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HWe are here to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury,

August 3, 2022   admin   0

“We are here to celebrate the life of Freddie Mercury, an extraordinary rock star who rushed across our cultural landscape like a comet shooting across the sky. We are also here to tell the whole world that he, like others we have lost to AIDS, died before his time. The bright light of his talent exhilarates us even now that his life has been so cruelly extinguished. I needn’t have happened. It shouldn’t have happened. Please let’s not let it happen again”

Elizabeth Taylor, ‘The Freddie Mercury Tribute’ Concert, April 20, 1992
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“Even after all these years, I could not bring myself to watch or listen to the tribute concert broadcast from Wembley Stadium that year. It was a glorious early summer evening and I decided to have a barbecue with friends in the garden. It had been our intention to listen to the concert on the radio. A song came on which held particularly vivid memories. It destroyed me emotionally. I think the other members of Queen were really brave to attempt such a difficult concert. It must have been hell without Freddie.”

David Minns

Queen performed their very first show,

July 8, 2022   admin   0

51 years ago …. 27 June 1970, Queen performed their very first show, Brian and Roger performed with their new lead singer, Freddie Bulsara (not yet Mercury) under the name Queen at City Hall in Truro, Cornwall

This is the very first gig Queen ever performed, a charity event organized by the British Red Cross. It was booked for Smile (the pre-Queen band consisting of guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bassist/vocalist Tim Staffell) by Roger’s mother (Winifred) who was involved with the charity. She posted numerous ads, the earliest one in February. A roadie at the time, Ken Testi, insists they were called Queen at the first gig. Roger Taylor confirmed this in 2019 with a photo of his May 27, 1970 diary that he posted on his Instagram. Another photo he posted indicates they considered calling the band ‘Stone Cold Crazy’ a few days prior.

Freddie Mercury recorded ‘Living On My Own

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6 April 1984, Freddie Mercury recorded ‘Living On My Own’ an early incomplete version, at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.

This song was featured on Freddie’s first solo album, “Mr. Bad Guy” he wrote the entire album himself.

Interviewer : What about ‘Living on my own’ ? That sounds very personal because you travel the world more or less in a gypsy style, don’t you ?
Freddie: Well, that is ‘Living on my own’. Yes, that’s like… Basically if you listen to ‘Living on my own’ that is very me, it’s living on my own but having fun. There’s a bit in the middle where I do my scat singing and I’m just going… When you think about somebody like me, I mean my life-style, I mean I have to sort of go around the world and live in hotels and that can be very lonely but then… I look upon it and I don’t want people to say ‘Oh…’ you know, I just say that’s my life, it can be a very lonely life, but I mean I chose it and so, that song, it’s not dealing with people who are living on their own in sort of basement flats, or things like that. It’s my living on my own, and they are going to say ‘Oh my God, how can he live on his own ?’ But I mean, you can have a whole… a shoal of people you know looking after you, but you can be still living on your own because in the end they all go away and you live, you know, you live in a hotel on your own. And so basically what I’ve got to say is that I’m living on my own but I’m not complaining. I’m just saying I’m living on my own and I’m having a bogey time. Does that make sense, honey ?

Interviewer : It does, yes it does.

Freddie: It’s a different kind of living on my own, but I’m just saying that people in my.. with my success can be lonely and can live on their own as well.

Freddie Mercury interview from 1985

“Mr. Bad Guy” album was recorded the beginning of 1983 – January 1985

Japan, March 30th, 1976 – Freddie Mercury signs autographs for fans

July 5, 2022   admin   0

Tokyo, Japan, March 30th, 1976 – Freddie Mercury signs autographs for fans

👉 March 30, 1976 – Queen Story!
Press conference and after Elektra Records held a reception for the band in Tokyo

👉 Queen arrived in Tokyo, Japan, to start their second japanese tour, ‘A Night At The Opera’

  • It was the band’s second Japanese tour