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Hungarian rhapsody

July 29, 2020   Seraja   3

It was an extraordinary concert; much of the present had probably never seen a rock concert in their lives, but choirs like Love Of My Life went mad when Freddie and Brian dedicate a song to them in Hungarian. This was a prize from the local folklore repertoire that the two had tried shortly before.
Since Freddie was absolutely unable to remember the text, he had copied a few verses on the palm of his hand. Among the viewers, very few knew the video of Radio Ga Ga and yet, when the play begins, thousands of arms were in the air at the right time to clap their hands. Click on continue reading for more pictures source

Queen performance at Estadio José Amalfitani de Velez Sarsfield in Buenas Aires, Argentina 28, February 1981

July 28, 2020   Seraja   0

This is Queen’s first performance in Argentina. The band have plenty to prove to their new South American audiences – something they haven’t needed to do on this level in several years, which would lead to seven incredibly energetic performances over the next three weeks.

Queen were the first rock band to play the big football stadiums in South America – a huge accomplishment. Just to grasp the idea of how popular the band were at the time, 9 of the top 10 albums in the Argentinian album chart were Queen albums. Reflecting on 1981, John Deacon later said it was “A year for discovering new audiences we didn’t know existed.” Similar to their first visit to Japan, they were being treated like The Beatles in America in 1964. Radio and TV stations would interrupt regularly scheduled programs with special Queen news bulletins. More pictures in the read more

Queen Hungarian Rhapsody 1986

July 27, 2020   Seraja   2

Hungarian Rhapsody 1986 Queen travel at one of the first west Band, behind the former ‘Iron Curtain’ to Budapest, Hungary. #MagicTour

One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Tear It Up, A Kind Of Magic, Under Pressure, Another One Bites The Dust, Who Wants To Live Forever, I Want To Break Free, impromptu, guitar solo, Now I’m Here, Love Of My Life, Tavaszi szél vizet áraszt, Is This The World We Created?, (You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care, Hello Mary Lou, Tutti Frutti, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, We Are The Champions, God Save The Queen

Concerts in Czechoslovakia and the USSR were reportedly discussed at one point, but this show in Hungary ended up being the only eastern stop on the tour. A few years earlier the band had tried to get permission to perform in the USSR and failed. In a 1985 interview on Australian TV, Freddie Mercury quipped, “They thought we’d corrupt their youth or something.”

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35 Years Ago: Queen Steals the Show at Live Aid

July 13, 2020   Seraja   0

Queen followed one of Live Aid’s signature moments and, more crucially, were taking the stage at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 13, 1985, without much expectation. After a run of stylistically diverse records beginning with 1975’s career-defining A Night at the Opera, Queen had lost momentum by the early ’80s.

Their set was wedged between performances by bigger and more contemporary artists. U2 had just delivered a two-song clinic on how to command a crowd, capped by a majestic 12-minute version of “Bad,” and after Queen, David Bowie, the Who (in their first performance in three years) and Elton John were scheduled.

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Queen the works tour

July 11, 2020   Seraja   0

During this tour Queen also performed at Rock in Rio 1985. 325,000 spectators attended these concerts. Despite rumors, Freddie Mercury was not pelted with stones while singing I Want to Break Free dressed as a woman. As a professional, he stopped a fight at Jailhouse Rock by saying “No fighting. Rock and roll to the music.” This concert has been released on VHS, but is not yet available on DVD in 2020.

A DVD of the concert in Tokyo was also released under the name We Are The Champions: Final Live in Japan. However, this name is not correct, because after this concert Queen gave two other performances in Japan in Nagoya and Osaka.

The stage was based on the film Metropolis by Fritz Lang with large spinning gears on the back of the stage with the decor of a city. A previous knee injury made it difficult for Mercury to navigate the complex stage with floors and stairs. In Hanover, things went wrong and Mercury fell down the stairs during Hammer To Fall. He was only able to play Bohemian Rhapsody, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions afterwards and the concert was shortened a bit. Because of this injury, Brian May played the first notes of We Will Rock You for fear of taking Mercury to the hospital.

When performing on October 7 in Sun City, the concert ended earlier as Mercury lost his voice during Under Pressure and was left in tears.

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