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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know in which year this famous pic of Freddie was taken? Some people say it was taken in 1987, but I'm sure it's from 1986. Can anybody please confirm it? I need to know about it very much.

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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That is Burt Reynolds.


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote: That is Burt Reynolds.

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Sorry Val, can't say for sure - I always thought it was circa '87.


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's probably 1985 or 1986 - Freddie didn't have a mustache in 1987!


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: It's probably 1985 or 1986 - Freddie didn't have a mustache in 1987! =============================================================================================

How do you know that for sure Greg? I have a beard roughly 70% of the year, and it's usually only there for a couple of months before it's shaved again.  There's not many '87 pics to my knowledge that would confirm it one way or another.


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Because in all the 1987 pictures I've seen, Freddie's clean shaved, plus his face is slightly puffier in 1987 than in 1986.

That looks like Freddie Mercury from 1986.


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queendb.com/posters/images/2_ver_1987_2.jpg

This is the only photo I've seen of him with a mustache in 1987--but if you look at his facial shape, it's more rounded/puffier compared with the mystery photo that Lostman uploaded.


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gregsynth wrote: http://www.queendb.com/posters/images/2_ver_1987_2.jpg

This is the only photo I've seen of him with a mustache in 1987--but if you look at his facial shape, it's more rounded/puffier compared with the mystery photo that Lostman uploaded.

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I don't think it does, tbh.  I don't know if you noticed the marks around his face which look like he may have just shaved a heavy beard? I don't remember seeing any '85/'86 pics of Freddie with a beard, so it kinda suggests a later pic than that.  Well, to me anyway....

I think this one was taken circa '87, poss '88

http://www.torrentspath.com/upload/preview/images/music/6/9/2/0a34ff3f0598d30706a9b1327b5007cf.jpg

and the beard/stubble is back.

I guess it will just remain a mystery lol


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Posted: 22 Jun 11, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The photo is from the 1980s.


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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 03:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its begin 1987,  Freddie not a Moustache in 1987? hahaha, and The Great Pretender video? haha

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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thistleboy 1980 wrote:

You can be a real walloper sometimes Holly - it is Tom Selleck.

Sorry Val, can't say for sure - I always thought it was circa '87.
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My mistake.It's clearly OmarSharif.


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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lostman wrote: Does anybody know in which year this famous pic of Freddie was taken? Some people say it was taken in 1987, but I'm sure it's from 1986. Can anybody please confirm it? I need to know about it very much.

it's from 1986
http://www.peterhince.co.uk/queen.php

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

Could you help me find the picture of The Great Pretender promo but not a picture of poster but actually scanned picture or digitally transfered onto the computer ? It would be tremendous if you would help.

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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know exactly when the Great Pretender video was shot but it is very likely he shaved his stache for the shoot, enabeling him to relive some of the old videos and getting in drag the 'right way'

Besides it was about time to get rid of the flavorsaver anyway!


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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The "Snooker Costume" photo was taken in 1986.

Freddie has his mustache at least until february 1987 (see the famous b&w photo in white background where he is wearing his full crown costume) ...

Here you can find infos about these pictures taken by Peter Hince :

http://www.peterhince.co.uk/Queen/photos.html

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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks to everybody for helping. I knew it's from 1986.


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Posted: 23 Jun 11, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Slightly off topic, but...

I've always wondered if there was a specific date (or month?) when Freddie first appeared all moustached up.

Presumably early to mid 1980?

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Posted: 24 Jun 11, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know there's a photo from one of the fanclub magazines, showing Freddie actually shaving the moustache off. I would assume that he shaved it for the 'Great Pretender' video, as there are moments both with and without moustache in the video.

When it begain ? I would guess during 'The Game' period...1979/80 - judging by the photos from the album. Plus the videos - CLTCL is without / Play the game is 'With'........