Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 4/16/14 Queen Plays First Show In U.S.
(The Six O’Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Queen’s first ever live show in the U.S. Fresh off the release of their Queen II LP, the band embarked on an American Tour opening up for Mott The Hoople. It wasn’t long before they assumed control of that tour with the theatrics and live presentation that were synonymous with Queen until their final tour in 1986. Surviving, active members Brian May and Roger Taylor continue to keep the Queen legacy alive today. They have tapped Adam Lambert as their singer for a North American Tour this year, with a local stop at the Palace of Auburn Hills on July 12.
Tonight, three from the early days of Queen: “Seven Seas Of Rhye” and “Ogre Battle” from Queen II, and “Keep Yourself Alive” from the debut album. It’s your Six O’Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ!