Friday, December 01, 2006

Band Of The Week - Queen

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Alright... back to my usual business, this weekend my selection of classic band is QUEEN. I guess most of you heard this band or their songs before. 'We Will Rock You'... this song still rock until present days, many bands did the cover song somemore. 'We Are The Champion'... used to play on almost every sport games such as Olympic, World Cup, etc. My personal favorite tune is 'Bohemian Rhapsody', this song mixed with all kind of musics, very interesting indeed. My other favorite tunes are 'Another One Bites Dust' and 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.

Queen

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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody


Queen - We Will Rock You


Queen - We Are The Champion


Queen - Another One Bites Dust


Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

About Queen (source from wikipedia)

Queen are an English rock band formed by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. Britain's most successful band of the past three decades, the band became popular during the mid-to-late 1970s and still retain an extremely large international fan base. Although they were largely dismissed by the majority of music critics, especially those in the United States, Queen have more recently been recognized as having made significant contributions to such genres as arena rock, glam rock, hard rock, heavy metal, pop rock, and progressive rock, amongst others.

From left: John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Brian May and Freddie Mercury

History

Brian May and Roger Taylor were playing in a semi-professional band called Smile with Tim Staffell. Freddie Mercury (then Freddie Bulsara) was Staffell's roommate at Ealing Arts College and followed Smile's music closely. As the singer in other bands, such as Ibex in 1969 and Sour Milk Sea in 1970, Mercury was very eager to share his ideas so Smile could develop. Staffell would leave the band to join another band, Humpy Bong, and Smile split up. Mercury persuaded May and Taylor to continue, however, changing the band's name from "Smile" to "Queen" in the process. John Deacon would join the lineup in February 1971.

Their first chart entry was the 1974 single "Seven Seas of Rhye." More notable was "Killer Queen" from their third album Sheer Heart Attack, which climbed to #2 on the charts. Their greatest success came in 1975 with "Bohemian Rhapsody", a single from A Night at the Opera. In United Kingdom, it spent nine weeks at #1, and was also a worldwide hit. For the next sixteen years, Queen would remain active, producing numerous other hits such as "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", "Another One Bites the Dust", and "Radio Ga Ga." In the 1980s, their popularity waned in North America, though they continued to be a successful act in other parts of the world.

Brian May with his own made guitar

In November 1991, Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS. The band would experience a resurgence in popularity the next year in North America after "Bohemian Rhapsody" appeared prominately in the hit comedy Wayne's World. After the release of their 1995 album Made in Heaven - composed of Mercury's leftover recordings from before his death - Queen became relatively inactive. John Deacon would retire from the music business in the late 1990s, and it wouldn't be until 2004 that Queen + Paul Rodgers - a collaboration between May, Taylor, and Free/Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers - began.

The best ever singer... Freddie Mercury


Queen in live concert

Queen... The best ever legendary classic rock band!!!

HAPPY WEEKEND!!!

27 comments:

Adam said...

Great post. I loved it and the clips. Probably because Queen remains one of my all time fav. rock bands.

angel said...

yippie! this band oso i know :D

We will we will rock you!

L B said...

Fat Bottom Girls!!! Ooooh YEAH! And Freddie's duets with Monserrat Caballe... Barcelona..

Iwan Sanchez said...

hehehe!!!

I only know "we will rock you"

The rest i don know..

Hahahahaa!!!

U like 80's rock group??

may said...

now, THIS band is one that I totally ROCK with!! my favourites have got to be Under Pressure and Bohemian Rhapsody. Love the duet version of Under Pressure they did with David Bowie!!

Kenny Ng said...

[adam]
Thanks for dropping by and welcome :) yeah... Queen is rocks!

[angel]
hehehe... if u dunno sure kena hamtam... we will lok u~~~

[lb]
Freddie is still the best rock singer on earth.

[iwan]
80's rock band? Yeah... some I like.

[may]
Under Pressure is my favorite too, the bass line copied by Vanilla Ice on Ice Ice Baby ma... LOL

sengkor said...

yay, i know this one means i not so suaku..

we will we will fa.. i mean rock you..!

completely unique_vivk said...

love the band.
i miss Freddie M.
oh yeah, today's world aids day, what a coincidence.
=)

ah nel said...

we wil cock u...

Kenny Ng said...

[sengkor]
LOL... I gerenti u know one.

[completely unique_vivk]
Thanks for dropping by, oh... really? Wow!!! What a coincidence, Freddie M was my hero.

[ah nel]
u wan cocka ah? LOL

Anonymous said...

I know them and I know the songs!

I score this time!

F¡яєвџяN said...

u blog abt queen b4 right? repeated?

AceOne said...

Diswan tarak tangkap bola la. At least TOTO i still know ler got number gip wan.

Simple American said...

I love Queen. Damn I never got to see em.

We used to play Bohemian Rhapsody when we were cruising the strip as High School kids. Just like Wayne's World. I hit a Freddie Mercury high note once singing the Bohemian Rhapsody and wrecked my voice for a week. Kids are stupid.

**L-Y-N** said...

Aiyo...another rock band ah...woi Kenny lu sudah mau jadi maciam tu Ah Nel ah....so into band then every week sure got band update...he so into food then non stop food update wahahahhahaha =p

Winn said...

err i heard the name before but i duno anything abt it. so i suaku ??????? u dare say i suaku?!!!!!!!!!???

See Fei said...

queen my radio ga ga! a lot of good memory from this band but too bad the lead died some times back?

hei! no plan to come south?

Anonymous said...

Hi people
I do not know what to give for Christmas of the to friends, advise something ....

Kenny Ng said...

[nonnie]
hehehe... good score!

[fireburn]
nop... I never blog this band before.

[aceone]
aiyahhh... tangkap piaomeis lor... kekeke

[simple american]
yeah, Bohemian Rhapsody is my all time favorite!

[l-y-n]
aiyah... u dunno meh? I blog about rock band every weekend ma, u really lost in space liao la...

[winn]
no... u not suaku... u just sua-pa-kao... :P

[see fei]
Radio Ga Ga is one of my favorite tune too :)

My S'pore trip postpone to Jan 2007, will call you before I go ok?

[anonymous]
What? Sorry I never celebrate Christmas.

_butt said...

Weeeee.. are the champions my friennnd... and we'll.. keep on fighting through the ennnddd... lalalala~

Anonymous said...

Hello. Good day
Who listens to what music?
I Love songs Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton

Kenny Ng said...

[_butt]
*clap clap* u r the champion!!! but dun fight me till the end ah... LOL

[anonymous]
sorry both are not my type.

Anonymous said...

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naruto xxx





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Anonymous said...

this site proves queen and freddie mercury are the best ever

Zen Master said...

Hi, another die hard fan of Queen here. Freddie Mercury is my aujeong. My favourite live performance is Live Aid 85 and Wembley86.

Kenny Ng said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by. Yeah... Wembley86 was the best performance and I really love to watch it again and again :)

Anonymous said...

Hey all you rock lover's , I love the site but I got a question to ask?
Does anyone know the song with the lyrics
" All I need is to steal a guitar to keep me company"
and then the chorus comes in

" Tell me what to do
Tell me what to do "
God I love that Song , have no idea who it is nor the name of the song .Somebody help!!!!!!!!!

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