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Posted: 15 Dec 07, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did he realize it early in his childhood in boarding school.. or during the feltham times.. I guess it came after Queen 1 when he really tried his range in demo sessions..


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Posted: 15 Dec 07, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was when he was about 2-3 minutes old, when he screamed for the first time... That's when it happened INITIALLY ;)
But seriously- I think he was singinmg already In Sour Milk Sea and Wreckege prior to joining Queen- and he was seeing Smile and tellingthem that HE should be their singer... I think that back than even thoughj he DIDN'T have a great voice than he somehow believed he can be good... And this kind of belief makes you succesfull, I think...

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Posted: 15 Dec 07, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone told me he didn't start 'singing' until his late teens or early early 20s


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Posted: 15 Dec 07, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek wrote:

I think it was when he was about 2-3 minutes old, when he screamed for the first time... That's when it happened INITIALLY ;)
But seriously- I think he was singinmg already In Sour Milk Sea and Wreckege prior to joining Queen- and he was seeing Smile and tellingthem that HE should be their singer... I think that back than even thoughj he DIDN'T have a great voice than he somehow believed he can be good...

Ok, so when did he developed this "good voice" ?


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Posted: 15 Dec 07, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember Brian saying somewhere that when they first started playing with Freddie he hadn't discovered his voice. He wasn't a very good singer. But when they entered the studio and he could actually hear himself singing his ability grew exponentially.

So I think the answer you're looking for is: Sometime between the De Lane Lea sessions and the "Queen I" sessions.

That's the best answer I can give.

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Posted: 15 Dec 07, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

I remember Brian saying somewhere that when they first started playing with Freddie he hadn't discovered his voice. He wasn't a very good singer. But when they entered the studio and he could actually hear himself singing his ability grew exponentially.

Yep, remeber him saying so in one of the interviews somewhere. And it does make perfect sense- especially as Freddie was self taught...

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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I'm not mistaken, the Killer Queen documentary mentions he "learned" how to use his voice when he was on Ibex.

Maybe they meant it was around that era that Freddie's voice began to sound "better than average"?


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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was also harded for Freddie as he sang from his throat instead of his stomach. He said that's what irratated his throat nodules.


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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sicmot wrote:

Did he realize it early in his childhood in boarding school.. or during the feltham times.. I guess it came after Queen 1 when he really tried his range in demo sessions..



It's like anything really - when did u discover that you wanted to be a doctor or you wanted to be a police officer...just grows over time then it hits you

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

I think it was around 'The Miracle': he'd already sang over a hundred of songs and released an album of duets with Montserrat. And then he said "Phoebe, do you think I'm a singer?".


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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger said Freddie sounded like a goat/sheep in the early days!!


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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="lime">Raf840 wrote:

If I'm not mistaken, the Killer Queen documentary mentions he "learned" how to use his voice when he was on Ibex.


Oh, right! Have you heard the recording of the Ibex concert? "Jailhouse Rock"?

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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember his mum (or a family friend from Z'bar) saying that from a young age, Freddie used to enjoy singing at parties and Parsi gatherings there.

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Posted: 16 Dec 07, 21:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

So I think the answer you're looking for is: Sometime between the De Lane Lea sessions and the "Queen I" sessions.

That's the best answer I can give.

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That seems like a good estimate although I consider his vocals in the De Lane Lea sessions and Queen I as far superior to the 72/73 Larry Lurex tracks. Maybe the light vocals were intentional or perhaps doing covers just didn't suit his style but I don't rate his work there too highly at all.

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Posted: 17 Dec 07, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bigV wrote:

<font color="lime">Raf840 wrote:

If I'm not mistaken, the Killer Queen documentary mentions he "learned" how to use his voice when he was on Ibex.


Oh, right! Have you heard the recording of the Ibex concert? "Jailhouse Rock"?

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Yeah, he weren't too good back then... lots of screaming and stuff, but he probably stood head and shoulders above all the stoners that must have been performing in that scene.


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Posted: 22 Dec 07, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When did Fred initially recognized he was gay????

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Posted: 23 Dec 07, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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When did Fred initially recognized he was gay????

After having sex with the 100th man ?