On this day
  • 1975: Queen live on A Night At The Opera Tour at Apollo, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1977: Queen live on News Of The World Tour at Sports Arena, San Diego, USA.

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Shuffle beat

Shuffle beat means a triplet based galopping beat that is used in many Queen songs. Listen to Killer Queen or "Pain Is So Close To Pleasure" and you can immediately pick up the pomm-pa-pomm-pa-pomm-pa... backbeat. Mathematically explained: a quarter beat is parsed to a longer 2/3 beat and a shorter, 1/3 beat. This beat is widely used in Jazz, Swing music, and it is also a key feature of the Blues genre. It can be originated way before the Jazz-era, take for example "Marseilles".