July 6, 1973: Queen release “Keep Yourself Alive”

“Keep Yourself Alive” is a song by British rock band Queen. Written by guitarist Brian May, it is the opening track on the band’s eponymous debut album Queen (1973). It was released as Queen’s first single along with “Son and Daughter” as the B-side. “Keep Yourself Alive” was largely ignored upon its release and failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic. It was also re-released as the non-album B-side of Lily of the Valley in 1974.

Personnel
Freddie Mercury – lead and backing vocals
Brian May – electric guitar, lead vocals on middle eight, backing vocals
Roger Taylor – drums, tambourine, cowbell, lead vocals on middle eight, backing vocals
John Deacon – bass guitar

Track listing
7″ (1973 UK release)
“Keep Yourself Alive” (May) – 3:47
“Son and Daughter” (May) – 3:21

[Wikipedia]

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