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?
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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?
Caroline Blackmon Detroit Free Press Published 6:21 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Michigan seems to have become a breeding ground for spider bites and large spider discoveries. Are large, dangerous, scary spiders becoming more common in Michigan? Maybe, but don't worry. Michigan only has two poisonous species, and one isn't even native to the state, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The greatest damage most big spiders can do to you in Michigan is give you the creepy-crawlies. Without further ado, here are the five scariest spiders in Michigan. 1. Brown recluse Brown recluse spiders are venomous, but they're usually shy so they won't normally bite unless they feel threatened. More on spiders: Muskegon woman hospitalized after brown recluse spider bite Woman hospitalized after spider bite This giant spider was found near Michigan, so bring on the nightmares These spiders are not native to Michigan, wrote Howard Russell, entomologist at Michigan State … [Read more...] about 5 of Michigan’s scariest-looking spiders: What to know