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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Rudi met Freddie in 1982 for the first time. You can find it easily on YouTube, an interview where they spoke about Mack and Freddie said he's a genius.
And One Vision was recorded in 1985.
It still doesn't make 20 years but it's little bit more :)

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 07:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Galileo1564, thanks for the link to Phoebe's recent interview. I enjoyed it. He is ever so gracious. I like him in the blue flannel. I also like how he mentioned how "Bo Rhap" never captured Freddie's laughter.

We saw Pink in concert earlier tonight. Pink brought her "Beautiful Trauma" tour to my metropolis Fri. night and she has another concert on Sat. night. She was so fabulous. During the concert, Pink paid tribute to gender-nonconforming, "androgynous" (her words) musicians she admired greatly, including Annie Lennox, Prince, David Bowie and of course, Freddie Mercury! Each of their names popped up individually on the large screen. Unfortunately, it happened so fast, I wasn't able to take a photo of Freddie's name due to the brief screen time, or else I would've uploaded it to the thread.

Apparently, Pink recounted on stage how her 7-year-old daughter confessed that she felt "ugly." She was teased at school for being a tomboy and resembling a boy, even though she had long hair. To boost her daughter's self-esteem, Pink brought up the above artists as sources of inspiration, as well as herself as an example.

Besides Aretha Franklin and Lady Gaga, I believe that if Freddie were alive, he may have also collaborated w/Pink. Granted, I highly doubt he would've joined her performing aerial acrobatics and flying on harnesses across a stadium arena! LOL

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Shaun I have sent you a pm about something I've seen .

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, Galileo, thanks for shedding more light on Gaetan Dugas. I always appreciate your science background.

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 08:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jo.T I really admire pink , I'd like to see her , she has an amazing voice .
Thank you for making me smile as I have visions of Freddie flying around in a harness doing acrobatics.

Such a,shame about her daughter. Children are aware of themselves so much younger these days .

I don't feel I can watch any programme to do with aids right now as it's to upsetting .



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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doughnut, it's a hard subject for me too my uncle died of the same disease so it always is a tough one for me to talk about.I have mixed feelings about alot of the negativity put out there concerning it only being linked to gays in those early years.My state being the way the it was back then it was tough for him I can remember all the whispers and looks when we would be walking down the road.Some idiots would yell nasty remarks out their car windows .He actually went to school with these guys I dont see how he made it.He acted like it didnt bother him but I really wonder sometimes if it did.I wish he could of lived long enough to receive medication maybe he would still be with me.

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll just leave this here...

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've seen this shared today . I told Shaun about it privately as I didn't want to cause further Mary drama .
I doubt she gave that story and if she did her words were probably turned around , at least I hope so as it's pretty awful . I'm not defending her by the way but we know what the press are like and it probably made for a good story at that time .

It's certainly given some food for thought

Hope you had a good nap Thor !

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So it seems most of the negativity about Rudi's book was in response to the sensationalized blurb, which I get (probably a marketing move, as has been pointed out). My whole point was simply to not dismiss it out of hand, since Rudi had a legitimate role in Queen history and almost certainly has interesting stories to share.

Thor, no offense was meant to you, and I hope we're ok (perhaps I too should have taken a nap before responding quite so harshly).

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dustin, thanks for sharing. I can't make out more than the headline, but yikes that doesn't make Mary look good to say the least.

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is that article a new article

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate to say it but she may not of said it in those words She just wanted him out period because it was her house.It had nothing to do with her children.I dont know about the article.She raised her children in Freddie's home everyone knew he died of AIDS so I doubt she said that.Evedybody knows I wouldnt stand up for her but this time I dont think It went down like that.

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kaola I also feel the book by Rudi will be interesting .From what I can gather he started becoming involved with queen videos from 1985 onwards. The turpeodo twins , he being one half , filmed the 'one vision ,' documentary in 1985 and Rudi did the last interview in 1987.
I do feel the b!urb has been done that way to sell the book
I heard that Rudi is also making another documentary .






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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chwvyman for once I agree and I'm not a Mary fan at all . I've no idea where this article has sprung from !

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

doughnut wrote:

I've seen this shared today . I told Shaun about it privately as I didn't want to cause further Mary drama .
I doubt she gave that story and if she did her words were probably turned around , at least I hope so as it's pretty awful . I'm not defending her by the way but we know what the press are like and it probably made for a good story at that time .

It's certainly given some food for thought

Hope you had a good nap Thor !


What was the date of the article and which newspaper published it?

Is there a readable scan of this article?

The author of this article appears to have written for several UK newspapers ...

http://uk.linkedin.com/in/catherineobrien1



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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Saint I have only seen the same as what Dustin shared here . It's imposed to read as it's so small but the headline kind of gives a clue as to what is said .

Russialand seems to be quite good at decoding these things lol

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Impossible not imposed

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd be interested in reading the article Dustin posted as well. I'm surprised Mary would talk to the press about what happened, but maybe she was contacted after Jim published his book and she wanted to explain herself.

I recently found this article from April 1974. I hadn't ever seen it before, but I have to wonder why it didn't end all speculation about Freddie's sexuality. It's pretty clear here.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/2f/5c/5e/2f5c5e16cdb7652d4f1313be886463bb.jpg

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Posted: 27 Apr 19, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DCQ. ...
Thank you for sharing that article. I had seen references to the end of that piece...but had never seen the actual article before. I, too, would like to read that article Dustin linked....but zooming in on the print only makes the print fuzzy and unreadable. If anyone can post a more legible copy....that would be appreciated!!!!
Peter Freestone stated that he clearly knew of 2 times Freddie admits his sexuality in the press, but the press doesn't really pick up on it. .......hmmmm