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On November 24th, 1966, The Beatles began recording sessions for their next album, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." However, the song they recorded on this date, "Strawberry Fields Forever," did not make it onto that album.

In 1972, A-B-C premiered the late night rock show "In Concert," which was produced by Don Kirshner. Guests on the first show included Chuck Berry, Alice Cooper, Poco and Seals and Crofts.

In 1985, singer "Big" Joe Turner died of a heart attack. He's known for the hits "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Honey Hush."

In 1991, Queen singer Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS at his home in London. He was 45. He had sent out a statement confirming rumors that he had AIDS only two days before his death.

Also in 1991, former Kiss drummer Eric Carr died of cancer in New York. He was 41.

Also in 1991, singer Cyndi Lauper married actor David Thornton in New York.

In 1992, lawyers for musician Bill Wyman and his ex-wife Mandy Smith announced the terms of their divorce settlement. She got to keep their house and its contents, plus legal fees.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Johnny Carver is 64. Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is 63. Bassist Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. and the M-G's is 63. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 62. Singer Lee Michaels is 59. Actor Dwight Schultz ("The A-Team") is 57. Actor Stanley Livingston ("My Three Sons") is 54. Drummer Clem Burke of Blondie is 49. Record producer Terry Lewis is 48. Actress Denise Crosby ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 47. Actress Shae D'Lyn ("Dharma and Greg") is 42. Guitarist John Squire of the Stone Roses is 42. Guitarist Gary Stonadge of Big Audio Dynamite is 42. Guitarist Chad Taylor of Live (LYV) is 34. Actor Colin Hanks ("Roswell") is 27. Actress Katherine Heigl ("Roswell") is 26.

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