There was no bigger rock band than Queen in the 70s. “Always wanting to do things bigger and better”, the group’s music dominated the decade.
Taking a step away from his work with Queen, Freddie Mercury’s solo album, ‘Mr Bad Guy’, found him exploring new avenues in his music.
Revealing hidden facets of his live and work, these surprising Freddie Mercury facts are laid bare in the singer’s own inimitable style.
Written during a tumultuous period, ‘Imagine’ is a stirring anthem that challenges listeners as much as it assuages them during times of need.
Painting Freddie Mercury’s ‘Mr Bad Guy’ was “an absolute honour” for visual artist Jack Coulter, whose synaesthesia helps shape his art.
In an audacious collaboration with soprano singer Montserrat Caballé, Freddie Mercury fulfilled a life-long ambition with the ‘Barcelona’ album.
John Lennon’s second solo album, ‘Imagine’, was his biggest post-Beatles hit, yet was typically uncompromising, influencing the generations that followed.
Diverse, heavy-hitting and truly fearless, the ‘Badmotorfinger’ album ensured that Soundgarden were among the head of the pack after grunge broke worldwide.
Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker, famed for his work with Cream, Blind Faith and Ginger Baker’s Air Force, died peacefully in his sleep.
With its unlikely origins in a campaign slogan, ‘Come Together’ evolved to become one of The Beatles’ most memorable songs.
The Beatles' debut single was a qualified success in the UK but had quite a chequered path that eventually took it to No. 1 in America.
For their ‘Retro Active’ album, Def Leppard dug out rare B-sides and re-recorded material from the vault, firing themselves up for a brand new start.
In 1976, the group were the talk of London town, and soon Sex Pistols’ signing saga become the stuff of legend.
'Abbey Road' becomes the album with the longest-ever span between runs at No. 1 in the UK.
Praised by John Lennon as “about the best track on ‘Abbey Road’”, ‘Something’ remains a landmark song in George Harrison’s creative development.