The QueenTest™ Vol. 1 – Name That Tune

by Peter Wendel
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Welcome to the debut of the QueenTest™ – a timely arrival just as the blockbuster movie Bohemian Rhapsody takes aim at the Oscars. If you haven’t seen it, definitely go check it out!

As a founding member of Britain’s rock royalty, Queen boasts a list of accolades and accomplishments that tells the story of one of the world’s highest-flying rock bands of all time.

Estimates peg Queen’s album sales at more than 200 million (possibly as high as 300 million), which makes the band one of the best-selling musical acts in history.

By 1981, Queen was one of the biggest arena-rock bands ever, packing football and soccer stadiums around the globe. The band’s 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the United Kingdom’s best-selling album ever. It was certified platinum eight times in America! Yes, eight times, that’s not a typo.

Queen’s performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been called one of the greatest moments in rock lore. Freddie Mercury, with his legendary four-octave range, gave the performance of a lifetime!

This test is dedicated to Freddie – a performer who made the world a wilder place. Rest in peace!

The QueenTest™ Vol. 1 – Name That Tune

Welcome to the maiden voyage of the QueenTest™ – a timely arrival just as the blockbuster movie Bohemian Rhapsody takes aim at the Oscars. If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely go check it out!

As a founding member of Britain’s rock royalty, Queen’s album sales are pegged at more than 200 million (possibly as high as 300 million), which makes the band one of the best-selling musical acts in history.

By 1981, Queen was one of the biggest arena-rock bands ever, packing football and soccer stadiums around the globe. The band’s 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits is the United Kingdom’s best-selling album ever. It was certified platinum eight times in America! Yes, eight times, that’s not a typo.

Queen’s performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert has been called one of the greatest moments in live music lore. Freddie Mercury, with his legendary four-octave range, gave the performance of a lifetime!

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Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at PWendel@SongMango.com.

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