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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why not a knighthood? And nothing again for Roger or John ?

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 04:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

About time Queen were recognised, but I agree it should also have been awarded to Roger and John, it might have got John out of hiding.


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great stuff for brian but all the stuff he has done is wiv roger .also great news bout david jason aswell



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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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great stuff for brian but all the stuff he has done is wiv roger .also great news bout david jason aswell


Brian's award (I assume) is for his contribution to music - so again, why haven't Roger & John been recognised ?

I agree it's great about David Jason; I can see tomorrow's tabloid headlines now - "Arise Sir Del Boy !".

I bet at least one UK tabloid has that as it's front page headline tomorrow....

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah but it is a joke that the annoying tit Terry wogan is bieng knighted. whats he ever done. fuck all is what hes done


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Terry Wogan isn't even British (he's Irish) so he can't actually use the title 'SIR' before his name.

I suppose Brian was introduced to the Queen a few month ago with a few other guitarists, when she didn't know who they were. Maybes this is her way of saying sorry.


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 10:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's the press release off Bri's website. If you read this, you will see that the honor was in my opinion, based on Brian's charity work, and helping social/good causes, as much as for his music...but that is STILL GREAT!

Let's not pick on Queen Elizabeth that she didn't knight him. I wish she had too, but this is STILL a humbling honor.

I think the reason ONLY Brian got it, and NOT Roger & John, is that Brian is so ACTIVELY involved, on a regular basis, in charity work. The press release below seems to concentrate on that. Not just the AIDS charity work,...

...(which I KNOW Roger does as well),

...but also Brian's work with Riffathon, Cancer, the Bone Marrow bank, etc. etc.

Hopefully, Roger will have his day too and be honored too, as he HAS done SO much for Nelson Mandela's 46664, and for The Mercury Pheonix Truct & Terrance Higgins Trust.

I personally think, and hope that ONE day, the entire band...Queen...will be honored by Queen Elizabeth, Freddie included. Let's all hope for the best. Cheers!

I would also like to say...let's all BE SUPPORTIVE OF BRIAN...and be HAPPY for Brian...and

On behalf of myself, and I would hope of behalf on Queen fans and Brian May fans, worldwide, that we are ALL exceedingly PROUD of and happy for you Brian. Our heartfelt congratulations to you, on being bestowed with an honor you very much deserve.

**Sat 11 Jun 05**
BRIAN MAY, CBE

Extract from The Queen's Birthday Honours List (pages 9 and 10)

We are delighted to report that our own Brian May has been honoured with a CBE, Commander Of The British Empire, in the Queen's Birthday Honors List, just published:

"C.B.E.
To be Ordinary Commander(s) of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:
MAY, Dr. Brian, Composer, Guitarist and Singer. For services to the Music Industry."

Brian has worked very hard for a large number of charitable causes over the years - really making a difference - these include, among many, The Mercury Phoenix Trust and The British Bone Marrow Donor Association, and currently Nelson Mandela's 46664 appeal.

QUEEN GUITARIST MAY'S LONG CAREER

Queen guitarist Brian May's CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, recognising his services to music, is another landmark in a career spanning four decades.

With the hugely successful rock band Queen, May enjoyed huge worldwide success.

Born in Twickenham, Middlesex, in 1947, astronomy student May formed Queen with drummer Roger Taylor in the early 1970s. They recruited flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury and bass player John Deacon.

Queen's powerful glam rock sound - including May's distinctive guitar solos - and Mercury's camp theatrics meant they soon enjoyed a couple of top 10 hits and established a strong live following.

Their innovative seven-minute "mini opera" single Bohemian Rhapsody elevated them to the stadium concert league.

May and Queen drummer Roger Taylor continue to work together.

Released in 1975 and again in 1991, the single "Bohemian Rhapsody" spent a total of 14 weeks at number one in the UK charts. In 2002, May said: "It has become a classic phenomenon and one which no one will ever allow us to forget."

A run of hit singles and albums followed. Songs like "We Will Rock You", "Somebody to Love" and "We are the Champions" became anthems.

Charity work:

They recorded the soundtrack to the film Flash Gordon in 1980 and collaborated with David Bowie on the single Under Pressure the following year.

A memorable performance at Live Aid was generally considered to be among the highlights of the charity show.

But the band's output lessened in the late 1980s as they concentrated on other projects.

And the band suffered a huge loss when Mercury died of Aids in 1991, having battled the illness for some time.

May went on to release solo work and the rest of the band worked together sporadically.

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bout time too.

Congratulations old bean.


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 12:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What no CBE for Paul Rodgers ?

This is not right. Considering the amount of hero worshipping he gets on here and his "legendary status"(LOL) I expect people like English Yob and Linda "slapper of" of Valley to start protesting outside Buckingham Palace


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that was a bit harsh on linda !


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well done Bri shame John and Roger didn't get recognition.

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Her Majesty read all these anti-Brian topics on QZ and wanted to support him - that's the real reason why he's honoured, not John nor Roger.

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 17:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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yeah but it is a joke that the annoying tit Terry wogan is bieng knighted. whats he ever done. fuck all is what hes done


Audience figures and longevity that that REAL annoying tit Chris Moyles (and everyone else) can only dream of, is what he's done. Oh, and a bit here and there for charity as well. And big up David Jason as well.


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bryans Permed Poodle wrote:

What no CBE for Paul Rodgers ?

This is not right. Considering the amount of hero worshipping he gets on here and his "legendary status"(LOL) I expect people like English Yob and Linda "slapper of" of Valley to start protesting outside Buckingham Palace


OH NO!!! Nothing for PR quick to the YOBMOBILE!! i must get to Buckingham Palace and make my feelings knowing !!!!!!

P.S. Well done Brian

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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RohemianBapsody wrote:

About time Queen were recognised, but I agree it should also have been awarded to Roger and John, it might have got John out of hiding.


Are you people simple? Brian hasn't got his award for writing such famous songs such as We Will Rock You or Fat Bottomed Girls, it's for all his charity work. You'll be waiting a long time before you see Roger or especially John getting an award like that. I think some of you just throw logic out of the window before you post. You forget John was seen as just the bass player, and nobody has heard from him for years.

Lets see some knighthoods for Freddie and Lennon. There's no excuse not to. Although, would Freddie be allowed one? Or was he classed as British?


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Posted: 11 Jun 05, 22:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd are the two guitarists I know of now that share the CBE honors. Congrats Brian


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Posted: 13 Jun 05, 03:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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RohemianBapsody wrote:

About time Queen were recognised, but I agree it should also have been awarded to Roger and John, it might have got John out of hiding.


Are you people simple? Brian hasn't got his award for writing such famous songs such as We Will Rock You or Fat Bottomed Girls, it's for all his charity work. You'll be waiting a long time before you see Roger or especially John getting an award like that. I think some of you just throw logic out of the window before you post. You forget John was seen as just the bass player, and nobody has heard from him for years.

Lets see some knighthoods for Freddie and Lennon. There's no excuse not to. Although, would Freddie be allowed one? Or was he classed as British?


But I don't believe the Engleand 66 sqaud did much charity work and the majority of them got knoghthoods; the same can be said for the majority of the awards.


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