FlinterFile: Freddie Mercury- The Great Pretender
This song dates back to 1956, when the Platters took it to the charts. It was written in the washroom of the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, in 20 minutes. It would be a number 1 hit. The song was then covered a number of times, for example by Dolly Parton, George Harrison (never released) and Roy Orbison. The song was again covered in 1987, by Freddie Mercury. He saw the song as how he saw his career, which also becomes clear when watching the music video, with parodies of different Queen videos, Roger Taylor and Peter Straker (a friend) in woman’s clothes and Freddie not having a moustache. It was a number 4 hit in the UK. Enjoy
Freddie Mercury- The Great Pretender
Posted on January 21, 2017, in 1980-1989, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1987, cover, eighties, FlinterFiles Song Archive, freddie mercury, Music, peter straker, queen, roger taylor, the great pretender, the platters. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.