Please address the following points:
? Date and venue of performance
? Who was performing, and what instruments did they play?
? Describe the ambiance and/or decor of the venue – were there any special effects?
? What was the audience like?
? Describe the attitude of the performers, and clearly define the style of popular music that they played.
? What performers is the music most closely connected to? Identify other artists, bands, or musical styles that may be possible influences on the artists that you heard perform.
? Describe in some detail (with a good paragraph for each), five of the songs/pieces performed, identifying the name of the song, using various musical terms from the course. This is the core of your essay, and should be at least 500 words. For each piece, describe the general character, which could include vibe, tempo, intensity level, degree of improvisation, and performer interaction.
? Did the music communicate to you on a deeper emotional or psychological level – why, or why not? Was there a particular performer (or performers) who you really connected with – why or how?
? How does the performance fit into the development of American popular music ? how does it relate to the American pop tradition as we?ve studied it in this course?
The album also featured the hit single " Bohemian Rhapsody ", which was number one in the UK for nine weeks.  Mercury's close friend and advisor, Capital London radio DJ Kenny Everett , played a pivotal role in giving the single exposure.   It is the third-best-selling single of all time in the UK, surpassed only by Band Aid 's " Do They Know It's Christmas? " and Elton John 's " Candle in the Wind 1997 ", and is the best-selling commercial single in the UK. It also reached number nine in the United States (a 1992 re-release reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 for five weeks).  It is the only single ever to sell a million copies on two separate occasions,  and became the Christmas number one twice in the UK, the only single ever to do so. "Bohemian Rhapsody" has been voted numerous times the greatest song of all time.   The band decided to make a video to help go with the single and hired Trilion,  a subsidiary of the former management company Trident Studios , using new technology to create the video; the result is generally considered to have been the first "true" music video ever produced,    and popularised the medium.  The album's first track " Death on Two Legs " is said to have been written by Mercury about Norman Sheffield and the former management at Trident who helped make the video so popular because the band was broke despite the success of the previous album.   Although other bands, including the Beatles , had made short promotional films or videos of songs before, most of those were specifically made to be aired on specific television shows. On the impact of "Bohemian Rhapsody", Rolling Stone states: "Its influence cannot be overstated, practically inventing the music video seven years before MTV went on the air."  The second single from the album, " You're My Best Friend ", the second song composed by John Deacon, and his first single, peaked at number sixteen in the United States  and went on to become a worldwide Top Ten hit.  The band's A Night at the Opera Tour began in November 1975, and covered Europe, the United States, Japan, and Australia.