July 26, 2012: Today in Entertainment History

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

On July 26, 1963, Motown Records released "Mickey's Monkey" by The Miracles.

In 1977, Robert Plant's six-year old son died of a respiratory ailment. Led Zeppelin was on tour in the U.S. at the time, and the remaining seven dates were cancelled.

In 1990, keyboardist Brent Mydland of the Grateful Dead was found dead in his California home. He died of a drug overdose. He was 37.

In 1991, actor Paul Reubens -- also known as Pee-Wee Herman -- was arrested inside a movie theater in Sarasota, Florida, for exposing himself.

In 1992, singer Mary Wells, known for the hits "My Guy," and "You Beat Me To The Punch," died of cancer. She was 49.

In 1996, singer Donnie Osmond apologized to TV host Rosie O'Donnell for making a comment about her weight during an earlier appearance on her show. She made him sing "Puppy Love" to her in a dog suit.


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