Freddie wrote ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for the group. It was criticized for its length of 5 minutes and 55 seconds. The group was told that no one would play a song that long. Freddie shared the song with his close friend, DJ Kenny Everett. Everett was told not to play the song, but he did. After playing it, many other radio stations did the same. The song was officially released on October 31, 1975.