snapesbabe's post reminded me that Freddie Mercury would have been 60 today. I don't think I have to explain to anyone here who he was or what he meant to the world of rock music so I'm just going to share an anecdote from my student years:
On the Saturday after Freddie died, I was at my favourite Classic Rock/Metal club in Nuremberg (madmoses: it was the Groovy in Katharinengasse). It was about midnight and the club was packed and in full swing, when "The Show Must Go On" came on. Now, Queen wasn't usually played there, we had the harder stuff but the effect this had was enormous:
The whole dancefloor stopped dancing, the people just standing there listening to the music and at the tables and all around the club everything pretty much stopped. If it hadn't been for the music (and the sticky floor), you would have heard a pin drop. There was a huge amount of applause when the song had finished and then the clubbing continued.
That was one of the most powerful moments in my life.