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Tag Archives: Freddie Mercury
Yesterday, July 13, 2015, was the 30th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s legendary, electrifying live performance for Live Aid at Wembley Stadium.
This artist, this performance must be remembered and celebrated. Freddie Mercury. Performance at Live Aid in July 1985 named the world’s greatest rock gig in an industry poll (BBC News, 2005) The greatest live band of all time (Ranker.com). Seventh … Continue reading
It actually makes some sense. I’m just a little touchy about all things Mercury, being a 30 year member of the fan club and all.
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) September 5, 1946 – November 24, 1991) Happy Belated 64th Birthday.
Was it the edgiest music around? Not really. There was a place for all that — Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Stones Joplin, and, of course, the Lizard King — but every year in and around Freddie Mercury’s birthday, I think about of … Continue reading
Some of the purists will be wincing. This wasn’t really rock and roll. It was spectacle. It was pop. No edge. Overproduced. Fair enough. All I know is that I loved, and still love, Freddie Mercury and Queen. I had a … Continue reading