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1454--Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer who made many voyages to the New World, is born. The name of the continent of America was derived from his name.

Mark Lindsay, the extraordinaryly handsome lead singer for the popular and successful rock group, Paul Revere and the Raiders. They helped to balance the overwhelming effect of the British Invasion.1918--The Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party.

1930--Jazz legend, Ornette Coleman (who played trumpet, violin, and saxophone), is born in Fort Worth, Texas.

The beautiful Barbie doll. This one is a Brunette No. 1 Ponytail which sells for thousands of dollars today.1942--Mark Lindsay, vocalist with Paul Revere and the Raiders, is born.

1954--Edward R. Murrow publicly criticizes Senator Joseph McCarthy.

1959--The Barbie doll debuts with over 800 million sold.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club twice -- at lunchtime and again at night.

A promotional poster for the Chris Montez-Tommy Roe tour which gave The Beatles bottom billing.1963--The Beatles, back on tour, this time with Americans Chris Montez and Tommy Roe, perform at the Granada Cinema, East Ham, London. It is quite clear, from the first of the two houses this night and onward, that The Beatles are, in fact, the premiere attraction. The Beatles play Love Me Do, Misery, A Taste of Honey, Do You Want to Know a Secret, Please Please Me, and I Saw Her Standing There.

1964--Filming resumes for The Beatles first movie, "A Hard Day's Night." This is the last day of filming train scenes. The train travels to Newton Abbot and back. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travel a total of 2,500 miles on the rails.

1965--The Beatles, in their final day of shooting in the Bahamas for their second movie, "Help!" Filming takes place on Paradise Island.

1967--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). They start recording Getting Better, taping seven rhythm track takes and doing reduction mixdowns in preparation for overdubbing.

1968--The Beatles are awarded four Grammy Awards for 1967. Best Album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Best Contemporary Album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Best Album Cover, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; and Best Engineered Recording, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was popular with the American public and controversial with the network censors.1969--"The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour," which had featured such rock bands as The Beatles, The Who, Jefferson Airplane and The Doors, is canceled by CBS-TV. This is in the wake of the controversy over the on-air censorship of guest star Joan Baez. The brothers had refused to censor comments about her husband, who was going to jail for objecting to the draft.

1972--Allen Klein, already accused of laundering money from UNICEF, which was to receive the royalties from The Concert for Bangladesh, turns over just one-tenth of the $1.2 million due the organization.

1974--Paul and Linda McCartney, their children, and the band Wings head for Los Angeles. After Paul’s arrival, rumors in the music industry begin suggesting that he has come to L.A. primarily to meet with John Lennon. In fact, there is some truth to the rumors, as both John and Paul are seen during the annual Academy Awards ceremony, where they meet up backstage for a chat.

1975--John Lennon is interviewed for Rolling Stone magazine. He says, “This year has been extraordinary for me personally. I got such a shock that the impact hasn’t come through. It has to do with age and God knows what else. But I’m through it and it’s ‘75 and I feel better and I’m sitting here and not lying in some weird place with a hangover. I feel like I’ve been on Sinbad’s voyage and I’ve battled all those monsters and I’ve got back.”

1975--Elvis Presley begins his final recording session at RCA's Hollywood studios.

The somewhat intense picture sleeve for John Lennon's single, Borrowed Time.1979--ABC-TV shows the rock documentary, "Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll," narrated by Jeff Bridges and featuring clips of Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, and many others.

1984--UK release of John Lennon / Yoko Ono single Borrowed Time / Your Hands (Polydor). It is also released as a 12-inch single.

1986--Yoko Ono’s world tour moves on to Stuttgart, West Germany.

1994--The IRA launch the first of three mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport.

2001--The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) sends Napster a list of 135,000 songs they want barred from the MP3-swapping website.

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