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Freddie Mercury “Seven Seas of Rhye”, “Killer Queen”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Somebody to Love”, “We Are the Champions”, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and others. Also the musician was engaged in solo work. Freddy died on November 24 1991 from bronchopneumonia that developed on the background of AIDS.
In 2002, Freddie Mercury took 58th place in the survey of “100 Greatest Britons”, organized by BBC. In 2005, Blender magazine conducted a survey, according to which Freddy took second place among vocalists (first among men). In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 18th on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time”. Allmusic described him as “one of the greatest rock singers and the owner of one of the greatest voices in the history of music.” Continue reading
Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1982) – 66 million copies *
Already in the first week after the release, about a million copies of the record were sold. Thriller is listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. This vinyl broke certain barriers: the song “Beat It” got into rotation on “white radio stations” thanks to the solo recorded for the record by Eddie Van Halen. Moreover, it was the Thriller album that helped the music industry enter the crossover era. Continue reading
Metal rockers are great guys! They give fans of heavy music the opportunity to shout and shake their heads – in short, to feel like teenagers at any age. And they invariably delight everyone else with a colorful show, appearing on stage with either dog’s heads or now in extraterrestrial spacesuits. In a word, even if you are not happy with their music, you can enjoy watching them by turning off the sound. Let’s see who should be admired in the first place.
Even if you are not a fan of metal, you may have heard of the band ‘Gwar’. Well, something, and these guys know how to give shows, as well as arrange scandals worthy of getting on the front pages of the largest world newspapers. The guys from Richmond, Virginia, have been on the scene since 1984 – and that’s something, it means. Continue reading