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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Guys,
Does anyone happen to know where the following photograph comes from? Which concert is this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Piano_fm.png

As you may or may not know, we have had some difficulties on Freddie's Wikipedia page in finding a suitable photograph. I believe that this one would be acceptable, provided that we could identify the year and the concert. ~~~~

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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1996? Definitely 1980!


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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That looks like it's from the 1997 Queen Rocks tour...


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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this is from 1980, is possible from St. Paul-Minnesota in September 1980.He wore during the concerts red neck-tie and red band (without white lines) on his wrist in that time.
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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 14:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think 1980 and not 1981. I guess it's impossible to find out the exact date for this pic :-(


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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Treasure Moment: Where did this photo come from?

(I mean if we really want to know the TRUTH)

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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi guys,
I agree that it comes from 1980. I will look into it some more. Thanks for the input.

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Posted: 23 Jan 08, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why is it that Queen fans need to shove the band's accomplishments down people's throats? For example, why must the RnR Hall Of Fame induction be mentioned in the first sentence of the Wiki article? And why, of all things, was that picked as the crowning achievement?

There is far too much unnecessary information in that Wiki article - things that literally 99.99% of its readers would not be remotely interested in. There is also far too much repetition with the Queen article, and within the article itself. About half of it should be removed for those reasons. The article should be about Freddie, not Queen. Queen stuff belongs in the Queen article.

Look at Robert Plant's article, in comparison. It's perfect. Like anything, it's about quality, not quantity. Freddie isn't going to seem any more important or interesting to the casual reader if his article is longer. People will think, "Who are these over-obsessed and under-sexed fans who have nothing better to do with their time?"

My two cents. Feel free to tell me how you're a bigger fan than any of us, and that we're not real fans because we may see other musicians as being equally or even more relevant than Freddie.



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Posted: 24 Jan 08, 00:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As always, your two cents (in my view) buys ten million of this persons rubles.
Wikipedia can be (and already is, in some cases) an incredible resource. What a pity it falls victim to this kind of tomfoolery.


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Posted: 24 Jan 08, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is says right down of the pic :
"Photograph of Freddie Mercury taken during a live concert circa 1980"


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Posted: 24 Jan 08, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's #1 Fan Forever wrote:

Hi Guys,
Does anyone happen to know where the following photograph comes from? Which concert is this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Piano_fm.png

As you may or may not know, we have had some difficulties on Freddie's Wikipedia page in finding a suitable photograph. I believe that this one would be acceptable, provided that we could identify the year and the concert. ~~~~



No doubt somewhere in germany...every picture seems to be from munich

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Posted: 24 Jan 08, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

Why is it that Queen fans need to shove the band's accomplishments down people's throats? For example, why must the RnR Hall Of Fame induction be mentioned in the first sentence of the Wiki article? And why, of all things, was that picked as the crowning achievement?

There is far too much unnecessary information in that Wiki article - things that literally 99.99% of its readers would not be remotely interested in. There is also far too much repetition with the Queen article, and within the article itself. About half of it should be removed for those reasons. The article should be about Freddie, not Queen. Queen stuff belongs in the Queen article.

Look at Robert Plant's article, in comparison. It's perfect. Like anything, it's about quality, not quantity. Freddie isn't going to seem any more important or interesting to the casual reader if his article is longer. People will think, "Who are these over-obsessed and under-sexed fans who have nothing better to do with their time?"

My two cents. Feel free to tell me how you're a bigger fan than any of us, and that we're not real fans because we may see other musicians as being equally or even more relevant than Freddie.
I completely agree with you.

There's only one thing: I always find it very difficult to talk about the relevance of an artist. Who was influenced by who?(of course sometimes it's bloody obvious:-) That question is asked a bit too much, if you ask me. I enjoy reading music reviews but many of these writers are obsessed by who influenced who and sometimes they miss the essence of an album or concert. I enjoy various artists because of their uniqueness and the bands I enjoy most do indeed have certain things in common but most of all: they are all impossible to imitate. People should sometimes more enjoy the music. Not analyse it, but just feel it.

Of course, your posts and site prove to me you've got the best of both worlds. As a musician you're able to analyse music(I mean the technical side of things)but on the other hand you are also capable of feeling the music and the passion even if it's not technically perfect. I know musicians that lack that quality.

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Posted: 24 Jan 08, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's 1980 from the USA tour. This is one of photographer Neal Preston's photos from a huge series he did at the time. This image also became a promotional photo for Elektra records in the US.

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Posted: 24 Jan 08, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

on my way up wrote:

There's only one thing: I always find it very difficult to talk about the relevance of an artist. Who was influenced by who?(of course sometimes it's bloody obvious:-) That question is asked a bit too much, if you ask me. I enjoy reading music reviews but many of these writers are obsessed by who influenced who and sometimes they miss the essence of an album or concert. I enjoy various artists because of their uniqueness and the bands I enjoy most do indeed have certain things in common but most of all: they are all impossible to imitate. People should sometimes more enjoy the music. Not analyse it, but just feel it.


You're absolutely right... it's all about balancing the two sides. Thanks for the kind words!

GT wrote:

It's 1980 from the USA tour. This is one of photographer Neal Preston's photos from a huge series he did at the time. This image also became a promotional photo for Elektra records in the US.


Any clue which show is was taken at?

If it was taken by Preston, then I guess it'll have to be taken off Wiki, since it's copyrighted.



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