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1709 - Composer Charles Avison was born.
1942 - Shep Fields and his orchestra recorded "Jersey Bounce."
1964 - The Beatles performed for the second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show." They had made their first appearance on the show only a week before.
Today in Beatles History
1968 - In Detroit, MI, Aretha Franklin day was declared.
1971 - Aretha Franklin recorded "Spanish Harlem." It was released on July 9.
1971 - Alan David Pasaro sued the Rolling Stones charging them with invasion of privacy. The charge stemmed from the footage of a stabbing in the film "Gimme Shelter." Pasaro was tried and acquitted for the stabbing death.
1972 - Ricky Nelson began his first British tour.
1975 - Cher's weekly TV show premiered with guests Tatum O'Neal, Raquel Welch and Wayne Rogers.
1984 - Jerry Lee Lewis surrendered to federal authorities to answer income tax evasion charges. He was later acquitted.
1988 - Billy Vera received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
1990 - Ike Turner was sentenced to 4 years in prison on cocaine charges.
1993 - At the Brit Awards a Faces reunion took place.
1998 - At the Brit Awards, Danbert Nobacon of Chumbawamba dumped a bucket of ice water on the U.K.'s Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
1999 - "Rolling Stones Day" was declared in Minnesota.
1999 - Rap star Ol' Dirty Bastard was arrested in Hollywood for allegedly wearing body armor, a forbidden garment because of his previous arrests. ODB was initially pulled over for driving eratically.
2007 - Britney Spears shaved her head.
2009 - Trent Reznor announced that the Nine Inch Nails 2009 tour would be the last "for a while." On May 5, 2009, Reznor said in an interview that this would be the last tour for at least several years.