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Jazz legend, Mile Davis1921--Lyricist Hal David is born. He and his partner, Burt Bacharach, write some of the most popular songs of the 20th century, among them: Walk On By, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, and What’s New Pussycat.

1926--Jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, is born in Alton, Illinois.

Norman Petty, producer of Buddy Holly and the Crickets.1927--Norman Petty, the pianist who became Buddy Holly's producer, is born in Clovis, New Mexico.

1960--The Silver Beetles, continuing their tour backing singer Johnny Gentle, perform at St. Thomas Hall, Keith, Banffshire.

1960--The Cavern changes its style, opening its doors to rock and roll, or "beat groups."

1961--President John F. Kennedy sets the goal of putting a man on the Moon before the end of the decade.
The Isley Brothers
1961--The Beatles perform at the Top Ten Club, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, West Germany.

1962--The Beatles perform at the Star-Club, Hamburg, West Germany.

1962--The Isley Brothers release Twist and Shout.

1963--The Beatles, touring with Roy Orbison, perform at City Hall in Sheffield.

1965--US television reporter, Martin Ogronsky, films an interview in Cannes, France, with John Lennon. Lennon and his wife, Cynthia, who are in Cannes for its annual film festival. The interview is broadcast in the US on June 1, on CBS Television's "The Merv Griffin Show."

Sonny Boy Williamson1965--Kinks guitar player, Dave Davies, is knocked unconscious when he careens into drummer Mick Avory's cymbal during a London concert. The group cancel the remainder of their UK tour.

1965--Legendary blues player, Sonny Boy Williamson, dies at age 65.

1967--The Beatles in the recording studio (De Lane Lea Recording Studios, Kingsway, London). George Martin is absent, and The Beatles record yet again in a new studio away from Abbey Road. The De Lane Lea studio is located in the basement of an office building opposite the Holborn tube station. Engineer, Dave Siddle, and tape operator, Mike Weighell, man the control room. The Beatles record four takes of It's All Too Much, another song intended for the Yellow Submarine movie soundtrack. The song's title at this stage is simply "Too Much."

1967--John Lennon takes delivery of his one-of-a-kind psychedelically-painted Rolls Royce from JP Fallon Coachworks.

John Lennon's psychedelic Rolls Royce was one of the icons of the psychedelic years of the sixties.1967--Brian Epstein leaves Priory Hospital, in Putney, London, and returns home to Chapel Street. In the evening, he attends a concert by Georgie Fame and Count Basie at the Royal Albert Hall.

1969--After a night in an uncomfortable five-star Bermudan hotel, the Lennons decide they can further the cause of world peace better in Canada. John and Yoko (along with Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko) fly to Canada, where their next Bed-In For Peace will take place (in Montreal). When they arrive at the airport in Toronto, they are detained by Canadian Immigration authorities for around four hours. During a radio interview, Lennon lets slip a few bars of his new song, Give Peace A Chance.

1969--Cynthia Lennon is featured in Parade magazine.

Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy.1969--”Midnight Cowboy” opens in New York. John Lennon's pal, Harry Nilsson, wrote the famous theme song, Everybody’s Talking, for the ground-breaking and controversial film, which received an X rating.

1973--UK release of the George Harrison single, Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) / Miss O'Dell (Apple). 7 weeks on the charts; highest position #8.

1977--The Beatles’ Live At The Star Club is released in Britain.

1977--”Star Wars” opens, becoming the largest grossing film to date.

1986--“Hands Across America” takes place, with seven million people holding hands from California to New York.

1989--Mikhail Gorbachev is elected Executive President in the Soviet Union.

1992--Jay Leno becomes the permanent host of "The Tonight Show."

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