Long Live Queen

9 February 2018 #555

Cover Story: Long Live Queen


Come on a rocking ride with us as we celebrate Queen – from ‘We Will Rock You’ to ‘I Want to Break Free’, from Zanzibar to Wembley, from a humble beginning to being one of the greatest rock bands of all time.

On the eve of Queen’s Australian tour – with Adam Lambert stepping in as lead vocalist – we take a look at the legend of the band, how it all began and the story of its inimitable frontman: Freddie Mercury.

Believe us, your world will be rocked – especially if you listen along to our special Queen Mix-Tape.

  • From a Carlton cafe to Nobel Peace Prize winners: how a group of Australians’ quest to stop the bomb has landed them the world’s biggest prize.
  • A Big Picture celebration of 40 years of Sydney’s Mardi Gras, including an interview with a 78er, an activist who was there at the very first, very controversial parade.
  • Dawn French talks sex, fame and losing her father in her Letter to My Younger Self.
  • A story about dealing with an abundance of plums this summer, plus a delicious plum chutney recipe from Sydney’s godmother of inner-city pickling from Cornersmith cafes.
  • An interview with Marlon Williams about his breakup album, and how he still sings with his ex, Aldous Harding. 
  • A look at Oscar-nominated film A Fantastic Woman – the first to have a trans person as its star.
  • And a My Word about the joys of fishing with your family.

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