JUNE 6TH IS THE 157TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS D-DAY, DRIVE-IN MOVIE DAY, NATIONAL APPLESAUCE CAKE DAY, NATIONAL EYEWEAR DAY, NATIONAL GARDENING EXERCISE DAY, NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION DAY, NATIONAL HUNGER AWARENESS DAY, NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY AND NATIONAL YO-YO DAY.
After an unsuccessful audition for Decca Records, The Beatles perform for producer George Martin at EMI Records in London. Martin was later quoted as saying “They were pretty awful. I understand why other record companies turned them down,” but signed them to a contract the following month.
Jim Hodder, drummer with Steely Dan on their hits “Do It Again” and “Reelin in the Years”, drowned in his swimming pool at his Point Arena, California home. He was 42.
Twenty of Elton John’s automobiles sold at auction for $2.75 million. Elton said he, ‘doesn’t have time to drive them anymore’. The most expensive was a ’93 Jaguar that sold for over $330,000.
Stevie Wonder, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills And Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Dan Fogelberg and Tom Petty, perform at the We Have A Dream anti-nuclear concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.