Monday, August 22, 2011

August 23 In Music History....


She keeps Moet et Chandon in her pretty cabinet
"Let them eat cake" She said
Just like Marie Antoinette...
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On this Day in 2004, Queen becomes the first
band officially sanctioned by Iran since the cultural
revolution in 1979 outlawed rock groups.
Lead singer Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara
in Zanzibar of Indian parents, had always remained
quite popular in Iran

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Speaking of Queen, on this day in 2007, lead guitarist
Brian May, was awarded his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from
London's Imperial College. The very Ph.D he was seeking
when the band started Kicking Ass many years earlier.

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Caviar and Cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice
She's a Killer Queen......

16 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Iran started with Queen? Odd choice!

otin said...

One of the most talented bands in rock history. If you weed through some of their campier material and go back to their first four or five albums, the music was amazing and rather heavy at times. A Night at the Opera is in my top 5 of all time albums.

Serena said...

Hmmm. I wouldn't have guessed that.

lime said...

iran and queen, whoda thunk it???

Margaret said...

My son Loves Queen! And I have come to realize he is right ...Now, he can sing right along with them... my voice doesn't go quite that high. I never listened to them much when I was a teenager... so now I am reliving my youth? ha ha (good thing I have an 18 year old to keep me young)

Thanks for the education! :)

Brian Miller said...

nice...i am with otin on this...there are definitely some gems in this Queen crown...

Christine said...

Queen (and of course Pink Floyd), does anyone else compare in brilliance.

moondustwriter said...

When they came out I thought they were the oddest bunch but could never refute that when they mixed music Queen truly kicked ...

A. K. said...

Queen has a song for every moment like
Love of my life when you are feeling all romantic. We will rock you when you want to kick some ass. We are the champions when you want inspiration and Under pressure while having a tough time in the toilet.. :)

Queen Rules....

MorningAJ said...

Not only talented and clever, (Dr) Brian May is also a staunch animal rights campaigner. Thoroughly great, all-round, good egg!

the walking man said...

One of the very few bands who fought apartheid by actually performing in South Africa while it was still under white rule.

Pretty funny serendipity..just as I clicked on your post queen came up on the random select player.

Akelamalu said...

Queen - A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Gunfight, edge of your teeth
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind...

Queen is definitely one of the all-time great bands in rock history.

And don't forget to tie your mother down before you have a sheer heart attach under pressure from those fat bottom girls, Mustapha!

secret agent woman said...

I saw Freddie Mercury's childhood home when I was on Zanzibar.

And the Marie Antoinette quote? Apparently a myth.

Yvonne Osborne said...

I didn't know that about Freddie Mercury. He had the most amazing voice. Thank you for this music history lesson.

libraryscene said...

ha! What a freakin' great post, G! I'm a bit scared, though, that we are on the same wavelength.

I was a bit worried if you'd dig the song for my 55...rock on ~