Entertainment History 9/9

On Sept. 9, 1950, “The Hank McCune Show” became the first TV show to feature a laugh track.

In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first of three appearances on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” He sang “Love Me Tender,” ”Hound Dog,” ”Don’t Be Cruel” and “Ready Teddy.”

In 1972, Miles Davis premiered his new nine-piece band in New York. Unlike other bands Davis had formed, this one comprised mostly unknown musicians.

In 1973, Todd Rundgren recorded the voices of 1,000 fans in San Francisco for the left track of his song “Sons of 1984.” He had recorded over 5,000 fans in New York for the right track.

In 1982, singers Al Green and Patti LaBelle made their Broadway debuts in the gospel-inspired stage musical “Your Arms Too Short to Box with God.”

In 1995, singer Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips married actor William Baldwin.

In 1996, bluegrass legend Bill Monroe died in Springfield, Tennessee, at the age of 84.

Also in 1996, singer Tom Petty’s wife, Jane, filed for legal separation after 22 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

In 1997, actor Burgess Meredith died after suffering from melanoma and Alzheimer’s disease. He was 89.

In 2008, Noel Gallagher of Oasis was injured when a man ran on stage at their concert in Toronto and shoved Gallagher into a speaker.