32 years after Freddie Mercury’s death, the contents of his London home are going up for auction. He left both the house and its contents to his lifelong friend Mary Austin. Sotheby’s will handle the auction, and the 1,500 items are expected to bring in more than $7 million.
In the History of Rock in 1969 – During the band’s second North American tour Led Zeppelin played the second of two nights at The Winterland Ballroom. It was during this show that ‘Whole Lotta Love’ was played live for the first time.
In 1982 – Rod Stewart was carjacked and robbed by a gunman of his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.
And in 1995 – Courtney Love reportedly turned down an offer of $1m from Playboy to pose nude for the magazine.