Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jamming with Freddie Mercury and Queen

Normally, after I pay my bus fare I would be fast asleep as soon as I close my eyes. However, this morning was different---special in a way.  The bus I happen to ride in was playing Queen's Japan concert on video!  Much that I wanted to sleep, I just couldn't help but gyrate to the rhythm  as Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant lead singer and writer of the group, belted out songs like Under Pressure, Don't Stop Me Now, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, and We are the Champions.  And as I closed my eyes I was transported as one of the audience, with heart pounding to the beat of each song and with goose bumps all over!  It was one of my best bus rides ever!  Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the concert as I was already at my stop in Megamall.   

Queen is considered to be one of the greatest band in rock history.  Although Brian May and Roger Taylor, two of the founding member of the group, continued to tour with Paul Rogers as lead vocals, Queen as a band died when Freddy Mercury succumbed to bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS in November 24, 1991.  

Queen's musical legacy lives on in the hearts of those who continue to appreciate their music.


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