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Gallery update videoclip Back chat

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“Back chat back chat…You burn all my energy
Back chat back chat…Criticizing all you see”

9 August 1982 – Queen released Back Chat (remix) with B-Side ‘Staying Power’ in the UK

The soulful track “Back Chat” was written by John Deacon. He plays guitars, as well as synth, and it’s a complete departure from what has come to be called “the Queen sound” and was the subject of much heartfelt discussion with the ranks. It sets a great example of how John was strongly pulling the band into dance orientated genres such as R&B, Disco, and funk.

Bohemian Rhapsody’ peaked at number nine on the US Billboard singles chart.

August 9, 2022   admin   0

24 April 1976 – ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ peaked at number nine on the US Billboard singles chart.

“A lot of people slammed “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but who can you compare that to? Name one group that’s done an operatic single. You know, we were adamant that “Bohemian Rhapsody” would be a hit in its entirety. We have been forced to make compromises, but cutting up a song will never be one of them !”

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Gallery update last concert Queen

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9 August 1986 – Queen’s final live performance ever with the Legendary Freddie Mercury @ Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire, UK 🇬🇧 This show is christened ‘The Queen Tornado.’ It was officially billed ‘A Night of Summer Magic.’

For the last time, the four of Queen will perform a phenomenal concert packed with hits. 15 years of music – a bittersweet end to an era!

It’s so hard to believe it wasn’t professionally recorded!

Queen went out in style, playing for an estimated 120,000 fans (some sources claim it was as high as 200,000). At the time, it was the largest single paying audience for a UK rock concert in over ten years. Thousands of fans camped outside the park gates the night before. It was classed as one of their finest performances. Absolutely phenomenal!

This last date was added after the Wembley Stadium shows in July had sold out so quickly, (Brian later said how the band could have probably done 5 or 6 nights at Wembley). In fact, the promoter, Harvey Goldsmith, had already booked the park anyway, as he was sure the extra show would be necessary, and Wembley wasn’t available for more dates.

Extracted from John Deacon’s letter for the Queen Fan Club

August 8, 2022   admin   0

“I’ve been staring at a blank page for 20 minutes now wondering what to write about.

Brian, Roger, Freddie and myself worked together for 20 years, which is longer than a lot of marriages these days! We may have been able to carry on for another 20 years, who knows?

The tribute concert at Wembley earlier this year was put together very quickly and I was a little unsure about playing on a stage without Freddie to sing!”

Extracted from John Deacon’s letter for the Queen Fan Club: Autumn edition 1992

All our respect to the legendary John Deacon!

Gallery update magic tour Spain

August 7, 2022   admin   3

5 August 1986, Queen performed their second to last live show ever with our beloved Freddie Mercury @ Estadio Municipal de Marbella, Marbella, Spain 🇪🇸 “Magic Tour”

Freddie’s goodbyes are more heartfelt with each show during the ‘Magic Tour’