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Freddy Mercury From Queen Died Today In 1991

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On Nov. 24, 1966, The Beatles began recording sessions for their next album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." However, the song they recorded on this date, "Strawberry Fields Forever," did not make it onto that album.

In 1972, ABC premiered the late night rock show "In Concert," which was produced by Don Kirshner. Guests on the first show included Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Poco and Seals and Crofts.

In 1985, singer "Big" Joe Turner died of a heart attack. He's known for the hits "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Honey Hush."

In 1991, Queen singer Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS at his home in London. He was 45. He had sent out a statement confirming rumors that he had AIDS only two days before his death.

Also in 1991, former Kiss drummer Eric Carr died of cancer in New York. He was 41.

Also in 1991, singer Cyndi Lauper married actor David Thornton in New York.

In 2005, singer Scott Stapp and members of the band 311  got into a fight at a hotel bar in Baltimore.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Johnny Carver is 72. Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is 71. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 70. Singer Lee Michaels is 67. Actor Dwight Schultz ("The A-Team") is 65. Actor Stanley Livingston ("My Three Sons") is 62. Drummer Clem Burke of The Romantics and of Blondie is 58. Record producer Terry Lewis is 56. Actress Denise Crosby ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 55. Actress Shae D'Lyn ("Dharma and Greg") is 50. Guitarist John Squire of the Stone Roses is 50. Guitarist Gary Stonadge of Big Audio Dynamite is 50. Actor Scott Krinksy ("Chuck") is 44. Guitarist Chad Taylor of Live is 42. Actor Colin Hanks ("Roswell") is 35. Actress Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy," "Roswell") is 34. Actress Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family") is 22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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