August 7, 2009

Today's Tune: "Bohemian Rhapsody" Sung By Montserrat Caballe And Bruce Dickinson

Popular photo of Bruce Dickinson found uncredited at .

For today's 'Today's Tune', I went for a singing combo that will shock many people on this, English singer Bruce Dickinson's (Samson, Iron Maiden) birthday. Everybody is familiar with the duet recordings of the late rocker Freddie Mercury (Queen) and Spanish opera legend Montserrat Caballe ('Lucrezia Borgia', 'Madama Butterfly', 'Norma'), but just to post something by Dickenson that you might not have heard before, I offer Caballe and Dickinson covering the huge classic rock song "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Born on an August 7: 1932 - English film and television actor Edward Hardwicke ('The Day Of The Jackal', Sherlock Holmes, 'Love Actually'), 1952 - English comedian, social commentator and author Alexei Sayle (' 'Ullo John!, Gotta New Motor?', The Young Ones, 'Gorky Park'), 1966 - American Internet entrepreneur Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) and 1987 - talented NHL hockey playing creep Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins)

Noteworthy people who have died on the 7th of August: 1485 - Scottish Prince Alexander Stewart, American comedian and actor Oliver Hardy (Laurel And Hardy, 'A Haunting We Will Go', 'The Fighting Kentuckian' ) and Canadian born news man Peter Jennings.

Historical events for the 7th of August: 1959 - Launching of Explorer 6, 1976 - Viking 2 entered into orbit around the planet Mars, 1985 - Japan chose Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai as their first three astronauts.

Montserrat Caballe and Bruce Dickinson - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
This is a cover of the song written by Freddie Mercury for Queen.

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