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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

Freddie was fun

July 24, 2020   Seraja   0

“Freddie was fun.
The only times I saw him really serious were when working on songs”

Mary Austin

Interview 2013 – by David Wigg

Pic: 1986, London, UK – Freddie Mercury with his Mary Austin backstage at Wembley Stadium (july 11,12) during ‘Magic Tour’

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Queen performed at The Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, USA this day in 1977!

July 21, 2020   Seraja   1

Queen performed at The Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, USA this day in 1977! The support act was Thin Lizzy.
Due to bad weather, the trucks with all of Queen’s gear were delayed in getting from Montreal to Chicago. One truck blew off the road, and another P.A. system had to be flown in for this show.

The thousands of freezing fans were waiting outside in the bitter cold, and the promoter told Freddie that the fans were turning blue, pleading with him to have the stadium doors opened. Freddie simply stated, “Darling, we haven’t had a soundcheck yet. We can’t possibly let them hear Queen until then.” But it seemed to Thin Lizzy’s manager Chris O’Donnell that Freddie deliberately delayed the whole process just to make his point. He recalls:

A lemon was thrown at Scott Gorham during Lizzy’s set. A few songs into Queen’s set (during The Millionaire Waltz), about a dozen eggs were thrown from the balcony onto the stage, and Brian May slipped and hurt his tailbone. Freddie stopped the show, the band walked off, and the house lights came back on. They regrouped backstage, and ultimately decided to continue playing. Otherwise the “bad guys would win,” as Brian would later recall. Fifteen minutes later the show resumed, with Freddie saying something to the effect of, “Listen you motherfuckers, we don’t have to play for you if we don’t want to. But for the other 99% of you who want to see the show, we will continue.”

Gorham later joked about it: “There’s a guy somewhere in there with a whole salad bar just waiting for us. We may not be getting paid much, but hell we’ll sure eat well!”

Now I’m Here ended up being the only encore, probably because Brian was hurting.

I attached a review from the January 31 Chicago Tribune, submitted by Victoria Dobbs.

An incomplete audience recording of Thin Lizzy’s opening set emerged in 2010.

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There Must Be More to Life Than This

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There Must Be More to Life Than This is a song by British Queen singer Freddie Mercury as the eighth track on his first solo album Mr. Bad Guy from 1985. The song was originally intended for the 1982 Queen album Hot Space and later for The Works from 1984, but in both cases the song dropped out. In 1983 Mercury recorded the song with Michael Jackson as one of the three duets between the two stars, but like the other songs “State of Shock” (later recorded by The Jacksons with Mick Jagger) and “Victory” never officially released in the original version.

Listen here to the Song There Must Be More to Life Than This