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CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE BASS LESSON

SONG HISTORY

Written by Freddie Mercury while taking a bath in his hotel room. Freddie played the guitar on it and he recorded it before Brian May came into the studio. He used his limited abilities on the guitar to force him into a simple structure for the song.  Queen recorded it for “The Game” album, which came out in 1979.

WHO PLAYED THE BASS?

Born in 1951, John joined the band in 1971. He also wrote two of their biggest hits “You’re My Best Friend” and “Another One Bites the Dust”. He was a powerful player and considers John Entwistle and Chris Squire as influences. If you want to play like John, you need to learn the whole neck of the bass, as he used it extensively. John decided to retire after Freddie died, but stays involved in the business side of things for Queen.

His bassline, on this song, is very reminiscent of the fifties style of rock bass. I especially love his walking bass.

John Deacon

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