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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 05:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry if this has already been posted

I was at work yesterday when The Invisible Man came on the stero system, but it wasn't Freddie! It was originally done in the 50's by "Platters". Im surprised I never knew before!


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 06:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you mean The Great Pretender ;)


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The original is from the late 50s! cant believe its that old, freddie did a great job on it


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Original version reached # 5 in the charts, Freddie's - # 4!

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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes sorry, I realised when I posted the topic, just never corrected it! I wasnt too keen on the one I heard the other day!


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Posted: 30 Aug 05, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's funny cause I heard the Platters version for the first time a few days ago. I like Freddie's version better though, I do think he did a great job on it.


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Posted: 31 Aug 05, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I barely EVER like covers better than originals, But Freddie's version of "The Great Pretender" is one of the few exceptions. However, I LOVE the original version! I am a fan of the whole 'do-wop' scene.


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