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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read somewhere that Freddie once wrote a song for a very sick young boy, because his family wrote Freddie that the boy was a big Queenfan, and they also wrote that he was very sick.
Freddie wrote a song, put it on a tape and he sent it to the boy. Sadly the boy died a few weeks or so later, and his family decided to bury the tape with him, so that no one could steal the song that was especially writen for him.

I can't remember where I exactly read this story, but I think it was in As it began.
Does anyone have any more details about this song and does anyone know if copies do exist, or what the songs sounds like at all?
I'm asking this only out of interest, and I have full respect for the decision of the family to bury the tape with the boy.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wasn't it Keep Smilin' ?

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 14:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pim: Wasn't it "Keep On Smilin'?"

Yes - it was, and it is available on the Freddie box set.


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and in the song you can hear freedie syin' "kenny,keep smilin"

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

Pim: Wasn't it "Keep On Smilin'?"

Yes - it was, and it is available on the Freddie box set.


Are you sure it is that song, 'coz it was clearly mentioned that the only copy that exiested was the actual tape that was buried with the boy.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EddieVanHalen wrote:

John S Stuart wrote:

Pim: Wasn't it "Keep On Smilin'?"

Yes - it was, and it is available on the Freddie box set.


Are you sure it is that song, 'coz it was clearly mentioned that the only copy that exiested was the actual tape that was buried with the boy.



i read the story too.but in the box set there is this song and freddie also says:"kevin,keep smilin".btw it's not abeautiful song

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 15:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you know where can I get with the song? Don't tell me Kaazaa or E-mule, I can't find it there.


An interview? Oh, don't be ridiculous...
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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice one Jose :)

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The FM Solo Collection has a "Keep Smilin': Dedicated to Colin Preston" credit or something.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

gabriel79 wrote:

and in the song you can hear freedie syin' "kenny,keep smilin"


OH MY GOD!!! THEY KILLED KENNY.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry. ...I just could not help myself.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EddieVanHalen "John S Stuart wrote:

Pim: Wasn't it "Keep On Smilin'?"

Yes - it was, and it is available on the Freddie box set".

"Are you sure it is that song, 'coz it was clearly mentioned that the only copy that exiested was the actual tape that was buried with the boy".

Pim is correct. The boy's name was Colin Preston, and the track was recorded in the studio. The only casette copy ever made was buried with him. After Freddie's death QP saw it fit to release the copy held on the studio tape. I think all of this is in the book which accompanies the box-set.




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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didnt know that John. Im quite shocked that QP released it, I think its something that they should have left well alone.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brimon: You are not alone. That is why it caused a bit of a stir at the time, as some people thought that including it in the set was a little ghoulish. Others saw nothing wrong - consdering that Freddie too had been dead for quite a while.

Regardless of which side of the fence you decide to stand on this issue - if Freddie was still alive - it would NOT have been released.


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Imagine...


Ýou're very sick, And you're a huge Queenfan. And your last wish is to have Freddie Mercury write a song for you. Finally you have got in contact with him, and he promised he would record a song for you. You spend your last days of your life expencting a great song like Bohemian Rhapsody or Somebody To Love. And then finally, a few days before you die you get to hear the song 'KEep Smiling' which he wrote for you....


I would die immediatly


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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

Imagine...


Ýou're very sick, And you're a huge Queenfan. And your last wish is to have Freddie Mercury write a song for you. Finally you have got in contact with him, and he promised he would record a song for you. You spend your last days of your life expencting a great song like Bohemian Rhapsody or Somebody To Love. And then finally, a few days before you die you get to hear the song 'KEep Smiling' which he wrote for you....


I would die immediatly


Not funny & I don't agree.

I'd be very happy if Freddie recorded a track for me, even if it'd be the MIH 12 track.

Yeah!

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would cry, and ask the doctors to pull the plug


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



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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Not funny"

You don't have any humour then.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

EddieVanHalen "John S Stuart wrote:

The boy's name was Colin Preston



So, why the hell does he say "Keep smilin', Kenny"?!?


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Posted: 29 Oct 04, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To cheer him up. Kenny has been killed in every episode..