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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The fact that Brian has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University makes global news. Today he is the most famous Rock person in the world.

Congratulations, Dr. May, you can be proud. What a fantastic honour and achievement. He must be the happiest person right now. Let's hope we see an academic heavy weight rocking on stage soon.


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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine,

>>Today he is the most famous Rock person in the world.

No, he's not. Both Elvis Presley and John Lennon are more well-known than Brian May.

As well as Paul Mcartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Rod Stewart etc etc.......


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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

The fact that Brian has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University makes global news. Today he is the most famous Rock person in the world.


You're right, he did make the global news... Or at least the BBC news. Not that anyone would actually see the news, as I had to do a google search before I found it on their website. :P

I do have to say that one honorary academic position (following Cherie Blair) doesn't really make him a famous rock person. :/

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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn - maybe "more prominent"? just today?

He is really on all news shows, websites, news papers. Who would have thought it's such a big story.


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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine, re:

>>He is really on all news shows, websites, news papers. Who would have thought it's such a big story.

I know........and there we all were wondering just why journalists collectively have the reputation that they do - you'd have thought their imaginations could stretch just that litle bit further, wouldn't you.

I think they just like to have pictures of old rockers across the media with curly hair that really needs to have a cut.......

Perhaps, you know, Brian would be a good candidate for the next series of "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!"........


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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here in Holland it's on the frontpage of a free, daily paper. (Sp!ts}



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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I know........and there we all were wondering just why journalists collectively have the reputation that they do - you'd have thought their imaginations could stretch just that litle bit further, wouldn't you.

I think they just like to have pictures of old rockers across the media with curly hair that really needs to have a cut......."

It's much different in my country. People are genuinely impressed by the fact that Brian

- excells in such different fields as Rock music and astrophysics

- succeeded in getting his PhD at the age of 60

- has been awarded various honorary doctorates

-and finally has been appointed chancellor of a university - quite an unusual honour

There i s nothing to add, he is just a very unusual person. I wish he would release a Queen DVD from the 70s ;)








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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

...I wish he would release a Queen DVD from the 70s ;)



I think that's what Benn was waiting to hear. ;P

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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just when I thought I couldn't respect Brian any more... holy crap. That's incredible.



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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

10 bucks says no one will mention it over here. ;-) I'll check out Entertainment Tonight and see if they say anything.

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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.spitsnet.nl/nieuws.php/47/473588/anp/Brian_May_wordt_bestuurder_universiteit.html

For the freaks under us... Brian was headlining in Spits!



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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 14:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote:

Here in Holland it's on the frontpage of a free, daily paper. (Sp!ts}

He only got one really small piece in 'Het Parool', too bad I didn't have to go to school today...


but you don't give me comfort and a man's gotta get it somewhere -brian may

i'll give you comfort brian XD
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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

10 bucks says no one will mention it over here. ;-)


http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/36626359
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2007/11/20/may-brian-chancellor.html

Now gimme my money!



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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 18:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to the dutch tv-text Brian is the EX-GUITARPLAYER of Queen...

421 Teletekst wo 21 nov
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Kort nieuws Entertainment

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Queen-gitarist bestuurt universiteit
Brian May,ex-gitarist van Queen,heeft
een baantje gekregen aan de John Moores
Universiteit in Liverpool.Hij wordt lid
van 't bestuur.De vrouw van oud-premier
Blair had sinds 1999 die functie.De
muzikant vindt het een ongelooflijke
uitdaging.May is trouwens niet alleen
gitarist,hij is ook astrofysicus.


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Posted: 20 Nov 07, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He made the news over here too

I love it how radically he breaks the 'rocker' stereotype :) Some go on 24 hour benders, some snort cocaine off bathroom floors, some do what assdude explains ubove, Brian May however, get's a doctorate, campaigns for the rights of foxes and hedgehogs and becomes a University chancellor. You gotta love 'im


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

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Erin wrote:

10 bucks says no one will mention it over here. ;-)


http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/36626359
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2007/11/20/may-brian-chancellor.html

Now gimme my money!


Well sure, when you search for music news you find something. ;-P I guess you want that in Canadian dollars, eh?

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Posted: 21 Nov 07, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dubroc wrote:

According to the dutch tv-text Brian is the EX-GUITARPLAYER of Queen...

Didn't you know? He was sacked by Paul Rodgers who felt he wasn't Queenie enough


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Posted: 21 Nov 07, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YourValentine wrote:

...I wish he would release a Queen DVD from the 70s ;)


Mt dear Barb, I think your wish will come true somewhere in 2008.
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With love
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Posted: 21 Nov 07, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You made my day, Vinou :) -

What do I say - you made my year !!


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Posted: 21 Nov 07, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Erin wrote:

10 bucks says no one will mention it over here. ;-)


http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/36626359
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2007/11/20/may-brian-chancellor.html

Now gimme my money!


Well sure, when you search for music news you find something. ;-P I guess you want that in Canadian dollars, eh?


Haha... absolutely!



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