, October 20th 2015 #Queen
was presented with the #QClassicSingle #award
for their 1975 smash hit “Bohemian Rhapsody,” at the #QAwards
Part 1 .
"Bohemian Rhapsody" was the song that changed everything, a song that resonates through time, a special moment in music history that has yet to be repeated. Queen spent days overdubbing the vocals in the studio using a 24 track tape machine. By the time they were done, about 120 vocal tracks were layered together. The #opera
parts alone took longer than 70 hours to complete. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made & upon presenting it to their #recordlabel
, they were told by various executives that 5 minutes 55 seconds was too long & the song would never be a hit.`Bohemian Rhapsody` , universally hailed as one of the most ground-breaking ‘pop’ songs ever released – was in the middle of its record-breaking 9 week run at No 1 in the #UK #charts
is one of the world’s most well known and well loved songs. To this day, it continues to top ‘favorite song’ opinion polls & be discovered by new #generations
of music fans over & over again.The song was played at #Hammersmith
1975 concert as well. Spirits were high within the band for this show; "Bohemian Rhapsody" - universally hailed as one of the most ground-breaking ‘pop’ songs ever released was in the middle of its record-breaking 9 week run at No 1 in the #UK #charts
.Their 4th album, #ANightAtTheOpera
(the most expensive record ever made to that point) was climbing the album charts on its way to No 1, which it achieved 3 days after this gig. ✒©Bravewords .
This story always inspires me endlessly.The unbelievable meticulous process of making the song, Queen's efforts recording it & also trying to persuade mainstream thinking authorities ,with Freddie especially never accepting to compromise is life👏 He knew what he wanted & got it. Respect ❤!
Leaving you with a footage from the superb performance of the song from Hammersmith 1975 gig.GN all with this beauty . 🎥© Queen
🌠 #FreddieMercury #FarrokhBulsara #legend #frontman #musician #artist #voice #JohnDeacon #RogerTaylor #BrianMay #masterpiece #magnumopus #70s