Proof Freddie Was a Rock God – A Look At Queen’s 1977 Bohemian Rhapsody Performance

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In 1977, Queen brought News Of The World Tour to The Summit in Houston, TX. This tour was in promotion of the album News Of The World an album best known for its two rock anthems, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”. This particular show was professionally filmed and recently fans unveiled a new version of the concert film that includes remastered audio. The set list included over 27 songs, including, aside from the two rock anthems, “Tie Your Mother Down,”  “Killer Queen”, “Somebody To Love”, and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

Recently, trailers of the newest Queen biopic called Bohemian Rhapsody have been released and there’s a clip from the trailer that recreated this exact same show. Same outfit, same song, but with Freddie’s actual voice used as the audio. Ever since the clip has been released, this original performance from 1977 also resurfaced and people were again reminded how talented and legendary Freddie Mercury is live.



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Shots taken by Jorgen Angel of Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their ‘A Day At The Races’ Tour, which supported Queen's late 1976 album of the same name. The album continued the band's complicated studio techniques, stylistic range and bombastic sound. ????????⠀ •⠀ This tour was the first one in which the band played the song "Somebody to Love" plus "Brighton Rock" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" were performed in their full length for the first time.The setlist for the night included Bohemian Rhapsody, Killer Queen and God Save The Queen.⠀ •⠀ The black and white harlequin stage costume was one of Freddie Mercury's most recognisable stage designs and he wore it for a number of high profile concerts in the 1970s. The costume was auctioned at Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia in July 2012 and sold for £22,500, well above the pre-sale estimate.⠀ •⠀ #RockArchive #JorgenAngel #Queen #QueenBand #FreddieMercury #FreddieMercuryForever #FreddieMercuryQueen #ADayAtTheRacesAlbum #ADayAtTheRacesTour #SomebodyToLove #BrightonRock #BohemianRhapsody #KillerQueen #GodSaveTheQueen #FreddieMercuryCostume #BonhamsEntertainmentMemorabilia #LimitedEditionPrints #RockPhotography #PhotographyShop #RocknRoll #Queen1977

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There are even comments that say this live performance is so close to the studio recording that it feels like a god is singing and not a mere creature of the earth, saying this is actually one of best live versions of Freddie’s musical masterpiece they have ever encountered (next to the iconic Live Aid concert, of course) The originality of the showmanship just leaks through the video.

Just listen to how Freddie hits and holds his high notes in this performance and you are in for an aboslute jaw-dropping awe-inspiring treat!


Watch the performance below: