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Queen’s iconic music & live performances will rock you on their new SiriusXM channel

July 16, 2020   Seraja   5

For all the Queen fans wondering if a wall-to-wall channel of the band’s hits, live performances, and more is real life, the answer is yes. Starting today, July15 at 12pm ET, hear more than just some background noise when The Queen Channel launches on SiriusXM.

The Queen Channel will encompass the legendary band’s sterling song craft, virtuoso musicality, outrageous glamour, and colossal spectacle by showcasing over 40 years of musical material. This will include songs spanning the band’s career as they evolved from colleges and clubs around London to worldwide acclaim — including their iconic performance at Live Aid in 1985. Plus, hear music and entertainment royalty pay tribute, including Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins, Paul Rodgers, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as they Guest DJ playing some of their favorite Queen songs. The Queen Channel will be available on the SiriusXM app in the Rock category. Additionally, Channel 27 will become The Queen Channel from Wednesday, July 15 at 12pm ET through Tuesday, July 21.

SiriusXM is launching our latest collection of exclusive radio channels dedicated to iconic musicians, including brand-new channels from Beastie Boys, Bob Marley, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, and Queen, plus the return of The Prince Channel, which will be available through Thursday, August 13 on the SiriusXM app, internet-connected devices, and smart speakers in your home. We’ve collaborated with these legendary artists and their teams to create unique, hand-crafted radio channels that listeners and fans will find nowhere else.


35 years later, Queen’s Live Aid show is still one of the greatest concerts ever

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So why is it, 35 years later, Queen’s set is the most lauded? Partly because it marked the comeback of a rock icon, Freddie Mercury, who had something to prove when he took the Live Aid stage. 

“Freddie was mesmerizing,” says Lesley-Ann Jones, who was at the show and later authored “Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury.” “He seemed to summon the brilliance of every great performance artist who had gone before.” 

In the decades since, Mercury’s life and genius have been memorialized in pop culture, from Mercury’s influence on fashion to the Oscar-winning “Bohemian Rhapsody” film. 

On the anniversary of one of the biggest concerts in rock history, we look back at Queen’s unrivaled performance.

A kind of magic

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A Kind of Magic” is the title track of the 1986 album of the same name by the British rockband Queen. It was written by the band’s drummer, Roger Taylor, for the film Highlanderand featured as the ending theme. The single reached number three in the UK Singles Chart, top ten in a number of European countries, and #42 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is the opening track on the band’s compilation albums, Greatest Hits II, and Classic Queen.[1


On the 12th of July in 1986, Queen performed in the ‘Wembley Stadium’ in London, UK….

July 12, 2020   Seraja   0

On the 12th of July in 1986, Queen performed in the ‘Wembley Stadium’ in London, UK….

The second night at ‘Wembley Stadium’ is probably Queen’s most famous and well-documented concert.
Mick Jagger was in the audience and hung out with the band before the show.
David Bowie was rumoured to join the band on stage for ‘Under Pressure’, but it was never materialized.

The band, particularly Freddie, seems to be a bit nervous, knowing this big show was being professionally filmed. His voice is in somewhat lesser shape than yesterday, which led to many overdubs for the TV/radio simulcast and official releases.

Brian messes up the tapping solo in the middle of ‘One Vision’.( the one and only time ever)
Later on he completely omits the first half of the ‘Hammer To Fall’ solo.

All of these slight flaws aside, the video demonstrates how Queen had simple mastered their craft, having orchestrated the perfect stadium show. They were able to connect with everyone of the 72.000 people on hand.
Brian would later refer to Queen’s touring work ethics as becoming ‘a well-oiled machine.

The show was billed as ‘Dicky Hart And The Pacemakers’ for fun.
After the show, Queen and some other stars, including Cliff Richard and Samantha Fox, had a jam session at the ‘Kensington Roof Gardens Night Club’. Spandau Ballet was present too and Gary Glitter as well.
Freddie sang ‘ Go Johnny Go’ with

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