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Queen backstage at Saturday Night Live on September 25, 1982 in New York.⠀

August 1, 2020   Seraja   0

Queen’s last US performance was an appearance on Saturday Night Live. They played Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Under Pressure between skits. The former was officially released in 2004 as part of a DVD package commemorating 25 years of SNL. ⠀

Since it was the first episode of Saturday Night Live of the autumn TV season, the aim was to re-establish the band’s popularity for a large TV audience after the mediocre public response to Hot Space. But they did not come off as overly impressive, since Freddie’s performance was not up to par. Apparently he had a fight with his boyfriend the whole night before (the same guy he fought with the day before the Milton Keynes show). The screaming match left him in very poor voice – perhaps the worst it ever sounded.⠀

According to an early tour itinerary, a show in Hawaii was initially planned for September 26. Perhaps they discarded the idea in favour of performing on national television instead.⠀

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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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