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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's obvious from pictures and he should have wondered why people were throwing Bic Razors onto the stage during the US game tour but did he know ?


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think he did.  You see, a moustache can just happen - like breasts, or puberty.  It probably didn't sink in until about 1986, when it was too late to do anything about it.  The hair just kept growing, and BICS weren't as advanced then as they are now.  You know, if it wasn't for that 'tash, Freddie would have been alive today.   It's a well known fact that AIDS grows quicker in a moustache.  Luckily, Domestos kills 99.9% of these germs nowadays, but it was too late for Fred by then.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who gave him the moustache though? He had many friends with moustaches. Might it have been one of them?


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read somewhere that he felt more comfortable with the moustache due to his teeth - the moustache camouflaged this a litttle bit!

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a great question, and not at all clear.  Does anyone recall when he was alleged to have smashed his mirror over that poor chap's head?

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Holly2003 wrote: Who gave him the moustache though? He had many friends with moustaches. Might it have been one of them?
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The 'tash actually dates back to the early 70s, and some sources suggest he got it from Brian.  I simply do not wish to speculate on such matters, but you can make up your own mind by checking the back of the Queen 1 LP sleeve.

Either that, or it was a man made 'tash, invented by the US government to rid the world of the homosexual community (ooohh, controversial....).


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i dont think he did know, they grow so quickly

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie had a moustache? I never seen that, is it a photo that was edited?

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouldn't you feel it if you had a moustache though?  I have no idea.  Somebody should write Victoria Beckham and ask.

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote: Holly2003 wrote: Who gave him the moustache though? He had many friends with moustaches. Might it have been one of them?
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The 'tash actually dates back to the early 70s, and some sources suggest he got it from Brian.  I simply do not wish to speculate on such matters, but you can make up your own mind by checking the back of the Queen 1 LP sleeve.

Either that, or it was a man made 'tash, invented by the US government to rid the world of the homosexual community (ooohh, controversial....).
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Good point. So Brian knew as early as 1973 that he had a tache, and he may have passed it onto Fred at that point, but it took until 1980 for it to appear. The hairs on Fred's tache started ingrowing some time around 1984/5 and Fred died from a tache-related infection in 1991. Aside from one short period of remission, at the Bejart ballet performance, and also on the Barcelona video, Fred had been suffering from tache for most of the 1980s.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dsmeer wrote: Freddie had a moustache? I never seen that, is it a photo that was edited?
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Yes, he did - it started off as the follicle virus, but by 1980 it was a full blown moustache.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GratefulFan wrote: Wouldn't you feel it if you had a moustache though?  I have no idea.  Somebody should write Victoria Beckham and ask.

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Holly2003 wrote:

Aside from one short period of remission, at the Bejart ballet performance, and also on the Barcelona video, Fred had been suffering from tache for most of the 1980s.
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Actually, the 'tash was still a-rou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound for these performances, but was carefully edited out because the News Of The World and Sun were becoming suspicious.  It wasn't until 1991 that he had to give in to the conjecture surrounding his follicle health.  FTD's, such a folliculitis, are no laughing matter and I hope that this thread does not turn into some sort of sick joke.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People will blame Jim Hutton as usual, but I'm quite sure he got it form Mary Austin.

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Double post, sorry.

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fireplace wrote: People will blame Jim Hutton as usual, but I'm quite sure he got it form Mary Austin.
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The way this thread's going, it wouldn't at all surprise me if he got it from Jane Austen.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some of you aren't taking this topic seriously enough. There may be people out there who have a moustache and don't know it. Vampires, for example, who can't see their reflection in a mirror. Or 14 year old spivs whose taches are so thin no one can be sure whether or not they exist. Let's get serious people. Reach out and help someone.


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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He did cover his face with lots and lots of make-up.
 He stopped the make-up because he was arrested for shop lifting tons of it !!! He agreed to see a psyco and had to pay back all the stolen goods he could remember taking.
Hence ! the all of a sudden moustache mon ami !!!

The story never came out.

OUPS!!!... It just did ;-)

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Posted: 03 Feb 11, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

of course he knew with his moustache. he said at a concert do you like my new italian waiter look? and some of the audience in the front row said no. shave it off! To his words were FUCK OFF!!!