I was only vaguely aware of Queen and Freddie Mercury in 1991, so Freddie’s death didn’t have a big effect on me. Freddie died of AIDS in November just one day after making it public that he had AIDS.
I was still mostly just listening to commercial radio and whatever was in the pop charts as a 9 year old. So I was into the Screaming Jets with Better in 1991 and Roxette’s hit Joyride. 1991 was also the year Right Said Fred released I’m Too Sexy, but that wasn’t one of my favourites.
Events in 1991
A new decade, a new game console. 1991 is when The SNES arrived, and it’s still one of my favourite games consoles. I guess it’s mostly the nostalgia now, but the games were pretty damn awesome. We had a bunch of Super Mario games, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby and other bits and pieces. All pretty great.
Sonic the Hedgehog was also released in 1991, but I was never a Sega fan.
This was also the year that a new thing called the World Wide Web was launched. I didn’t get to use the Internet for another six years.
1991 was a big year for my mum, as it was the year Estonia regained its independence. The Soviet Union was on its deathbed and quickly fading in 1991.
Me in 1991
I was 9 this year. In upper primary school. I believe it was this year that we had a car accident while driving me and my older sister to school. We were driving up a winding dirt road and on a particularly big bend, a car coming the opposite way lost control and slide right into the front of our van. All 5 of us kids were in the van, but luckily no-one was hurt. We were also right outside my aunt and uncle’s house, so at least we could get help quickly. It was a nasty shock and made me realise just how dangerous cars can be.