There is an Exclusive discount code if you wish to purchase a print – simply enter the following codes into the discount box at check out on the St. Pauls Gallery website site and you will get an Exclusive Shane’s Queen Site discount of 10% off the normal purchase price.
I have included part of a print as a sample below – kindly submitted by Gemma from the St. Pauls Gallery.
Start of 1975 Studio Recording of Bohemian Rhapsody is celebrated
On the 24th August 1975, Queen started recording the monster hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. This small recording studio is still running to this day. You may have actually seen the recreation of the recording of Bohemian Rhapsody in the Queen Biopic, the Bohemian Rhapsody Movie. The now classic Queen 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. The whole band knew that this song was Freddies Baby – they referred to it as Freddies Thing and Freddie even referred to it in the early stages as the Cowboy Song. 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). You might recall the section of the Queen movie where Freddie asks Roger to ‘Go Higher’ and ‘One more’ … How many Gallileos do you need?
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…
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?
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.