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Queen performed the first of two sold-out evenings

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6 June, 1977, Queen performed the first of two sold-out evenings @ The Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ‘A Day At The Races Tour’

The two shows at Earls Court will end Queen’s successful, ‘A Day At The Races Tour’. There was only supposed to be one night at Earls Court, on June 5. But, due to high ticket demand, a second evening was added.

The band dropped £50,000 on a new lighting rig for these final two shows, which was a giant crown – 25 feet tall by 54 feet wide, weighing two tons. Queen were pioneers of many rock concert spectacles, including this very first mobile lighting rig.

A KIND OF MAGIC’ videoclip pictures

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A Kind of Magic” is the title track of the 1986 album of the same name by the British rock band Queen. It was written by the band’s drummer, Roger Taylor, for the film Highlander and featured as the ending theme. The single reached number three in the UK Singles Chart, top ten in a number of European countries, and #42 on the US BillboardHot 100.[1] The song is the opening track on the band’s compilation albums, Greatest Hits II, and Classic Queen.[2]

A Kind Of Magic’ (Roger Taylor) released in the USA

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4 June 1986 – ‘A Kind Of Magic’ (Roger Taylor) released in the USA 🇺🇸 This was the second single from Queen’s twelfth studio album, “A Kind of Magic.”

“We all have our own ideas of how a song should be, because I mean a song can be done in so many different ways, depending on who is doing it. But sometimes I just feel that it’s not right and like in the case of Roger’s track, which is Magic, I mean, he did it in a totally different way, which is quite good, but I felt that it was another commercial streak, and I just realized that he was going away to LA, and I got hold of it.

Freddie Mercury 1985 Interview

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Freddie is one of the world’s richest rock stars but he never has a penny in his pocket and has no idea of how many millions he owns.

“I love having so much money.” he admits. “but I don’t believe in counting it And because I have far more than I need, I give a lot of it away to people I like.

“I try to enjoy life and if there was no money I wouldn’t let it stop me having a good time. In the early days. when I hardly had anything I’d save for two weeks and then blow it all in a day so that I could have a blast of fun.”

Freddie Mercury 1985 Interview
‘Rock on Freddie’

Freddie Mercury in New York: Don’t Stop Us Now”

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It was late July 1982, when Freddie phoned and invited us to join him with the band on the West Coast leg of the Queen America ‘82 tour. We would fly to Vancouver B.C. on September 4, and attend the Queen concert that evening. This promised to be an “Out Of This World” experience for not only Lee and myself, but Joe Scardilli and John Murphy who managed to schedule themselves off—so rarely accomplished with their work as flight attendants.

It’s a Hard Life.” To my mind this is one of the most beautiful songs that Freddie ever wrote.

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“Writing a song with Freddie, a certain conversation would get triggered because we were trying to channel our feelings. A good example is, “It’s a Hard Life.” To my mind this is one of the most beautiful songs that Freddie ever wrote. It’s straight from the heart. The track to me was very significant because it was Freddie trying to put his feelings quite directly into a song, which is unusual. You look at ‘My Fairy King’ or ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ or ‘March of the Black Queen,’ it’s all quite oblique. It’s not a direct conversation, but Hard Life is, and it looks like quite a light song, but actually there is a lot of pain.