Brian May performs Freddie Mercury’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love as Elvis Presley.
BRIAN MAY has posted a video of a very convincing Elvis Presley mimic singing Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love, a tribute to The King written by Freddie Mercury.
Elvis Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42, and Freddie Mercury wrote a tribute to The King two years later. In fact, Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love was written in the bath in around 10 minutes. Now, Brian May has posted a video of a very convincing Elvis impersonator singing the song, which sounds exactly like one that would have fit The King.
Brian remarked on Instagram, sharing a portion from the video from Amazing Daviator Productions, “Wow! Imagine Freddie’s silence on this for all those years!!!
“Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha If I didn’t know any better…. This is a great ruse!! Google it; the guitar solo is really fantastic… Elvis is still alive!!! Bri.”
The 74-year-old said in a recent episode of Queen The Greatest that Freddie was a huge fan of The King.
“He was a huge Elvis fan, and I have to admit, Cliff as well,” Brian recalled. Yes, Freddie scribbled it quickly and rushed in to share it with the boys. It was virtually done by the time I arrived.”
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“It does seem really authentic,” Brian said, “everything about it sounds like original rock and roll.”
Earlier this year, this website interviewed the Queen guitarist and inquired about Elvis’ influence on Freddie and the band.
“I think it’s difficult to have been a kid at that period and not been inspired by Elvis,” the 74-year-old added.
“Of course, it’s Freddie in particular. He was a tremendous hero of Freddie’s.”
In reality, Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie attended a Queen concert in California with her mother Priscilla Presley in the late 1970s.
There, Lisa, who appreciated the band and its singer, presented Freddie with a scarf that had once belonged to her father.
Brian said of Elvis’ influence on him, “His guitarists were a big inspiration to me.” One of them was Scotty Moore. ”Brinkwire Summary News,” as it is known.