Added on 28-Jun-2014
44 years ago today (27 June) a little known band, Smile, performed their first ever gig with their new frontman Freddie Bulsara. Soon after, they went from Smile to Queen, Bulsara became Mercury, and the rest is history.
To celebrate the inception of one of the most iconic rock bands in history, we've charted Queen's career through six of their seminal live performances. Many of the band's songs, including 'We Will Rock You', were written with audience participation in mind, and to see Queen live was to see something truly unforgettable.
44 years later, even if you have to watch them through grainy, muffled YouTube footage because you were -22 when they started out, Queen's live shows are still nothing short of iconic.