These Are The Days Of Our Lives was Queen’s last single and music video. The eighth track from their album Innuendo it was released on Freddie Mercury’s 45th birthday (September 5, 1991 - a High Holy Day you should have marked in your diary); Mercury died less than three months later (on November 24). A lovely song, similar to Queen’s 1975 Love Of My Life, it won the 1992 BRIT Award for “Best Single”.
The accompanying video was filmed in black and white at Mercury’s request to hide the full extent of his illness. Even though the second clip (below) shows that in colour Mercury looked even deathlier, the muted greys of the video do little to distract from the visibility of the disease.