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Huge Concert Crowd Spontaneously Sings Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
June 10, 2013
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The great Freddie Mercury has been dead for 22 years now, but his remarkable legacy and body of work lives on.

Recently, before a Green Day concert at Emirates Stadium in London, Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' started to play and the crowd spontaneously started singing along.

Have a look - it's one of those moments that kind of gives you goose bumps. And for the record, more than 60,000 people were at the show.

And speaking of Freddie Mercury, if you haven't seen the video below, it's worth checking out.

It's Mercury and David Bowie on the isolated vocal track for Queen's 1981 hit 'Under Pressure' - no music at all.

Apparently, Queen and Bowie were recording at the same studio, ended up jamming together and then writing this song. By all accounts, it wasn't easy.

As this story on says, "Mercury and Bowie argued fiercely over the final mix. At one point Bowie threatened to block the release of the song, but it was issued to the public on October 26, 1981 and eventually rose to number one on the British charts."

Just for comparison, after you listen to the vocal track, here's 'Under Pressure' as it was released.

And check out this list from Clash magazine: 10 Things You Never Knew About Freddie Mercury.

via Reddit & Georgie Gwyther

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