This Day in Music History — September 30

1954 : Julie Andrews makes her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend.

1955 : James Dean dies in a car accident at age 24. He would show up in the lyrics to many songs, including Don McLean’s American Pie. The Eagles even released a song called James Dean.

1991 : Entertainer Liza Minnelli receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. Her mother, Judy Garland, has three stars on the famous boulevard.

1993 : George Harrison and David Crosby lend their voices and cartoon likenesses to the season 5 premiere of The Simpsons in the episode “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet.”

1998 : Blues guitar prodigy Jonny Lang, rock guitarist Slash, punk rocker Joey Ramone, and Cheap Trickster Rick Nelson are among the musicians who guest-star on The Drew Carey Show. On the program, Carey’s band is looking for a lead guitarist, and a string of axemen audition for the gig – including Ramone, even though he didn’t play guitar in the Ramones.


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