By David McNally
On this day in rock history, Queen released “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Britain and hit No. 1 on the charts – where it stayed for eight weeks straight. The single sold more than a million copies by the end of January 1976.
Forty-two years after being released, “Bohemian Rhapsody” remains one of Queen’s most popular songs. The four-part opera style rock song is considered groundbreaking on many levels. More specifically, a promotional video accompanied the single when released and is often considered to be the commencement of regular practice among other artists and bands.
In Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, Queen guitarist Brian May said that the band was bewildered when Mercury brought them a draft of this four-part suite.
The legend of “Bohemian Rhapsody” will long live on and will always impress virgin ears.
BWatch “Bohemian Rhapsody” below.