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Brian May wrote "Brighton Rock" in 1973 with the intention of the song being included on Queen II, but as Queen was unable to record the song for their second album, it was included on their third album Sheer Heart Attack.

The title is something of a pun: Brighton rock is a long, cylindrical sugar candy traditional to that seaside resort. The term was also iconic in UK pop culture as the title of a dark Graham Greene thriller/noir… read more

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Happy little day, Jimmy went away
Met his little Jenny on a public holiday
A happy pair they made, so decorously laid
'Neath the gay illuminations…

Queen - Brighton Rock Lyrics

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