Queen on BBC6
BBC 6 MUSIC will feature Queen as their Classic Concert early on Saturday morning and Queen drummer Roger Taylor is Matt Everitt's guest on 'The First Time With...' on Sunday at noon on 6 Music and available on iPlayer for the following seven days.
Saturday, 02:00 on BBC 6 Music
Queen recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1975 feature on 6 Music's Classic Concert presented by Chris Hawkins. Queen perform tracks from their album 'A Night At The Opera'.
Sunday, 21 March 2011 0 12:00 on BBC 6 Music
THE FIRST TIME WITH ...
Now seems like a good time to re-examine the legacy of Queen; their early albums are being remastered and reissued, an exhaustive new exhibition chronicling their history has just opened in London, their influence can easily be felt in the work of current stadium rockers like Foo Fighters, Metallica and Muse and they're still the most successful act of all time in the British charts.
This week Matt Everitt speaks to drummer Roger Taylor about the band's formative years as impoverished Hendrix obsessive's scratching around West London, the recording of their masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, being mistaken for a black American funk band when they released Another One Bites The Dust, THAT Live Aid performance, their precious talent (all four members have written Top 10 hits) and how he and the rest of the band dealt with the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991.