Here’s a question: What made a colourful artist, a mad-haired scientist, a blonde dentist and a shy electrical engineer a global rage and a storming sensation?
Well, for starters, Imma introduce the gentlemen and then, Imma answer that question.
Put Your Hands Together, for….
HER MAJESTY! QUEEN!
They are the champions of the world right there! And without further ado, let’s begin answering my own question.
‘Adventure seeker on an empty street
Just an alley creeper, light on his feet
A young fighter screaming, with no time for doubt
With the pain and anger can’t see a way out
It ain’t much I’m asking, I heard him say
Gotta find me a future move out of my way.’
Be it making a guitar from scratch or staying in a studio all night, trying to get something magical, or striving each time to give the screaming fans something new, passion is the very bedrock of Queen’s existence. They didn’t stop till what they had was perfect and when that level of perfection hits the globe, it’s bound to be a sensation.
When you look at Queen as a band, all of them were super-talented musicians, mostly self taught. Freddie Mercury had no vocal training, Brian May built his own guitar and taught himself. Roger Taylor and John Deacon were in bands at a young age but combining all that, they gave the world one of its best music.
Fun Fact: Freddie Mercury’s voice was recently the subject of scientific research. And it is believed that his voice could match all four octaves of a piano.
Deep Respect for Each Other.
‘Friends will be friends
When you’re in need of love they give you care and attention
Friends will be friends
When you’re through with life and all hope is lost
Hold out your hand ’cause friends will be friends
Right till the end.’
Often, in a team, there’s always a person or a group of people who don’t get on with everybody. This, almost always proves to be the bane of the team. What made Queen an example of staying together was the fact that they had a deep reverence for each other. However different they were from each other, deep down, they were family. Even when certain members wanted to halt in order to pursue a solo career for a bit, there was no bitterness, they always got back, like magnets.
In Freddie’s own words…. “Thirteen years later, here we are, four old ladies still rocking away.”
This scene from the movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ really shows their deep rapport:
Roger Taylor: You’re a legend, Fred.
Freddie Mercury: You’re bloody right I am. We’re all legends. But you’re right, I am a legend.
That’s some team goals right there.
‘Don’t stop me now, I’m having such a good time
I’m having a ball
Don’t stop me now
If you wanna have a good time, just give me a call!’
As a wise man once said, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
The boys of Queen weren’t exactly determined to end up like Jack. So they played….A lot! And as they say, proof’s in the pudding so here’s the pudding.
The interview during the recording of the song ‘Headlong’. And we thought we knew who Kim Basinger really was.
Brian May’s attachment to the penguins on the set of ‘I’m Going Slightly Mad’. Yup, they had actual penguins….
The boys in Japan.
Mad hats are cool.
And just after this, Freddie Mercury threw those maracas into the crowd. Maracas that had taken Roger Taylor hours to steal….Maracas with ‘like two seeds’ in them.
Very deep thinking.
It can happen to any one
It’s a chance you have to take with love.’
If you can’t make up your mind
Torn between the lover
And the love you leave behind
You’re headed for disaster
‘Cause you never read the signs
Too much love will kill you – every time.’
I can’t get used to living without, living without
Living without you by my side
I don’t want to live alone, hey
God knows, got to make it on my own.’
I can fly, my friends.’
On Stage Persona.
‘She’s a Killer Queen
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Visual impressions and fashion eccentricities matter. They make a band more vibrant. And here we have Queen, absolutely slaying the stage with the right look, every single time.
That’s them for the song, ‘It’s a Hard Life’. The costumes speak for themselves.
And then we’ve got Freddie’s classic ‘Ay-Oh’ involving the crowd while making it gasp, hence gripping them to a concert.
Freddie’s pushups on stage and the Royal Ensemble, yet some more statements, boldly made to win the crowd, cause after all, the mob loves a good show!
Here it is! A question answered.
Now, for some quotes by Freddie Mercury to get rocking…. Why just Freddie? Cause it’s his Birthday! This post is dedicated to Freddie Mercury for his 74th birth anniversary! So, it seems absolutely fitting to give our darling the final showdown!
And that is a wrap!
Here’s wishing Freddie Mercury an outrageously fabulous birthday!
Until Next Time,
We Will Rock You!