Was there a friendship between the Beatles and Queen
Among music lovers, there are many people who are both fans of iconic The Beatles, and no less legendary Queen. And often the public wonders if there was a friendship between these titans. Such speculations do not arise out of nowhere, because it is often possible to come across joint photos of musicians on the Internet...
Yes, and Queen's performance at Live Aid in 1985, which was also attended by Paul McCartneyI can't get over the fact that Freddie Mercury and the ex-Beatle rocked out at the microphone during the charity anthem, which was very cool (at least from the outside) "Do They Know It's Christmas?". Was it or wasn't it? We suggest finding out together!
About love and respect for Lennon
Going back to the topic of collaborative pictures: John LennonHe was probably the only Beatle who never appeared on camera with the members of Queen. But it wasn't because he didn't like the band at all. The real reason was that at the time when Queen's star rose, the ex-Beatle had moved to America and withdrawn from the public eye to look after the little By Sean. And yet, despite her becoming something of a recluse, Lennon was still the main Mercury's idol..
Knowing this, journalists once asked Freddie to Compare yourself to John. To this the Queen legend replied as follows:
"I would never want to draw any parallel with John Lennon, because he was just the greatest, as far as I'm concerned. It's not about less or more talent, it's just that some people are more capable of doing certain things better than somebody else, and I just feel like I'm not ready to do certain things that John Lennon did, and I don't think anybody should, because John Lennon was unique and inimitable, and he was. I admire him very much..."
When Lennon was gone, Mercury was shocked. As a tribute and tribute, on December 9, 1980, the band performed the legendary "Imagine" at Wembley Stadium, London. Queen continued to play this song live as a tribute to John throughout 1981-1982 (and maybe longer).
It was around this time that Freddie wrote the song "Life Is Real (Song for Lennon)"which appeared on the album "Hot Space". In fact, this is far from the only noteworthy moment on the album.
In "Put Out the Fire", it seems that John's death is mentioned:
"They called him a hero.
In the land of freedom!
But he didn't shake my hand, boy.
He disappointed me...
So I took my revolver.
And I blew it away!
He was a bad guy,
And I had to make him pay..."
Lennon did a medley of Queen songs
However, while he was still alive, Lennon made A medley of Queen songsThe summer before Lennon's death was really fruitful: he was busy with his home and family. The summer before Lennon's death was really fruitful: he was busy with home and family, but also having a good time as an artist, performing some of the famous band's hits.
Legends rarely sing songs of their own, so Lennon's medley seems like something unique and incredible! He did well with the acoustic guitar version and borrowed some tastefully chosen tunes, although he mixed up some parts "Bohemian Rhapsody."which makes his version both funny and sweet.
Remarkably, Lennon learned about Queen by accident, from his son. Juliana. In the interview he told:
"Julian was a big fan of Queen. I call him up and he says, 'Have you heard Queen?' and I say, 'No, what is that?
Brian May is a big fan of George Harrison
Who would have thought, but Brian May - huge fan George Harrison! Yes, yes, that's his favorite guitar player, even though people sometimes like to belittle George and belittle his guitar playing.
Brian met George only once, at a charity event that took place on November 29, 1992. Shortly before his idol's death, he gave an interview in which he said:
"I've been thinking a lot about George lately and I really wish him the best. I was just thinking about how the press treated Freddie when he was sick. You know, he literally couldn't get out the door because of the photographers. They even tried to climb in the windows, and there's absolutely nothing you can do: you have no protection..."
"I only met George once. And it was a precious moment ... I had a blinding migraine, but the moment overcame the pain. I wish I had had the courage to say what I really wanted to say to him at that time. I have such reverence for George, and I think he's so underrated by the guitar community: everyone is thrilled with people who play fast, but if you look at the catalog of stuff he produced, it's just colossal."
Speaking of other participants The Beatles, May emphasizes:
"I've met Paul a few times, and we've played together. He's a great guy and a fighter for animal rights, just like me. I really wish I could see him more often, but life doesn't always allow you to do that... I saw Ringo a couple of times, but Freddie got along well with him mostly. As for John Lennon... I wish I had, I would have loved to have seen him. But I didn't get to... What a wonderful talent and a wonderful voice. Unbelievable."
As we can judge, between The Beatles and Queen did not have great friendship. However, the members of the teams treated each other with warmth and even cooperated (which left them with extremely positive emotions). Returning to this topic - once Brian May said:
"The Beatles were our bible, models and pinnacle of rock music writing, performance and spirit. And I think they are underrepresented in today's world. I mean, young people don't know The Beatles as well as they should. Maybe that's the problem with today's industry, which has become too impoverished... I think guys are missing the right idols."