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Posted: 11 Jun 11, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why is Freddie Mercury dressed as a penguin on the back of Queen 1? Also is Brian's costume in the I'm Going Slightly Mad vid some sort of homage?
there are a few pics on the back of that album that make me wonder, what are your thoughts?

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought it was Brian that was dressed as a penguin ...

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some of these pics were taken at a fancy dress party with Brian as a penguin, Roger as a Mad Hatter and Freddie as a dashing cavalier!

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On one of the pics John can be seen with an acoustic guitar, which is quite rare.


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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ksimpson1960 wrote: I always thought it was Brian that was dressed as a penguin ...

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aye same here...

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 07:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote: Some of these pics were taken at a fancy dress party with Brian as a penguin, Roger as a Mad Hatter and Freddie as a dashing cavalier!
    That makes a lot of sense, because I was wondering why there were pics of Freddie w/ a sword. Thanks. ...does anyone know where that drummer toy (middle of album) comes from?


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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 07:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Isn't it Brian that's dressed as a penguin?

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although i dont actually know why either of them would be dressed as a penguin.  So that doesn't really answer your question lol.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've read a very long time ago that Brian was/is a penguin lover. There's been a photo of Brian with a beard back in the mid70's with a black blazer on wearing a little penguin pin. Also, he's dressed as one in the "Slightly Mad" video.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jazz 78 wrote: I've read a very long time ago that Brian was/is a penguin lover. There's been a photo of Brian with a beard back in the mid70's with a black blazer on wearing a little penguin pin. Also, he's dressed as one in the "Slightly Mad" video.

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thanks for the info dude :) im also going to be a penguin lover now, so now my fav animals are wolves and penguins, hmmmmmmmm....thats just given me a new sowing idea! thanks dude! ;)

P.S do you by any chance have a photo of brian with the penguin pin? would love to see it :P

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the early Queen days Brian would often mention that his favourite animal was a penguin. He was then inundated with fluffy animals, pins, toys and pictures from all over the world, especially from Japan. This happened for years after.

Yes it is only Brian in the penguin costume - not Freddie.

The other photos are of the Smile days and from the Marquee in 1972. Also Queen's first professional photo session with Douglas Puddifoot.

The toy drummer is Rogers, sat on a tin drum, with a stereo photo taken by Brian.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

awesome, thanks GT


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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a photo of Brian and the infamous penguin pin / badge.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

apparently, Brians affinity with penguins stemmed from the fact that record numbers of them were being hunted and slaughtered by polar bears in the seventies and there were several campaigns to protect them, which Brian subscribed to.
And there you have it !.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The lens of history has exaggerated that situation more than a little.  It was only the penguins that wouldn't fly away from the polar bears that were victimized.  All that fuss over a little natural selection.  Kind of silly.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is wearing the penguin costume and it is the same costume used for Slightly Mad video

Source: Peter Freestone (I asked once about this and also about who was the man behind the gorilla costume and that person who was working on the video shoot)

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is wearing the penguin costume and it is the same costume used for Slightly Mad video

Source: Peter Freestone (I asked once about this and also about who was the man behind the gorilla costume and that person who was working on the video shoot)

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 20:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is wearing the penguin costume and it is the same costume used for Slightly Mad video

Source: Peter Freestone (I asked once about this and also about who was the man behind the gorilla costume and that person who was working on the video shoot)

Greetings
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A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrical event.

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Posted: 12 Jun 11, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry for the repitition
I don't know what happened
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Posted: 13 Jun 11, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT wrote: In the early Queen days Brian would often mention that his favourite animal was a penguin. He was then inundated with fluffy animals, pins, toys and pictures from all over the world, especially from Japan. This happened for years after.

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that sounds alot like me to, guess i dont have to change that much to be a female brian :P lol
and awwww thanks for the photo, lols, turns out i have seen it before, only this time more aware of the pin and his penguin obsession, and btw, talkin about trying to be  a female brian by ssaying i was going to get into penguins like he is, today i bought one of those kits where you make your own teddy, only this is a penguin :) lol
aaegh brians so lovable!

P.S anyone else here into crafts and sowing?