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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone else find it odd that Queen and Bowie never did Under Pressure at Live Aid?
Bowie came on right after Queen, it would of been a great segue way between sets or later on in the show.
They must of toyed with the idea.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, that's a really good point. I have often wondered about that one myself. It would have been amazing to see them together on stage.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Dame wasn't overly keen on UP in the eighties.

He's only started to play the track on his more recent tours.

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sadly a great lost occasion...


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe they didn't have enought time for rehearsal? Or just because of the time limit to each artist... I don't know. It's pity they've never played live together.

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Freddie wanted all the attention for himself?

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouter wrote:

Maybe Freddie wanted all the attention for himself?


Or maybe David?

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 17:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the Queen-set is remembered as one of the best of the concert, the Bowie-show as not putting up with the expectations, so I would go for Freddie ;-)

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Posted: 18 Nov 04, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wouter wrote:

Maybe Freddie wanted all the attention for himself?


Maybe Bowie was afraid that nobody would see he was on stage too.


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Posted: 18 Nov 04, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Mir@cle wrote:

Wouter wrote:

Maybe Freddie wanted all the attention for himself?


Maybe Bowie was afraid that nobody would see he was on stage too.


Yes.Freddie on that particular day was so shining and full of charisma and one of a hell of a voice that he would overshadowed every artist in the world on that stage!Best Freddie Live ever IMHO.


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Posted: 07 Dec 04, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bowie was never complimentary about the song for years after the recording of UP, so I doubt it had anything to do with being outshone. Remember, his plan was a live duet with Jagger anyway.

But I once asked Roger why UP wasnt done at LA and he just said the idea was never even discussed.

I think Bowie went a bit anti-Queen anyway, asking for his contribution to Cool Cat to be wiped

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Posted: 07 Dec 04, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always wonder why Bowie didnt join Freddie on stage. Im still waiting to see Live Aid DVD. My sister is getting it for me for Christmas. But I do remeber watching it on TV. I had it taped on Beta tape. Yes you seen right. But that got destroyed in a fire. =(

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Posted: 07 Dec 04, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Bowie couldn't keep up with Freddie? Freddie would of out shined Bowie anyway. Dont get me wrong I love some of what Bowie sings. But its nothing to compare to what Queen does. Theres not a better Frontman then Freddie Mercury.


The Mir@cle wrote:

Wouter wrote:

Maybe Freddie wanted all the attention for himself?


Maybe Bowie was afraid that nobody would see he was on stage too.


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Posted: 07 Dec 04, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Bowie and Freddie were two, arguably, outrageous frontman. It would have been a tense performance with both equally flamboyant frontman trying to out do each other.
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Posted: 08 Dec 04, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well there's something for the 2005 Live Aid if it happens. Lets show these hip hop people what a real duet sounds like. I mean Aguilera and Missy Elliot, who cares about that??


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