Rock and roll
Dont stop me now
We will rock you
We are the champions
Another one bites the dust
Somebody to love
I was born to love you
1975-Queen’s ‘A Night at the Opera,’ featuring the seven-minute rock operetta “Bohemian Rhapsody,” tops the U.K. album charts. The album reaches #4 in the U.S. while an edited “Bohemian Rhapsody” climbs to #9.
1978-Queen’s biggest hit of the Seventies, “We Are the Champions,” reaches #4 in the U.S. (#2 in Britain). The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” holds down the top spot.
1981-While touring South American soccer stadiums, Queen performs in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to the largest crowds of paying fans ever to witness a concert. Queen’s collaboration with David Bowie, “Under Pressure,” tops the U.K. charts. Surprisingly, it only reaches #29 in the U.S.
1991-Freddie Mercury of Queen dies of AIDS-related causes at his home in London.
1992-Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” featured in the comedy ‘Wayne’s World,’ wins Best Video from a film at the ninth annual MTV Awards. In its second return to the charts the previous April, it hit #2.
2001-Queen is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the sixteenth annual induction dinner. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters are their presenters.