The Great Pretender

If you are a fan of Freddie Mercury, you’ll be familiar with his hit song, The Great Pretender but what you might not know is that it was a cover of a 1956 song by a band called The Platters. Here’s the original Platters version, and the 1987 remake by Freddie Mercury for your enjoyment. I didn’t look too hard for the Dolly Parton cover …

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2 replies on “The Great Pretender”

Didn’t know that was a cover and hadn’t heard of The Platters. I’ll have to look them up. Really brings you back to a different age! The contrast between the two videos couldn’t be starker but the music is great in both.

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