Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury in honor of singer’s 70th birthday — Consequence of Sound

Today would have been Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday. In commemoration, the International Astronomical Union has named an asteroid in honor of the Queen singer. According to the Guardian, “Freddiemercury” is a 3.5km-wide asteroid found on the other side of Mars. As it never comes closer to 350 million kilometres to Earth, it poses no immediate danger…

via Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury in honor of singer’s 70th birthday — Consequence of Sound

On This Day: The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, and Igor Cavalera

In 1962, The Beatles’ first recording session at Abbey Road Studios took place. They recorded six songs, including “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me.”

1965: The Beatles started a three week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Help.”

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1971: Taken from the album Ram, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” by Paul and Linda McCartney went to number one on the US singles chart.

1976: The Sex Pistols made their television debut on a program entitled “So It Goes.”

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1970: Igor Cavalera, drummer for Sepultura, was born.

 

 

On This Day: Seal, The Allman Brothers, and Shirley Manson

On this day in 1995, Seal went to number one in the US with his song “Kiss From a Rose,” which was used in the film Batman Forever.

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On this day in 2000, Douglas Allen Woody, best known for his work with The Allman Brothers Band, was found dead in New York. 😦

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And on this day in 1966, Shirley Manson, the vocalist for Garbage, was born.