Throwback Thursday – Queen’s Sheer Heart Attack

Being An Only Elgon

Sheer Heart Attack

Like a lot of people who grew up in the 70’s and were into Rock Music, Sheer Heart Attack was my introduction to the British group Queen. Released in 1974, the album was the band’s third LP but had the distinction of giving the band its first international hit, Killer Queen, which charted #2 in the UK and #12 in the US.

The foundation for Queen began in 1968 when guitarist Brian May, a student at London’s Imperial College, met Tim Staffell, a bassist and decided to form a band. After placing an ad on the college notice board for a drummer the met Roger Taylor, a dental student. They named their group Smile. While attending Ealing Art College Tim Staffell became friends with Farrokh Balsara who went by the English name Freddie. Balsara became the lead singer and pianist for the group. In 1970 Staffell left the group to…

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