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This Week In History (December 4 – 10).

DECEMBER 4, 1949: Actor, singer and producer Jeff Bridges is born in Los Angeles, California.

Rock and roll musicians Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash as "The Million Dollar Quartet" December 4, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee. This was a one night jam session at Sun Studios.

Dec. 4, 1956: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash record an impromptu jam session. The session was popularly known as the “Million Dollar Quartet.”

Dec. 4, 1973: TV personality, producer, actress and former model Tyra Banks is born in Inglewood, California.

HOLLYWOOD - DECEMBER 4:   Singer Paula Abdul, mother Lorraine Rykiss and sister Wendy Mandel attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony for Paula Abdul on December 4, 1991 at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California. (Photo by )

Dec. 4, 1991: Paula Abdul is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dec. 4, 2013: “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” the second film in the Hobbit series, premieres in Los Angeles.

Dec. 5, 1901: Walt Disney, a visionary of the American animation industry, who created popular characters like Mickey Mouse, is born in Chicago, Illinois.

Dec. 5, 1968: The Rolling Stones releases its “Beggar’s Banquet” LP.

Dec. 5, 1973: Paul McCartney and Wings release a third studio album, “Band on the Run.”

Dec. 5, 1980: John Lennon gives his last interview. It is to Rolling Stones’ Jonathan Cott.

Dec. 5, 1985: The Eddie Murphy flick “Beverly Hills Cop” is released in theaters.

Actor George Clooney, one of the cast members of the new film "Ocean's Eleven" poses with the theater marquee in background at the film's premiere December 5, 2001 in Los Angeles. The film also stars Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts and opens December 7 in the United States.

Dec. 5, 2001: The remake of “Oceans 11” premieres in L.A. with George Clooney starring in Frank Sinatra’s “Rat Pack” role.

1877-Illustration of Thomas Edison presenting the first phonograph to the eager editors of "Scientific American."

Dec 6, 1877: The phonograph, the first machine to capture sound and play it back, is invented.

Diane Cilento and husband Sean Connery, better known to movie fans around the world as "007" James Bond. Diane is also an actress and claims she is not the least bit jealous of the exotic femmes her husband woos on-screen, just as long as she is number one offscreen- which she is. Ca. 1970s.

Dec. 6, 1962: Sean Connery marries actress Diane Cilento. Cilento claims she is not the least bit jealous of the exotic femmes her husband woos on screen, just as long as she is number one off-screen – which she is.

Mick Jagger sings at the Altamont Rock Festival at Livermore, Calif. on Saturday, December 6, 1969 while Hells Angels cross stage during melee to help fellow motorcyclists. The Rolling Stone hired the Hells Angels to police the concert for $500 worth of beer.

Dec. 6, 1969: The Altamont Speedway Free Festival takes place in California. The Rolling Stones hire the Hells Angels to police the concert for $500 worth of beer.

Bassist Jason Newsted and Singer and guitarist James Hetfield of the heavy metal quartet "Metallica" perform onstage at the "Monsters of Rock" festival at Rice Stadium on July 2, 1988 in Houston, Texas.

Dec. 6, 1988: Metallica records its first music video for the hit “One.”

 

Dec. 6, 2002: Winona Ryder is sentenced to three years probation and 480 hours of community service for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue. She is ordered to pay more than $11,300 in fines and undergo drug and psychological counseling.

Entertainer Jerry Lewis laughs as he fields questions from the media at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Nov. 28, 1995. Lewis is starring in the nationally touring production of the Broadway musical ?Damn Yankees,? which comes to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for eight performances starting on November 28.

Dec. 7, 1960: Audrey Hepburn rocks out on set while filming “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

Pictured on steps of convent December 1963 A.k.a. Sister Luc Dominique Sister Sourine Jeanine Deckers Soeur Sourire Sister Smile

Dec. 7, 1963: The Singing Nun’s song “Dominique” reaches the top of the U.S. pop charts.

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1969 file photo, Roman Polanski is shown with his wife, the actress Sharon Tate, toasting the opening of "Rosemary's Baby" in London. A topless photo of Polanski and Tate, taken just months before her death has sold at a New York City auction for $11,250. Christie's says it was sold Monday Dec. 7, 2009 to an unidentified private buyer.

Dec. 7, 1969: Roman Polanski’s film “Rosemary’s Baby” opens in theaters.

Photo dated on December 19, 1983 shows British singer Paul McCartney and US pop star Michael Jackson (R). Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest, sending shockwaves sweeping across the world and tributes pouring for the tortured music icon revered as the "King of Pop."

Dec. 7, 1984: Michael Jackson testifies in an Illinois court that the song “The Girl is Mine” was written by him, and not an Illinois man. He wins the case.

Entertainer Lucille Ball and singer Ray Charles, recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, react during comments made by U.S. President Ronald Reagan during a tribute to the performers at the White House on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1986.

Dec. 7, 1986: Ray Charles and entertainer Lucille Ball receive the Kennedy Center Honors. They are seen here reacting to President  Ronald Reagan’s comments during a tribute to the performers at the White House.

Entertainer Jerry Lewis laughs as he fields questions from the media at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Nov. 28, 1995. Lewis is starring in the nationally touring production of the Broadway musical ?Damn Yankees,? which comes to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for eight performances starting on November 28.

Dec. 7, 1996: Jerry Lewis’ suit is stolen! The white and red pinstriped devil suit, with an estimated value of $9,000, was his costume for the play “Damn Yankees.”

Frank Sinatra returns to the home of ex-wife, Nancy, after paying $240,000 for the safe return of his kidnapped son, Frank Jr. Sinatra is shown in back seat of FBI car. He said he had talked with Frank Jr. twice during eight telephone conversations with kidnappers in two days. The first call was to his Reno motel.

Dec. 8, 1963: Frank Sinatra Jr. is kidnapped. Sinatra Sr. pays a $240,000 ransom for the safe return of his son.

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones rock group and his German girlfriend Anita Pallenberg relax at his home in London, Dec. 8, 1969, after he flew in from the U.S. where the group had been on tour. Miss Pallenberg complained that the British government had ordered her to marry Richards or get out of the country. The Home Office, which is responsible for deciding such things, said "We cannot understand this complaint. We have informed Miss Pallenberg that her permit to stay in this country has been extended until next October. The usual steps were taken to inform her."

Dec. 8, 1969: Keith Richards’ German girlfriend is asked to “marry Richards or get out of the country,” by the British government.

Rock star Jimi Hendrix is acquitted of drug possession charges. His female friends give the peace sign.

Dec. 8, 1969: Testifying in a trial for the possession of narcotics, Jimi Hendrix declares to the court that he has “outgrown drugs.” After eight hours of deliberation, he is found not guilty.

n this Aug. 22, 1980, file photo, John Lennon, right, and his wife, Yoko Ono, arrive at The Hit Factory, a recording studio in New York City. The death of Lennon, shot in 1980 still reverberates as a defining moment for a generation and for the music world.

Dec. 8, 1980: John Lennon is assassinated. The death of Lennon remains a defining moment for a generation, and for the music world.

Amnesty International Charity Concert, Paris, France - 1998, Bruce Springsteen

Dec. 8, 1998: It is announced that Bruce Springsteen will tour again with the E Street Band, after nearly a decade.

British rock star Sting poses with fans following ceremonies to honor him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during ceremonies in his honor December 8, 2000 in Hollywood. Sting, who wrote the songs for the new Walt Disney Pictures animated feature "The Emporer's New Groove" has also received 14 Grammy Awards.

Dec. 8, 2000: Sting is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

American singer-songwriter and poet Jim Morrison (1943-1971), lead singer of The Doors, at the Winterland in San Francisco, December 1967.

Dec. 9, 1967: Jim Morrison is arrested, charged with breach of peace and resisting arrest.

Dec. 9, 1974: George Harrison releases his album “Dark Horse.”

Dec. 9, 1984: The Jacksons perform together for the last time. (Image from 1983)

R&B Singer Otis Redding's widow and former manager, Zelma Redding, poses with a plaque of the late singer, after Otis Redding was inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk, Friday, May 11, 2007, as part of a series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Monterey International Pop Festival, at the Hollywood Guitar Center in Los Angeles.

Dec. 10, 1967: Soul legend Otis Redding dies in a plane crash in Wisconsin.

Dec. 10, 2009: The James Cameron movie “Avatar” premieres across the world.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: A detail of folk singer Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to his famous anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin" is seen at Sotheby's auction house December 3, 2010 in New York City.  The document is estimated to be worth between $200,000 and $300,000.

Dec. 10, 2010: Bob Dylan’s hand-written lyrics of the song “The Times They Are A-Changing,” is auctioned off for a whopping $422,500.

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