Brian May: Queen legend shares 'moving' video with fans only for it to get 'blocked'

Queen guitarist Brian May, 74, has taken to social media to celebrate an “iconic” moment from the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, where Queen’s hit Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) played to mark the start of the sporting event. The 1976 song was used as the torch entered the stadium, including some of the lyrics in Japanese.

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That’s my song, and the original Queen recording of it should be used for such an iconic moment in Japan is an amazing honour

Brian May

Taking to Instagram the musician explained that a clip he had posted of the moment had been “blocked” in a few countries.

After the confusion, the star instead posted a snap from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, revealing that he felt “proud” to have his band’s song used during the prestigious sporting event.

In view of his 2.8 million followers, he wrote today: “(Apparently the video I just posted has been blocked in many territories – so here’s a single frame) – I’m feeling very moved and proud.”

Brian went on: “That’s my song, and the original Queen recording of it should be used for such an iconic moment in Japan is an amazing honour for us.”

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Brian May took to Instagram to tell his fans how ‘proud’ he was that his song was used (Image: GETTY)

Brian May Queen Instagram video blocked Olympics 2

Brian May celebrated his song being used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremony (Image: INSTAGRAM)

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The star went on to post lyrics from the song, celebrating the uniting event.

“Thank you dear friends. Wishing you a joyful and healthy celebration of athletic talent,” he wrote.

“LET US CLING TOGETHER as the years go by – Oh my love, my love… In the quiet of the night, let our candle always burn – let us never lose the lessons we have learned.”

Brian signed off by wishing his Japanese followers good evening in their native language.

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Brian May and Susan Boyle’s songs were both featured in the opening ceremony of the Olympics (Image: GETTY)

Brian May Queen Instagram video blocked Olympics 2

Queen playing in Japan in 2005 (Image: GETTY)

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Brian May posted a snap of the flame emerging while his song played (Image: PA)

Brian May Queen Instagram video blocked Olympics

Team GB’s Olympic performance (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

“With love from your Gai-Jin friend — Bri,” he penned.

Fans of the rock legend took to the comments to say that they too found the moment emotional.

One wrote: “I saw this earlier and found it very moving.”

Another added: “I was happy to hear this song at the opening ceremony of the Olympics!

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“When this song was played, all the Queen fans in Japan were so moved that they stood up while watching the TV!”

While a third penned: “You should be very proud! It is a lovely song and one of my lifetime favourites!”

The Queen guitarist famously wrote the band’s part-Japanese song Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together).

And the hit wasn’t the only British song that was played at the sporting event.

Viewers were left shocked when Susan Boyle’s The Doves’ Wings to Fly played out to millions watching the opening event around the world.

Susan, 60, could be heard as thousands of paper doves fell from the sky.

The ceremony started with a series of video montages and ended in a countdown and fireworks display, which was applauded by the journalists and volunteers in the stadium.

A 1970 Japanese folk song, the West-Lothian native belted out the number as part of the Covid-safe ceremony.

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