1991 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of A… Read more

1991 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of A…

1991 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies of AIDS-related pneumonia at 45. Queen’s biggest hits were the No. 1 songs “Another One Bites the Dust,” which sold more than 2 million copies, and the million-selling “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” The group is also well known for the double-sided hit “We Are the Champions/We […]

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)… Read more

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone)…

1939 – Teen idol Frankie Avalon (Francis Avallone) is born in Philadelphia. Career By the time he was 12, Avalon began making appearances on U.S. television for his trumpet prowess, and as a teenager, played with Bobby Rydell in a band known as Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, his songs “Venus” and “Why” both […]