24 Years Ago: Freddie Mercury and Eric Carr Die
It was a very sad day for rock n roll on November 24th 1991. We lost two beloved rockers on that day. Queen's Freddie Mercury died from AIDS complications at the age of 45 and we also lost Kiss drummer Eric Carr at the age of 41. Carr died after a battle with cancer.
Freddie Mercury was one of a kind, and one of the greatest frontmen in rock n roll history. Freddie was very successful with Queen, as the band became one of the best-selling music artist's of all time, with record sale estimates between 150 and 300 million worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001
Eric Carr was the drummer for Kiss from 1980-1991 and had local ties to the Hudson Valley. He took up the persona of 'The Fox' in the band during the makeup era as the replacement for 'Catman' Peter Criss. He is interred in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, NY. We remember these two great rockers today. R.I.P.