All rock fans know and love these songs. But do you know interesting facts related to their appearance and existence?
The show must go on
At the time of Freddie Mercury’s recording of this immortal song (1946-1991), the greatest British rock singer of all time, the terminal AIDS victim was so ill that Freddie could only move. dynamic. Brian May, Mercury’s colleague who recorded the vocal part, could only lip in faselto form (singing in a wind, fake voice), because the song’s voice was too high for Brian’s ability. “Fred, I don’t know, can you do it, even when you’re perfectly healthy” – May complained. Mercury immediately said: “I will do it, you love”, a moment later the hero takes a sip of vodka and sings a song, running out of the song.
Show must go on is the 12th song, and is the last song in Queen’s Innuendo album. Released in October 1991, the song Show must go on won the 16th rankings in the UK, ranking No. 2 on Billboard magazine (USA). Author Freddie Mercury died six weeks after the date of the single Show must go on. After the death of Mercury (November 1991), Show must go on entered the list of 75 best songs in the UK and maintained for a long time.
Light my fire
When The Doors, the legendary American rock band formed in 1965, was invited to the famous The Ed Sullivan Show, organizers asked Light my fire author to chant “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher ”in the lyrics into something, more courteous. Harrison, the songwriter and singer-songwriter promised, would “edit”, but in the show Morrison still sang in full text, not changing words.
After the event, the singer defended for too stressful reasons, but since then The Doors has not been invited to the program permanently.
The single Light my fire was released in 1966 (more than 1 million copies), and was voted the top 100 best guitar solo of the 20th century by Guitar World magazine.
Stairway to Heaven
In January 1991, Radio KLSK Radio in New Mexico State (USA) decided to change the format of music program broadcast for classic rock genres and inform listeners by distributing Stairway to Heaven throughout the day. . As a result, the song was broadcast 200 times, while the radio was almost knocked down by letters and phone protests from the crowd of angry listeners.
Twice the police hit the radio. The first time someone at the newspaper, the staff selected and played the radio record of the stroke, the next time the police received the news, the terrorists were terrorized by … Saddam Husajn, a passionate band fan. Led Zeppelin (song author) sent to take over the radio!
Stairway to Heaven is the song from Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, the British rock band released in late 1971. It is a joint composition of guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant. Stairway to Heaven is considered one of the best songs in rock history (won the 3rd position of “100 best rock songs” of VH1, 2000 and position 31 list “500 great songs Best “voted by Rolling Stone magazine.
On the night of June 5, 1965, The Rolling Stones band boys performed a program for a crowd of 3 thousand spectators at Clearwater Stadium, Florida. The next morning St. St.’s newspaper. About St. Petersburg Times reported, about 200 young fans fought with police to protect the concert. By that time the artists could only make 4 songs. That very night, Keith Richards (born in 1943, the band’s main guitarist) woke up to the guitar and the chorus of “I can Not get no satisfaction”. The eye artist closed his eyes and turned on the phone, recorded the song and buried his head to sleep. When Richards brought the recording to the studio, fell out of the guitar, the tape recorded the sound of the hero’s snoring …!
Smoke on the water
The band Deep Purple’s song describes the true event that happened to the artists. Previously the boys in the group rented a casino in Montreux (Switzerland) on the shore of Lake Geneva, to record some songs. However, the work had to be abandoned halfway because the fire suddenly spread to the studio. Then the artists were forced to finish work at the Grand Hotel, an abandoned hotel and no heating system.
One morning in the days of the incident, Roger Glover (born in 1945, bassist, band member) woke up and uttered the words “Smoke on the water” – probably night In the past, Roger dreamed of a fire and smoke rising above the lake. And the impromptu saying has become the name and content of the band Deep Purple.
Smoke on the water is in the Machine Head album released in 1972.In 2004, the song was ranked 424 on the list of “500 Greatest Songs” voted by Rolling Stone magazine, ranking fourth in Total Guitar’s “Greatest Guitar Riffs” list.