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Sat Mar 31, 2012, 07:24 PM

What a great performer in general and icon in gay culture - Freddie Mercury.

Bohemian Rhapsody

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Reply What a great performer in general and icon in gay culture - Freddie Mercury. (Original post)
pinto Mar 2012 OP
jeepnstein Apr 2012 #1
SCantiGOP May 2012 #5
jeepnstein May 2012 #6
funkhowser1 Oct 2012 #7
Whisp Apr 2012 #2
ProfessorGAC Apr 2012 #3
pinto Apr 2012 #4

Response to pinto (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 02:33 PM

1. We never really thought of him as "gay"...

when I was growing up. Everyone knew, of course, but he was pretty circumspect in keeping his public life and private affairs firmly under his own control. Mercury was simply the greatest front man in the history of Rock and Roll.

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Response to jeepnstein (Reply #1)

Fri May 4, 2012, 02:23 PM

5. He was married to a woman at his time of death from AIDS

Everything I have heard is that he was bi.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #5)

Fri May 4, 2012, 03:00 PM

6. None of my business one way or the other.

He was a great singer and a gentleman. That's all I really care to know.

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Response to jeepnstein (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:59 PM

7. it never dawned on us ...

growing up in Cleveland, 16 yrs old in the 70's at the height of their popularity, it never even dawned on any of us that he was gay. It didn't matter. There were the urban legends regarding Elton John, Rod Stewart and stomach pumping, but nada about Freddie. If the band name was intended as a double entendre, we didn't get it. We thought it meant royalty, the opposite of king. They were just popular as hell. I remember seeing them during a massive blizzard in a sold-out 20K seat auditorium, opening with "We Will Rock You" and shaking the building with the force/power. I also recall their albums carrying the tag that no keyboards or synthesizers were used in producing the sound. Did you catch the recent Family Guy episode with Stewie being frightened by the robot "News of the World" album cover?

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 08:05 PM

2. one of the Greats bordering on Genius.

 

talent like that doesn't come around often.

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Response to pinto (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 11:27 AM

3. You Should Check Out. . .

. . .the tribute that Pink does on the live DVD from Australia. The band is killer, the vocals are amazing, and they took nearly zero liberties, preferring to just cover the song the way Queen did it.

Reallly good.
GAC

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:01 PM

4. Thanks for the heads up. I will.

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