Saturday, 15 February 2014

Queen Greatest Hits

Queen's 1981 'Greatest Hits' album have now sold six million copies and is among the record collection of one in three British homes.
I am one of the 6 million and it is a great album and Queen were a great band and Freddie had a great voice, their reputation only spoiled by the sin of those nine concerts in South Africa during the height of apartheid.
With May and Mercury, Queen had two amazing talents and Freddie would be a contender for the greatest front man in most peoples lists. They also had some barnstorming songs, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, I Want to Break Free, Killer Queen, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, all songs that would have me turning up the radio when they come on. 
These days, you don't hear much about this episode in the life of Queen although it was mentioned when the remaining members of Queen travelled to South Africa in 2005 to play a Nelson Mandela tribute concert named '46664' which was the number of Mandela's prisoner ID at Robben Island jail.
I waited to hear a sorry, never heard it and forever afterwards struggled to separate the Queen that gave us some amazing songs with the Queen who snubbed the boycott of South Africa and gave tacit approval to the apartheid regime.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are no perfect people including mr mandela