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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 22:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha! I'm sure the stories of Sharon were hilarious.

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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apparently Elton used the name Sharon Cavendish as a pseudonym for booking hotel rooms on tour.

I have a lot of admiration for Elton. He was very considerate and caring about Freddie, and very hands in helpful to HIV victims at a time when there was so much paranoia and hare around HIV.

Freddie was a pretty good judge of character, it seems, so for Freddie to allow him near him when he was so near the end, so that speaks volumes to me.

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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shame on you all! This thread is so interesting that I've gotten late. Again. You'll have to feel guilty when I'm sleepy at work, tomorrow LOL.
I foresee some 100% sleepless nights when Thor and Lee finally release their book.


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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My first concert ever was...Liberace...mid 70's in Saratoga! First rock concert was Cheap Trick in 1980.

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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Stevendabudgie for the documentary links.

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Posted: 06 Mar 19, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor and Lee,

Sometimes when you meet someone new, you have that immediate, strong feeling that you are meant to be friends. Other beautiful friendships evolve over a much longer period of time. How long did it take for you both to realize that Freddie was going to be a very special person in your lives?

I'm sure you probably told us this before...so I apologize that I don't remember, but how did the two of you meet?

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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 02:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank You Stevendabudgie for the links! You always provide awesome links!! I haven't watched them yet, but plan to shortly.
You may recall, but I work in the Dental field. Trust me on this..... I would Never have entered dentistry if it was not for Universal Precautions!!! Universal precautions came about in dentistry in mid-eighties because some whack job dentist was caught injecting his virus into patients!!! If memory serves me right, this dentist was in Miami, Florida. Prior to mid-eighties, most of the Dental field put bare hands in the mouth, did not sterilize instruments, did not use disposable products......in other words....barberic and gross!!!!! I remember the feel and taste of my childhood dentist's hands in my mouth! It's a Very Visceral memory!!
HIV is still a concern in our field, but the bigger threat is and always has been hepatitis. Since the first time I learned of HIV/AIDS (....i want to say it was with the death of Rock Hudson....????) I have been fascinated with the history and trajectory of HIV/AIDS.


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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 07:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddieDarling wrote:
Re Elton's pseudonym. It was actually Sharon Cavendish (Sharon from Pinner)


FreddieDarling, I'm always open for correction. Thanks!



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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jo T. No probs. We all immerse ourselves in SO much Freddie related data, that some of it is bound to get tangled in our minds eventually.

I remember reading that when Freddie had badly hut his knee ligaments, in a rather boisterous play in a club in Munich, and was in plaster from ankle to thigh, that Elton was in town doing a concert and Freddie watched from the use of the stage, be Elton was jokingly threatening to drag Freddie in stage for a duet. Instead he dedicated "I'm Still Standing" to him. :-)



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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

More typos!

hut = hurt

use = side

Deary me!


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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddiedarling,
I watched the link you provided for Joseph Lee Jackson.......just INCREDIBLE!!!! How fortunate you are to have seen him, and to have such a lovely sister/bff!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Thor, at the risk of exposing either my ignorance or my naivete, what did you mean by Elton John's "blue period"? Just curious.

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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another question for Thor and Lee:

Thor, you said you met Freddie in August 1980. I assume Lee met him shortly afterwards. After John Lennon was killed in December of that year, did Freddie ever express concern for his safety? Did he ever get a chance to meet Lennon? What did he say about it?

I went to a Beatles tribute concert on Saturday night, so they have been on my mind.



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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wait...what?
Freddie curled his hair? lol
https://www.reddit.com/r/queen/comments/arwewy/mr_freddie_curly_hair_mercury_liverpool_1979/


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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shvili, Freddie's hair was apparently naturally curly and he would straighten it while he had long hair. I remember Peter Freestone saying somewhere (possibly an ask Phoebe blog) that the 80s short hairstyle brought the end to the "dreaded curls", or something to that effect. Personally, I quite like the curly hair!

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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He had naturally curly hair. Phoebe said he liked the short cut because it made it easier to straighten

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Posted: 07 Mar 19, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He had wavy hair at most, but not curly.
There's no way curls in the pic before are natural.
Probably Brian helped with hair rollers. lol





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