March 18th, 2017


30 Day meme challenge

Day 6 - A band or musician that is important to you

I've always loved Queen.  Roger Taylor, the drummer was one of my first crushes back in the early eighties, and Freddie Mercury was the ultimate showman and he was backed up by three of the most brilliant musiciams ever to take the stage.  As far as I'm aware, Queen have never produced a song I didn't like.

I would have loved to go to a Queen concert, but I never had anyone to go with, and so it didn't happen.  Then, when I first met Mr D in May 1991, one of the first things we established was a mutual love of Queen and we decided that we would go to a Queen concert the next time they toured.

Then a couple of months later Freddie Mercury died, and the world lost one of the most gifted performers who ever lived :(

I know Queen have continued in one form or another since Freddie's departure, but I prefer to think of them as the complete unit that they were back in the 70's and 80's, so I will never fulfil my wish of going to a Queen concert.  But that's fine, I still listen to their songs regularly, and never fail to enjoy them.

In the meantime, here is one of my favourite Queen songs and I particularly love this video because it was made at the height of my Roger Taylor crush.  Just try to resist those eyes ...

Day 5