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Posted: 31 May 05, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sunday night on Rockville, Maryland...Washington DC Maryland..USA radio station on 94.7 ARROW classic rock radio..

...on an all live music weekend for Memorial Day holiday...

...I was driving about 9:40pm and I heard...Queen's cover of Ricky Nelson's "Hello Mary Lou, Goodbye Heart" from "Live At Wembley" and my mouth dropped open.

That station seems to know 4 tunes only by Queen...BoRhap, WWRY, WATC, Fat Bottomed Girls and that's it. all the time so much I'm sick of it.

I was floored and cranked the radio. My friends in the car said..."who is that?' Told them it's Queen covering Ricky Nelson's tune from Live At Wembley.

I was so pleasantly pleased to hear this, and you all know as I have said before that that is also one of my favorite tunes from Live At Wembley, and it also is my favorite Queen cover of another artist's song.

Really nice and wonderfully refreshing...and I hope this is a new trend of better things to come from USA radio here.


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Posted: 31 May 05, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Completly agree. Constantly hearing songs puts you off. Now when I listen to NOTW album I skip Tracks 1 and 2. Not because they're not good but I just get sick of them after a while (plus there are so many awful covers of them too!)

Much better to hear TYMD or some nice early stuff like KYA



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Posted: 31 May 05, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got our local radio station to play songs off Queen 2 once... The DJ was a good friend of mine so I gave him my CD and asked him to play March of the Black Queen and Ogre Battle.. and he was only too happy to... of course word got back to the management and he was suspended for 2 days for that, but Bob said it was worth it to play REAL songs.. LOL


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Posted: 31 May 05, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the mid of 90s in one of night TV news of national Russian TV Channel host of the show read Russian translation of 'Dear Friends' as his 'goodbye for TV watchers':

"...And in the end of the programme, I'd like to say you that Freddie Mercury sung long time ago:
Go to sleep and dream again
Soon your hopes will rise
And then from all this gloom
Life can start anew
And there'll be no crying soon.
Good night, Ladies and Gentlemen!"

I was shocked...

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Posted: 31 May 05, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

trent FM plays "Dont stop me now" every week, im getting fed up with it. but at least radio 2 got it right the other week when they played '39 i nearly crashed my car when it came on !

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Posted: 31 May 05, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They (94.7) were playing live stuff all Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday am, and concluding at midight last night, including David Bowie and Annie Lennox performing "Under Pressure" at the Freddie concert, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love from Live Aid, hits yes, but not always the ones you hear on the air.

DJ's Cerphe, Weasel, (grizzled veteran Washington DC radio legends--term of respect and endearment) and the very cool Schelby brought in a lot of stuff from their personal collections which included some rare treats. Would hate to be the one to complete the station log for all of THAT! They played a lot of cool live Queen stuff even a fast and slow WWRY, and somebody may have slipped in one of the legal downloads from the 2005 tour. I ain't talkin'.

Stevens and Medley, the am DJs have played the Wembley "Hello Mary Lou" before, during a regular show and started talking over the "first" ending. It was great to hear Rog come slammin' in on the drums, then Brian screamin' in guitar, and either Stevens or Medley saying "D'OH!" in a Homer Simpson-like moment before beating a hasty verbal retreat while the boys continued to rock.

DJ Schelby (9 am to 2 pm, 94.7 FM) has been very supportive of Queen on the air, playing all kinds of their stuff, and in January, kicked off one of her daily, starting at noon, "Eclectic Lunch" programs--The "Unexpected" Live Version, with Brian's Buckingham Palace Rooftop Version of "God Save the Queen" from the Party at the Palace CD that some brilliant, sainted soul sent her. (See Brian's web site around January 8 of this year--"Washington, DC Salutes HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and Queen's Brian May") "Live, unexpected, and magnificent." Indeed it was.

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Posted: 31 May 05, 15:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I've heard of Queen on the radio in England is:
One Vision
Under Pressure
I Want To Break Free
Don't Stop Me Now
Somebody To Love (GM Version)
Bohemain Rhapsody

They don't get much airplay on the radio here yet they play some really crappy new songs three times a day!


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Posted: 31 May 05, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

good_old_fashioned_loverboy1986 wrote:

Completly agree. Constantly hearing songs puts you off. Now when I listen to NOTW album I skip Tracks 1 and 2. Not because they're not good but I just get sick of them after a while (plus there are so many awful covers of them too!)

Much better to hear TYMD or some nice early stuff like KYA



If you hear a song you are sick off then just turn the radio over. Whats the big deal?


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Posted: 31 May 05, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WLUP 97.9 FM in Chicago played Keep yourself Alive this past weekend. After the song was over the DJ quipped:

That was keep yourself alive - easier said than done by Freddie


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Posted: 31 May 05, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, I always wonder why in Italian discoes the only songs by Queen they seem able to play are WWRY and Another One bites the dust!! + Freddie's Living on my own remix. It makes me mad!! There are so many Queen and Freddie songs that would get everybody dancing like crazy!

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Posted: 31 May 05, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Terry Wogan very often plays Love of My Life and '39 on Radio 2.
Have also heard TYMD played by Jeremy Vine on R2 and heard Janice Long play almost everything from Hammersmith '79 on, you guessed it, good old Radio 2.


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Posted: 31 May 05, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Crazy LittleThing wrote:

They (94.7) were playing live stuff all Memorial Day weekend beginning Friday am, and concluding at midight last night, including David Bowie and Annie Lennox performing "Under Pressure" at the Freddie concert, and Crazy Little Thing Called Love from Live Aid, hits yes, but not always the ones you hear on the air.

DJ's Cerphe, Weasel, (grizzled veteran Washington DC radio legends--term of respect and endearment) and the very cool Schelby brought in a lot of stuff from their personal collections which included some rare treats. Would hate to be the one to complete the station log for all of THAT! They played a lot of cool live Queen stuff even a fast and slow WWRY, and somebody may have slipped in one of the legal downloads from the 2005 tour. I ain't talkin'.

Stevens and Medley, the am DJs have played the Wembley "Hello Mary Lou" before, during a regular show and started talking over the "first" ending. It was great to hear Rog come slammin' in on the drums, then Brian screamin' in guitar, and either Stevens or Medley saying "D'OH!" in a Homer Simpson-like moment before beating a hasty verbal retreat while the boys continued to rock.

DJ Schelby (9 am to 2 pm, 94.7 FM) has been very supportive of Queen on the air, playing all kinds of their stuff, and in January, kicked off one of her daily, starting at noon, "Eclectic Lunch" programs--The "Unexpected" Live Version, with Brian's Buckingham Palace Rooftop Version of "God Save the Queen" from the Party at the Palace CD that some brilliant, sainted soul sent her. (See Brian's web site around January 8 of this year--"Washington, DC Salutes HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and Queen's Brian May") "Live, unexpected, and magnificent." Indeed it was.

Check 'em out: www.947thearrow.com


I listen to 94.7 all the time though I can ONLY get it (the reception) in my car for some reason.

I go to Rockville all the time...to go to Tower Records mostly and to go to White Flint Mall. 94.7 Radio station is in a teeny office strip building center on Hubbard Drive across the street from the Giant and Barnes & Noble. I can always see their van with the guitar logo painted on it on their parking lot.

(Hey remember when Weasel was on WHFS back in the late 80's/early 90's when the station was STILL cool and privately owned by the Einstein family?)

I have been in their studio and office a few times.

I knew about the all live weekend if you see my first post.

They played the song as I was just heading back down Randolph Road to grab a bite at the 7-11 after seeing the new Star Wars movie at the Lowes Theater in White Flint Mall...so it was a GREAT evening and cap to the Memorial Day Weeekend!

Guess with Queen, the force was with me! Lol!!!!


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Posted: 31 May 05, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard Thank God It's Christmas and the entire News Of The World and A Night At The Opera albums! Beat that. :) But radio can get repetitive, so I've just started taking my Ipod everywhere. Just put it on Shuffle and it's basically radio without the commercials!


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Posted: 31 May 05, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My radio station just started to play Queen more than just when someone requests it. I've heard BoRhap, WWRY/Champions (they play those two back to back), Somebody to Love, You're My Best Friend (that's a first), Killer Queen, and Under Pressure. Those are all the ones that I can remember. I'm surprised I haven't heard Fat Bottomed Girls or Bicycle Race.

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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 00:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen songs I've heard on the radio in Montreal

Another One Bites The Dust*
BohRhap*
WWRY/WATC*
Killer Queen*
Fat Bottemed Girls
Bicycle Race*
Dragon Attack
I'm In Love With My Car
You're My Best Friend*
Tie Your Mother Down
Under Pressure

*played often for a Queen song...on a classic rock station

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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

deeperanddeeperinside wrote:

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

I've heard Thank God It's Christmas and the entire News Of The World and A Night At The Opera albums! Beat that. :) But radio can get repetitive, so I've just started taking my Ipod everywhere. Just put it on Shuffle and it's basically radio without the commercials!


I actually heard Thank God's It's Christmas on Boston Classic Rock, don't know the name of the station though.


WZLX my man. I had also heard Tie Your Mother Down on there as well as Get Down Make Love, I'm In Love With My Car, '39 as well as Body Language. 94 WHJY used to play I Want it All, Headlong and the title cut quite a bit.
Songs from albums I heard on radio:
Queen:
KYA

Queen II:
None

SHA:
KQ

ANATO:
all but Death on Two Legs, Seaside Rendezvous and Good Company.

ADAtR:
TYMD
StL

NOTW:
all except Sheer Heart Attack, Fight From the Inside and My Melancholy Blues

Jazz:
FBG
BR

LK:
entire album the night after Freddie died on WZLX

The Game:
all except Don't Try Suicide

FG:
none

HS:
Body Language
Under Pressure

The Works:
Ga Ga
Hammer to Fall

AKoM:
One Vision

The Miracle:
I Want it All

Innuendo:
Headlong
Innuendo
The Show Must Go On

Wembley:
BoRhap
AOBTD
Under Pressure


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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 03:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen songs which have been played in german radio called hr3...

very often:
- a kind of magic
- heaven for everyone
- you don't fool me
- i want to break free
- radio gaga

sometimes:
- the show must go on
- don't stop me now
- crazy little ting called love
- we are the champions
- killer queen
- we will rock you

...but a few weeks ago, suddenly they played "innuendo"...
i was very surprised because i never listened to this song on the radio before...


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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was pleasently surprised to hear "love of my life" on the radio, a few weeks ago,while i was driving...i was a really cool back home drive after that =)...another song that i've heard yesterday was "i want to break free"...I always feel relaxed when i hear freddie's voice.

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Posted: 01 Jun 05, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

once i heard good old fashioned lover boy, i couldnt believe it :)


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Posted: 02 Jun 05, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

I've heard Thank God It's Christmas and the entire News Of The World and A Night At The Opera albums! Beat that. :) But radio can get repetitive, so I've just started taking my Ipod everywhere. Just put it on Shuffle and it's basically radio without the commercials!


I heard Thank God It's Christmas on 'muzak' once....either when I was in a fast food restaurant or a supermarket, I forget which....:)


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