Queen

Elvis was The King of Rock and Roll. Aretha Franklin was The Queen of Soul. The King and Queen of a musical generation. They both passed away on Aug. 16th. Elvis in 1977 and Aretha in 2018. Yet they were only about 7 years apart in age. RIP Aretha and Elvis. We wonder where music […]

Very sad to hear the news that Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul” who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died in Detroit at the age of 76. In a 50-year recording career she scored 20 Top 10 albums, a dozen million-selling singles and earned no fewer […]

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Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album met with very good critical reviews, in fact, Rolling Stone, who seemed to never like anything said “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and […]

On July 2, 1969, Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi announced that they were starting a band called “Mountain”. The group also included drummer N.D. Smart and keyboardist Landsberg. Keyboardist Steve Knight, was added after Landsberg left to form another group. The band started playing shows on the West Coast before getting to play their fourth […]

“The Game”, the eighth studio album by Queen was released on June 30, 1980. It was the only Queen album to reach #1 in the US and became their best selling studio album in the US with four million copies sold to date. The album received very favourable reviews. Notable songs on the album include […]

27th June 1970, The newly formed Queen featuring Freddie Mercury (possibly still known as Freddie Bulsara) on vocals, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and Mike Grose on bass played their first gig at Truro City Hall, Cornwall, England. They were billed as Smile, Brian and Roger’s previous band, for whom the booking had been […]

16th May 2012, Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the […]

Heart released their 3rd album “Little Queen” on May 14, 1977. Little Queen. With the hit single “Barracuda” on it, achieved 3x Platinum status. At the time, Heart had the distinction of having three of their albums on the charts at the same time. After their first album became a million seller, their record label […]

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