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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why did Freddie Mercury change his name to Mercury? Have there been threads about this before? If so, can you post link to that?

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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mercury was the messenger of the gods.


Blow it out your ass.
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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

Mercury was the messenger of the gods.


Freddie was the god of Queen.

ROTC MUST FAIL.

WE LOVE YOU FREDDIE BUT A LOT ON HERE DON'T ANYMORE. FORGIVE THEM.


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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 17:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sarah *Loves Freddie* Forever wrote:

Don't be a sicko. We all love him, every one of us. You're talking through your arse and you know it.


Stop supporting Queen + PR then if you love him you and others are betraying him. Your no Queen fan.


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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sarah *Loves Freddie* Forever wrote:

Go and fuck yourself you little whingebag. Don't you think Brian and Roger know what Freddie would have wanted better than anyone. Best interests at heart, and you are the one letting him down here. And you call yourself a Queen fan? My arse.


Hahahaha Took the words out my mouth! WE ALL LOVE FREDDIE DONT EVEN GO THERE POODLE! U FLAMING DONT NO WHEN TO STOP! GO RUN ALONG WITH THE OTHER DOGS....


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REST IN PEACE FREDDIE MERCURY!!
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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, he chose the name Mercury because astrologically, it's his ruling planet. He said this in an interview once, but also said he didn't believe in astrology. In the end, he probably went with it cause it sounds cooler than Bulsara.


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Posted: 30 Sep 05, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah Mercury sounds so more iconic. Why do you think all these singers change their names... for the image and to stand out.


Allows them to shed their skin and really shine as well. Freddie had a strict upbringing that didn't allow the things he wanted to achieve. So shedding his name allowed him to pursue his dreams without worry of shaming his family name. (if Queen had been a complete failure that is)


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pluto was already taken...

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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Because 'My Fairy King' mentions 'Mother Mercury' and he thought she was like his mother, so he chose Mercury.

Once again, Bryan's Permed Poodle has transformed another topic into a way of having a go at Paul Rodgers. Well Done!


Arsehole.


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


And another thing. If you're so mad at Brian (not Bryan) and Roger, why did you name yourself after Brian, but spell his name wrong? Or did you do that to disrespect him?


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Because 'My Fairy King' mentions 'Mother Mercury' and he thought she was like his mother, so he chose Mercury.

Once again, Bryan's Permed Poodle has transformed another topic into a way of having a go at Paul Rodgers. Well Done!


Arsehole.


This can't end well.
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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 09:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


And another thing. If you're so mad at Brian (not Bryan) and Roger, why did you name yourself after Brian, but spell his name wrong? Or did you do that to disrespect him?


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 09:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Oops! Sorry everyone.


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He changed his name to Mercury cuz he's cool like that. lol

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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FREDDIE ROCK
BRIAN ROCK
ROGER ROCK
JOHN ROCK
AND SO DOES PAUL ROCK TOO

QUEEN AND PR ARE KEEPING QUEEN ALIVE
FREDDIE WILL BE PROUD OF THAT
FREDDIE WILL SAY SHUT UP POODLE TAKE A HIKE
FREDDIE WILL WANT HIS MUSIC TO BE REMEMBERED


ROCK ON QUEEN AND PR :)



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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 12:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello, it`s my first post here. I jyst wonder why nearly ebery topic here ends up with a fight against fans of Queen and Queen + Paul Rodgers? They`re not the same groups, even though they play the same songs. It`s a different magic, not better or worse, just different, but definitely worth listening to. And the most important thing - Freddie Mercury isn`t Queen, Roger Waters isn`t Pink Floyd, Jim Morrison isn`t The Doors, Robert Plant isn`t Led Zeppelin and so on.


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bryans Permed Poodle wrote:

Ray D O'Gaga wrote:

Mercury was the messenger of the gods.


Freddie was the god of Queen.

ROTC MUST FAIL.

WE LOVE YOU FREDDIE BUT A LOT ON HERE DON'T ANYMORE. FORGIVE THEM.


Eat me.


Blow it out your ass.
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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Munchsak is right
in My Fairy King, there is a part of the song wich says "Oh mother Mercury, look what they`ve done to me"

When Freddie says Mother Mercury (according to Brian in "The Untold Story") he is talking about his mother
And he changed his name in a way to change his personality, to leave his past behind, and to start a new life under a new name


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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anatemis wrote:

Hello, it`s my first post here. I jyst wonder why nearly ebery topic here ends up with a fight against fans of Queen and Queen + Paul Rodgers? They`re not the same groups, even though they play the same songs. It`s a different magic, not better or worse, just different, but definitely worth listening to. And the most important thing - Freddie Mercury isn`t Queen, Roger Waters isn`t Pink Floyd, Jim Morrison isn`t The Doors, Robert Plant isn`t Led Zeppelin and so on.


Because almost all posts here end with a fight against someone.

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Posted: 01 Oct 05, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

theres the whole Mother Mercury thing...
and freddie was a virgo....ruling planet-mercury

but all in all, it sounds really cool :P


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