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Old 24.11.2011, 16:25
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20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

Lost quite the legend there, anyone who's in Montreux (and a fan), take the time and visit the statue, listen to some Queen and enjoy.

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Old 24.11.2011, 16:56
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Old 24.11.2011, 17:04
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

I have such vivid memories of this. I was sitting watching the news in my in-laws-to-be living room on my 1st ever visit there. I really struggled to hold it together.
He really was a Kind of Magic
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

A pic I took earlier this year at the Montreux Festival. A true superstar!
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

Wait, WHAT????????

20 FREAKING YEARS?

Where has my youth gone?????

He was awesome...
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

20 years already?
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

I clearly remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news. Truly tragic -- they (it) got the wrong guy in 1991. And it's sad, although of course also wonderful, that AIDS took Freddie when in the same year, Magic Johnson announced that he was HIV+ and has lived a healthy life ever since (he even got married and had a son).

I feel very, very fortunate to have seen Queen perform live in the early 80s -- a totally unforgettable experience.

I have to admit that I'd rather Freddie were remembered for something other than Heaven For Everyone, though (sorry, lifeisabuffet ... ). Freddie, I hope you're Doing All Right up there.



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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

On this note, it was announced this week that the "We Will Rock You" musical will be returning to Switzerland soon.

I saw it in Toronto, and it's definitely a fun tribute with all the great hits involved.

I received the tickets as a Bday gift from the SO who was very impressed. After the show she was couldn't believe that there were so many songs she recognized, and they were all Queen hits. Was convinced that some of them were by other bands covered in the style of Queen.

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On this note, it was announced this week that the "We Will Rock You" musical will be returning to Switzerland soon.

I saw it in Toronto, and it's definitely a fun tribute with all the great hits involved.
I'll second that --I saw WWRY in London when it opened, years ago, and it was breathtaking. Presumably that cast has moved on, but I'm sure whoever plays in this touring production will be great, too.
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

Still can't believe it. Never saw him live but went to his 60th birthday celebration event some years ago in Montreux. I wonder if there's anything special on now too.

Freddy Mercury - Singer of Songs, Lover of Life

What's YOUR favorite Freddy/Queen song? Mine is I was Born to Love You.
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

Mine is "I want to break free".
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What's YOUR favorite Freddy/Queen song? Mine is I was Born to Love You.
Simply too many to list, but We Will Rock You always gets me going.
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

I remember going to the memorial tribute concert at the old Wembley Stadium with 71'999 others.

Def Leppard were pretty good, but I left disappointed because Freddie never showed up for an encore....
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

RIP Freddy

I saw Queen in 1980 in Oakland:

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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

Very impressed (and extremely jealous) of the shows that some of the older (I'm assuming ) EFers got to see back in the day.

Couldn't imagine having the opportunity to witness such a spectacular show first hand.
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

He has been an inspiration to me...I love the lyrics of all his songs

My favourites: somebody to love and who wants to live forever
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

The college I went to used to be known as "The Rock Heaven" in the University.
And although I was not into Rock so much at that time, I undoubtedly spent a lot of my time listening to PinkFloyd, Queen, Deep Purple, Pearl Jam, Mettalica.

One of my favorites from that time, and still is "Another one bites the dust".

I guess I was born a few decades too late.
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Old 25.11.2011, 13:27
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Re: 20 Years since Freddy Mercury's passing

Definitely many timeless songs there.

Last month, Queen took the 3rd two positions for "Best Basslines of all time"

Although simple basslines, legendary, noteworthy and addictive!

http://www.nme.com/news/muse/60107
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One of my favorites from that time, and still is "Another one bites the dust".
They say that if you play it backwards you can hear " it's fun to smoke marihuana"




who comes up with this stuff....
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