Peak UK Chart Position: #23 in June 1993.
As a member of Queen, Brian May chalked up 53 top forty hits, and this week saw Drake tie level with the number of weeks “Bohemian Rhapsody” spent at number one overall – fourteen.
As a solo artist, he has reached the heights of number two – although that was technically as a featured artist on the Dappy track “Rockstar” in 2012. “Too Much Love Will Kill You” reached number five in 1992, and “Driven By You” (remember the Ford commercial?) reached number six in 1991.
Cozy Powell, who died in 1998, was a legendary rock drummer, who performed with Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and many more. “Dance With The Devil” was his biggest solo success, a number three in 1973. He also covered the track “Theme One” in 1979 which had been used as the daily opening music in Radio 1’s early life.
Here’s “Resurrection”, with May (who turns 69 today) singing live. Random pop fact: he performed the guitar solo on Living In A Box’s “Blow The House Down”…