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The Year Queen Lizzy Shook America

Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 19 February 1977

THE WINTER of 1977 was fierce on the East Coast of the USA, a thick layer of snow engulfing the territory between Boston and New York. This freezing environment was to be the killing ground for two of Britain's biggest rock bands. Queen were at the height of their creative powers, having captured the world with 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and A Night At the Opera, now consolidating their position with 'Someone to Love and A Day at the Races.

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