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8th September 1976: British rock group Queen at Les Ambassadeurs, where they were presented with silver, gold and platinum discs for sales in excess of one million of their hit single 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. The band are, from left to right, John Deacon, Freddie Mercury (Frederick Bulsara, 1946 - 1991), Roger Taylor and Brian May.

The word “epic” gets tossed around a lot, but if you’re looking for a song in rock that truly exemplifies that word, look no further than Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Clocking in at 5:55, the Freddie Mercury-penned tune mixed prog and hard rock with operatic elements that have never really been recreated with the same magic that was introduced over 40 years ago.

Also, it bears mentioning that unlike most music videos of decades past, this one still holds up.

One of the focal points in the Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is the making of this iconic song and how Queen fought for the track to be released as a single.  Fans can see that entertaining battling when the film hits theaters nationwide this Friday (November 2.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.