Thursday, August 3, 2017

Video Of The Week: Queen

As Freddie Mercury was nearing the end of his life, members of Queen hurried writing and production on Innuendo, their final record together. Just weeks before his passing of AIDS-related complications, Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher filmed These Are The Days Of Our Lives in black and white, so as to hide most of the effects the disease was having on him, and the toll it was taking on his health:

The song was credited to the entire band but was actually penned by drummer Roger Taylor, who participated in the first shoot with Mercury and bassist John Deacon; guitarist Brian May, who was on a publicity tour for the album, shot his footage a few weeks later.

Notice Mercury's last words ever filmed on tape, "I still love you", whispered at the end of the video.

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