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19 Jan 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 […]

26 Dec 1976, The Sex Pistols recorded ‘God Save The Queen’ at Wessex Studios London, England. The song was released during Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. The record’s lyrics, as well as the cover, were controversial at the time, and both the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority refused to play the song. […]

21 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://youtu.be/oB4K0scMysc Queen – These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Official Video) Read the full article at […]

23 Nov 1965, 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 onlySee More cost £5,000 to produce. When the band wanted to release the single various record executives suggested to them […]

21 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://youtu.be/YoDh_gHDvkk Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure (Classic Queen Mix) Read the […]

4 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… More Janis […]

3 Oct 2011, According to new scientific research, Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ was found to be the catchiest song ever written. Musicologist Dr Alisun Pawley from the University of London, England, conducted research into what makes a song memorable and compiled a list of the ten “catchiest” songs… More Queen – We Are The […]

5 Sept 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a 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), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, […]

24 Aug 1975, Queen started recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Rockfield studio's in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 […]

Happy 69th birthday to John Deacon, bassist with Queen. He was the last to join the band and also the youngest, being only 19 years old. Deacon wrote a number of Queen's hit singles, including 'You're My Best Friend', 'Spread Your Wings', 'I Want to Break Free', and the band's biggest selling single in the […]


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