An intimate and fun-filled trip down memory lane chronicling the birth of one of music's biggest legends...
Christmas 1975 was a remarkable time for the band Queen, as their groundbreaking single "Bohemian Rhapsody" held the number one chart position in the UK for nine weeks. Showcasing the unique talent of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, the complex operatic section of "Bohemian Rhapsody" could not be performed live so a video was produced, which changed the face of music, quite literally, for all time. Never again would a single be released without a promotional video to back it up, and Queen was forever associated with both visual and musical spectacle.
However, there's a great deal more to Queen than "Bohemian Rhapsody," and On The Rock Trail will provide an incredible insight into this luminescent Rock phenomenon that took the world by storm. With Freddie's exotic roots in Zanzibar, Brian's genius in astronomy, Roger's angelic spell as a chorister at Cornwall's magnificent Truro Cathedral and John's brilliant achievements in electronics, the men of Queen are full of surprises - and there are many places to visit and stories to be told.
When Freddie Mercury died tragically of AIDS in 1991, he was irreplaceable, and the reign of Queen was cut prematurely short. This film is a celebration of Freddie Mercury and Queen's all-too-brief time as the Rock 'n' Roll champions of the world.
NOTE: This documentary contains no music from Queen and is not authorized by Queen or any of their affiliate entities.
With this program, Queen fans are invited to revisit how the legendary rock group came to be, with a look back at the childhood of Freddy Mercury and a guided tour through the tragic figure's rise to fame.