"The idea for the song came to him while he was in the bath. He emerged, wrapped in a towel, I handed him the guitar and he worked out the chords there and then. Fred had this knack of knowing a great pop song." - Peter Hince (Queen's roadie)
"'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'' took me five or ten minutes. I did that on the guitar, which I can't play for nuts, and in one way it was quite a good thing because I was restricted, knowing only a few chords. It's a good discipline because I simply had to write within a small framework. I couldn't work through too many chords and because of that restriction I wrote a good song, I think." - Freddie Mercury
''It's a very sparse record, and it was done with Elvis Presley in mind, obviously- I thought that Freddie sounded a bit like Elvis and the whole record sounds like a Jordanaires/Elvis recreation.'' - Brian May
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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