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What do the classic hits "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Hey Jude" have in common

No, it's not that they were done by the British, and it's not plagiarism or anything like that. It's more prosaic, if you look a little deeper into history...

What "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Hey Jude," classic Queen and Beatles hits, have in common

Sometimes even the most distant in every way songs have something in common - You could say they are connected by a thin, but still one thread. But when listening to them, no music lover would have such thoughts in his head! It's really strange to look for something in common between classic hits "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Hey Jude", don't you think? And yet, there is something between them...

And no, it's not that they were performed by the British, and it's not plagiarism or anything like that. It's all about more prosaicIt only takes a little bit of history...

Background: a little bit about the songs

Queen Group
Queen Group

Probably people who would never have heard "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, simply do not exist! Both songs are already greatest classicThe listener is a person who is occasionally encountered, even grudgingly, on the radio or at the movies, for example.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" has long been the calling card of its performers, in particular Freddie Mercury, who, unfortunately, is no longer with us. It literally "blew up" the charity festival Live Aid in 1985, gave the name to the movie with Rami Malek as Mercury, and the video for it scored a tremendous 1.5 billion views! And originally the record company did not want to release a future hit single, and also actively insisted on cutting it down. Fortunately, Freddie was a man of great willpower and sultry character! And he did everything in his power to get the song released in its original form...

The Beatles
The Beatles

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a unique song, both in its sound, in which rock and opera are fused together, and in its lyrical content. Its true meaning is still unknown to this day, and considering that its author is no longer with us, we will never know him. However, that's not even for the better. After all, according to Freddie, music has always been a universal medium, in which each listener saw something different... But about the meaning of the Beatles' "Hey Jude." has been known for a long time: Sir. Paul McCartney Dedicated a heartfelt lyric JulianJohn Lennon's son, who at the time was a young child going through his parents' divorce...

"Hey Jude" was the jewel in the Beatles' repertoire that held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for as long as 9 weeks! And as we can judge, the composition has also stood the test of time. But back to the main question: What can these songs have in general general? After all, they are so different: in sound, in lyrics, in timing after all...

Trident Studios, or the mystery of extraordinary communication

That Bechstein grand piano
That Bechstein grand piano

Perhaps you've come across articles before where "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Hey Jude" have somehow inexplicably ended up together, as if they had something in common? Well, that's just the way it is. And the mystery of their extraordinary connection lies in... Trident Studios.

Despite the fact that the songs were released almost 10 years apart, something really connects them. And that's the piano. Bechstein at Trident Studios in London! At first Paul McCartney used this instrument for "Hey Jude", and many years later Freddie Mercury sat at it... A curious fact: the piano was bought by the studio only in 1986. Before that it was simply rented. However, it has nothing to do with our story any more.

Lastly

Live Aid 1985
Live Aid 1985

It's a curious fact, but Trident Studios was the Beatles' second favorite studio after the legendary Abbey Road, of course. Trident was not even a couple of months old, but was already famous for having the only eight-track recording machine in the United Kingdom! This fact made the place instantly popular with musicians. And before Queen started working on "Bohemian Rhapsody" this studio had already been visited by such legends as David Bowie and Elton John!

Speaking of another connection, now between Queen and The Beatlesat the aforementioned Live Aid in 1985 Freddie Mercury and Paul McCartney performed on the same stage! We're talking about that very moment when they teamed up with other musicians to perform the charity anthem "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

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