Gosh, more good stuff for me to listen to while I am working tomorrow, thanks Tom, thanks Fishy.
Hey, Fishy, you and the folks might not believe this but I swear it is true. BTW nice set of lungs on that Russian fellow.
Back in Primary School, that was Grades 1 - 7 in my state of Queensland, I was in four (4) choirs - The Junior Choir, The Senior Choir, The Hymn Singing Choir, and the Choral Speaking Choir. I was a Soprano
When puberty hit, my voice deepened but I kept the high notes until I was 32, and you can believe that with that choral background, I had never made the acquaintance of "pitch demons".
In early 1990 I was diagnosed with COSA - Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnoea/Apnea, a health threatening issue associated with heavy snoring, and the recommended protocol at that time was surgery.
I had a 4-way surgery known as a UPP and SP - a uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty and septoplasty, which took out the little fleshy bit at the back of your mouth which vibrates when you speak and sing, out with the tonsils, out with a portion of my soft palate on the roof of my mouth, and straightening of a deviated septum.
Within 3 years or so, my body had evolved to return to its snoring state, so waste of time, but I had lost, following the surgery, my ability to hit the high notes, I still miss that 30 years on.
I used to sing Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, and as a party joke Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights, including her dance movements.
I also used to sing the following, released as a single in 1981 from their 1980 album, by Canadian band Loverboy, Mike Reno on vocals.