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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…


Bohemian Rhapsody - Video of Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Finally …. had you seen the latest Advert which features Bohemian Rhapsody It’s for a Brazilian car company – take a look below.

There are many myths and reports about the Recording of Bohemian Rhapsody, whatever happened, I’m sure it was a lot of fun!

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