Nov. 21, 1975 was a monumental day for music and mankind. Well at least for Gart…
Written by megarock on November 21, 2017
Nov. 21, 1975 was a monumental day for music and mankind. Well at least for Garth and Wayne. It was on this day that many heard Queen’s classic “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the very first time.
Queen released their 4th LP, “A Night at the Opera” that day. It was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. The album took its name from the Marx Brothers film ‘A Night at the Opera,’ which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording. The album was originally released by EMI in the United Kingdom, where it topped the UK Albums Chart for four non-consecutive weeks, and Elektra Records in the United States, where it peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and became the band’s first platinum selling album in the US. The worldwide sales for the album are currently over 12 million copies.
“A Night at the Opera” has been voted by the public and cited by music publications as one of Queen’s finest works and many critics consider it the band’s definitive album. It incorporates a wide range of styles, from ballads and music hall style songs to hard rock numbers and progressive rock influences. It also produced the band’s most successful single in the UK, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which went on to become their first UK number one and one of the best-selling singles in both the UK and the world.
Do you remember the first time you heard this record?
Happy 42nd Birthday to the LP “A Night at the Opera”!!!