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Posted: 04 Jan 06, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just wondering if you guys knew when the last recorded interview with Freddie was, on film; audio and written.
Ive got a feeling the last audio was in 89 for 'Queen for an Hour' on Radio1, the last video interview must have been 88 or 89? I seem to remember reading an article in the Express i think it was a couple of days after Freddie died that said it was his last interview where he talks about not caring how he's remembered. Ive still got it and will have to dig it out, but i dont know if it was actually his last interview or just a sensationalised headline for a re-hashed interview from a few years earlier.
Sorry if this has been covered before but im new here, any info would be greatly received, thanks.

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His last interview was in 1989.

("Hi, my name is Kim Basinger..." from November 1990 doesn't count for an interview ;))

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not sure that's necessarily true. Didn't David Wigg interview him in 1991 - parts of which were used / played on the Champions Of The World video in the montage of shots showing the Duck House?

I'm certain that he was also interviewed around the release of Innuendo.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

I'm not sure that's necessarily true. Didn't David Wigg interview him in 1991 - parts of which were used / played on the Champions Of The World video in the montage of shots showing the Duck House?


"You're the last person I'm talking with..." etc.? It's the montage too. And this sentence has been said by Freddie in 1984, by the way.

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A shame that DORO intentional put it across as if it really was his last interview! That sucked big time!!!

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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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A shame that DORO intentional put it across as if it really was his last interview! That sucked big time!!!


Was it DORO? I think it was something from a Made In Heaven promo from a foreighn country.


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Posted: 05 Jan 06, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, it was DoRo (as well as "Queen Talks" track from Innuendo days was compiled by DoRo - you can find it on the back sleeve even)

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Posted: 06 Jan 06, 14:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

I'm not sure that's necessarily true. Didn't David Wigg interview him in 1991 - parts of which were used / played on the Champions Of The World video in the montage of shots showing the Duck House?

No

I'm certain that he was also interviewed around the release of Innuendo.

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Posted: 07 Jan 06, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To make it simple to discard an "era" of Queen.. I think there was no interview with him with a beard, right?


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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 03:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In 1989 he had beard.

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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, from what i can gather the last video interview with him was with Monserrate in 88, im still trying to get hold of that. The last audio was in 89 for the Radio 1 Queen for an hour - i think the "Hello im Kiss Bassinger" from Queen talks might have been an outtake from that Radio 1 programme?? The last formal written interview as an article must have been David Wigg in 87?

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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paulos wrote:

OK, from what i can gather the last video interview with him was with Monserrate in 88, im still trying to get hold of that. The last audio was in 89 for the Radio 1 Queen for an hour - i think the "Hello im Kiss Bassinger" from Queen talks might have been an outtake from that Radio 1 programme?? The last formal written interview as an article must have been David Wigg in 87?


Interview with Montsy was shared here not a long time ago.

"Bassinger" came from "Headlong" shootings, November 1990, it's on Innuendo EPK, as I remember. It's video, not audio.

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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry but what does Innuendo EPK stand for?

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Posted: 08 Jan 06, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paulos wrote:

i think the "Hello im Kiss Basinger" from Queen talks might have been an outtake from that Radio 1 programme??

No, from the Innuendo EPK and it wasn't an interview.


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Posted: 09 Jan 06, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Paulos wrote:

OK, from what i can gather the last video interview with him was with Monserrate in 88, im still trying to get hold of that. The last audio was in 89 for the Radio 1 Queen for an hour - i think the "Hello im Kiss Bassinger" from Queen talks might have been an outtake from that Radio 1 programme?? The last formal written interview as an article must have been David Wigg in 87?


Interview with Montsy was shared here not a long time ago.


it was on the Queen For An Hour - bank holiday monday may 1989 radio 1 bbc interview


"Bassinger" came from "Headlong" shootings, November 1990, it's on Innuendo EPK, as I remember. It's video, not audio.



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Posted: 10 Jan 06, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd love it if one day we had the whole 'jukebox' one. Might not be his 'last' video one per se, but it'd certainly rank as one of the more interesting ones (judging from what I've seen anyway. I love it when he says 'we're doing opera now. Forget rock and roll!').


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Posted: 10 Jan 06, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for that clip. Haven`t actually seen that before.

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Posted: 10 Jan 06, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As i remember and this is a few years ago the last video interview as such would be certainly the monserrat video or defintely the jukebox one as i can't think of any other official source.

As for audio 'mike read queen for an hour' would certainly be the last audio interview or near enough , but i'm certain the daily mail published an interview in the summer of 91 i remember vividly because i was delivering daily papers all those years ago and it was by David wigg.

What i can't rememeber was the content of this interview but i can't seem them publishing a interview in a daily paper 4 years after it just doesn't make sense , it would have been in there sooner.

So to conclude then in my opinion there must have been a interview with freddie in the spring or summer of 91 by David wigg.

Is there anyway we can find out?.


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