Music History for

September 30

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1752 - Composer Justin Heinrich Knechtl was born.

1791 - The Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote) premiered in Viena, Austria.

1840 - Composer Johan Severin Svendsen was born.

1852 - Composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford was born.

1933 - The half-hour country music and comedy show "National Barn Dance" debuted on WLS in Chicago, IL.

1935 - The show "Porgy and Bess" premiered in Boston, MA. It opened on Broadway on October 10.

1941 - "That Solid Old Man" was recorded by The Larry Clinton Orchestra.

1954 - Julie Andrews made her first Broadway appearance in "The Boy Friend."

1961 - Bob Dylan played harmonica for the recording of Carolyn Hester's first Columbia album.

1965 - Donovan made his U.S. television debut on the show "Shindig!"

1966 - "I Love My Dog" was released by Cat Stevens. It was his first single.

1967 - The BBC aired Radio 1 for the first time.

1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead.

1969 - David Crosby's girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton was killed in a car accident.

1972 - Columbia Records announced that they were closing down four Hollywood studios.

1977 - Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth."

1987 - Roy Orbison recorded "A Black And White Night Live" at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, CA.

1988 - John Lennon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


1989 - Neil Young appeared on "Saturday Night Live" and performed "Rockin' In The Free World."

1989 - The Rolling Stones recorded the video for "Rock And A Hard Place" at Foxboro-Sullivan Stadium.

1991 - Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1993 - Kate Pierson of the B-52's was arrested while staging a sit-in at the New York offices of Vogue. She was protesting the use of fur in ads and clothing.

1993 - David Crosby and George Harrison appeared on the fifth season premiere of "The Simpsons."

1994 - Michael Stipe of R.E.M. signed a movie deal with New Line Cinema.

1997 - Randy Travis became the first artist to sign with DreamWorks Records Nashville.

1997 - The Bob Dylan album "Time Out of Mind" was released.

1997 - Patty Loveless released her ninth album "Long Stretch of Lonesome."

1997 - Bono appealed for the release of Mordecha Vanunu during a show in Tel Aviv, Israel. Vanunu had been imprisoned for being a nuclear secrets traitor.

1997 - The Rolling Stones released "Bridges To Babylon" in the U.S.

1998 - Jonny Lang, Slash (Guns 'n' Roses), Joey Ramone (Ramones) and Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and others appeared on "The Drew Carey Show". All the musicians were trying out for lead guitarist of Carey's band.

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