Tuesday, September 11, 2018

TLC Musical Group of the Month: Queen

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Musical Group of the Month: Queen
Duration: September 15, 2018- October 14, 2018


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TASKS:
1. Queen is a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar).
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with a title that contains a Q.

2. Except Freddie Mercury, every other band member has a post graduate degree.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book where a character has a degree from college or university.

3. On 2 July 1971, Queen played their first show in the classic line-up of Mercury, May, Taylor and Deacon at a Surrey college outside London.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book published in July OR set in London.

4. Having attended art college, Mercury also designed Queen's logo, called the Queen crest, shortly before the release of the band's first album. The logo combines the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo (Deacon and Taylor), a crab for Cancer (May), and two fairies for Virgo (Mercury). The lions embrace a stylized letter Q, the crab rests atop the letter with flames rising directly above it, and the fairies are each sheltering below a lion. There is also a crown inside the Q and the whole logo is over-shadowed by an enormous phoenix.

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๐ŸŽธ Read a book with an item from the crest on the cover: lion, crab, fairy, crown, flames, the letter Q or a phoenix. Please post the cover.

5. Their 4th album, Night at the Opera, released in 1975 brought them international success. It featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK for nine weeks and also helped to popularize the music video.
๐ŸŽธ Read a Series/TBR #4 OR a book with the word NIGHT in the title.

6. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the only single ever to sell a million copies on two separate occasions, and became the Christmas number one twice in the UK, the only single ever to do so. It has been voted numerous times the greatest song of all time.
๐ŸŽธ Read a bestseller OR a book from The Great American Read.
Bestseller Helper

7. The band's 1977 album News of the World contained "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", which have become anthems at sporting events.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with FOUR WORD title.

8. The soundtrack for the film Flash Gordon (1980) was by Queen. The band also contributed music to Highlander (the original 1986 film), with "A Kind of Magic", "One Year of Love", "Who Wants to Live Forever", "Hammer to Fall", and the theme "Princes of the Universe", which was also used as the theme of the Highlander TV series (1992–1998). In the United States, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was re-released as a single in 1992 after appearing in the comedy film Wayne's World.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book that is tagged Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Fantasy or Humor/Comedy .

9. In summer of 1986, Queen went on their final tour with Freddie Mercury. The band did continue recording albums.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book set in one of the countries on Queen's last tour.

10. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. May and Taylor have performed under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists on tours since.
๐ŸŽธ Read a book with a character named Freddie, Paul or Adam.

Info from: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_(...
https://ohfact.com/interesting-facts-...
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