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Posted: 23 Mar 19, 03:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

CHEVYMAN,

A while back you mentioned attending a Def Leppard concert with your husband in the early 90's. I don't know if you are still a fan of theirs...but did you know that Def Leppard is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week? Brian May has the honor of doing the induction as he is a friend of the band. While Brian was in Las Vegas doing the Queen + Adam Lambert shows last September, he went to see Def Leppard who were playing in Vegas at the same time.

Def Leppard also played at the Freddie Tribute Concert in 1992. Joe Elliot was personally contacted by Brian to be part of the show. Joe has said of the experience..."Outside of Def Leppard, it's absolutely my most favourite on stage musical moment EVER!!!...and for that & everything else you ever did, Freddie Mercury, I thank you!!"

I love to hear stories of musicians supporting one another!

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Posted: 23 Mar 19, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mee too Defleppard is an awesome band so much talent they were so young when they started I think the drummer was 15 or 16.

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Posted: 25 Mar 19, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Villers2, just watched your awesome Jim Hutton video. That story about Freddie staring at Jim when he was very sick just about killed me with how cute it was! Do you have the link to Peter Freestone telling it? I'd love to check it out since this is the first time I've heard of it, but can't find it (I looked through the jimercury blog, but had no luck). Thanks!

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Posted: 25 Mar 19, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor and Lee, how's the publisher search going? You guys have been pretty quiet recently, so I hope everything is well.

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Posted: 25 Mar 19, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 25 Mar 19, 22:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Lsgp03 and welcome!

koala....Thor has been on vacation.

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Posted: 26 Mar 19, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello Thor! It’s a real pleasure to have you here and many fans are blessed by you!!
I find Freddie extremely smart and interesting, and I wanted to ask one question.

Did Freddie like psychology and talked/commented other people behaviour and psychology behind it?
And was he a philosopher? Did he philosophy the thoughts and etc? Obviously these topics are not very often touched, but just in general:)

Thank you!!

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Posted: 26 Mar 19, 08:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've missed a couple weeks of post's with work, I've got to go back and do some reading!

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Posted: 26 Mar 19, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi All,
I will be leaving New York and heading back to San Diego about nine hours from now. I am looking forward to getting back to the thread on a more frequent basis starting tomorrow (Wed) or at the latest, by the day after (Thurs). See you all then.

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Posted: 26 Mar 19, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YAY! I hope you had a great time, Thor!

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Posted: 26 Mar 19, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Lee,

A very happy birthday to you! (This date was mentioned in a previous post!)

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Posted: 27 Mar 19, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Thor, hope you had a blast in New York.
Does steam really blow up from the pavement? sorry if its a dumb question lol

I hope things are looking up for your book with Lee


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Posted: 27 Mar 19, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thor, please check your pm. Thank you.

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Posted: 27 Mar 19, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did Black Queen's Kid...and I must admit, you completely blew me away with the message!

Welcome to the thread and please feel free to contribute whenever you feel like, or if you don't want to write, at least we know you are reading and THAT makes us happy too!

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Posted: 27 Mar 19, 22:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you all for your well wishes for my trip to New York. I had a great time and got to spend quality time with most of my relatives. The visit to my brother was especially rewarding as he just came through his second and latest cancer surgery. He looked good! That was such a relief. He now has to go through many more challenging therapies, medications and doctor visits. I pray that he beats this thing completely. His family (two daughters, two son-in-laws, and two beautiful children) as well as his wife are so absolutely supportive and loving, It pokes at my emotions, just to see them interact. I am blessed to have them as well as my sister's family. They all had many questions about the book and are all newly awakened Freddie/Queen fans.

And...hey FreddieNotFreddy, my brother's name is FreddyNotFreddie...LOL

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Posted: 28 Mar 19, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello, I’m a certified lurker from the previous thread, I chimed in a couple times but nothing to speak of. I want Thor and Lee to know I’ve been doing a lot of creative visualizations of the right publisher happening at the right time with the right deal.

Also, glad to read your brother came thru well.

In the meantime I love this hilarious outtake audio and Freddies laugh is priceless here.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8hZEYs0Z8ow






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Posted: 28 Mar 19, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome Lsgp03, and welcome back Thor. Glad to hear you had such a great time reconnecting with your family. Good to hear that your brother is doing well, and I hope he continues on that path. Where are you in the sibling order? I'm the oldest and was the typical first child rule-follower growing up. Not so much now!

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Posted: 28 Mar 19, 02:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lsgp03 and Katydyd,
Thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes for my brother.
I am the baby of the three siblings, so I guess I was a bit
spoiled and doted over.

Welcome Orangejuice,
As they say, a day without Orange Juice is like a day without sunshine!...haha.
Tough question...I do not remember Freddie philosophizing or psychoanalyzing
but he may have said certain things that went right over my head.

Doughnut,
Yes, steam (or rather hot air) comes through the subway grates onto the upper
street. If you wear your Marilyn Monroe dress over these grates, yes, it will
blow up shamelessly...LOL