Rock and Reggae
Queen - the legend of rock music
What thoughts come to our minds when saying "Queen"?
Dynamism, glory, joy, energy, confidence in our own forces.
Why? "We are the champions my friends / We’ll keep the fire to the end."
These lyrics are heard on the stadium when our favorite football team wins, or even when we are the winners.
How important do you think is the fact that listening to a simple song makes you feel unique, makes you see the victory trough sounds and songs?
When we listen to Queen’s single “We are the champions” we become more confident in ourselves and the lyrics raise us to the higher steps of glory. That’s the reason why they were the symbol of the ’70 years.
The British band “Queen” was born in 1970, when Freddy Mercury replaced the former soloist Tim Staffel from the “Smile” band. Freddy together with Brian May changed the name of the band in “Queen” and one year later, the bassist John Deacon had joined the team.
Having their band complete, the three young people joined with trust the musical world, wishing the next years to be their glorious period. Their first album “Queen” was released in 1973 and the following album “Queen II” appeared next year. Their first solo tour took place in the USA, being received with enthusiasm by millions of fans. In'77, the band got "Britannia Award” for the best British single “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The most representative hits of the band are: “We are the champions” and “We will rock you”.
They were the first organizers of “Stadium tours” from South America. In Brazil, “Queen” achieved the record of the payer public.
Diversity was brought to their music when they began to use synthesizers and donor columns.
In'86, Mercury diversified the band’s repertoire by composing the song "Barcelona" for the soprano Monserrat Caballé. The two artists continued performing together, achieving an album and the song became the anthem of the 1992 Olympics.
The great number of the band’s albums and awards are a proof of the uniqueness of "Queen", even after the death of the main vocal soloist, Freddy Mercury, in 1991.
The last album "Made in Heaven” dedicated to:"the immortal spirit of Freddy Mercury” was launched by May Taylor and John Deacon four years later.
Having this said, we hope we will someday have the opportunity to sing aloud this anthem in any kind of contest and truly feel that “WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS”!
Living the dream...
|Queen||Photos taken at Madame Tussauds in London
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Bob Marley - A living legend
|Bob Marley at Madame Tussauds Museum (London)-December 2008-|
In 1623 an English sailor, Richard Jobson, noted in his journal that "no other people round the world seem to be so dedicated to music as the Africans.”In addition,someone’s African origin almost inevitably accounts for their gold voices and sense of rhythm.
People who love reggae music are special through their style of dressing and of course, through their thinking and vision over life ...
Few months ago, during a school project, we had to do the biography of an artist and to make a description of his/her personality.We chose to talk about Bob Marley,the one who popularized reggae music around the world and we have never thought that we would have another occasion to present this project.
Bob Marley,unique by his gestures and his international influence over the nation, belived in peace, considering that music is a means to fight for it.He was born on 6 February 1945 and he fought for the emancipation of Jamaican people and against racism.Bob Marley, being an open hearted person had his own saying: "The more difficult a battle is, the sweeter the victory”,which proves that he was a very realistic person.
He dedicated his life to people who loved his music and who shared the same vision over life.The most famous songs of the legendary artist are: "No Woman, No Cry" and "I Shot the Sheriff"."The legend" was the best selling reggae album of all times, with over 12 million copies.
Marley's songs had an intense political content and they were also a way of transmitting beliefs of the Jamaican sect, rastafariens, songs that Bob interpreted with evangelical spirit, spelting the audience.
Bob Marley enjoyed being in the company of children and as a consequence, he had 12 children,3 of them carrying his name forward in the musical world.
The one with a pure soul passed to eternal life in 1982 and his last words were addressed to his son:"Money can not buy the life", this being a message meant to increase the world peace.
Our project about Bob Marley
|This is the project we talked about :)
"A crezut in pace!" means "He believed in peace"