The very first “Bohemian Rhapsody” was recorded for a Top of The Pops compilation and released in December 1975, three months after the song was released to the airways. Not to be confused … Continue readingJust up on the Best American Poetry blog: Inside the First Cover of Bohemian Rhapsody: An Interview with Tony Rivers.
I have a “Freddie Mercury” search on eBay, and up popped this August 1981 issue of Playgirl magazine. “PLAYGIRL Aug 1981 Ted Nugent DAVID BOWIE Freddie Mercury SPRINGSTEEN David Byrne” … Continue readingFreddie Mercury in 1981 issue of Playgirl!
Some words on my own connection and first encounters of the band, which occurs in the wake of News of the World, on a school bus with older kids stomp … Continue readingDraft Annotated Table of Contents for Rejected 33-1/3 Proposal for Book on Queen’s News of the World.
July 1977. Members of the rock band Queen and their crew record tracks for their sixth album at Wessex Studios in downtown London. In an adjacent studio, another band, the … Continue readingSample chapter from rejected 33-1/3 proposal for book on Queen’s News of the World: “Stomp Stomp Clap.”
1. Who Needs You 2. Need Your Loving Tonight 3. You’re My Best Friend 4. Spread Your Wings (BBC version) 5. Another One Bites The Dust 6. I Want To Break … Continue readingMy top John Deacon songs.
Check this out, from Queen: The Complete Illustrated Lyrics, a book I bought as an afterthought but really love. This is a “rare and intriguing telex” (precursor to fax), sent … Continue readingWas “Radio Ga Ga”‘s Lyrics rewritten by their American Record Label?
Length of video is 6:09. Sounds about right. Thanks to David Kirschenbaum for spotting this in New York Daily News.
An homage to Freddie Mercury, who died 20 years ago on this day, and some meditations on choosing him as my diva is just up on The Rumpus. Check it … Continue readingJust up on The Rumpus: “Love of My Life: Freddie Mercury’s Death, 20 Years Later.”
Via Daily Mirror (Tamil).
The caption (Só as crianças percebem a verdadeira importância das coisa): “Only children realize the true importance of something.” Thanks to Whimsy Speaks; posted by Genilson Oliveira. Você rock!
Love to know which award show this is. Via the fantastic Bubbling Over music blog. Lots of gems over there.
Check it out here. Begins with “It’s Late” from News Of The World, then midway there’s “The Hero” from the Flash Gordon soundtrack.