I was reminded, by a Scottish friend the other day, about how great Queen are. Bohemian Rhapsody is the greatest record ever made. It is a record that has broken more records than any other record, and yes kids music used to be made on records.
As a person who was lucky enough to see Queen, with Freddie Mercury, a couple of times in the ’80’s, I feel I have to share with you the incredible emotions of being there. Just looking at these photos again, reminds me of the excitement Freddie caused just by shuffling his feet. Then playing with his voice and making thousands of people behave like puppets. I have seen many people since try and do the same thing, but nobody could do it like Freddie. Thinking back on it now, he made love to the audience from the stage.
As for the music, I can’t imagine there ever being another Queen. With modern systems, committees and outside influences how would a group be allowed to create something like Bohemian Rhapsody. When Freddie turned from his piano and said “And this is where the Opera bit comes in”, he sealed his place in history. I have had people say to me “but what does it mean”, the meaning doesn’t really matter, to me.