Everything You Need To Know About Queen
When you think Queen the first person who comes to mind is Freddie Mercury. Last year the movie Bohemian Rhapsody hit the theatres and has brought the brand of Queen up to speed with the current generation and will go down in history.
- People in the ’70s and ’80s would have heard this group on the radio. The band was formed in 1970 as Queen, but they go back earlier. Freddie was the one who suggested the name Queen and coined the logo that is pretty infamous to the date. His real name was Farrokh Bursala, and he was their lead vocalist from the get. He could belt out songs like crazy.
- The group played their first gig in July 1971 with their new bassist John Deacon. In the year 1973, they signed on with Trident/EMI and came out with their first hit Seven Seas of Rye. Over time when they made it on Rolling Stone. When Sheer Heart Attack was a hit, they did not need to be the opening act for other bands; they were the act.
- In 1983 the Live Aid Concert organized by Bob Geldof saw them perform in Wembley Station. The audience of over 72,000 people stole the show from Cliff Richard, Elton John, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones. Of course, this was beamed on television, and the viewership was huge.
- Bohemian Rhapsody was and will always be a favorite with anyone who knows and appreciates good and amazing music. You cannot imagine what music will be without this beautiful analogy of lyrics and theatre along with harmony.
- The group’s last tour with their frontman Freddie Mercury was in 1986, but they did not split up but did solo gigs. They came out with their compilation of The Miracle which put the band on the map with their collaborative tonality. Past hits were attributed to members of the band right from Deacon, May, Taylor, and Freddie Mercury.
- Unfortunately, in the year 1987 Freddie Mercury was diagnosed with HIV which he vehemently denied until the day he died. He continued recording with the group with albums like Innuendo in the year 1991. The man was a powerhouse and never gave up, despite the ravages of the illness.
- On November 23, 1991, Freddie wrote a statement acknowledging that he had contracted the killer disease. Unfortunately, he was also suffered from bronchial pneumonia leaving him unable to fight the disease. His funeral was on November 27, His single These Are the Days of Our Lives,' and the re-release of Bohemian Rhapsody brought down the house’on the charts. It remained on the singles chart for many weeks. The proceeds received went towards the Terrance Higgins Trust.
- Freddie Mercury was Queen, but the rest of the band contributed a great deal as well. Because of the loss of this great and talented soul, extensive research has been compiled in Aids. Numerous programs have been created to educate people about Aids so that they understand the disease in all its forms.
- The group did not end when their lead vocalist died; they continued singing. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert had artists like George Michael, Annie Lennox, The Who, Seal, Guns n’ Roses, Def Leppard, David Bowie, Robert Plant and others performing the greatest hits of Queen.
- Today, the band continues to tour with Paul Rodgers, Adam Lambert, Bad Company spreading the message of their music to everyone who thrives on good and clean lyrics and exquisite singing.
The new film on the band ensures that the group and its most famous frontman Freddie Mercury will live on through the years as they continue to rock us with their amazing vocals and music.