Saturday, 31 October 2015

Celebrating 40 years of Bohemian Rhapsody, Corrie-style

(This post was originally posted by Flaming Nora on the Coronation Street Blog October 2015, reposted to this blog with permission.)

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody celebrates its 40th birthday tomorrow, Saturday 31 October, 2015.

A sprawling, six-minute rock opera, it has been Christmas number one twice, soundtracked a pivotal scene in Wayne's World, and sold 2.44 million copies in the UK alone.

Written by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody was painstakingly pieced together in six studios, pushing 1970s recording technology to its limits. The song's multi-tracked 'bismillahs' and 'scaramouches' were overdubbed so often that the tapes became virtually transparent, says the BBC.

But never mind all that.  We want to see the Corrie version of it again!  And here it is in all its glory...

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