John Lennon, a cat, and some Queen

What do John Lennon, a cat, and Queen have in common? They’re all on this rare recording of John singing Queen songs. This ultra-rare recording has John Lennon singing some of Freddie Mercury’s best tunes on acoustic guitar. This video posted on swctcn.com also includes some great background noises like a cat meowing and city noises.

John sings a medley of Queen hits like “Another one bites the dust”, “You’re My Best Friend,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Love of my Life,” and of course “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Hearing the cat meowing while John plays guitar is just great for anyone.

This was done in the summer of 1980 before John’s unfortunate death.

Did you also know that both Freddie Mercury and John Lennon had stamp collections?

I was searching for the odd chance these two were ever together and discovered that on linns.com they kind of were. Both of these stamp collections were from the musician’s childhoods. The stamps were shown at Stampex exhibition in London. John’s featured various stamps of Queen Victoria and King George VI with mustaches. While Freddie’s were mostly from his home country of Zanzibar.

The Postal Museum Puts Freddie Mercury And John Lennon Stamp Albums On Display Together For The First Time

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: In the month of Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday, The Postal Museum, London comes together with the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., to pair the Queen singer’s prized stamp album, which is normally housed in The Postal Museum’s archives – with the Smithsonian’s John Lennon stamp album. The superstars’ boyhood collections will be on display together for the first time at Stampex, taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. Free entry from 14th – 17th September, 2016. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images for The Postal Museum)

How about some great pics of the Beatles as a bonus?

John Lennon: Classic Beatles-Era Photos