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Old 09-05-17, 04:24 PM   #1
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Freddie Mercury's Birthday today

He would've been 71 today. In a weird bit of random chance, not even knowing this was his birthday, my wife and I started watching the Live at Wembley Stadium DVD which I'd purchased a few weeks ago, while we ate dinner today. It was weird then that I decided to look up his bio on wikipedia where I learned today was his birthday. Stranger yet are fresh bumps in the Bohemian Rhapsody thread in movie talk.....

In memory of Freddie, he created some of the most memorable music the world has ever known.
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71? Holy shit, I didn't realize he was that old.
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Old 09-05-17, 10:22 PM   #4
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Re: Freddie Mercury's Birthday today

Queen's website is showing a 40th anniversary box set of News of the World, coming Nov 2017.

Press Release: News Of The World - 40th Anniversary Edition

Queen’s new heavyweight multi-format ‘NEWS OF THE WORLD’ deluxe package includes unique ‘RAW SESSIONS’ CD - newly created ‘alternative’ version of original album!
Set for release 17th November 2017.

A special box set of Queen's landmark 1977 album News of the World is set for release towards the end of this year, marking the 40th anniversary of the original release. This lavish new package has a worldwide release date of November 17th. The box set is available to pre-order now at https://queen.lnk.to/NOTW40.

The 40th anniversary is also marked with the release of a special limited edition picture disc album. Newly cut from the Bob Ludwig 2011 master, this picture disc version will be available in a strictly limited run of 1977 individually numbered copies housed in a commemorative die-cut sleeve. This version will only be available through pre-order from the official Queenonline webstore. http://www.queenonlinestore.com

http://www.queenonline.com/news/pres...ersary-edition

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Old 09-05-17, 10:51 PM   #5
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Freddie received birthday wishes from MJ.
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Old 09-06-17, 11:23 PM   #6
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71? Holy shit, I didn't realize he was that old.
It's more believable when you realize that he's been dead for 26 years.
Time flies.
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Old 09-07-17, 01:37 AM   #7
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It's more believable when you realize that he's been dead for 26 years.
Time flies.
It sure does, even when you aren't having fun. I'm not a major Queen fan ("Under Pressure" and "Hammer to Fall" aside), but Mercury always impressed as more youthful than he actually was. He had bona fide charisma and energy.
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Freddie Mercury was a fucking phenomenon on the stage!
The way he moves and walks on the stage, is like a fish in water. Not many singers have that ability. He was born for that.
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Brian May back at Live Aid. They're working on the Queen biopic.
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