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Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) is the opening song from A Night at the Opera.  The song was written by Freddie Mercury about the band's fall-out with their original manager and Trident Studios owner

Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to…)
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Song by Queen from A Night at the Opera
Writer Freddie Mercury
Recorded August-November 1975 at SARM East Studios, London
Length 3:43
Genre Baroque rock
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
Lyrics

Norman Sheffield. Though the song makes no direct reference to him, Sheffield sued both the band and the record label for defamation. This resulted in an out-of-court settlement, thus revealing to the public his connection with the song. Roger Taylor also noted that despite the success of "Killer Queen" and Sheer Heart Attack, the album preceding A Night at the Opera, the band was broke before the album was made.

The song was recorded and mixed at Sarm East Studios in late 1975. As with "Bohemian Rhapsody", most of the guitar parts on the song were initially played on piano by Mercury, to demonstrate to Brian May how they needed to be played on guitar.

Personnel Edit

Freddie Mercury - lead and backing vocals, piano

Brian May - electric guitar, backing vocals

Roger Taylor - drums, backing vocals

John Deacon - bass guitar, double bass

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