On the 24th August 1975, Queen started recording the monster hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The now classic track was recorded over three weeks and released in October 1975. Queen singer Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. Brian May, Mercury, and Roger Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to 12 hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs (so much so, the tape was almost clear of oxide as it was used so much).
This is an extract from a really interesting article regarding this day in Music which was very kindly submitted by Neil Cossar. Click the link below to read more…
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Finally …. had you seen the latest Advert which features Bohemian Rhapsody
Its for an Brazilian car company – take a look below.
Visit http://www.freddieforaday.com/ to find out what happening for the Freddie for a Day charity fund-raising event.
Freddie For A Day started when Liz Swanton raised over £1,200 by spending a working day dressed as Freddie back in the early 90’s. It was such a great fund raising idea that it was decided to make it an annual event coinciding with Freddie’s birthday which occurs on 5th September. Freddie for a Day is a fun, way to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust charity which is spent fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.
How do I get involved in Freddie for a Day?
What do I Wear for the Freddie For a Day event?
What do I need to do for Freddie for a Day?
All these questions are answered on the official Freddie for a Day Website at http://www.freddieforaday.com/
Freddie For A Day was the brainchild of Liz Swanton, web editor of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity set up in Freddie’s name in 1992. In real life she’s a City of London Banker and she raised over £1,200 by spending a working day dressed as Freddie. It was such a wonderfully whacky idea that we decided to make it an annual event coinciding with Freddie’s birthday (5th September). It’s fun, it’s slightly crazy AND it raises money for the charity which is spent fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide.