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Beau Brummel1631--Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan, of India, is born. Upon her death, he erected the world-famous Taj Mahal as her tomb.

Artist Paul Gauguin1777--The Second Continental Congress votes to replace the phrase “United Colonies” in all legislation with the phrase “United States of America.”

1778--George Bryan “Beau” Brummel, English dandy and inventor of the necktie, is born in London.

1848--Paul Gauguin, the French painter of the late 19th century (who eventually went to Tahiti), is born.

1893--Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of passive resistance is born when he is thrown off a segregated train in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

1939--The first King and Queen of Britain to visit the United States, George VI and Elizabeth, arrive in America.

Singer Tom Jones1940--Pop singer Tom Jones is born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, Wales. He began his solo career in London in 1964, and went on to have such hits as It's Not Unusual (1965), What's New Pussycat? (1965) and She's a Lady (1971). He also hosted his own variety TV show from 1969 to 1971 called, "This Is Tom Jones."

1943--Ken Osmond, the actor who played Eddie Haskell on the TV series “Leave it To Beaver,” is born.

The Baby Boomers embraced the introduction of color television in the mid-1950s. Most Americans didn't have color TV sets until the 1960s.1953--The first color network telecast in compatible color is aired in Boston, Massachusetts.

1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.

1963--The Beatles, touring with Roy Orbison, perform at the Odeon Cinema in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. This is the first of five Beatles appearances in Glasgow, and The Beatles would enjoy playing here because the audiences were always very enthusiastic.

1964--US debut of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

1965--Broadcast of the last Beatles BBC radio program, "The Beatles Invite You to Take a Ticket to Ride," which had been taped on May 26.

The Sony video recorder, first issued in the mid-1960s.1965--The first home videotape recorder and player is released by Japan’s Sony Corporation for a price of $995. It could record only in black and white.

1967--The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). More experimental jamming, and recording for You Know My Name (Look Up the Number). At the end of the session (which began at 7:00 p.m. and ended at 2:00 a.m.), George Harrison takes home a rough mono mix of 20 minutes of the instrumental experiments reduced into one take (take 24).

1967--A press release announces the beginning of the "Yellow Submarine" film project. It is reported that The Beatles will provide at least three new songs for the soundtrack.

1968--George Harrison and Ringo Starr fly to Hollywood as guest artists for a Ravi Shankar film. This is the first time any of The Beatles have left England during scheduled recording sessions. Four recording sessions are cancelled. Sometime during their trip, both George and Ringo take part in a jam session at the home of Peter Tork, one of The Monkees.
Tommy James and the Shondells
1969--The Beatles' single, Get Back, is #1 in the US charts for the third straight week.

1969--Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash team up on a “Grand Ole Opry” TV special.

1969--Tommy James and the Shondells release Crystal Blue Persuasion.

The Beatles Rock 'n' Roll Music compilaton LP.1976--Capitol Records tries to revive Beatlemania by issuing some of the Fab Four's rockers in a package called, Rock 'n' Roll Music. Even though Ringo Starr speaks out against it, it makes it up to #2. John Lennon had offered to do the artwork for the cover, but Capitol chose not to take him up on his offer; instead they used a bizarre and rather creepy design, with two large hands holding a picture of the early Beatles. Lennon is appalled when he plays the album and realizes that many of the songs have been remixed.

1979--Chuck Berry is charged with three counts of tax evasion; this coming one day before Berry performs on the White House lawn in front of President Jimmy Carter at the Black Music Association gala.

1989--Linear time happens in numerical sequence at 1:23:45 today, when you add the date. It will be 1:23:45 on 6-7-89.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
1993--UK release of remastered CD versions of Paul McCartney and Wings albums: McCartney, Band on the Run, Venus and Mars, Wild Life, London Town, Ram, and Red Rose Speedway.

1993--Ground is finally broken on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, seven years after the city won the right to erect the building. Pete Townshend and Chuck Berry are among those present for the ceremony.

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