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Posted: 05 May 10, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who exactly is Peaches in Now I'm Here? I've recently come across some old interviews of Brian and he's mentioned that Peaches was a girl he was in love with throughout the 70's and that at some point he lost contact with her until the later years with Queen when she got in touch with him. Can anybody shed some light on this mystery girl? Thank people!

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Posted: 05 May 10, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No light on Peaches (I thought she was a dancer or something in a club in New Orleans, but I'm probably wrong) but I do faintly recall Brian discussing groupies and the temptation of sex outside his marriage, and him saying that he was a romantic and usually pining for somebody or other on the road rather than indulging in casual sex regularly.  I can see that with him. Kind of a polyamorous serial monogamist.  Hah.  I also recall thinking it was rather harsh when he said he had married the wrong woman on national radio.  It's a sad reality for lots of couples, but most of them don't say it out loud quite so publically.  Not intended as a criticism, it just surprised me.

But you asked about Peaches didn't you.  LOL

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Posted: 06 May 10, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Topicstarter already said everything I know about Peaches. I believe he met her on the first time he went to the United States (I believe it was New Orleans). And he looked her up again in the late 70's I think.

Didn't he write about it on his soapbox, or at least a recent interview?


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Posted: 06 May 10, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not only the "Peaches" part, but the whole song's meaning is rather obscure. It's been said that it's about touring in the USA but the lyrics don't tell much of a story. Probably only Queen, Peaches and Mott The Hoople members know for sure what's the deal with it. A private joke maybe.

Probably this "Peaches" meant more to Brian in 1974, then he married Chrissy and forgot her. That's why she probably wasn't worth to be mentioned again.

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Posted: 06 May 10, 16:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's Peaches Geldof. 

We all know that.

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Posted: 06 May 10, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In addition to Now I'm Here, the lyrics of Brighton Rock seem to be on this same wavelength as well.


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Posted: 07 May 10, 01:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I understand the song "I Can't Live With You".

The lyrics "I can't live with you, I can't live without you" means that he is in love with a person (he can't live without her) but he can't live with this person because he is already married.

Our hero in the song lives a very complicated life.

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Posted: 07 May 10, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've often wondered about the line, "down in the dungeon just Peaches and me." Could it be she was a dominatrix and Brian was getting himself spanked?

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Posted: 07 May 10, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Dungeon was/is the name of a  New Orleans bar in the French Quarter.

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Posted: 07 May 10, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks you guys for helping shed some light on this topic.

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Posted: 08 May 10, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here someone is apparently naming names... http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/126112


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Posted: 08 May 10, 02:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting.

Anyone fancy contacting her to see if she can confirm this?

http://www.facebook.com/people/Deborah-Vidacovich/1074740185


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Posted: 08 May 10, 03:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote: Interesting.

Anyone fancy contacting her to see if she can confirm this?

http://www.facebook.com/people/Deborah-Vidacovich/1074740185
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I made an inquiry. Fingers crossed :-)

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Posted: 08 May 10, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As the only person with my precise name on the planet as far as I know (due to a super rare last name), the internet scares me a lot sometimes. Poor, stalked Peaches.  :)

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Posted: 09 May 10, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guess what guys? That IS the right lady!

"I am. Peaches and having a great weekend."

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Posted: 22 Jan 16, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Blimey! It's taken my nearly six years to realize that the true identity of Peaches had come to light!

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Posted: 22 Jan 16, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You'd be surprised about what people are able to find out.


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Posted: 28 Jan 16, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fascinating - when you look up Deborah Vidacovich on Startpage images (a good alternative to google), all you find is pictures of Brian May and Anita !



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Posted: 29 Jan 16, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just looking through her photos and one of her friends calls her Peaches, so coupled with the fact she's associated with The Dungeon, I think that's pretty much conclusive.
She was quite nice looking back in the day. I can see why Brian may have taken a shine to her, BUT the lyric continues with "She made me live again".
Taking into account Brian's illness back in '74 whilst they were touring the States, promoting QII and doing signing sessions (some of which Brian didn't attend), it might simply be that Peaches was JUST a friend who gave Brian back the impetus to continue with Queen at a time he was feeling low - there may not have been any romantic shenanigans between them at all...

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Posted: 07 Feb 16, 22:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooohhhh ! She lives in my neck of the woods .,,.maybe we could meet up and do lunch and she can scoop me !