Monday, 5 September 2011

Happy birthday Freddie

I remember the first time I saw Queen, it was on Top of the Pops performing Seven Seas Of Rhye. Mercury with black nail varnish on one hand and the glam with some serious rock thrown in. Next day at school it was this performance we talked about as we speculated on what effects May used for that distinctive guitar sound. I saw them live a few years later on the News of the World tour in 1978. Their performance came close to rivalling my all time favourite gig, Led Zeppelin at Earls Court in 1975. Close but not quite.
I’m fairly sure this video is that performance from Top of the Pops. So happy birthday Freddie and thanks for some fantastic music with plenty of pomp.

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