Sunday, February 23, 2014
40 Year Itch : Storm the Master Marathon
In late February of 1974, filling in last minute for an unavailable David Bowie, Queen performed their third single "Seven Seas of Rhye" on Top of the Pops. It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this one TV appearance for the band. NME wrote "this single showcases all their power and drive, their writing talents, and every quality that makes them unique." The song, featured on the forthcoming Queen II, would be the band's first UK Top 10 hit. Bowie and Queen would team up eventually perform together in 1981 for the UK #1 single "Under Pressure".