Queen

25th March 1942, born on this day, American singer and songwriter Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, who had the 1967 US No.1 & UK No.10 single 'Respect', the 1968 UK No.4 single 'I Say A Little Prayer' and the 1987 UK No.1 single with George Michael, 'I Knew You Were Waiting'. She scored over […]

22nd March 1984, Queen filmed the video for ‘I Want To Break Free’ at Limehouse Studio in London, England. Directed by David Mallet, it was a parody of the northern British soap opera Coronation Street with the band members dressed in drag. Guitarist Brian May later said the video ruined the band in America, and […]

20th March 1971, Janis Joplin started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me And Bobby McGee.' Joplin, who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death, changed the sex and […]

27th February 1971, Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with her second and final solo studio album Pearl. Joplin sang on all tracks except 'Buried Alive in the Blues', which remained a Full Tilt Boogie instrumental because she died before adding her vocals. […]

BlabberMouth reports: FOX To Air Coverage Of ‘Fire Fight Australia’ Concert Featuring QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT And ALICE COOPER https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/fox-to-air-coverage-of-fire-fight-australia-concert-featuring-queen-adam-lambert-and-alice-cooper/ FOX To Air Coverage Of ‘Fire Fight Australia’ Concert Featuring QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT And ALICE COOPER Fox will air special coverage of the star-studded benefit concert Fire Fight Australia on Saturday, February 29 (11:00 […]

11th February 2014, Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album. Their first Greatest Hits collection, which includes the hits 'We Will Rock You' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had extended its lead after being Britain's highest-selling album for several years. The Official Charts Company said […]

26th January 1991, Queen had their second UK No.1 with 'Innuendo'. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles 'Hey Jude' and Simple Minds' 'Belfast Child' (subsequently the 9 minutes 38 seconds 'All Around The […]

19th January 1943, Born on this day, Janis Joplin, US singer, who had a 1971 U.S No.1 single with 'Me And Bobby McGee' and the 1971 U.S No.1 album 'Pearl'. Janis died on October 4th 1970 after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her […]

9th Jan 1976, Queen were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The single enjoyed a nine week run on the chart selling more than a million copies by the end of the month. It reached No.1 again in 1991 for five weeks following Mercury's death, eventually becoming the UK's third best […]

BlabberMouth reports: QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY Opens Up About Holiday Depression That Paralyzed Him With ‘Hopelessness’ And ‘Fear’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/queen-guitarist-brian-may-opens-up-about-holiday-depression-that-paralyzed-him-with-hopelessness-and-fear/ QUEEN Guitarist BRIAN MAY Opens Up About Holiday Depression That Paralyzed Him With ‘Hopelessness’ And ‘Fear’ Brian May has opened up about his battle with depression, saying that he hasn't wanted to go outside most of […]


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