In 1979, while attending community college, I was invited to a concert at the L.A. Forum. The band that performed that night was QUEEN.
A couple of nights ago, I was reminded of that “off the charts” concert when I sat down to watch a 2004 documentary titled, Becoming Queen.
The film begins with childhood images of band members, working its way along a time-line by way of stills and personal interviews of previous band mates along with other music professionals that were close to the band. It’s not until halfway through, that we get to see the live action of taped performances that really capture the outstanding vocal and performance quality of these four uniquely and undoubtedly supremely gifted individuals.
Now, I wouldn’t consider myself a Doc. watcher but I’d love to have this one on DVD for my private collection. I highly recommend it.
I must confess this. For as much as I’ve raved about Led Zeppelin, (in a blog post that I re-blogged just last week), I’ve actually owned more QUEEN albums. And, still do…!
“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.” Freddy Mercury
Until next week. ROCK ON !
~ K.L. Parry ~ Author of The Pirate’s Daughter and a King’s Ransom
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- Brian May Freddie Mercury biopic movie (thesun.co.uk)
- WATCH New Queen Doc Hit Theaters For Freddy Mercurys Birthday (advocate.com)
- Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender, DVD review (telegraph.co.uk)