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Spotlight, Vol. X…

on November 24, 2012

For today’s edition of the Spotlight, I’m going to (oddly) focus on a band who lost their lead singer 21 years ago today, Queen.  Yes, we’re all familiar with “Wayne’s World”s rocking rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but without Freddie Mercury’s stellar vocal range, we would probably have never experienced one of the Hall of Fame’s most memorable bands.

After 18 Number One albums, this band will hold a place in the hearts of many of my generation.  From the songs “Keep Yourself Alive” (1973) to the song that was the inspiration to a current pop-tart moniker, “Radio GaGa” (1984), this band has become a central part of many people’s collection (including my own).  Queen has certainly more than earned there place in Hall of Fame (2001) and will always be “Champions” of the industry.

Freddie Mercury, though, who passed away on November 24, 1991, ironically the day after announcing that he had AIDS, will forever hold a place in people’s hearts for the way he entertained us all…and is still unmatched in his Dionysian (godlike) performances.

Also, on the same day however, we also lost former KISS drummer, Eric Carr, who was only 41 years old when he succumbed to complications from heart cancer on this day in 1991.

From the left, and not likely to disappear (LOL), have a beautiful weekend!

/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ /,,,/

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