PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Queen at wembley 1986 full concert
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
The 33-year-old Prince Harry married 36-year-old actress Meghan Markle in a highly anticipated royal wedding in Windsor on Saturday, May 19. While His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales is certainly still young, he’s already had a pretty incredible life, which is only set to continue into his and Markle’s married life as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Aside from his high-profile relationship, Prince Harry travels the world – both with the royal family and as part of this charity efforts – and often competes in Champagne-filled sporting tournaments. His life hasn’t been without hardships, either.He and brother Prince William both struggled with their mental health after the death of their mother, Princess Diana, in 1997. To commemorate the royal wedding, we’ve found the best photos from every single year of Prince Harry’s remarkable life. Scroll down to take a look. Harry was born on September 15, 1984. Here he is with his mother, Princess … [Read more...] about The best photos from every single year of Prince Harry’s remarkable life