William Price King in concert – The Show Must Go On by Brian May and Queen

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This poignant song by Queen and largely written by Brian May, is one that the band’s following will always associate with the loss of Freddy Mercury. It was the final track on their 1991 album Innuendo and refers to the efforts Freddy made to perform in the last weeks of his life as he struggled with the complications caused by AIDS. He was very ill when he recorded the song and there were doubts as to whether he could perform. The song was released as a single six weeks before he died and was in the charts twice.. Once again after his death. It was first played live in 1992 for The Freddy Mercury Tribute Concert with Elton John singing lead vocals.  The Show Must Go On…..appropriate indeed.

Here is William Price King with his beautiful version of this track that means so much to Queen fans around the world.

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