Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > What would Freddie look like today ?

forum rss feed
Author

Biggest Band On The Planet user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 381 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 11 Oct 19, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering what Freddie would look like today if he was still alive.

Do you think he would of kept the classic 80s Freddie mustache look if he was still around today ?


"The Beatles were the first but Queen were the best"
miraclesteinway user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 522 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I often wonder if Freddie would have let himself look older, or if he'd try to retain some of his look from the 80s/early 90s (before he looked too ill I mean). For instance, look at Ringo Starr who has just turned 79. He doesn't look exactly like he did 30 years ago but he retains his signature look, and keeps dyeing his hair. He's also in pretty good shape. Would Freddie have kept his hair black (if he didn't go bald - his father didn't as far as I know), or would he have allowed it to grow in grey? I think the moustache would have gone - it came off during the filming of The Great Pretender and it never came back. I think he may have reverted to the designer stubble look that actually suited him really well even if there are some sad reasons for him adopting it.

I'm not sure he'd have had any major surgeries, I think he might have had the odd nip and tuck, keep the eyes from looking too baggy, or whatever, maybe have the crows feet smoothed out a little and even kept his skin looking more tanned than he normally did in the 80s.

I could have this all wrong though. Perhaps he'd have just let age take its course. He'd be 73 now, can you believe it? He'd probably be strutting around the stage still, a la Mick Jagger, giving it his all, although he may have changed some of the keys of the songs by now. Whether he'd want to perform mainly the big hits, or whether he'd be performing more from Queen's 2019 album, I've no idea. There is no Queen 2019 album by the way, I just threw that in for effect.

There's a part of me that likes to think somehow Freddie would be more experimental with his music in his old age. Queen were very experimental in the early days, before they became the big hit machine, and I like to think that some of this would return, maybe even to the point of having something like a concept show. There's another part of me that thinks the more likely thing would be a standard rock show, or something a bit more a kin to musical theatre if he felt he couldn't strut around in the same way. Mind you, I've seen people in their 70s powerlifting in the gym so it's possible he could be incredibly healthy if he had lived.

As far as Queen's music is concerned, I think it's fairly safe to say that had Freddie lived, Made In Heaven (which wouldn't have been Made in Heaven) would have tracks that ultimately ended up on "Happiness?" and "Back to the Light" on it, and "Another World" and "Electric Fire". I think Queen might have found their 90s evolution quite hard in the UK, but they'd always be big in South America, Japan, and parts of Europe. I like to think that as the US became more accepting, Freddie would have gone back to tour there. If Freddie had been able to tour Innuendo I think it would have gone down very well in the USA (no, he obviously wasn't well enough to tour Innuendo I'm not even trying to suggest that), and it may have reignited their fan base there. Queen would have probably got a Disney movie soundtrack like the Lion King, and that would have helped them along a lot.

I imagine the first ten years of this century, that'd be the time when people would start to say "why doesn't he just give up" as people are want to do with older stars, and then in the 2010s through now, Freddie would prove that he could still write good songs, sing live, and perform in a way that shut the naysayers up. It probably wouldn't be the same kind of show as The Magic Tour, but since Roger and Brian have shown they can still get out there and play (yes I know this forum hates them), then there's no reason why Freddie couldn't do it, and John would still be in the band.

matt z user not visiting Queenzone.com
this message is...
matt z
Deity: 4469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 03:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice thinking. But I'll just answer the original post question


He'd look like Yoda.


P.s. always thought Freddie would've done some animated film soundtracks


"Come tonight! Come see the Overbite! Come to Ogre Battle, FIGHT!"

Jimmy Dean user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 863 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 03:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He would look old. He got rid of the mustache in 87. So no.

He’d probably have taken the same route as John Deacon. And he probably would have been ok with Adam Lambert taking his place. And if interviewed he’d probably make an off color comment about Brian and Roger being old turds prancing on stage while he still collects his 1M pound per month retirement checks at home, all the while still wishing them well.

No way would he still be performing. Not a chance.

matt z user not visiting Queenzone.com
this message is...
matt z
Deity: 4469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^ sounds plausible


I think he might sport a light toupee to cover likely eventual slight balding in his Friar Tuck region.

Wouldn't have overindulged in boredom and gone a Brando though

Probably would've saddled up and hung with Montserrat more and been a semi retired song writer

Maybe just an eccentric


"Come tonight! Come see the Overbite! Come to Ogre Battle, FIGHT!"

runner_70 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2747 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He would sit back and watch QAL and say "WHat are Maylor doing"???

21st Century Music Fan user not visiting Queenzone.com
21st Century Music Fan
Bohemian: 358 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

runner_70 wrote:

He would sit back and watch QAL and say "WHat are Maylor doing"???


Entertaining hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

mooghead user not visiting Queenzone.com
mooghead
Deity: 4717 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A skeleton?

Biggest Band On The Planet user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 381 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Freddie didn't have aids he may never have gotten rid of the mustache.


"The Beatles were the first but Queen were the best"
stevelondon20 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1604 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 12:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Biggest Band On The Planet wrote:

If Freddie didn't have aids he may never have gotten rid of the mustache.


How do you work that out? Jesus.

Biggest Band On The Planet user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 381 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




"The Beatles were the first but Queen were the best"
Biggest Band On The Planet user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 381 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because Freddie would have looked very weird by the 1990s if still had the mustache.

By getting rid of the mustache it wasn't as obvious to the public that his appearance was changing so much.


"The Beatles were the first but Queen were the best"
stevelondon20 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1604 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Biggest Band On The Planet wrote:

Because Freddie would have looked very weird by the 1990s if still had the mustache.

By getting rid of the mustache it wasn't as obvious to the public that his appearance was changing so much.


Maybe he just fancied s change?

people on streets user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1647 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Biggest Band On The Planet wrote:

If Freddie didn't have aids he may never have gotten rid of the mustache.


The mustache was a look for gay people in the 80s.

We're not in the 80s anymore.

Of course this is speculating, but I think Freddie woud've adapted to the current fashion. He always did that.

flash00. user not visiting Queenzone.com
flash00.
Royalty: 1551 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he'd be clean shaven, if his voice held out possibly mini tours if they were still making albums, however internal arguments i.e BM+FM which would be more realistic late 90s onward so band split and Freddie making solo albums more duets and songwriting and producing for other artists, remember he never wanted to be running around as an old man on stage like Mick Jagger.


oo la la
matt z user not visiting Queenzone.com
this message is...
matt z
Deity: 4469 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 12 Oct 19, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^and that was calling Mick Jagged old in the eighties.

Dang.


Must've done SOMETHING right. My bets that drugs and alcohol killed viruses in Keith and Mick's benefited much from ample young Columbian vaginal fluids (*to put it mildly)

Charlie and Ronnie are on the same doctors prescription of punanny ..EVEN WHEN AND IF THEY DON'T CRAVE IT ANYMORE (*they're old AF)


"Come tonight! Come see the Overbite! Come to Ogre Battle, FIGHT!"

MyHumanZoo user not visiting Queenzone.com
MyHumanZoo
Rocker: 33 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Oct 19, 02:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He would be bald (losing most of his hair so he’d start shaving the whole thing) with a goatee and a soul patch, doing duets with Rod Stewart, covering old Bing Crosby hits! ; )

And91 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 67 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Oct 19, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



And91 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 67 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Oct 19, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe he would look like this today:

https://imgur.com/NmoRTMU


And in his 60`s something like this:

https://imgur.com/bGm0itM

Invisible Woman user not visiting Queenzone.com
Invisible Woman
Bohemian: 574 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 13 Oct 19, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He probably would look like a 73 year old man. But I think he would be look well for his age. He always looked younger.