This Day in Music History — September 27

1964 : The Beach Boys make their national television debut on CBS’ Ed Sullivan Show, performing their recent hit I Get Around.

1979 : While onstage at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA, Elton John collapses from “exhaustion.” The song he’d been performing, ominously, was entitled Better Off Dead.

1990 : Marvin Gaye receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 Vine Street.

2004 : Legendary rock producer Phil Spector, best known for creating the “Wall Of Sound” on hits like The Ronettes’ Be My Baby and The Righteous Brothers’ You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, is indicted for the February 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his estate in Alhambra, California.

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