Revenge Recommends: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

On this day (24th November) in 1991, Freddie Mercury, probably the greatest Zoroastrian since the Emperor Chosroes II of the Sassanian Empire, died from AIDs. When it comes to flamboyant, charismatic, and focused front men, Freddie had few if any peers.

In this 12th July 1986 performance from Wembley Stadium, Freddie and the other members of Queen tackle their sprawling masterpiece, Bohemian Rhapsody, before a vast, rapturous audience and manage to convey the full power and subtlty of a very complex song in a brilliant performance, which is why, 22 years after his death, he is still remembered as if he had just died yesterday.

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24th November, 2013
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