Queen—News of the World (1977) on Family Guy

Brian shows Stewie a copy of Queen—News of the World (1977)
Brian shows Stewie a copy of Queen—News of the World (1977)

Queen was the first rock band that I fell in love with. So I was delighted when I spotted this screengrab from an episode of Family Guy.

And even more delighted when I found this accompanying video on YouTube:

“He’s bleeding man! He’s bleeding! And nobody’s doing anything about it!”

Queen–Days of our lives on BBC2

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I’ve just spotted that there is a two-part documentary about British rock band Queen starting tonight.

No thanks to the BBC TV homepage (see the screenshot above), however, to tell me what time it starts and on what channel:

  • The ident says BBC Two, the text says BBC One.
  • The time says 10pm… but that’s in England and Northern Ireland only. It’s on at 10:15pm in Wales and 10:30pm in Scotland. On BBC Two.

There’s also an interview with Brian May and Roger Meadows-Taylor on Chris Evans’ show.

Day 19: A song from your favourite album #30dsc

30 day challenge day 19: A song from your favourite album

Queen—The March of the Black Queen (Live at The Hammersmith 1975)

How do you choose a favourite album? I guess that’s an exercise that’s probably a little easier once you’ve been invited to be a guest of BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. But for us mortals…

Queen II is definitely in my top 5 favourite albums, and while I was pondering writing this post while feeding Isaac this evening it’s the one album that I kept coming back to in my mind.

The first four Queen albums (Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack and A Night At The Opera) are just fabulous. I’m really looking forward to hearing the recently remastered versions.

My only regret in life really is that I never had the opportunity to see Freddie Mercury performing live. Well, that and not having the courage to ask Sophie out in 1997. But mostly the Freddie thing.

Day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event #30dsc

30 day challenge day 7: A song that reminds you of a certain event

Queen—The Show Must Go On

On Monday 20 April 1992 I travelled down to London for The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert at (the old) Wembley Stadium.

It was, and still is, the largest concert I’d ever attended. And it was brilliant! That day I watched Metallica, Extreme, Def Leppard, Gob Geldof, Spinal Tap, Guns N’ Roses, and Queen perform on the same stage (although not at the same time!).

It was the first and last time I ever saw Queen perform live, but sadly without the incredible Freddie Mercury.

Towards the end of the concert I began to get anxious that I would miss the last tube from Wembley Park back into the city; I was staying with my mum’s cousin at Streatham Common so needed to get a train from either Victoria station or Clapham Junction.

So I left early, fighting my way through the crowd so that I wouldn’t have to do the same at the underground station. I walked out of the stadium as Queen + Elton John were singing The Show Must Go On, and I heard the final two songs We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions on my walk to the underground station.

I felt sorry to be leaving early, but I wore an enormous grin on my face and kept looking back at Wembley Stadium lighting up the sky. An incredible experience.