Forums > Queen - Serious Discussion > We should start a petition!

forum rss feed
Author

Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recall something being done last year, a write-in campaign for a proposed (long-overdue) knighthood for Brian May.
I say, if people like Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and even Bob Geldof can get one, it's about damned time that Brian May be considered as well.
All the accomplishments, all the accolades, charity work, etc -- it's TIME.
With whom does one get in touch with? QIFC? Brian's website? The Queen??

Panchgani user not visiting Queenzone.com
St Peter's Burnt Piano
Panchgani
Deity: 6373 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 21:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This must mean a lot coming from an American


Roger: I like it. If you don't. Sod you!



Queen song poll: http://home.comcast.net/~vantricers/index.html



B-52's: I, I, I'm lookin for some fun - waitin for the REAL Queen Box Sets to come
FriedChicken user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 10641 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

but on the other hand it doesn't mean much coming from a Stepford



Anyway, i also think that Brian deserves one, with all the fighting he did against Aids. And his work for the Bone Marrow Appeal and all the other charity funds and so on.



"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



(Genesis 1:1)
QueenFan29 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Champion: 85 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 22:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, i agree. He deservese it!


"Any Way The Wind Blows...Dosent Matter To Me..." ~Freddie Mercury
Panchgani user not visiting Queenzone.com
St Peter's Burnt Piano
Panchgani
Deity: 6373 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Our local Chicago suburban paper ran an Associated Press article today where a British Parlimentary committee (the Public Administration Select Committee) said that "the age of chivalry is dead, and Queen Elizabeth II should stop making sirs and dames of everyone from rock stars to civil servants."

Will the world end if Brian does not get knighted?

I mean, knighthood certainly is a joke if Mick Jaggar can get knighted.




Roger: I like it. If you don't. Sod you!



Queen song poll: http://home.comcast.net/~vantricers/index.html



B-52's: I, I, I'm lookin for some fun - waitin for the REAL Queen Box Sets to come
Brandon user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1803 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 23:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You beat me to it, Mike.
A shame, really. I wanted to be the first non-Brit to be made a Knight!
(I'd give you lot an autograph or two.)

EDIT: http://www.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,204~21474~2270088,00.html

Panchgani user not visiting Queenzone.com
St Peter's Burnt Piano
Panchgani
Deity: 6373 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 14 Jul 04, 23:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yep - that is the same article.


Roger: I like it. If you don't. Sod you!



Queen song poll: http://home.comcast.net/~vantricers/index.html



B-52's: I, I, I'm lookin for some fun - waitin for the REAL Queen Box Sets to come
Flashman user not visiting Queenzone.com
Flashman
Deity: 4523 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never mind a knighthood, an OBE would be a start.

If hair-lipped Cockney twat Jamie Oliver can get one for making omelettes, surely the boys deserve a nod.


FLASHMAN STRIKES AGAIN!



Paul Rodgers is not the best thing since fried Fred.
frejorobri user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 260 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 03:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would like to see Brian get knighted as well.


"I'm not afraid to speak out and say the things I want and do the things I want,so um,I think in the end that being natural and quite genuine is what wins." Freddie Mercury
Bob The Shrek user not visiting Queenzone.com
Bob The Shrek
Deity: 4014 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 03:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Unfortuntely Brandon, H Norman Schwartzkopf has beaten you to it, amongst others. There are plenty of non British & Commonwealth citizens who have received an 'honorary' Knighthood.

If only you had posted this earlier - my Mum was at a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday this week (her and her sister's work for charity), she could have had a word with the Queen about it. And she didn't steal an ashtray as a momento......


Cleveland May 24 to June 4th 2007 - I came, I saw, I fucked off home again.
Adam Baboolal user not visiting Queenzone.com
Adam Baboolal
Deity: 4986 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 05:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TQ, how could getting knighted make him look bad? Personally, I think it's still good to have this tradition. And does ending it mean saying goodbye to the OBE etc. stuff? If so, then it definitely needs to stay.

Peace,
Adam.

Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When The Beatles were awarded their MBEs, a lot returned theirs in protest...then, five years later, John Lennon sent his back in protest of "Cold Turkey" slipping down the charts.

Brian should have a shot at being nominated. It's far from having a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, this is recognition in his home country. It's time he should get something for his contributions to charity and most of all to music.
(If The Beatles got the MBE for music, then Brian and hopefully the other members of Queen stand at least a chance!)
(Sir Bob Geldof indeed!!)

SergeantPepperDG user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1725 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flashman wrote:

Never mind a knighthood, an OBE would be a start.

If hair-lipped Cockney twat Jamie Oliver can get one for making omelettes, surely the boys deserve a nod.


Jamie Oliver??? Hey, I love that guy. For New Years we had that pork tenderloin stuffed with peaches and bacon and butter and other junk for dinner.


Kay Adams Corleone- The ultimate desperate housewife
Matti user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1619 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Go Brian! He deserves it!


Total Blam Blam
NoOneButYou1975 user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2320 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lisa J Goodrich wrote:

When The Beatles were awarded their MBEs, a lot returned theirs in protest...then, five years later, John Lennon sent his back in protest of "Cold Turkey" slipping down the charts.

Brian should have a shot at being nominated. It's far from having a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, this is recognition in his home country. It's time he should get something for his contributions to charity and most of all to music.
(If The Beatles got the MBE for music, then Brian and hopefully the other members of Queen stand at least a chance!)
(Sir Bob Geldof indeed!!)


the title Sir Brian May has a certain royalty ring to it :)


I'm caught in between with a fading dream ..........



http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QueenForADay



geeksandgeeks user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 4296 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've had a bet going with another 'Zoner since 2001 that Brian will not be knighted within the next ten years.

No one's ever noticed he existed before, why should they start now?

Not to say I don't think he deserves it, but I'm pessimistic about whether it'll happen.

so let's at least wait till 2011, so that I can get 50 bucks.


God wants you to send me some money.



"Seven spades doubled, vulnerable, making seven? You BITCH."
Lord Blackadder user not visiting Queenzone.com

Royalty: 1163 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Theres been some talk in the U.K recently about abolishing Knighthood's and the like because they are given out to frequently? Seriously.


"I bet you lost your virginity to a mechanical bull"
the oppositionist user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 882 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 19:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as much as its an honour to most, why do i think brian might join the 'cool' list of celebs who turned it down? hed prob say something like 'i havent really earnt it, i just had to do the aids stuff to help people, as another human being'. or, more commedically, 'ill only accept it if you give me bezzie mate rog one as well! :P'


melinadeacon@queenzone.com
Whatinthewhatthe? user not visiting Queenzone.com

Deity: 2210 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 15 Jul 04, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Geeks, the way things are going, looks like you'll be winning!!

Brian_Mays_Wig user not visiting Queenzone.com
Brian_Mays_Wig
Deity: 2934 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 01 Nov 04, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lady, what do you mean by 'even Bob Geldof'??? That bloke absolutely deserves everything he gets. He was Sir Bob before he was Sir Bob!!


Now Mick Jagger - that pissed me off.


Brian, Roger and John all deserve sir, although id be suprised If Roger ever accepted anything....just like Hank Marvin.


Chom own mudder fukker.