Freddie Mercury recorded ‘Living On My Own
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Freddie Mercury recorded ‘Living On My Own

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

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
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photos Queen performed their final night in Munich @ Olympiahalle

29 June 1986, Queen performed their final night in Munich @ Olympiahalle

During the vocal exchange after ‘A Kind Of Magic,’ Freddie has to practically coerce the audience to keep up with him in the middle. To their credit (and his), he was singing some pretty challenging lines! Freddie puts in a much better performance tonight than last night.

This is the first time Freddie would say, “We’re gonna stay together until we die.” He adds, “I mean, a couple nights… a of couple days.” He goes on, “Anyway, we’d like to do a new song written by Brian. This is from the new album. If you don’t know it yet, this is a preview. It’s called ‘Who Wants To Live Forever.’” He sings the second line first, so he reverses them: “There’s no place for us; there’s no time for us.” Perhaps he did this on purpose, thinking nobody would notice the difference anyway.

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Queen performed @ Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan 

4 April 1976, Queen performed @ Nichidai Kodo, Tokyo, Japan 🇯🇵 ‘A Night At The Opera’ Tour

This is the final show of Queen’s second tour of Japan.

The Sendai show was intended to be the last night, but this show in Tokyo was added due to extremely high ticket demand. The Budokan presumably wasn’t available, so another venue was found.

In Ogre Battle, the scream sample lifted from the album is played near the end of the instrumental section for the last time.

Freddie does a few interesting improvs at the end of Sweet Lady: “I’m gonna leave you baby; I’m gonna take you home; you’re beautiful; just too much.” He’s clearly enjoying himself on the final night. After the song he says, “What a rowdy bunch.”

Roger Taylor’s drum solo in Keep Yourself Alive is two minutes long – one of his longest ever.

Fans would throw underwear on stage, and also shower the band with gifts. For the this last show, the band needed a separate room just to hold all the presents. They kept everything!

@ Queen Live

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This is the first time Freddie stepped in front of my camera

This is the first time Freddie stepped in front of my camera. I was nervous but he put me at ease. What can you say about Fred apart from genius! He was such a lovely human.

Simon Fowler

Photographer

Picture taken during “Hot Space” sessions. The album was released on 21 May 1982 and it was released in the USA four days later.

‘Hot Space’ peaked at #4 on the UK charts and topped the Austrian and Dutch charts