BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY


Forty years after it was recorded, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody still sounds bonkers. That it continues to reign as a work of wigged-out genius rather than a dated gimmick testifies to its go-for-broke attitude – one that has resonated across generations. Hear it now, and you’re immediately transported to Wayne and Garth’s car in Wayne’s World, head-banging…

THE BITCHIEST BAND ON EARTH


“People think I’m an ogre at times. Some girls hissed at me in the street…‘You devil.’ They think we’re really nasty. But that’s only onstage. Off stage, well, I’m certainly not an ogre.” Freddie Mercury is a star nevertheless. The first real rock supremo since Robert Plant or Rod Stewart. Exuding élan, arrogance and stagecraft…

LED ZEPPELIN


After Jimmy Page’s role as a lead guitarist (beside Jeff Beck) with the Yarbirds ended, he pursued a new goal to found a new Rock ‘n’ Roll supergroup. Attempts with Beck on guitar and The Who members Keith Moon and John Entwistle failed . It didn’t take long till Page was recommended to Robert Plant. Plant accepted the…

The Beatles


In the 1960’s, the ”Fab 4” often were confronted with the question where the actual band name came from. Usually they said that a man with a magic carpet appeared at the window and told them, – many other daft answers followed in interviews. However the actual name has a very simple origin.

The Rolling Stones


In 1960 it was Keith Richards who accidentally saw Mick Jagger on the Dartford railway station waiting for the train . Underneath his arms records of Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters were waiting to be heard. The two of them began talking and the common interest in music prompted a musical partnership for a lifetime . In…

The Jimi Hendrix Experience


In January 1964 Hendrix decided to make a first step on his own, after playing for 2 years at a circuit of venues throughout the South, he decided to move to Harlem, NY. In Harlem he joined various bands as ”The Isley Brothers”, Little Richards touring band ”The Upsetters” or ”Curtis Knight and the Squires”.…

MAKING OF UNDER PRESSURE


Before “Ice Ice Baby” became the most ubiquitous earworm of 1989, its sampled groove drove a song recorded 8 years earlier, Queen and David Bowie’s brilliant collaboration “Under Pressure.” Stylus magazine—who declared Queen bassist John Deacon’s three-note riff the number one bassline of all time—called the song “possessed of understated cool […] minimal and precise.” And if…