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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 20:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hear a lot recently from Brian's comments how Freddie said Paul Rodgers was his favorite singer. But this quote proves otherwise:

From a Freddie Interview (The Circus Tapes)by Don Rush:
"Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Boys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant was always my favorite singer-and he's said nice things about me, you know. He actually said he liked "Killer Queen."


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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps Brian meant 'one of his favorites'


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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I remember reading somewhere that Freddie's absolute favorite singer was Aretha Franklin.

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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aretha Franklin....I have that on like 3 different interviews with King Mercury.


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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie had a lot of favourites.

Aretha Franklin
John Lennon
Montserrat Caballe`
The Three Tenors

The list goes on.

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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the Queen For An Hour thing he said Aretha, Robert Plant and George Michael. He probably admired Lennon more as a composer and integral musician than as singer per se. I suppose Montserrat too is one of his favourite singers, and of course Freddie Mercury.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 01:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aretha.

P.S. I didn't know that Paul was one of his faves 'till the fuss with Tour started....



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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 02:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know about favourite but apparently he was jealous of Peter Straker's voice.


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


King Mercury also admired Paul "Macca" McCartney - he was definitely one of his favourites.




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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

I think I remember reading somewhere that Freddie's absolute favorite singer was Aretha Franklin.



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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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King Mercury also admired Paul "Macca" McCartney - he was definitely one of his favourites.


I remember reading that Queen sold a HOLE to Macca and his band the Wings when they were touring...

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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember him saying he thought Tears For Fears were very good


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mayboy wrote:

I remember him saying he thought Tears For Fears were very good


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 16:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Look guys. Brian isnt going to lie about something like that. All i've read is that Brian said Freddie and Queen admired Paul.


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 03:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The fact Fred never mentioned Paul in an interview doesn`t mean he didn`t know him or admire him. For the same effect, the fact Brian says so doesn`t mean it`s absolutely true. This is a possibility (one of the millions):

(Some Ibex + Smile party in 1969 or early 1970):

- Brian: That bloke, Paul Rodgers, he`s great
- Tim (simultaneously with Brian): More vodka?
- Roger: Yes (meaning he also thinks PR is great)
- Freddie: Yes (meaning he wanted more vodka)

BUT they got confused and...

(Same party, 5 minutes later, Tim served vodka to Roger)

(Somewhere in the world, 2005)

Brian: Yes, Paul Rodgers was a huge inspiration for Freddie, one of his absolute favourites. I`m utterly certain. (and many statements with the same message)


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Apparently that story was invented by Brian to justify this tour."

I don't see any fuckin reason why Brian should invent things like this... He doesn't have to justify to anyone, and especially he doesn't need to do it because they're going to tour again. Brian actually KNEW Freddie, and we didn't. Who knows, maybe Freddie did like Paul's voice... We'll never know. I'm just saying I really really doubt Brian would lie to justify the tour, he has no reason to do that. For fucks sake, they're musicians, it's perfectly natural they want to play and tour again. It really gets on my nerves listening to people constantly bitchin about it...


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Apparently that story was invented by Brian to justify this tour."

I don't see any fuckin reason why Brian should invent things like this... He doesn't have to justify to anyone, and especially he doesn't need to do it because they're going to tour again. Brian actually KNEW Freddie, and we didn't. Who knows, maybe Freddie did like Paul's voice... We'll never know. I'm just saying I really really doubt Brian would lie to justify the tour, he has no reason to do that. For fucks sake, they're musicians, it's perfectly natural they want to play and tour again. It really gets on my nerves listening to people constantly bitchin about it...


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know for sure but I have read that these are some of his faves ...

Aretha Franklin
Monserrat Caballe
Luciano Pavarotti
Prince
Michael Jackson

and there's probably much more!! :-)

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Posted: 24 Feb 05, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, no, I don't take it as absolute truth, not at all, I'm just saying it doesn't make any sense Brian would invent things.. Especially something like this. Maybe Freddie once even said he liked Rodgers, and Brian now told it publically. Who knows.


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Posted: 24 Feb 05, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everybody knows Freddies fave singer was Joe Elliott! Only joking in fact i'm pretty sure he said his fave was Aretha Franklin somewhere or other.


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