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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 03:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 05:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

didn't peter freestone said in his book that freddie didn't exercised a day in his life?

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 05:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Peter Jones' interview:

"Q: Did Freddie ever do any exercise, apart from the obvious?

A: He’d really never walk anywhere! We did weights, bench presses… Joe Fannelli made up an old bench in Garden Lodge… which collapsed! (laughs). Arm weights and dumb bells which we’d take from country to country. I suppose it was me that got him started into a keep-fit regime. I used to sod-off to a local gym, and one night he was curious as to what I was doing so I dragged him along. Once he started noticing that it was working, and he was developing muscles, you couldn’t hold him back."

P.S. Roger went to gym very often as I know.

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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aids makes you thin


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

Aids makes you thin


The post said early Freddie. He didnt have aids then!


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

FriedChicken<br><font size=1>The Almighty</font> wrote:

Aids makes you thin


The post said early Freddie. He didnt have aids then!


Hahahahahah yeah read more carfully friedchicken!


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some people have really skinny arms, LIKE ME!
does not mean we have eating disorders!


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...it could have something to do with his background...ex: polish people tend to be big while italians tend to be small. *shrugs*


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well i'm Italian and i'm 6'2.
Although saying that there are quite a few Italian men under average height.


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 14:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He was thin, or at least in good shape his entire career I think except for some pictures I saw of him during "The Works" tour around '84. He actually had just couple extra pounds at the time, or I am I mistaken?


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Posted: 04 Oct 05, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, yeah, but they wernt on tour every second.
so when they were at home, particuarlly after the Magic tour, he worked out quite a lot.


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

LeroyBrown11 wrote:

Thanks. Why was he sooo skinny though?


I read that in the early days of their career, the stall in kensington period, - I'm not sure if mary said that, surely it couldn't have been freddie - they scarcely had money enough to eat.
A good explanation for his silhouette.


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Posted: 05 Oct 05, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

spymyshadow wrote:

LeroyBrown11 wrote:

Thanks. Why was he sooo skinny though?


I read that in the early days of their career, the stall in kensington period, - I'm not sure if mary said that, surely it couldn't have been freddie - they scarcely had money enough to eat.
A good explanation for his silhouette.


That's it in a nutshell - starvation. If you've seen the pics of him in Ealing college in '68, he's full-bodied and very healthy-looking, since he was obviously still living with his parents.

The hungry years ('69 - '73') saw him lose many pounds.

He did fill out a bit again when the money started coming in, but his love of champagne and such may have kept him down to size, not that he'd have gotten fat anyway.


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People were less fat 30 years ago, in the days before message boards... ;)


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Posted: 06 Oct 05, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is what roger said in a recent interview, when he tells about his being freddie's flatmate:

WE USED TO WAIT FOR A WEEKLY HAMPER FROM HIS (FREDDIE'S) MOTHER - AND THEN I USED TO EAT AS MUCH OF IT AS I COULD.

Now we know it was rog's fault.


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