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Posted: 20 Oct 19, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it represents nightlife in that specific part of West Hollywood.

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

Thanks & Good going Chevy!

“West Hollywood is home to the famous Sunset Strip, with its nightlife and its rock-music history, and to the largest gay nightlife district in the Los Angeles area.”

Not sure of WEAR part. Maybe like you said just a reference To the area. Will post f find more.

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Posted: 21 Oct 19, 02:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually now am honking might be a reference to something in that area. Looking. :))

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Posted: 21 Oct 19, 02:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ugh! “Thinking”. That is. But we could go with “honking”


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Posted: 21 Oct 19, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have officially started my "Phoebe question list" and put the shirt questions along with the "sacking 3 people" from IHOW on it. Will do some research as well, or honking lol!! Should we call you Fredfie Jr?

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Posted: 21 Oct 19, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That’s really great. Amidds SniffsU! Am sure we will keep adding to it. What a great opportunity that will be. That’s too funny, I’m not at Fredfie’s skill level. Typo’s seem to be my specialty—- A nice service add-on. Haha.

I will add my AIB French Top charts question here too.

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Posted: 21 Oct 19, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AIB, top pg 124, Queen’s “breakthrough” in France in the 70s with we will rock you and we are the champions” says “ it stayed at number one for twelve weeks, after which, because no record was allowed to be at number one for longer...”. Anyone have additional insight re: chart caps and country to country differences. Started to read about France’s charts. Will keep looking and post what I find.

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Posted: 21 Oct 19, 17:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JB, this could be another one of those frustrating "no real answer" deals. I found this interesting article: http://muzhit.com/?p=384. Seems as if, during the late 70's, France didn't really have it's act together for music charting. The Hit Parade that the article mentions only shows sales for that year:
http://www.top-france.fr/html/annuel/1978.htm. This one also shows the 18 weeks for a Grease song: http://tubesenfrance.com/classements-de-1978/. Can't help but wonder if all the changes during that time left no official charting. I wonder if you put the question in a new forum if you'd get an answer from someone who is much more in the know? I believe there are a couple official QP peeps hanging around.

Wow, you had to go and come up with a good one! My brain is leaking out of my ears now.....



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Posted: 22 Oct 19, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey there Amidds!!! You did some fancy footwork- quick researching!!! Super cool! Thanks!! I look forward to reading these. It is really interesting what I started to find about the French charts too.

Thank you much! Another busy workweek... days are gonna get away. May be slightly delayed replies but I’m here. :)). More soon. Hopefully can get some reading in each day.

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Posted: 22 Oct 19, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds—By the way/- More cool, vivid descriptors from you! Brain leaking out of your ears. What a tall compliment for me & visual I got reminds me ofEscher Art. :—))

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Posted: 22 Oct 19, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A little off-topic but couldn’t resist. Escher ;@))

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Posted: 23 Oct 19, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh JB, I do love Escher! Would be interesting to see his interpretation of brains spilling out of my ear, then back in, then out, etc!

So I’m bouncing back and forth between the Minns book and Complete Works. CW is FULL of info and may take some time to get through. In glancing through the section of songs (noting who wrote it, album, year, chart placement and description), I came across Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow and a bizarre entry; “...may indeed be about Valentin, for their relationship ended during the making of Bad Guy......Happily, Freddie’s love life would improve drastically after the release of the album, when he met hairstylist Jim Hutton.” Personally, I feel as if the Valentin rumors were definitively debunked so I’m very surprised to see it laid out like fact in this book. Also, I know I’ve seen pics of Jim Hutton sitting in the studio with FM while he was recording the album.

Am I not remembering the timeline right?

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Posted: 23 Oct 19, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds wrote:

OAlso, I know I’ve seen pics of Jim Hutton sitting in the studio with FM while he was recording the album.

Am I not remembering the timeline right?


Jim is shown in the studio with Freddie in the 'Making on One Vision' video footage which was recorded not that long after, so it's possible.

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Posted: 23 Oct 19, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums, thanks. I think that is the pic I was remembering. So CW could be right with the timing of Jim - will prob double ck Phoebe's book as something still seems a little off.

Still kinda disturbing that CW would report rumor as fact with so much evidence out there. Hmm.....

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Posted: 24 Oct 19, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A change of direction and it's not in a book, but I heard this story yesterday on my local NPR station. It only mentions FM at the beginning as the most famous Zoroastrian, but it's interesting.

https://www.pri.org/file/2019-10-23/zoroastrians-looking-love

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Posted: 24 Oct 19, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Amidds, I've been thinking about your last post and I've come to the conclusion that there's a desire by some to suggest, hint, hope--whatever-- that FM was actually bisexual and not gay. There's a strain of thought some promoting or hinting that he had intimate relations with a woman (women), even though it's clear that once he was comfortable with his sexuality (by the mid-to-late 70s), it was all about the guys.

The man was gay: he admitted it, his closest allies all knew it, his most successful romantic relationship was with a man, but still, there's a weird thread that some promote, either directly or indirectly, that FM was bisexual. I think that's where the rumors come from, but I agree that it's disappointing and also, it's dishonest. It reeks of homophobia, latent or otherwise.

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Posted: 24 Oct 19, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TUHI, I will have to listen to that tonight! Will be interesting to see if it is from someone of the same faith. It reminded me of this passage in the Evans/Minns book: "to this day the Parsee followers hardly acknowledge the huge impact that Freddie Mercury had on the entertainment world. They knew and know him as Farokh Bulsara who in their eyes achieved perhaps very little." Of course, the authors are talking about the intolerance of the religion, how sad. Huh, so technically your topic IS in a book lol!!

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Posted: 24 Oct 19, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The interviews are with Zoroastrian young adults. Glad the topic is a-okay!

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Posted: 24 Oct 19, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TUHI, so weird, your second post wasn’t there when I posted. Somehow it showed up later, tech is great! I wanted to reply to your very well thought out post. I agree completely! While I wouldn’t argue it with someone because, really, everyone is entitled to their opinion, the point is Freddie said he was gay, many times. It doesn’t matter that Jim, Phoebe, Brian, Roger, Thor, Mary, etc said it, though that should be enough. The ONLY person that has the right to put a label on someone is themselves. And he did. Many times. It’s crazy that, in this day and age of being PC, anyone would think they have a right to assign any label to anyone, especially when they’ve already labeled themselves. I personally don’t like labels, don’t like to use them but I do respect others’ feelings on them and think everyone else should!

That being said (and full disclosure, not sure who Georg Purvis is besides an author), I find it surprising that he either a) would include a rumor which, at best, is controversial and should say as much or b) blatantly included an opinion and implied it is fact. The author at one point even said that he was told by fans that he should get as much accurate info out here as possible. Hmmm, not sure that happened lol. Really, it’s not that big of a deal, I guess, but does make me wonder over the accuracy of the rest of the book.

Now to finally listen to the NPR attachment you left......

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Posted: 30 Oct 19, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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