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?
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Editors USA TODAY Published 8:05 p.m. UTC Sep 4, 2018 Senate Judiciary Committee begins its hearing on Kavanaugh Senate hearings for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that begin Tuesday are expected to be contentious as Democrats plan on grilling the nominee on his judicial record and legal philosophy. The battle has been controversial from the start since the nominee will be filling the seat of retiring justice Anthony Kennedy, the court’s swing vote on many key issues including abortion rights, affirmative action and same-sex marriage. Democrats are complaining of lack of transparency, claiming much of Kavanaugh's record and key documents are being withheld from the public. “There will be sparks at this hearing. Sparks will fly," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut. "And there will be a lot of heat.” Tropical Storm Gordon expected to strengthen to hurricane as it hits the Gulf Coast A hurricane … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, Tropical Storm Gordon, USA Gymnastics: 5 things to know Tuesday
ARIANA Grande performed a powerful tribute to Aretha Franklin as celebrities and dignitaries turned out to pay their respects to the singer and civil rights hero. The Queen of Soul was transported to her final farewell in Rosa Parks' hearse wearing a gold dress inside a gold casket to the Greater Grace Temple where family, celebrity friends and fans gathered. Aretha's final farewell, what we know: The Queen of Soul's star-studded service is being livestreamed around the world The singer's body was transported to the service in Rosa Parks' white hearse Aretha will be laid to rest in a solid bronze casket plated in 24-carat gold The superstar's body will be entombed at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit Aretha wore a string of fashionable outfits in the run up to her star-studded burial Stars including Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson are to perform Speakers include Bill Clinton, Smokey Robinson and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan About 100 pink … [Read more...] about Ariana Grande honours Aretha Franklin with emotional performance as Clintons and 120 pink cadillacs arrive for star’s funeral
THE gold-plated casket of Aretha Franklin has arrived for the start of her seven hour star-studded funeral service in Detroit. The Queen of Soul was transported to her final farewell in Rosa Parks' hearse from New Bethel Baptist Church to the Greater Grace Temple where her family, friends and fans will gather. Aretha's final farewell, what we know: Earlier we told how Hudson will pay a moving tribute to Aretha Franklin when she sings 'Amazing Grace' at the legend's funeral today. The Grammy winner - who will play Aretha in an upcoming bipoic - will join a string of music legends as the Queen of Soul is given a final farewell fit for royalty. Today's send-off will "mark the elements, emotions and grand entrances" that were hallmarks of the six decade career which only ended when she died of pancreatic cancer aged 76 on August 16. And it boasts a lineup of speakers and singers that would rival any of the hottest entertainment revues, past or present. Among those offering words … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin funeral live – Queen of Soul’s gold coffin arrives on Rosa Parks’ hearse for seven-hour Detroit service
JENNIFER Hudson will pay a moving tribute to Aretha Franklin when she sings 'Amazing Grace' at the legend's funeral today. The Grammy winner - who will play Aretha in an upcoming bipoic - will join a string of music legends as the Queen of Soul gets a final farewell fit for royalty. Aretha's final farewell, what we know: Today's send-off will "mark the elements, emotions and grand entrances" that were hallmarks of her six decade career. And it boasts a lineup of speakers and singers that would rival any of the hottest entertainment revues, past or present. Among those offering words will be former President Bill Clinton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Smokey Robinson. Beforehand, Robinson promised to make his words "personal," since he remained close with the star until the end. He revealed they "talked all the time," the last just a couple weeks before she became too ill to speak. "We saw all of our other close friends go," Robinson said. "We used to talk about that - we saw a lot of … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin funeral – Jennifer Hudson to sing Amazing Grace at the Queen of Soul’s funeral as millions bid final farewell during seven-hour Detroit service