Music

John Deacon as Ena Sharples in “I Want To Break Free”

Queen’s 1984 video for their song, “I Want To Break Free” featured the foursome dressed in drag as characters from “Coronation Street” a long-running soap opera from the United Kingdom. This includes John Deacon as Ena Sharples. Unfortunately, MTV execs and fans in the United States didn’t get it and it caused a minor controversy, stalling their career stateside, until at least the early 90s, after frontman, Freddie Mercury’s death. The video is now considered a camp classic.

Roger Taylor as Suzie Birchwell from “I Want To Break Free”

Queen’s 1984 video for their song, “I Want To Break Free” featured the foursome dressed in drag as characters from “Coronation Street” a long-running soap opera from the United Kingdom. This includes Roger Taylor as Suzie Birchwell. Unfortunately, MTV execs and fans in the United States didn’t get it and it caused a minor controversy, stalling their career stateside, until at least the early 90s, after frontman, Freddie Mercury’s death. The video is now considered a camp classic.

Brian May as Hilda Ogden from I Want to Break Free

Brian May as Hilda Ogden from “I Want To Break Free”

Queen’s 1984 video for their song, “I Want To Break Free” featured the foursome dressed in drag as characters from “Coronation Street” a long-running soap opera from the United Kingdom. This includes Brian May as Hilda Ogden. Unfortunately, MTV execs and fans in the United States didn’t get it and it caused a minor controversy, stalling their career stateside, until at least the early 90s, after frontman, Freddie Mercury’s death. The video is now considered a camp classic.

Freddie Mercury as Bet Lynch from "I Want To Break Free"

Freddie Mercury as Bet Lynch from “I Want To Break Free”

Queen’s 1984 video for their song, “I Want To Break Free” featured the foursome dressed in drag as characters from “Coronation Street” a long-running soap opera from the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, MTV execs and fans in the United States didn’t get it and it caused a minor controversy, stalling their career stateside, until at least the early 90s, after frontman, Freddie Mercury’s death. The video is now considered a camp classic.

Carl from The Aquabats

Carl from The Aquabats

On The Aquabats Super Show, Carl is an enemy in cahoots with Cobra Man. He has a magic staff and runs the circus where Cobra Man lived and worked. Carl uses the magic stick for all his doing, but he is no good at hand to hand combat.

Papa Emeritus II

Papa Emeritus II

Ghost is a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping, Sweden in 2006. The lead singer, Tobias Forge, is known for his various imaginative stage personas. One of his most iconic is Papa Emeritus II, the second of Ghost’s supposed lead singers.

the aquabats

The Aquabats

The Aquabats are an American rock band easily identified by their masks and matching costumes. The Aquabats are perhaps most recognized for their comedic persona in which they claim to be crime-fighting superheroes. They even had their own show, The Aquabats Super Show, on The Hub.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Billie Joe Armstrong is the guitarist and lead singer for legendary Oakland pop-punk trio Green Day. He has sported many looks over his long career in punk rock, but the most iconic is probably his black shirt and red tie from the American Idiot era.

Roxie Hart

In Chicago, Roxie Hart is the main character who ends up at Cook County Jail for murdering her lover. Portrayed by Renee Zellweger in the film adaptation, Roxie is an aspiring singer and showgirl who finds fame and stardom during her jail time. To distinguish her from her villainous rival, Velma, she is blonde and frequently seen in white costumes, which contrast will Velma’s dark hair and black costumes.

Danny Zuko

In Grease, Danny Zuko (John Travolta) is the leader of the Rydell High greaser gang known as the T-Birds. Confident and often arrogant, Zuko discovers that his summer fling may not be just a fling when it turns out his love interest, Sandy Olsson, transfers to his high school.