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God Save the Queen

Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 12:00PM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments4 Comments
iqueenmages.jpgQueen is one of the greatest rock bands in music history. They were inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, and lead singer Freddie Mercury is regarded as an icon.


Queen were (and are) an entirely different breed of glam rock. In some ways, they created the genre that Sunset Strip artists would later manipulate. Their stage shows were elaborate and Mercury could just sing. His voice, coupled with complex musical arrangements always made for a legendary music experience.


Freddie Mercury died of AIDS 16 years ago today. His death from the horrible disease created awareness and artists from all musical genres came together for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert to raise money for AIDS research. That concert was held at Wembley Stadium and broadcast around the world.


Here's Extreme's blistering performance at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert:


Reader Comments (4)

wow, that was a great performance.
R.I.P Freddie!
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLizzyLightz
16 years - where did they go? I remember when he died. Everyone at school was so shocked at the news. His was the only famous death that really had a big impact on me.
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Queen were awesome.

I wonder if Extreme might be convinced to do Rocklahoma ? Man, I loved those guys.
November 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
Queen is my xecond favorite band (behind KISS) and November 24, 1991 was a nightmare with both Freddie Mercury and Eric Carr passing. To this day, Freddie is my favorite singer and Eric is my favorite KISS drummer. Both were taken too soon.....rest in peace.....

Steve
Heavy Metal Addiction
http://hardrockheavymetal.wordpress.com/

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