lesley Gore is 68. Country singer Larry Gatlin is 66. Singer Lou Gramm of Foreigner is 64. Actress Christine Baranski is 62. Singer Angela Bofill is 60. Actor Brian Tochi (“Revenge of the Nerds,” ”Police Academy”) is 55. Actress Elizabeth Berridge (“The John Larroquette Show”) is 52. Country singer Ty Herndon is 52. Wrestler-actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is 42. Actress Jenna Von Oy (“Blossom”) is 37. Actress Ellie Kemper (“The Office”) is 34. Actor Robert Buckley (“One Tree Hill”) is 33. Singer Lily Allen is 29. Guitarist Jim Almgren of Carolina Liar is 28. Actress Kay Panabaker (“No Ordinary Family,” ”Summerland”) is 24.

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