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Posted: 22 Mar 11, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the book co-written by David Minns there's such a fact. In 1976 Freddie told David that one song on 'ADATR' album was written for him. But Minns didn't specify, which song particularly it had been. Some sources claim it's 'You Take My Breath Away', other say it's 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy'. Any proof facts?

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Posted: 22 Mar 11, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be clear it was indeed David "Dyllis"Minns  where Freddie wrote GOFLB for.

Freddie's lovers:

- Mary Austin 1970-1976 (Bohemian Rhapsody; living with Mary, Coming in terms of desire for men, sleeping with men and leaving Mary)
- Eric "Sophie"Hall 1974 (Killer Queen)
- David "Dyllis"Minns 1975-1978 (Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy)
- Joe Fanelli  1978-1979
- Vince the Barman
- Thor "BB" Arnold 1980 (Body Language?)
- Bill Reid 1982 (Body Language?)
- Barbara Valentin 1983-1985 (It's a Hard Life)
- Winnie Kirchberger 1983-1985 (Man on the Prowl???)
- Jim Hutton 1985-1991 (Days of our Lives)

and of course his One night stands: Tony Bastin, Pablo etc.


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Posted: 23 Mar 11, 01:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice of Roger to write a song about Freddie's gay lover.

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Posted: 23 Mar 11, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim Derks wrote: Nice of Roger to write a song about Freddie's gay lover.

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 Hutton more than once claimed the 'I still love you' at the end of TATDOOL was aimed at him... Silly fooly gay.

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Posted: 23 Mar 11, 04:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YannickJoker wrote: Pim Derks wrote: Nice of Roger to write a song about Freddie's gay lover.

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 Hutton more than once claimed the 'I still love you' at the end of TATDOOL was aimed at him... Silly fooly gay.
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At least you get it.....


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Posted: 11 Nov 17, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David was Freddie's first gay lover 1975-1978. He was still living with Mary in the bedsit in Holland Park when he started an affair with David. Freddie then came out to Mary in Dec 1976 and bought her a flat near where he had just bought one off Ken High Street . Fred then invited David to move in with him. This was after money came in from ANATO. 1976. After Fred returned from the late 1978 Jazz tour he announced to David that he had met someone else. David was devestated and left, not speaking to Freddie again. The new man was Jo Fanelli, who lasted with Fred from 78-79 before retuning home to Massachusetts. Interesting that David never contracted HIV, but Jo did.

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Posted: 11 Nov 17, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David was indeed the subject of GOFLB, as earlier Mary - love of my life, as Later Tony -play the game, and Winnie - It's a Hard Life

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Posted: 11 Nov 17, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Killer Queen was about Eric Hall who Freddie had a crush on but Eric was straight

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Posted: 11 Nov 17, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Moët Et Chandin wrote:

I think Killer Queen was about Eric Hall who Freddie had a crush on but Eric was straight


Eric claims this but then he was a professional bullshitter who also claimed to 'have discovered Bohemian Rhapsody'.

Really just a tuppeny emi plugger and midget lispy cunt.



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Posted: 11 Nov 17, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have always wondered exactly who Love of my Life was about. I really don't believe it was about Mary, since she never left Freddie, he left her when he discovered he was gay. Any ideas?

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Posted: 11 Nov 17, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@noorie
Here's the threa about it:
http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1434793/love-of-my-life-about-mary-austin-yay-or-nay


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Posted: 12 Nov 17, 01:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks loads, Invisible Woman. :)

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Posted: 13 Nov 17, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dr Magus, your perfect description of Eric "Monthtah Monthtah" Hall made me laugh. I could never stand that tosspot. What a gobshite.