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This is the Best Ever Live Footage of Queen but the Band Absolutely Hated It

In 1981, Queen—at their near peak—played two sold out shows at the Montreal Forum on November 24th and 25th. The shows were filmed and recorded in extremely high quality, however the shows were also rife with controversy. As lead guitarist Brian May explains: Saul Swimmer had the idea that he could film a Queen concert, in a very high quality 35 mm double anamorphic way. For a start, we were not on tour, so all the sound and lights and production and CREW had to be reassembled just for this…

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Small children spectacularly cover ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in latest John Lewis advert

Adverts are largely terrible and annoying. Anyone who’s seen the work of John Lewis, though — particularly their Christmas ads — will know that they’re often the exception that proves the rule. Well anyway, they’ve done it again. In the two-and-a-half minute advert above, bored parents at a school talent show are suddenly wowed by a ridiculously impressive cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Give all those children an A+. And spare a thought for the human John Lewis, who’s most likely being inundated with tweets yet again. Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/09/05/john-lewis-ad-children-bohemian-rhapsody-cover/

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Bohemian Rhapsody: first trailer of Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic released

First footage goes online of long-in-development film about big-selling British rockers, starring Mr Robots Rami Malek The first full trailer of the long-gestating Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, has been released onto the internet. Starring Mr Robots Rami Malek as Mercury, the bands exuberant lead singer a short teaser on Queens official Youtube channel. The film has been in the works since at least 2010, when it was announced that Sacha Baron Cohen was to play Mercury; however, calling Baron Cohen an arse. Eddie the Eagle director Dexter…

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The Queen and Prince Philip release portraits for their 70th wedding anniversary and they’re so sweet

They certainly are an enduring testament to the power of marriage.  SEE ALSO: Queen Elizabeth earned $8.8 million from horse racing prize money The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary and, for the special occasion, they’ve been pictured in three new portraits.   British photographer Matt Holyoak snapped the couple, who will celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary with a private dinner in Windsor Castle, for Camera Press against a platinum backdrop (how apt!) in the castle’s White Drawing Room.  The Queen is wearing a…

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