Queen have posted Episode Fiveof their 50-part YouTube series, The Greatest, in celebration of their 50th anniversary. This time the band reflect on 1975 and their fourth album, A Night At the Opera.
Brian May says, “We were not only poor, but we were in debt. All the sound and lighting companies and the people that hadn’t been paid. So, we were at a really crucial point. We might have had to break up if that album hadn’t done well.”
A Night At the Opera, at the time the most expensive album ever produced in the U.K., turned into Queen having many days at the bank as it gave us such classics as "Bohemian Rhapsody," “You’re My Best Friend,” “Love of My Life” and “I’m In Love With My Car."
The album topped the charts around the world, selling over six-million copies. In 2018 it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Episode Six next Friday takes a look at the making of their signature song, "Bohemian Rhapsody."