In S1E6, Rory finds out that her grandparents are throwing her a birthday party, and she asks Lorelai if it’s going to be a big deal. Lorelai responds, “Not really… the government will close that day. Flags will fly at half mast. Barbra Streisand will give her final concert, again. Now, the pope has previous plans, but he’s trying to get out of them. However, Elvis and Jim Morrison are coming, and they’re bringing chips.”
Barbra Streisand is an actress and singer who has been named, “Queen of the Divas.” She is one of few entertainers to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Oscar award. She rose to fame in the 1960’s and is considered one of the greatest female artists of all time. Several times she seemed to be moving away from the music industry and toward film, but she always returned to the concert stage. In early 2000 she announced that she was done playing public concerts, but she began another concert tour in 2006, and has performed additional concerts since.
Elvis, “The King,” was a musician and actor in the 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s. He was a pioneer of rock music, and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. He died in 1977 at age 42.
Jim Morrison was an iconic and influential rock singer and songwriter. In the 60’s and early 70’s, he was the frontman for the band “The Doors.” He is part of the “27 Club,” one of many famous musicians who died at age 27.