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NOVEMBER 2015

Contains some Industry and General News from 'OUT THERE'

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REMINDERS
- 30 Oct - Queen Extravaganza tour Leamington Spa - to 21 Nov Gloucester.
- 11 Nov - Classic Rock Awards, Roundhouse, Camden, London - Queen to receive "Living Legend" Award.


Q+AL DATES 2016:
- 20 May - Rock In Rio Lisbon on sale 20/11/15
- 5 Jun - Isle of Wight Festival - on sale 10/11/15
- 9 Nov - Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg - tickets soon
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**Mon 16 Nov 15**
I WILL NOT LET YOU GO: THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY STORY
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Queen - I Will Not Let You Go

I Will Not Let You Go: The Bohemian Rhapsody Story
BBC Radio 2 Tuesday November 24, 22:30.

Another chance to hear Steve Wright examine the phenomenon of Queen's fourth charted single - Bohemian Rhapsody. Contributors include Brian May, Roger Taylor, members of Freddie Mercury's family (including his mum), Ben Elton & members of the cast of We Will Rock You, record producer Roy Thomas Baker and others. Freddie is present through rare archive interview material.

In addition to the Queen version of the song, the programme features the many cover versions out there, including ones by Rolf Harris, G4, the Massed Bands of The RAF, the San Francisco Gay Men's Choir, Christmas versions, rap versions, brass band versions and orchestral versions amongst others.

This documentary first broadcast on Radio 2 in November 2005 to mark the 30th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody's chart debut. More: BBC

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**Mon 16 Nov 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 16 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played with Mott The Hoople Lancaster University, UK.
In 1974 - Queen played Birmingham Town Hall, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played Coventry Theatre, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played Madison Square Garden, New York, USA.
In 1982 - We Will Rock You (Montreal concert film) brought to London for bandto preview prior to release.
In 1982 - Queen and EMI party to celebrate band re-signing for 5 more albums, inc “Hot Space.
In 1990 - Hibbert Ralph Animation Ltd produces “Innuendo” music video “Adult Version” and “Children’s Version”.
In 1993 - Parlophone issued “The Freddie Mercury Album” on CD, LP, cassette.
In 1997 - Brian May & Roger Taylor BBC World Service interview. Roger said they were working with Tribeca Productions on developing a Queen musical.
In 1998 - Red Special Japan Only Mini Album released.
In 2002 - Brian May and Roger Taylor played We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions with WWRY Musical cast for Children in Need, BBC1, UK.


Queen & WWRY Cast on Children In Need - 2002 (Part 1 of 2) - https://youtu.be/SzIAXSIV9Uo`
(Part 2 of 2) -https://youtu.be/pOr9hJVxVXo
Live Aid

In 2004 - Warner Music released “Live Aid” boxed set ft Queen’s July 1985 performance, Wembley Stadium, UK. [AMAZON]
In 2006 - Brian May working with director, editor and tech, on Cliff Richard “Move It” video.
In 2006 - Official UK Charts Company declared Queen’s Greatest Hits album the best-selling UK album of all time, with sales in excess of 5.4-million.
In 2009 - Brian May works with director Brian Klein, editor Paul Richmond and ProToos Tech, Kris Fredriksson on the video for 'Move It', his collaboration with Cliff Richard.
In 2009 - Brian May and Roger Taylor on The Steve Wright Show (with Graham Norton) BBC R2, London, UK.

 


Brian May and Roger Taylor with Graham Norton 16 Nov 2009 [BBC Radio 2]
- https://youtu.be/4LgJmHeU-yU

TRANSCRIPT - EXTRACT:

GRAHAM NORTON: They’re here, ladies and gentlemen. Rock royalty has come to call. Brian May, Roger Taylor – you’re so welcome to the show.

BRIAN MAY: Thank you Graham, we’re very happy to be here.

GN: Well I’m honestly, I’m thrilled to see you both.

BM: Well thanks.

GN: It’s incredible. Now Roger, forgive me, forgive me. I know we’re here to talk about your new CD. All the Queen hits together in a big compilation, but before we do that . . .

ROGER TAYLOR: Queen’s Absolute Greatest.

GN: Absolute Greatest Hits…. Absolute, and many to choose from.

RT: Quite.

BM: Call it QAG.

GN: But before, before we do that – Brian May. I love a man with a hobby and you’ve got a book out.

BM: You’ve got my OWL in your hand.

GN: I do. It’s called ‘A Village Lost and Found’. It’s a beautiful, beautiful book. Have you seen this, Roger?

RT: I have. It’s a great piece of work, actually.

BM: I gave the first one to Rog, of course.

GN: So now, very quickly, Brian, they’re called stereoscopic, is that right? Stereo….?

BM: Stereoscopic photographs. Yes, it’s 3-D. It became 3-D in the 50s, in the 1950s, but it was invented in the 1850s, which is what this book is about.

GN: And it’s a collection of these postcards that were printed at the time.

BM: Stereo views, yes, and they were huge in their day. They were an incredibly huge craze for obvious reasons. It was a window on the world before television or films or anything. People could see the pyramids, or Africa, or whatever through their stereoscope, and it was incredibly real, so that’s what I’m recapturing. It’s a particular series that... [CONTINUES]

GN: Is this all one village, is it?

BM: It's about an English village, yeah - and it's life and it's people.

In 2012 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis played New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK.

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**Mon 16 Nov 15**
HURRY !!! VOTE BO RHAP NOW - BEST ROCK HEADPHONE SONG EVER POLL
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Best Rock Headphone Song Ever Poll

DON'T DELAY - if you want to see Bohemian Rhapsody in Final of Guitar World Readers' Poll: Best Rock Headphone Song Ever.

Well of course we have our opinions on other Queen songs that would nicely fit - but this is the only choice Guitar World has in their wisdom selected to represent our beloved band. Semi-final: "Comfortably Numb" v "Bohemian Rhapsody" [Winner to face "Whole Lotta Love" in Final.]

VOTE HERE

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**Sun 15 Nov 14**
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT - SWEDEN ROCK
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Queen + Adam Lambert have been confirmed to play Thursday, June 9th at the Sweden Rock Festival.

Artists and confirmed Dates - Press Release - Tickets


Queen + Adam Lambert confirmed to play Sweden Rock 2016! - https://youtu.be/dlNMGBVv7vQ

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**Sun 15 Nov 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 15 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played the Gaumont, Worcester, support to Mott The Hoople.
In 1974 - Queen played Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, UK
In 1975 - Queen played the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played Civic Centre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
In 1992 - Brian May on ’Domenica In’ TV Show, Naples, Italy, played guitar improvisation and “Too Much Love Will Kill You”.
In 2002 - Queen awarded Gold for “A Kind Of Magic” US sales.


Brian May in Domenica In, RAI UNO (Italy) (15.11.1992) - https://youtu.be/8I-E2g2tXMI

In 2009 - Brian May & Roger Taylor appeared on ‘The X Factor’ Fountain Studios, London, UK - played “Bohemian Rhapsody”.


The X Factor Finalists - Bohemian Rhapsody - https://youtu.be/59Vc0_h_8J8

Brian May - X Factor

Brian May and Roger Taylor with Stacey Solomon

In 2009 - EMI Italy released special edition 5-track CD single “We Will Rock You “ to mark 20th Anniversary of the We Will Rock You Fan Club.
In 2010 - Rock Aid Armenia re-issued 2-CD “Smoke On The Water” cover.


Smoke on the Water: Featuring Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath,
Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush etc - https://youtu.be/1tsw3nKDlBE

In 2012 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis played The Hawth, Crawley, UK.
In 2013 - We Will Rock You - The Musical, official opening Baltimore, USA.

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**Sat 14 Nov 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY 14 NOVEMBER
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In 1969 - Wreckage played in Liverpool, UK.
In 1970 - Queen live played Balls Park College, Hertford, UK
In 1974 - Queen played the Gaumont, Southampton, UK.
In 1975 - Queen played the Empire Theatre, Liverpool, UK.
In 1978 - Queen played Rhode Island Civic Centre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
In 1978 - "Jazz" released USA.
In 1994 - Roger Taylor released “Happiness?” single BW ”Ride The Wild Wind” (live)UK.
In 1998 - Brian May played IMP Hall, Osaka, Japan.
In 2002 - Queen awarded Platinum for "A Day At The Races”, “Live Killers” and “A Night At The Opera”, 2x Platinum for “Live Killers”, 3x Platinum A Night At The Opera and Classic Queen, 4x Platinum ‘The Game’ and ‘News Of The World”, all for US.`
In 2003 - Brian on 46664.com webchat talking about 46664 Mandela Concert.
In 2006 - Roger Taylor inducted Led Zeppelin into UK Music Hall Of Fame, later playing drums in specially assembled George Martin Tribute Band, Alexandra Palace, London, UK.

ROGER speaking to Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 talking about first time
he and Brian worked with Paul Rodgers - and new Queen songs/new Queen record: LISTEN TO AUDIO
- Transcript HERE


Roger Taylor - UK Music Hall Of Fame 2006 - https://youtu.be/h3_SSKRcoAs

In 2008 - Queen + Paul Rodgers played Festival City, Dubai, UA, [car park next to IKEA store].
In 2013 - Diableries Talk Bath Literature Festival.
In 2014 - Children In Need Night BBC1 - Brian featured on the charity single 'God Only Knows'.

Brian May filming for God Only Knows
Brian May - God Only Knows filming


God Only Knows - BBC Music - http://youtu.be/XqLTe8h0-jo

God Only Knows single
See who’s who in the 'Impossible Orchestra': http://bbc.in/1vUMGLp

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**Fri 13 Nov 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY 13 NOVEMBER
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In 1973 - Queen played St George's, Blackburn, and first time on British TV, performing "Keep Yourself Alive" and "Liar", BBC Old Grey Whistle Test.
In 1974 - Queen played the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, UK.
In 1975 - Queen's final shoot "Bo Rhap", Elstree Studios, London, then got bus to Liverpool to start tour.
In 1977 - Queen played Civic Centre, Springfield, MA, USA.
In 1978 - Queen played Boston Garden, MA, USA.


Queen - Boston Garden 1978 - Spread your wings - https://youtu.be/Xgs1aB1IRTw

In 1982 - Roger Taylor firework party in his garden,+ showed Brian, John and guests Milton Keynes TV concert film.
In 1986 - EMI issued Queen with test pressing "Live Magic".
In 1989 - Brian May interviewed by six US radio stations, promoting "The Miracle", Sticky Fingers restaurant, London.
In 1992 - Brian May appeared on Maurizio Constanzo Show, Canale5, Italy - sang "Too Much Love Will Kill You".


Brian May - Too Much Love Will Kill You (Italian TV 1992) - https://youtu.be/HY_84VoQiI8

In 1992 - Roger Taylor officially opened the Freddie Mercury Building for AIDS, Rijswijk, nr The Hague,Netherlands.
In 1993 - Brian May played NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
In 1995 - "The Ultimate Queen Box Set" released, luxury wall-mount boxed collection - 20 picture CDs, booklet and hologram.


[162] The Ultimate Queen Collection CD Cabinet (1995) - https://youtu.be/ASOrSPOof2M

In 1997 - Brian May and Roger Taylor attended press conference, Hard Rock Cafe, Barcelona, Spain and presented with Ondas Award for "Outstanding Contribution to The History Of Pop Music”, 2x Platinum awards for "Made In Heaven" and 5x Platinum for "Greatest Hits".
In 1998 : Brian May played Club Quatro, Nagoya, Japan.
In 2000 - Queen released "The Platinum Collection", 3-disc boxed set,UK, replacing 2-disc "Gold Collection".
In 2003 - Roger Taylor interview Capital Gold Radio about 46664. New track "Invincible Hope: Queen + Nelson Mandela" ft Roger Taylor & Treana Morris, premiered, plus passages "Long Walk To Freedom" read by Nelson Mandela.
In 2010 - Brian May & Kerry Ellis played for British Legion Festival of Remembrance, RAH, London.

Kerry Ellis and Brian May - Festival of Remembrance 2010

In 2012 - Queen + VonLichten “We Will Rock You VonLichten” D/L release - used for 2012/13 NFL football season.


**Thu 12 Nov 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 12 NOVEMBER
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In 1969 - Wreckage played Richmond Rugby Club, UK.
In 1973 - Queen played Leeds Town Hall, UK support to Mott The Hoople.
In 1974 - Queen played Colston Hall, Bristol, UK.
In 1974 - “Sheer Heart Attack” released on Elektra, USA.

Sheer Heart Attack USA
Sheer Heart Attack - Elektra USA

In 1975 - Queen’s third day of filming “Bo Rhap” promo and rehearsal for tour, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, UK.
In 1976 - “Somebody To Love” / “White Man” 7” released UK.
In 1977 - Queen played Boston Garden, MA, USA.
In 1985 - “One Vision” entered UK charts No 9.
In 1990 - Brian May at opening Red And Gold Theatre's “Macbeth” (for which he composed the music), Riverside Studios, London, UK.


Brian May - Macbeth - https://youtu.be/gDGDNd85WGw

In 1992 - Hollywood Records re-issued Freddie Mercury “The Great Pretender” singles USA.

Freddie

In 1995 - “Made In Heaven” entered UK album chart at No 1.
In 1999 - Queen received Silver and Gold awards Greatest Hits III UK sales.
In 2000 - “The Stretch” Part 1 TV series aired Sky One, UK - music by Brian May.

The Stretch
"The Stretch" - VHS


Brian May - The Stretch (audio)- https://youtu.be/ajTDRCH1Kcs

In 2002 - Brian May guest appearance, WWRY, Dominion Theatre, London, UK.
In 2009 - Brian May performs with cast, WWRY charity night, Apollo Theatre, Stuttgart, Germany.
In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis, Alban Arena, St Albans, UK.

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**Thu 12 Nov 15**
CHILDREN IN NEED IS TOMORROW!
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Children In Need - Queen 40

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Celebrities from the worlds of music, film, TV and Radio have joined forces to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by taking part in an exclusive photography project in aid of BBC Children in Need.

Names such as Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora, Tom Jones, Dizzee Rascal, Clara Amfo and James Bay have all been photographed for portraits in the classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ pose, made famous by Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon on the cover of Queen’s No. 1 single which was first released on October 31 1975.

The images are launched today in tandem with a Queen & BBC Children In Need –

of Bohemian Rhapsody App, which is available to download for free from iTunes and Google Play. Those who get the app will be able to insert their own face in the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ artwork or record themselves rocking out to Brian May’s famous guitar solo – head over to http://po.st/QueenApp to download the App!

Donations can be made via the App to BBC Children in Need, and limited edition prints of all the celebrity portraits are available to buy from http://po.st/QueenPrintswith all proceeds going to BBC Children in Need.

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**Wed 11 Nov 15**
PRESS RELEASE: STARS JOIN FORCES WITH QUEEN AND BBC CHILDREN IN NEED
TO CELEBRATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF 'BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY'
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Bo Rhap at 40

PRESS RELEASE -Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and more pose for exclusive ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ portraits
11 November 2015

Celebrities from the worlds of music, film, TV and Radio have joined forces to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by taking part in an exclusive photography project in aid of BBC Children in Need. Names such as Justin Bieber, Ellie Goulding, Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora, Tom Jones, Dizzee Rascal, Clara Amfo and James Bay have all been photographed for portraits in the classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ pose, made famous by Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon on the cover of Queen’s No. 1 single which was first released on October 31 1975.

The images are launched today in tandem with a Queen & BBC Children In Need – 40 years of Bohemian Rhapsody App, which is available to download for free from iTunes and Google Play. Those who get the app will be able to insert their own face in the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ artwork or record themselves rocking out to Brian May’s famous guitar solo – head over to http://po.st/QueenApp to download the App! Donations can be made via the App to BBC Children in Need, and limited edition prints of all the celebrity portraits are available to buy from http://po.st/QueenPrints with all proceeds going to BBC Children in Need.

Queen have been marking the 40th anniversary of what is arguably their best known and most successful song to date with a variety of activities and events. Queen were honoured with ‘Classic Single’ at last month’s Q Awards and are set to be inducted into the Classic Rock Roll of Honour as ‘Living Legends’ this Wednesday, Roger Taylor appeared on Radio 2’s Chris Evans and 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveney the day before the anniversary to talk about the enduring legacy of the song, and incredible scenes took place at Westfield London this weekend with hundreds of shoppers recreating the famous ‘headbanging’ scene from 1992 movie ‘Wayne’s World.

Watch the videos over at Youtube.com/QueenOfficial. Queen are also set to release ‘A Night At The Odeon’ on 20th November, filmed at the Hammersmith Odeon on Christmas Eve 1975 as part of the first tour the band ever played ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on.

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**Wed 11 Nov 15**
ON THIS DAY IN QUEEN HISTORY - 11 NOVEMBER
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In 1966 - The New Opposition played Eyres Monsell Youth Club, Leics, UK.
In 1967 - The Opposition played Zodiac 67 Club, Leicester, UK.
In 1975 - Queen rehearsing for tour + 2nd day of filming Bohemian Rhapsody promo, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, UK.
In 1977 - Queen played Cumberland County Civic Centre, Portland, Maine, USA, complete with 60-ton lighting rig!! Played We Will Rock You live for the first time.
In 1978 - The Official International Queen Fan Club held first convention, Empire Ballroom, London, UK.
In 1978 - Queen played Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.
In 1991 - Queen received 2x platinum award for "Greatest Hits II" UK sales.
In 1993 - Brian May played Kyoiku Bunka Kaikan, Kawasaki, Japan.
In 1996 : Queen released “Made In Heaven - The Films compilation: VHS" and DVD (by Weinerworld).

Made In Heaven VHS
Made In Heaven The Films DVD

In 1998 -Brian May played Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo, Japan.
In 2002 - Queen and Ben Elton released “We Will Rock You: Rock Theatrical“ CD with music from the musical recorded live at the Dominion Theatre.
In 2002 - The Brian May compiled and endorsed 'The Best Air Guitar Album In The World' saw the release of a Second edition, rocking harder than the first version

.WWRY Cast album 2002 Best Air Guitar Album II

The Best Air Guitar Album in the World... II (released 11 Nov 2002) - https://youtu.be/o_l7rDFbL9k

In 2003 - Queen "Greatest Video Hits 2" NTSC format released worldwide, except Japan (19 Nov '03).
In 2004 - Brian May + Roger Taylor played live with Paul Rodgers Hackney Empire, London, UK, on Queen's induction to the Hall Of Fame - played ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘All Right Now’.

Queen + Paul Rodgers - We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions (UK Hall Of Fame 2004)
- https://youtu.be/yRt0SNMwx24

In 2011 - Roger appeared on the Jo Whiley showSkyArts along with Adam Ant and Fyfe Dangerfield from Guillemots. (Repeated Sky1 14 Nov.)
In 2009 - Brian May and Elena Vidal gave a talk to present new book "A Village Lost and Found", The Conference Centre, The British Library, London.
In 2012 - Brian May and Kerry Ellis played the Union Chapel, London, UK.
In 2012 - Brian May's interview with Johnnie Walker for 'The Sounds of the '70s" broadcast on BBC Radio 2. (Recorded 8 Nov 2012).
In 2013 - Brian May Interview - AOR Magazine Show.

Brian May on AOR Magazine Show - Team Rock Radio 11 November 2013
- https://youtu.be/_9MV-UfW22U

In 2013 - Roger Taylor ‘Fun On Earth; solo album and complete back catalogue ‘The Lot’ released UK, through Virgin / EMI.
In 2014 - Transmission of "The Nation's Favourite Queen Song" on ITV.
In 2014 - "Queen Forever" CD released USA.

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**Tue 10 Nov 15**
PRESS RELEASE: QUEEN 2015 RECIPIENTS LIVING LEGEND AWARD
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Classic Rock Awards

Classic Rock Roll Of Honour 2015
Queen Announced as 2015 Recipients of the Living Legend Award

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Roundhouse, Camden, London
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Forty years after the release of Bohemian Rhapsody, one of the most iconic and instantly recognisable songs of all time, the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour announce Queen as the recipients of the Living Legend Award.

Their enigmatic frontman, Freddie Mercury, was one of the greatest of all time. His vocal range and musical vision was unique, and alongside the unmistakable guitar playing of Brian May, Roger Taylor’s thunderous drumming and John Deacon's incredible bass lines, Queen became one of the UK's greatest musical exports ever.  Formed in London in 1970, Queen have sold in excess of 150 million albums, and continue to sell out arenas and stadiums throughout the world (with Adam Lambert singing in place of the late, great Mercury).

Queen have the distinct honour where all four members have individually composed worldwide No.1 hits. We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, Another One Bites The Dust, Radio Ga Ga and Under Pressure comprise just a tiny part of the incredible legacy that makes them 2015’s Living Legend recipient.

Bohemian Rhapsody, possibly their most famous song, first charted on November 8, 1975. Taken from the ambitious album A Night At The Opera, Bohemian Rhapsody was a game changer in rock music, and a song that has gone on to transcend generations. It has inspired an array of cover versions from The Muppets to Weird Al Yankovic, while its use in the famous Wayne’s World scene - one of the most iconic moments in film history – introduced the song to a whole new audience and propelled it to No.2 in the US Billboard Charts in 1992.

In honour of Queen's 2015 Living Legend award and Bohemian Rhapsody's 40th anniversary, here are 15 facts about THAT song…

  1. Originally dismissed as too long to be a hit by record company executives (5 minutes and 55 seconds) , the band gave it directly to Kenny Everett, who promised to not play it on his radio show, going on to air it 14 times over two days on Capital Radio. Its iconic status was only just beginning.
  2. Freddie Mercury originally started writing the song in the late 60s when it went by the name The Cowboy Song.
  3. Freddie Mercury never really explained what the song was about and there have been many fanciful theories about a murderer about to be put to death or man having sold his soul to the devil though allegedly Mercury once described it as “random rhyming nonsense”.
  4. The song took three weeks to record in six studios with the operatic sections alone taking 70 hours to put together (some sections have 180 overdubs on them, the tape as worked on so much that by the end of the session it was virtually see-through).
  5. It first charted on November 8, 1975.
  6. It spent nine weeks as the UK No.1 in 1975 and was that year's Christmas No.1.
  7. Because of its complexity live, and the band being unable to group for a Top Of The Pops appearance, a film was made echoing the sleeve photography of the Queen II album.
  8. Taking three hours to film, five hours to edit and costing £3,500, the director was Bruce Gowers, who helped pioneer the music promo as cameraman for The Beatles' Paperback Writer. Thanks to Wayne's World's reimagining, in 1992 it won an MTV award for 'Best Video From A Film’.
  9. It spent a further five weeks at UK No.1 in 1991 following Freddie Mercury’s death.
  10. It is the third best-selling single of all time in the UK after Elton John’s Candle In The Wind and Band Aid's Do They Know It’s Christmas.
  11. Axl Rose and Elton John covered it at Wembley Stadium at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in April 1992. Other versions include Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson and Montserrat Caballe, who had another operatic hit Barcelona, with Freddie Mercury, William Shatner, The Flaming Lips, Weird Al Jankovic, Pink, The Muppets, Beyoncé and most recently Kanye West at the Glastonbury Festival.
  12. There is a blue vinyl version of the 7-inch single that was released to celebrate the band winning the ‘1978 Award To Industry For Export Achievement’. Numbered copies of this now sell for well over £10,000 and it is regarded as one of the rarest ever British records.
  13. In 2004 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
  14. In 2007, for BBC Radio 1's 40 anniversary, Bohemian Rhapsody was announced as the most played song in the station's history.
  15. In a 2012 poll conducted by ITV, it was pronounced The Nation's Favourite No.1.

Siân Llewellyn, Editor of Classic Rock, says  “I don’t think there could be a more perfect year for us to honour Queen with the Roll Of Honour’s headline award. Almost four decades to the day that one of rock’s defining songs made its phenomenal presence known, we get to celebrate the incredible, unparalleled career of the band that made it and who changed the world’s soundscape forever.” 

Classic Rock Roll of Honour takes place on November 11, at the Roundhouse, Camden, London.
Purchase and subscribe to Classic Rock at https://subscribe.teamrock.com/classic-rock/

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**Tue 10 Nov 15**
USA ADS: 'YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND' PETSMART
- 'ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST' WEIGHTWATCHERS
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Check out the cute ad for 'You're My Bes Friend' - and 'Another One Bites The Dust':

PetSmart-Bonus Bucks (:30) - https://youtu.be/tMnHJSGF250

Weight Watchers Commercial 2015 Another One Bites the Dust - https://youtu.be/nIfJW1qPlBI

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