Australian singles chart:
Tie Your Mother Down entered the Kent Music Report on 18 April 1977 and peaked at #47.
The song is on A Day at the Races which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 27 December 1976 and peaked at #8.
Brian May started writing the song in Tenerife, while he was working for his Ph.D. as an astrophysicist. He composed the riff on a Spanish guitar, and woke up one morning and played it while singing “tie your mother down,” a line he considered a joke. Vocalist Freddie Mercury encouraged him to keep the line.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie_Your_Mother_Down
Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen performed this when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins from The Foo Fighters played with them.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/queen/tie-your-mother-down
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