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Old 24-11-2006, 16:17   #1
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RIP Freddie Mercury - died 15 years ago today

Even after all this time, when I watch DVDs of him live in concert or listen to his musical legacy, I often find it hard to believe that he's really gone
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Old 24-11-2006, 17:53   #2
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RIP indeed. One of the great frontmen of a rock/pop band.
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Old 24-11-2006, 18:31   #3
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Fifteen years ago I was working in a record shop. Freddie Mercury dies. Next morning, a bloke comes in and says "You got anything by that Freddy Murphy?"

Me: "Erm...who, sorry?"

Bloke: "Freddy Murphy. You know, the one who's just died."

Me: "Do you mean Freddie Mercury? The lead singer of Queen?"

Bloke: "No, he's Freddy Murphy"

So I went and got a CD case to show him. It says "Freddie Mercury".

Bloke: "Oh. I've been calling him Freddy Murphy all me life."
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Old 24-11-2006, 18:41   #4
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God how time flies, I consider myself privilidged to have seen them live at St James park in 1986!
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I was lucky enough to see the band the same year at Knebworth, without a shadow of a doubt the best band I've ever seen, Freddy was awesome and the ultimate showman.

R.I.P Frederick
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Old 24-11-2006, 19:22   #6
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I was lucky enough to see the band the same year at Knebworth, without a shadow of a doubt the best band I've ever seen, Freddy was awesome and the ultimate showman.

R.I.P Frederick
Best concert I have ever been too.

Status Quo were a support act IIRC ... although I may have dreamt that bit.
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Old 24-11-2006, 19:23   #7
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A fine fine singer - much underrated IMHO.

My first gig (aged 16) was going on my own to the Knebworth gig.

I will NEVER forget.

I have also been bought a fantastic pencil portrait of the great man which is being framed for me as a Christmas present.

Freddie, you were the greatest. RIP, and thanks for all the great music.

Oh, yes and Status Quo were support, alongside Big Country and Belouis Some (who got bottled off)
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Old 24-11-2006, 19:34   #8
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Best concert I have ever been too.

Status Quo were a support act IIRC ... although I may have dreamt that bit.
Nope, they were main support to Queen. I was there too, it was a great day.

RIP Freddy.
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Old 24-11-2006, 21:46   #9
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I was at Knebworth too. Although my lead memory of that night is it taking HOURS to get out of the park afterwards and then having to push start the coach we were on at about 2am...

Fantastic singer and frontman. Had a watch of the These Are The Days Of Our Lives video this morning and shed a little tear.
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Old 27-11-2006, 17:20   #10
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I was lucky enough to have seen Queen 3 times in concert during my youth.

Amazing shows - and Freddie was the perfect showman and frontman for the band.

No one could work an audience like him, and a unique voice.

RIP Freddie.
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Old 27-11-2006, 17:20   #11
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15 yrs I was just after starting secondary school. Damn.
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Old 28-11-2006, 11:41   #12
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I can't quite believe it either - fifteen years... blimey...

Never saw them live, sadly, but saw the Freddie Mercury tribute concert. Excellent show, apart from Bowie's Lords Prayer, and Elizabeth Taylor (although the shouts of "Shut up" and "Get off" were hilarious!!). Anyone know why only half of this concert was released on DVD?
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Old 28-11-2006, 12:55   #13
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A fine fine singer - much underrated IMHO.
How is Freddie Mercury underrated? Even people I know that utterly despise Queen will happily admit he was a great singer.
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Old 28-11-2006, 13:18   #14
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How is Freddie Mercury underrated? Even people I know that utterly despise Queen will happily admit he was a great singer.

I would agree with that. Couldn't stand Queen but that guy could sing and perform.
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Luckily I got to see them live...on the Kind Of Magic Tour.

Freddy was one of THE great frontmen and had a hell of a voice too

On a side note...Eric Carr (KISS drummer) died on the same day but is always overlooked due Freddys death being at the same time.

2 of my favourite music idols lost within 24 hours of each other

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