Elvis Presley died at simply 42 in 1977 and two years later Freddie Mercury wrote his tribute to The King. In reality, the Queen singer penned Crazy Little Thing Called Love in about 10 minutes within the bathtub. And now Brian May has shared a really convincing Elvis impersonator singing the observe and it sounds very very like one that may’ve suited The King.
Sharing a clip from the video by Amazing Daviator Productions on his Instagram, Brian wrote; “Wow ! Imagine Freddie keeping quiet about this all those years !!!
“Ha ha !! If I didn’t know better …. !!! This is a brilliant fake !! Google it – the guitar solo is great too … Elvis lives !!! Bri.”
In a current episode of Queen The Greatest, the 74-year-old shared how Freddie was fairly the fan of The King.
Brian stated: “He was very fond of Elvis, and of Cliff I have to say, also. Yeah, Freddie wrote it very quickly and rushed in and put it down with the boys. By the time I got there, it was almost done.”
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Brian continued: “It does sound very authentic, everything about it is sort of like original rock and roll sounding.”
Express.co.uk caught up with the Queen guitarist earlier this year and requested about Elvis’ affect on Freddie and the band.
The 74-year-old stated: “I think it’s impossible to have been a kid at that time and not been influenced by Elvis.
“Freddie in particular though, of course. He was one of Freddie’s great heroes.”
Brian didn’t maintain again on what it was about Elvis that made him The King of Rock and Roll.
The Queen legend stated: “And looking back, you know how you sometimes reevaluate when you listen to the old records? You think, ‘What was it that I saw in those things?’
“When you listen to an Elvis record you realise he probably done it in one or two takes. There’s no auto-tuning, there’s no jiggery-pokery. He was damn good.
“He was accurate, passionate, had fantastic range, fantastic tone; he deserved everything he got. He was the pinnacle at the time, I would say, of what a singer could be – no doubt about it. And he had a great team around him.”