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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 06:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, we know that Freddie likes music of Beatles and J.Hendrix, and the '50 masterpieces. Are there other groups or authors that influenced Freddie in '70 and in '80? In other words, what kind of music was listened by Freddie?




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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A few people whom Freddie liked were Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Michael Jackson Mick Jagger. Not very hard to see why as all are very talented.


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also Led Zeppelin ( I know they've had a great influence on Bri too...evident ) and Liberace influence on Freddie alot.

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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was a fan of Smile, which Brian and Roger was members of.

He enjoyed listening to Monserrat Caballe (not sure if I spelt her name right) before he worked with her.


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Posted: 22 Feb 05, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Frederick Chopin was his favourite composer and he really was very good indeed. I'm going to see his grave in Paris the day after the gig at Le Zenith (apparently Jim Morrison from The Doors is buried in the same graveyard).

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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 03:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I`d say, from 1972 onwards, that Fred`s main influence was himself.


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimi Hendrix, also......he was a big influence on Freddie........apparently Freddie used to draw sketches of him...


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I`d say, from 1972 onwards, that Fred`s main influence was himself.


true Sebastian.........Freddie was one of those very few we can call one of a kind.........


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well I also read that Freddie also liked Tears for Fears, he said it was a soft but direct music, and of course all the names you wrote before, but as Sebastian said, he was his inspiration. I think each one has to be his/her own inspiration in order to have a great and unique life.

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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie liked the psychadelic group The Pretty Things.

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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do know that Freddie's favourite song was Somebody To Love


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Posted: 23 Feb 05, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...and I think there are some quotes of his that mention Edith Piaf, too.


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