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Posted: 26 Feb 09, 02:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I watched this on VH1 Classic tonight.  It had some stuff I'd never seen like Freddie in the bathtub singing. 
It was good and, presumably, from 2006.  It all the regulars, though.  Kashmira, Phebie (spelling on both), Peter, Roger and Jim.  And it also had some Montserrat quotes I've never heard.  In all, she seems like an absolute wonderful person.
I also liked Roger's comment that, Freddie's 60th birthday, he'd had given him a card that says Happy 59th" because Freddie would never admit his being 60! ha! 


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Posted: 26 Feb 09, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw it, too.  I thought i was interesting.  I enjoyed it while taking every bit of information with a grain of salt.

I don't understand why so many conflicting opinions/memories were included, though.  I get that everyone has their own side to the story, but why have a schoolmate comment on how Freddie used to cry in the corner then immediately follow that with his mother saying how much he loved school?

I suppose it just adds to the mystery of Freddie ... or proves that people will say anything to be on TV.

I agree that Montserrat Caballe seems like a wonderful person.



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Posted: 28 Feb 09, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



kohuept wrote:

I saw it, too.  I thought i was interesting.  I enjoyed it while taking every bit of information with a grain of salt.

I don't understand why so many conflicting opinions/memories were included, though.  I get that everyone has their own side to the story, but why have a schoolmate comment on how Freddie used to cry in the corner then immediately follow that with his mother saying how much he loved school?

I suppose it just adds to the mystery of Freddie ... or proves that people will say anything to be on TV.

I agree that Montserrat Caballe seems like a wonderful person.


I think the schoolmate maybe was right there (unless I misunderstand what they're saying... English isn't my native language...):

From http://www.queenarchives.com/index.php?title=Freddie_Mercury_-_03-12-1974_-_NME

"Boarding school… if we are to believe stories that circulate about boarding schools - brutish behaviour, homosexual goings-on - well, the mind positively boggles in Freddie Mercury's case.
I broach the subject…
"it's stupid to say there is no such thing in boarding schools. All the things they say about them are more or less true. All the bullying and everything else. I've had the odd schoolmaster chasing me. It didn't shock me because somehow boarding schools… you're not confronted by it, you are just slowly aware of it. It's going through life."
So was he the pretty boy who everyone wanted to lay?
"Funnily enough, yes. Anybody goes through that. I was considered the arch poof."
So how about being bent?
"You're a crafty cow. Let's put it this way, there were times when I was young and green. It's a thing schoolboys go through. I've had my share of schoolboy pranks. I'm not going to elaborate further."
Oh dear. And just when we were doing so well."

Doesn't sound as if he "loved" school...



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