On This Day, June 6

1960 - Roy Orbison's "Only the Lonely" was released in the U.S.

1962 - The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin of EMI Records. 

1969 - Rod Stewart signed a solo recording contract with Mercury Records. 

1971 - "The Ed Sullivan Show" aired for the last time. It was canceled after 23 years on the air. Gladys Knight and the Pips were the musical guests on show. 

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on stage for the first time since 1969 when they join Frank Zappa for a show at the Fillmore East. 

1972 - David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" was released. 

1977 - Stevie Wonder delivered an unannounced lecture to a UCLA class studying the record industry. He also performed. 

1992 - David Bowie and Iman were married in Florence, Italy.