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A kind of magic

July 13, 2020   Seraja   0

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

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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
Samantha

Source: queenlive.ca and queen on fire

It was a privilege to have been there with him,

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‘It was a privilege to have been there with him, but no matter how long I knew Fred, got to be accepted, trusted and cared for by him, you could rarely totally relax around him. Over a period of almost 20 years, we enjoyed many great social times together but there was always some kind of edge to it. Quite simply – Fred had an aura. It was always there, whether he was on stage in front of 130,000 people or picking his teeth at the breakfast table and moaning about his hangover. When he walked into a room – any room – you knew you were in the presence of somebody special. Somebody unique. Magical’

Peter Hince

Peter “Ratty” Hince met Queen in 1973 when they were opening for Mott the Hoople, began working for the band full time during their 1975 ‘A Night At The Opera’ album
He was Freddie and John’s Roadie and head of Queen’s crew.