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.
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