Freddie Mercury Online

He was a sweet guy with a great voice.

August 13, 2022   admin   0

“Freddie Mercury sang all these songs originally and he sang them better that we’re gonna sing them, he sang them in the correct keys and he sang them with confidence, and he sang them really really well and his personality , vocally and his whole projection is something that we can’t capture.

He was a sweet guy with a great voice. A lot of people have to change the keys to these songs, ‘cos they can’t do it like Freddie.”

Robert Plant
Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert

Freddie would have been so proud of the concert and the artists paying tribute!

Gallery update Queen Welcome Party at Club 33 in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo

August 12, 2022   admin   0

1 November – Queen Welcome Party at Club 33 in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo

Just like in the previous year, Watanabe Productions holds a party for Queen at Club 33 in Roppongi.

There are a number of notable names in attendance. Sony co-founder Akio Morita and his wife, TV host Keizo Takahashi, politicians like member of the House of Councillors Akiko Santo, musicians like Mie Nakao, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Yukihiro Takahashi were among the 300 distinguished guests that were invited.

The party starts with a “kampai!” (cheers!) from Watanabe president Misa Watanabe, and entertainment includes a band made up of other Watanabe acts performing covers like Tie Your Mother Down, which the Queen members cheer on. The party lasts more than two hours, and the Queen members go back to their hotel right away, to prepare for their next show.

Freddie Mercury does a press conference

August 11, 2022   admin   0

April 1985, Freddie Mercury does a press conference while Queen is on tour in Sydney, Australia, promoting their eleventh album, ‘The Works’

The band is rounding out their series of eight concerts down under with their final gig in Sydney on the 29th.

Freddie’s first solo album is set to be released also on the 29th and he agrees to an official press conference to support ‘Mr. Bad Guy’

Roger Taylor’s personal assistant, roadie, drum tech and also a vital part of Queen crew, Chris ‘Crystal’ Taylor helps Freddie get situated and shares his funny anecdote:

“Lord Frederick of Mercury was about to do a press conference for his first solo album. The room was ready and I had made all the journalist’s and photographers sit down.

I went to get Fred and he was definitely nervous. This time he was on his own without the support of the other three. He threw down a quick glass of vodka and had the last drag of his cigarette, then he entered the hall.

Gallery update hot space tour japan 1982

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20 October 1982, Queen performed at Fukuoka-shi Kyuden Kinen Taiikukan in Fukuoka, Japan 🇯🇵

‘Hot Space Tour’

After being dropped for the North American shows, ‘The Hero’ from the ‘Flash Gordon’ soundtrack album has returned to the set as the opening song.

This is the first full performance of the fast ‘We Will Rock’ You since the Milton Keynes show.

The Hot Space Tour started on 9 April in Gothenburg, Sweden and ended, after sixty-nine concerts, in Tokorozawa, Japan.

The Band will close out their Hot Space Tour with these last 6 shows in Japan!

I Was Born To Love You’ bw ‘Stop All The Fighting’ 7” single released in the USA.

August 10, 2022   admin   0

23 April 1985, Freddie Mercury’s solo hit, ‘I Was Born To Love You’ bw ‘Stop All The Fighting’ 7” single released in the USA.

This joyous and ebullient admission of love is the lead off single from Freddie’s debut solo album ‘Mr Bad Guy.’

Freddie wrote the entire album himself!

“I seem to write songs that I don’t think about them at the time but they seem to sort of catch up on me if you know what I mean. So I guess without knowing it it’s just sort of psychological. I think they just seem to be why… I think most people just write songs which are inside them. You know I’m not one of those that sort of practices the trends and say “OK, this is trendy today, let’s write a song about that”. In the end I think what actually comes out in me, and sometimes I don’t even know I’m actually doing it and they sort of catch up on me afterwards.

Most of the songs I write are all love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain : at the same time it’s frivolous and tongue in cheek. That’s basically my whole nature, I guess. I’m a true romantic, and though I think everybody’s written songs in that field, I write it in my own way, with a different texture.

Basically, I’m not writing anything new, I’m not sitting here trying to say, “Look, I’ve written a song that nobody else has written before!” No. But I do it from my point of view.”

Freddie Mercury 1985

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The B-Side is ‘Stop All The Fighting’ which was recorded during the ‘Mr. Bad Guy’ sessions. It’s an energetic rocker, sounding like an outtake from one of the numerous new wave rockers emerging at the time. The lyrics sort of mirror the sentiments of ‘Is This The World We Created …?’ But, it’s far more aggressive.