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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two obvious ones would be the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' video, and Freddie's death. Not only were they important for the band, also the music world in general.


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen is significant in that they gave the music world some of the most well-known and best loved tunes of all time, such as We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions and It's A Kind of Magic.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy"Popeye"Doyle wrote:

Queen is significant in that they gave the music world some of the most well-known and best loved tunes of all time, such as We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions and It's A Kind of Magic.


While I agree with your statement, it's hardly something that seperates Queen from all of their contemperaries (every major artist has their hits). Look at it this way, for such an assignment I would look for something unique, something that stands out. The idea of "Bohemian Rhapsody" being a significant part of their history is correct. However, that is only in the entertainment arena.

What you're looking for is something relevant not only to the music world, but the world in general. Mentioned above the page by (an idea shared) two queenzoners was the influential impact that was given off due to Freddie Mercury's death.

Within the rock world Freddie's death was a realization that AIDS was not only a threat to the people of Africa but to everybody. With this people of all ages took (let's hope so) better care of themselves...thus turning Freddie's death into something of a miracle. That's just one way to look at it. You can go off into so many different directions with the topic of Freddie Mercury's death.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 22:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

-Queen are the only band where all the members wrote a #1 song. I think that's a pretty key point.

-They're the only band to have a song #1 in four different years... BoRhap in 75, 76, 91, 92.

-They were a major influence on stadium rock, and the theatrical side of rock concerts.

-They were one of the first western rock bands to play shows outside of Europe and North America.

-They've been on the UK album charts longer than The Beatles.


That's about all I can think of for now...



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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you've also got to talk about their BRILLIANT live shows, as well as how great a performer they all were/are (i dont think that made too much sense, but you know what I mean) and you've got to mention how GOD DAMN SEXY ROGER IS (and the Wild Raccoons)


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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I think you HAVE to talk about Brian and his Red Special (if that is not signigicant, what is?). Brian has brought a lot to music and guitar. Those guys liked to experiment in music, make new sound....
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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was a very succesful imigrant. That might have had a good influence on other imigrants, but I am not sure.


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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 07:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0033 face=symbol>Freddie wrote:

Jimmy"Popeye"Doyle wrote:

Queen is significant in that they gave the music world some of the most well-known and best loved tunes of all time, such as We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions and It's A Kind of Magic.


While I agree with your statement, it's hardly something that seperates Queen from all of their contemperaries (every major artist has their hits). Look at it this way, for such an assignment I would look for something unique, something that stands out. The idea of "Bohemian Rhapsody" being a significant part of their history is correct. However, that is only in the entertainment arena.

What you're looking for is something relevant not only to the music world, but the world in general. Mentioned above the page by (an idea shared) two queenzoners was the influential impact that was given off due to Freddie Mercury's death.

Within the rock world Freddie's death was a realization that AIDS was not only a threat to the people of Africa but to everybody. With this people of all ages took (let's hope so) better care of themselves...thus turning Freddie's death into something of a miracle. That's just one way to look at it. You can go off into so many different directions with the topic of Freddie Mercury's death.

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I agree with you. Aside from money donated to charities, Queen have done an amazing job for AIDS awareness campaigns worldwide. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert has to be their greatest historic achievement. Up until then AIDS was something no one wanted to talk about. Freddie's death and the awareness campaign lead by the remaining members of Queen brought the world's attention to a global problem.

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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen has been in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the highest paid executives (I think around '77 or'78), having a song be number 1 on all music charts (Another One Bites The Dust), and highest attendance record.

They always had the original members

They all have respecive degrees

They were the first rock band to score a movie

They have one numerous awards for their music (Ivor Novello)

I know I'm stating the obvious with these remarks but it's the only thing I could thing of off hand. Hope it helps.


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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OOPS!! I meant to say they have WON numerous awards. Sorry.


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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy"Popeye"Doyle wrote:

Queen is significant in that they gave the music world some of the most well-known and best loved tunes of all time, such as We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions and It's A Kind of Magic.


WTF?! A Kind of Magic on that list??? Yet you omitted Bohemian Rhapsody?? Gimme a break...

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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

August R. wrote:

Jimmy"Popeye"Doyle wrote:

Queen is significant in that they gave the music world some of the most well-known and best loved tunes of all time, such as We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions and It's A Kind of Magic.


WTF?! A Kind of Magic on that list??? Yet you omitted Bohemian Rhapsody?? Gimme a break...


I do not hear Bohemian Rhapsody being played at an arena or anything like that. Do you?

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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're asking for a special Queen related event. An event is not a thing or a person, but a moment, a happening. I can think of a few, but I wonder whether they are special enough to write your essay about.

You could write about the death of Freddie Mercury and what effect it had on the band, the music scene and the general public, especially since Freddie died of AIDS.

You could write about the release of the single Bohemian Rhapsody and accompanying video, one of the first real music videos. How did the advent of the music video affect the music industry (think MTV, etc).

You could write about Queen's performance on Live Aid. Why was this such a special performance, why were Queen considered the best that day? How did Live Aid affect people and what was Queen's role in it?


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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rotwang wrote:

Queen has been in the Guiness Book of World Records [for the] highest attendance record.


Can you elaborate on this one?

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WTF?! A Kind of Magic on that list??? Yet you omitted Bohemian Rhapsody?? Gimme a break...


A Kind Of Magic was #1 in about 20 more countries than BoRhap was. Most people (even Queen fans) don't know that.



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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zaiga wrote:

You could write about Queen's performance on Live Aid. Why was this such a special performance, why were Queen considered the best that day? How did Live Aid affect people and what was Queen's role in it?


With regard to that, you may want to mention the story that Bob Geldof told on "Magic Years" about the man from Kuwait who called during Queen's performance and said that the people of Kuwait want to donate $1 000 000 (I think that was the amount).

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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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August R. wrote:

WTF?! A Kind of Magic on that list??? Yet you omitted Bohemian Rhapsody?? Gimme a break...


A Kind Of Magic was #1 in about 20 more countries than BoRhap was. Most people (even Queen fans) don't know that.


Yes, I am aware of the chart success of AKOM around the world. Still, I don't consider AKOM as a song that makes Queen significant. AKOM is just a pop song (though a succesful one). It hasn't left its mark in the music history books. Bo Rhap on the other hand really made the difference in the popular music scene.

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Posted: 22 Feb 07, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

These are some of the points I wrote on my Freddie essay.

-Queen have the highest record of people ever attending a pop concert.

-Their song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has been recorded as number 1 in the Guinness Book of World Records as the top song of all time.

-Their performance for Live Aid has been recorded as the greatest performance ever performed by any artist.

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Posted: 23 Feb 07, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dont forget the greatest hits vol. 1, the most successful album in the UK

The fact that We Will ROck You has become more than a song, it is entwined with our culture, everyone knows the chorus, even people who never heard of queen

Also remember the number of bands they have influenced, for a small list look at those who performed at the freddie mercury tribute concert

Dont forget songs such as the show must go on and no one but you.

to be honest you've picked an easy topic as Queen is one of the most signifcant musicians of the 21st century, and while people say micheal jackson and the beetles were more influentual, ask them do they know the words to any of their songs as they do to we will rock you?

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d1j2m3 wrote:

while people say micheal jackson and the beetles were more influentual, ask them do they know the words to any of their songs as they do to we will rock you?


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