On This Day In METAL History – November 24th – Rest In Peace, Freddie Mercury And Eric Carr

Sammy Hagar - I Cant Drive 55 - promo single sleeve - 45rpm - #1999SH

On November 24th, 1984Sammy Hagar hits #26 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with his hit: I Can’t Drive 55. This song is featured on Sammy Hagar’s eighth studio album, VOA, released in 1984.

Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy - promo album cover pic - #1991FM

On this day in 1991Queen’s iconic singer Freddie Mercury passed away of complications from AIDS. It was only one day after publicly admitting he was HIV positive. Freddie Mercury was only 45 years old. Pictured above is the 1985 Freddie Mercury solo album: Mr. Bad Guy.

Eric Carr - Unfinished Business - promo album cover pic - #1950EC - KISS

On November 24th, 1991KISS drummer Eric Carr passed away of complications from cancer at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Eric Carr was only 41 years old. Rest in peace, Eric Carr. Pictured above: Eric Carr Unfinished Business album cover, released back in November of 2011.

Mrs. Doubtfire - Robin Williams - promo movie poster pic - #1991RW

On this day in 1993 – The Family/Comedy film, Mrs. Doubtfire, was released to wide-screen theaters. This film stars the late and great Robin Williams, as the hilarious Mrs. Doubtfire character. Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan and Harvey Fierstein are the other fantastic actors in this film. Mrs. Doubtfire is… Metal. Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

Aerosmith - band publicity card - #ST88

On November 24th, 1994 – At the first MTV Europe Music Awards held at the Pariser Platz in Berlin, the legendary Aerosmith won the award for Best Rock Band.


Mrs. Doubtfire - Robin Williams - publicity photo - #1993RWSF




5 Responses to “On This Day In METAL History – November 24th – Rest In Peace, Freddie Mercury And Eric Carr”

  1. Wow both Mercury and Carr died on this day. It sounds like a day that will live in infamy.

  2. If Freddie Mercury’s death was such a loss to music, the world was a better place with him and Eric Carr.

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