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Posted: 24 Jul 09, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


While holidaying abroad recently a pub was advertising "A Night with Freddy Mercury". Needless to say I didn't turn up to watch the show as if they can't spell his name properly how bad will the act be. This would probably be a "Freddy" with a Mohawk haircut or a ring through his nose or other ridiculous non-Queen tendencies.

It really bothers me when I see Freddie written as Freddy in articles. This is either carelessness, laziness or downright bad journalism. And it always seems to be the great man who is the subject of the mis-spelling. It's never Bryan, Rodger or Jon who suffer this indignity.

I suppose we can be thankful that the name Mercury is unique. I have yet to see a hack immortalise our God as Freddie Neptune. In saying that at one time or another  lesser members of the group have had their surnames vandalised. In print there has been a Brian April, Roger Tailor and John Abbott. And there are some time travellers out there who still live in 1973 and recognise a man by the name of Deacon John.

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Posted: 24 Jul 09, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

holy crap!!! Freddy???????????? After that Queen will turn "Quyn"



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Posted: 24 Jul 09, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

THAT is an amazing story.

Thanks.

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Posted: 24 Jul 09, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, it happens.... And mostly to Freddie. And don't be so happy about "Mercury". On Russian there's no problem with "Freddie", but people can say/write "Mercury" diffrent. I'll make an attempt to explain using English transcription: (merku:ri) and (merkju:ri) .

And, Queenpaulo, I never met the word "music" in plural- no criticism, just a slight prompt:)
I hope there's not much mistakes in my posts:)

It was edited because some words just wanished somehow

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Posted: 25 Jul 09, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You must have had a great holiday.


John: "It's the one thing I wish I could do - sing."

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Posted: 25 Jul 09, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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. In saying that at one time or another  lesser members of the group have had their surnames vandalised. In print there has been a Brian April, Roger Tailor and John Abbott. And there are some time travellers out there who still live in 1973 and recognise a man by the name of Deacon John.



John Abbott?!  Lol





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Posted: 26 Jul 09, 05:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Thanks everybody for your replies. Normally my light hearted posts meet with a vexed response.

I am one of the older generation of Queen fans and have a fair degree of knowledge about the best band ever. Nowadays when I read Queen articles and interviews I try and spot the mistakes. Some of them are simple. Future management was Roger's first solo single, Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 1976 and David Bowie has performed Under pressure live on stage with Queen.

Silly little things I know. But the casual reader believes these stories and when I argue the point, I get told. "You're wrong. I read this in the paper." The papers have a lot to answer for.

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Posted: 26 Jul 09, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You shall add one more famous mistake which concerns Red Special. Fireplace: the body or neck? I guess they (journalists) throw a coin or something to dicide

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Posted: 27 Jul 09, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Thanks everybody for your replies. Normally my light hearted posts meet with a vexed response.

I am one of the older generation of Queen fans and have a fair degree of knowledge about the best band ever. Nowadays when I read Queen articles and interviews I try and spot the mistakes. Some of them are simple. Future management was Roger's first solo single, Bohemian Rhapsody was released in 1976 and David Bowie has performed Under pressure live on stage with Queen.

Silly little things I know. But the casual reader believes these stories and when I argue the point, I get told. "You're wrong. I read this in the paper." The papers have a lot to answer for. 


I could listen to your wisdom all day long. Thanks for some valuable insight into how the "older generation of Queen fans" think. It's simply fantastic. Your right about your knowledge... although I'd say you're underselling yourself... I'd argue that you have a "very fair degree".






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Posted: 27 Jul 09, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here in Brazil i saw once a time in a papper: "Fredde Mercury". It's wird!



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Posted: 27 Jul 09, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is funny: you ask people to spell it 'rite', rather than RIGHT(LY).


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 27 Jul 09, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sebastian wrote:

This is funny: you ask people to spell it 'rite', rather than RIGHT(LY).






Good point.... i didn't realized it! heheheheheheheh



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Posted: 28 Jul 09, 02:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

An Indian newspaper reported that the drummer on "The Cosmos Rocks" was Roger Taylor from Duran Duran.

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Posted: 28 Jul 09, 05:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ParisNair wrote:

An Indian newspaper reported that the drummer on "The Cosmos Rocks" was Roger Taylor from Duran Duran.


noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!! ahahahahahahhaahaha !!!


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Posted: 28 Jul 09, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Vali wrote:







ParisNair wrote:



An Indian newspaper reported that the drummer on "The Cosmos Rocks" was Roger Taylor from Duran Duran.



noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!! ahahahahahahhaahaha !!!



We just see this thinks arround the world!!!! hhhahhahahahhahahahahahahaahhahaahahahha






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Posted: 01 Aug 09, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LESSER MEMBERS OF THE GROUP?? Since when was the singer the most important one in a band? I have lots of admiration for Freddie, I think he was a brilliant singer and a great frontman and showman but if anything my respect for Roger And Brian extends further. John not so much since he left queen.

Oh by the way I liked the rest of your post. John Abbott? Where the hell did that come from?



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Posted: 02 Aug 09, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The photo on the original lyric sheet of the US and UK pressing of Sheer Heart Attack has Roger's name as "Rodger," where everywhere else on the sleeve and liner notes have the correct spelling. Official Queen releases are not immune to mistakes either, it seems.

Another official "mistake" is calling "In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited" simply "In The Lap Of The Gods" on the Wembley '86 releases. I think everyone here can agree they are two different songs (I'd equate this to calling one of your children by your other child's name).

I have the 1974 US-only 7" of "Liar (Edit)"/"Doing All Right"...both songs have the songwriting credit under the song as Queen...not Mercury for "Liar" and May/Staffell for "Doing All Right".

Funny you should mention a ring in the singer's nose as a non-Queen affectation...doesn't "Modern Times Rock And Roll" have a lyric: "Get your high-heeled, guitar star boots and some groovy clothes. Get a hairpiece on your chest and a ring through your nose"?



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Posted: 02 Aug 09, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks everybody for your funny replies. I knew I could count on you.

Rhye king- Thanks for the info on official mistakes. Well done for spotting the "Ring on your nose" reference. Freddie already had a hairpiece on his chest so I didn't mention that.

John Abbott

I was thinking of writing John Costello but that was just trying to be too clever.;-)

Thanks again, everybody.



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Posted: 03 Aug 09, 01:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so thats aids and not ayds then?

LOL

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Posted: 03 Aug 09, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



andreas_mercury wrote:

so thats aids and not ayds then?


LOL



could be ayds now!! kkkkk






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