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Freddy Mercury - 19 Years Ago, Today  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

Freddy Mercury died at age 45 on this date.
Queen LIVE Killers, one of the best live performances ever...
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[Edited 2010-11-26 07:21:01]

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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

I remember when it was publicly announced that he in fact had AIDS. He died the very next day.

Queen's last album with him was fitting. Innuendo was excellent - it's as if he and the band knew perfectly well that this was the last one, and they pulled out all the stops.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineoffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6830 times:

One of my favourite performers of all time. I was watching some videos of Queen at Live Aid only the other day.


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2997 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 6818 times:

Well, actually he died on November 24th...

But I remember the day well.
He was, and still is, one of my favorite performers.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7094 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

I have Live Killers it's ok, the Live at Wembly 86 is much better, it's shows Queen at the top of there game. I'm looking forward to the Freddie Mercury movie, it'll be pretty interesting.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
Queen's last album with him was fitting. Innuendo was excellent

Queens last album with Freddie was Made in Heaven, the songs were all recorded before he died, he sang what he could when he could.

[Edited 2010-11-26 09:21:29]

User currently offlinecodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6711 times:

Freddie was a great artist with a great voice and charisma, and Queen is one of the best bands on the planet. Period.

KS/codeshare



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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6699 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 4):

Queens last album with Freddie was Made in Heaven, the songs were all recorded before he died, he sang what he could when he could.

I don't consider that a proper album. It was a collection of some outtakes and some new material jammed together well after the fact. Don;t get me wrong - it was a very noble effort on the part of Freddie, but it's not a proper album in that they worked it all the way through together and the end product was one where all the members are all satisfied with the result. Freddie never heard a single final mix of any of those tracks. Innuendo was the last real Queen album.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39677 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6692 times:

Seems just like yesterday.
I still have the news clipping from the Los Angeles Times that I inserted in to my LP pressing of 'A Night At The Opera'.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):
I remember when it was publicly announced that he in fact had AIDS. He died the very next day.

That seemed very odd to me.



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6682 times:

One of the last new songs he did vocals on, only a few months before his demise was 'The Show Must Go On'. He had one of the great voices in rock/pop music and he is missed by many in music even today.

User currently offlineNWAdeicer From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6672 times:

THE greatest frontman in rock, bar none.


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6628 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 8):
'The Show Must Go On'

All the band members knew the show was soon going to be over and that it could not go on without Freddie. I find it almost insulting that Paul Rodgers should try to take his place. But Queen and their music will live on forever through the generations.

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 8):
He had one of the great voices in rock/pop music

Top 5 no questions, if I had to vote for a #1, I think it would be Freddie.

Quoting NWAdeicer (Reply 9):
THE greatest frontman in rock, bar none.

And not only that, a true musician and a gentleman.

I have had the priveledge to go to his birthplace in Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. His home has been turned into Freddies Bar and a shrine to Freddie.



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6605 times:

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Quoting ltbewr (Reply 8):
One of the last new songs he did vocals on, only a few months before his demise was 'The Show Must Go On'. He had one of the great voices in rock/pop music and he is missed by many in music even today.


It is incredible how, when faced with the fact he was going to die soon, instead of just laying back he wrote and sang some of the best songs about the topic of death. Way to go out with a bang.

Quoting NWAdeicer (Reply 9):
THE greatest frontman in rock, bar none.


Absolutely correct.

I still remember being a young kid in my mom's car in Areeiro square in Lisbon on my way to taking my sister to school, and the news coming up on the morning radio. I remember thinking "who the heck is this person? since when does a singer's death makes it to the morning news?" First time I ever heard of Freddie Mercury was the day he died, sadly enough. Since then I have come to realize he was one of the best performers in history, Live at Wembley 1986 has got to be the best concert ever, a true magnum opus.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39677 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6601 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 10):
Quoting ltbewr (Reply 8):
'The Show Must Go On'

All the band members knew the show was soon going to be over and that it could not go on without Freddie.

'The Show Must Go On' is the last song on side 2 of the Innuendo album.
That album was sort of a come back for Queen (at least in the US). The two previous albums didn't do so well in the states and didn't have that signature Queen sound.
Innuendo is an incredible album that has all of Queens signature melodies and production quality.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 10):
I find it almost insulting that Paul Rodgers should try to take his place.

Don't EVEN get me started on that!
I never forget hearing him in an interview were he was saying that him joining the band "raised the profile of the band".  Wow! Yes Paul Rodgers actually said that!



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7147 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6597 times:

Quoting NWAdeicer (Reply 9):
THE greatest frontman in rock, bar none.

Unequivocally...

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 10):
And not only that, a true musician and a gentleman.

indubitably...

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 10):
I have had the priveledge to go to his birthplace in Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. His home has been turned into Freddies Bar and a shrine to Freddie.

Me too... It was like going to sacred religious site for me... 


User currently offlineWolverine From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6550 times:

Already that long ago.. 19 years.. A short time, before he died, a friend gave me some Queen Records. This was the first time, I heared of this band. I was 14. And I liked that music. This friend had seen them perform live, some years earlier, and I wanted to see them, too. The next day, my mother told me, that Freddie Mercury had died. That was shocking news for me, I really felt sorry for him. I can't remember, but maybe I even cried a little, too.

I refuse listening to Queen with Paul Rodgers, their music might be the same, but Queen without Freddie is not and will never be Queen.

Freddie had a great voice, one of the greatest voices, ever. Keep rockin', wherever you are, Freddie!



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6542 times:

Quoting Wolverine (Reply 14):

I refuse listening to Queen with Paul Rodgers, their music might be the same, but Queen without Freddie is not and will never be Queen.

I am actually not as critical of the "Queen + Paul Rodgers" thing, although I am glad it was short-lived. I watched them live back in 2004, I believe, not because I felt they were the actual Queen but because I wanted to see Brian May live (because I knew unfortunately I would never have a chance to see Freddie Mercury live) and because I wanted to see a tribute to Freddie. And that was what happened - they knew they would never be Queen again so when it came time for Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Rodgers just stepped off the stage and they had a video of Freddie singing it on the big screen while the original members played the instruments.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7094 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6533 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 6):
I don't consider that a proper album. It was a collection of some outtakes and some new material jammed together well after the fact. Don;t get me wrong - it was a very noble effort on the part of Freddie, but it's not a proper album in that they worked it all the way through together and the end product was one where all the members are all satisfied with the result. Freddie never heard a single final mix of any of those tracks. Innuendo was the last real Queen album.

Freddie recorded the songs and asked for the rest of the band to complete the album, which they did, as far as I am concerned it makes it a propper Queen album, just a little different from the rest.


User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6511 times:
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Quoting Pyrex (Reply 11):

Fantastic Pyrex!   

Great picture of one of the greatest singers of all time. We miss you Freddy and we'll see you on the other side.



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User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7094 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6497 times:

I always liked this one



gotta say musicians today are a little boring



User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5231 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6454 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 7):
Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 1):I remember when it was publicly announced that he in fact had AIDS. He died the very next day.
That seemed very odd to me.

Indeed, it was rather quite ironic. I do remember reading that he was an intensely private person, and purposely waited until the last possible second to announce his AIDS diagnosis.

Quoting NWAdeicer (Reply 9):
THE greatest frontman in rock, bar none.

   What a performer!!!



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26357 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6401 times:

Quite simply one of the best singing voices in history. Its so sad to think how he died and how close he came to the treatment and control era for HIV/AIDS. A couple years more and we might still have Freddy with us.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39677 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6358 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 18):
gotta say musicians today are a little boring


Grunge and alternative sucked all the fun out of rock music. For some reason, being over-the-top entertainers became uncool. I certainly don't get it.



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User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2208 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6154 times:

Quoting offloaded (Reply 2):
One of my favourite performers of all time. I was watching some videos of Queen at Live Aid only the other day.

One of my favorite YouTube videos is of Queen performing Radio Gaga at Live Aid. An amazing performance.

There is no comparison between Freddy Mercury, in a white T Shirt and jeans, and Lady Gaga (who got her name from the Queen song), in her over the top costumes. Freddy and the rest of the band were such phenomenal musicians that they didn't need to wear fancy costumes to keep their fans entertained!

I think it's wonderful that Queen guitarist Brian May went back to complete his Ph.D. in Astrophysics at Imperial College three years ago - how many people are both world class musicians and world class scientists?



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User currently offlineNWAdeicer From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 6153 times:

Actually watched Live at Wembley last night on VH1 Classics in Concert. Really disappointed that I passed up the chance to see them back in 1980.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39677 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6054 times:

Queen should find a Freddie Mercury replacement in The Philippines.
I'm sure there is one there. Many cover bands there and that is how Journey found their Steve Perry replacement.



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25 Post contains images comorin : Why not from his Indian Parsi roots? The next Farrokh Bulsara is lurking there somewhere in Bombay... Gujerati, Gujerati, BISMILLAH!
26 Superfly : All the good cover acts are coming out of The Philippines. Journey would have a very difficult time finding a Steve Perry replacement from Fresno, Ca
27 comorin : I agree, but just like the Philippines, Goa in India has incredible musicians - its just in their blood.
28 KiwiRob : Take a look at some photos of 70's Queen then think about your statement. Personally I don't see Lady Gaga's over the top costumes any more over the
29 WA707atMSP : I know that Queen has worn some over the top costumes, but unlike Lady Gaga, Queen also appeared on stage in street clothes. At Queen's Live Aid conc
30 KiwiRob : Unlike Queen at Wembly who had been playing together for 15 or so years Lady Gaga has only been around for a couple, if she makes it in the long term
31 Superfly : Dude it was 1985. The greatest bands ever had already retired, split up, died or were lousy at that point. At Live Aid, Queen followed crap bands lik
32 4holer : As someone who saw Queen twice (News of the World and The Game tours), I gotta tell you... Every little piece of it added to "The Show". The lights,
33 Post contains images Superfly : Damn you were so lucky to experience those days! Concerts were really fantastic back then. You went more than just for the music. Other bands that pu
34 Aloha717200 : Myself and my fiancee are big lovers of Queen. Really a great band and Freddie Mercury a talent lost far before his time. We consider Queen to be "roa
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