Freddie Mercury: Queen’s song performed live more than any other
Sir Brian May wrote Now I’m Here when he was seriously ill in hospital with a duodenal ulcer during the summer of 1974. The song ended up being one of the singles on Queen’s album of that year, Sheer Heart Attack, and became a hit. one of the live favourites. he performed at almost all of the band’s concerts between 1974 and 1986.
During the tour of that record, Freddie could be seen singing “Now I’m here” on the side of the stage in the dark and then, just a few bars later, on “Now I’m there”, he would appear at the other side of the stage. stage thanks to an identically dressed stagehand.
The track has endured as an epic concert opener and Sir Brian has continued to perform it solo, joining Def Leppard in 1992 at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.
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