8 July 1980, Queen performed the first of four SOLD-OUT evenings at the famed LA forum in Inglewood, California 🇺🇸 “The Game Tour”
Here’s some fantastic pictures of Freddie Mercury with Michael Jackson, Olivia Newton-John and The Disco Queen, Donna Summer.
It has been documented, Michael Jackson, who attended one of the Forum shows, met with the band afterwards in their dressing room to convince them to release ‘Another One Bites The Dust,’ as a single (they weren’t yet performing the song on stage). Michael told them they’d be mad if they didn’t release it because it was going to be a huge hit!
It turns out he was quite right, as the r&b-flavoured track would be Queen’s best-selling 45 release worldwide, particularly in the US.
This bombastic hit topped the US, Israel, Spain and Canadian charts!
“Credit for the song should go to Michael Jackson in many ways. He was a fan and friend of ours and kept telling me, “Freddie, you need a song the cats can dance to.” John introduced this riff to us during rehearsal that we all immediately thought of disco, which was very popular at the time. We worked it out and once it was ready, played it for Michael. I knew we had a hit as he bobbed his head up and down. “That’s it, that’s the gravy. Release it and it will top the charts,” he said. So we did and it did.”