Voskhod II – The Queen in Budapest

Hungary was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War, the sight of American or British rock stars was extremely rare. In fact, Queen was the only band to perform in Hungary before the fall of the Soviet Union. In 1986, the members of Queen went to Budapest as part of the band’s final tour with […]

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The Magic Tour – Queen’s final in Knebworth

On 9 August 1986, Queen performed their last show with their original lineup. The band did not perform live again until after the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury. The Magic Tour supported the band’s album A Kind of Magic. In 1987, Mercury was diagnosed as having AIDS and the band together made the decision to stop […]

The Legendary Recording Studios in Rockfield

The studios were founded by brothers Kingsley and Charles Ward in 1963, by converting an existing farmhouse. In 1965, they became the world’s first residential studio, set up so that bands could come and stay in the peaceful rural surroundings to record. There are two studios, the Coach House and the Quadrangle, which are both set up […]