Queen share epic Freddie Mercury opening with Flash The Hero medley | Music | Entertainment

This week’s episode of Queen The Greatest Live takes fans back over 40 years ago, as the official YouTube documentary series continues to explore the band’s epic opening numbers. In new interviews from previous weeks, both Sir Brian May and Roger Taylor shared how the combination of building anticipation in an audience and then striking them with a spectacular first song is vital for a Queen show. Today’s video perfectly shows this when the band performed at the Milton Keynes Bowl on June 5, 1982.

This week’s concert footage is part of Queen On Fire – Live At The Bowl, which was released on DVD/CD back in 2004. The Milton Keynes show took place on a perfect summer’s day; a rare opportunity for the band.

Freddie told the audience during the performance: “It’s not very often we do shows in the daylight. I f***ing wish we had before – I can see you all now! And there’s some beauties here tonight…”

Next week’s episode of Queen the Greatest Live is called One Vision.

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