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 […]

Next year we will be publishing Queen – The Day I Was There. Containing over 400 memories of Queen live in concert, this is their story told in the words of fans. If you saw Queen live and want to share your memories, please post them below or send them to iwasatthatgig@gmail.com. The best ones […]

21st Dec 1991, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody – These Are The Days Of Our Lives’ by Queen started a five week run at No.1 in the UK, the 1975 word-wide hit had been re-released following the death of Freddie Mercury. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/bohemian-rhapsody/ Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen | This Day In Music On Aug 24th 1975, Queen started recording […]

23rd Nov 1975, Queen started a nine-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Bohemian Rhapsody. The promotional video that accompanied the song is generally acknowledged as being the first pop video and only cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them that, […]

21st Nov 1981, Queen and David Bowie were at No.1 in the UK with Under Pressure. They recorded the song together when both acts were working in a German recording studio. It was David Bowie’s first released collaboration with another recording artist. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/under-pressure/ Under Pressure : David Bowie and Queen | This Day In Music […]

26th Oct 1970, A wake was held at the Lion's Share in San Anselmo, California to celebrate the life of Janis Joplin. The singer who died of an accidental drugs overdose had left $2,500 in her will to throw a wake party in the event of her demise. The party was attended by her sister […]

6th Oct 2007, Queen's groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK's best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-not…/bohemian-rhapsody/ Bohemian […]

4th Oct 1970, US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee', and the 1971 US No.1 album 'Pearl'. She was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and as "Pearl" to her friends, Joplin […]

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