July 16th, 1984 –
Queen released ‘It’s A Hard Life’ bw ‘Is This The World We Created…?’ single EMI in UK, taken from ‘The Works’ album

  • ‘It’s A Hard Life’ written by Freddie Mercury
    The intro is based on aria “Vesti La Giubba” from the opera Pagliacci by Italian opera composer Ruggero Leoncavallo
  • ‘Is This The World We Created…?’
    Co – written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May

Pic: 1984 – Freddie Mercury photo session promotional video ‘I’ts A Hard Life’. Recorded in June 1984, director Tim Pope, and filming location at Arri Film Studios, Munich, Germany

📷 Photographer Simon Fowler