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For: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 

>>Today In Rock History 

On This Day: 

In 1966 
The Beatles began recording the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." 

In 1986 
New releases included Eric Clapton's album "August" and Van Halen's video "Live Without A Net." 

In 1991 
Queen singer Freddie Mercury died of AIDS.  He was 45. 

Kiss drummer Eric Carr died of cancer.  He had been with the group for nine years.  He was 41. 

In 1992 
Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and wife Mandy divorced after nearly two-years of marriage.  At the time they were wed, she was 19 and he was 52. 

In 2007 
The Malibu-area home of Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose was damaged in a fire that quickly spread through the community.  At least 50 homes were lost in the blaze. 

In 2009 
Bon Jovi guitarist attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new weight room that he financed at Woodbridge High School in his hometown of Woodbridge, New Jersey.  In addition, the town also renamed the street leading to the school "Richie Sambora Way" in honor of the rocker. 

In 2012 
The Who's former manager Chris Stamp died at a New York hospital following a battle with cancer.  He was 70.  Stamp co-managed the group in the '60s and early '70s with Kit Lambert.