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?
PUBLISHED: 13:24 14 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:32 14 January 2019 Aljaž ŠKorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez are bringing Here Come the Boys to Norwich Archant Strictly Come Dancing may be over for another year but three of its biggest stars will keep dancing as they launch a UK-wide tour. Strictly professionals Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez are performing a 38-date tour this summer including a date at Norwich Theatre Royal on Sunday, July 7.Here Come The Boys will demonstrate why they are considered the rock stars of dance and will be set in a club where the show’s live resident DJ will spin a soundtrack of dance floor anthems and guilty pleasures.The trio will then go head-to-head in a battle of Latin, Ballroom, Contemporary and Commercial dance disciplines with the audience judging the contest each night.The show will also feature live vocals from Elisabeth Troy who is a former member of chart-topping group Clean Bandit. … [Read more...] about Strictly stars bringing Here Come The Boys tour to Norwich
When it comes to safety, any vehicle intended to transport families should be a proverbial fortress on wheels, minivans especially. With that in mind, Kia’s stylish and sophisticated Sedona minivan gets to add yet another trophy to its crowded shelf of safety accolades for the 2018 model year. For 2018, the handsome Sedona passed all of the IIHS’s safety evaluations, including earning a Good rating in the stringent headlights category. So, why was it only named a Top Safety Pick and not a Top Safety Pick+? This isn’t to say the Sedona isn’t a safe car because it is. While the Sedona did garner Good ratings in five crashworthiness tests, earned a Superior rating in the crash avoidance and mitigation test and scored a Good headlights rating, there was one box missing from the IIHS safety check sheet. To be named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a vehicle must also earn either a Good or Acceptable rating in the … [Read more...] about For fourth consecutive year, IIHS awards 2018 Kia Sedona with Top Safety Pick designation
By Cary Darling Updated 1:52 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Photo: Shout Studios Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 “Big Fish & Begonia” This animated film from Chinese directors Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang may be inspired by the work of famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, but the story about a girl who lives in a magical realm is full of undeniably Chinese touches. Rated PG-13. Playing at AMC Studio 30, Houston. less “Big Fish & Begonia” This animated film from Chinese directors Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang may be inspired by the work of famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, but the story about a girl who lives in a ... more Photo: Shout Studios New movies: The Rock goes on ‘Rampage’ and ‘Truth or Dare’ gets horror treatment 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about New movies: The Rock goes on ‘Rampage’ and ‘Truth or Dare’ gets horror treatment