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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie had a fantastic voice, but was he the best singer of them all?


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 04:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are the criterions of "the greatest singer ever"?

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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 04:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live-Killer wrote:

Freddie had a fantastic voice, but was he the best singer of them all?



There is NO GREATEST SINGER EVER...because we all have our own range...but let me tell ya this, Fred had a lot of range, lots of range!!!!


But if it meant life or death for me, and I had to make out a list FREDDIE WOULD BE MIGHTY HIGH ON MY LIST but I have so many favorite singers, I couldnt choose!!!


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 04:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think hi´s the best one i have heard so far...


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would definatley say Freddie has one of the greatest live voices, now days there are too many mimers because they are crap live, not Freddie, he was great


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no he isn't. the greatest singer's ever are the tenors luciano pavarotti, jose carreras and placido domingo, and sopranos maria callas and montserrat caballe.

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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yes he was.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another thing to add:

Like I said before, its impossible to have "a greatest singer"...but one thing about Fred's voice is that I never get tired of it...some artist that I listen to, after a while, their voice gets very annoying...but I swear, his voice is soooooo soothing, you never get tired of it....THATS THE TRUTH AT LEAST FROM MY POINT OF VIEW!!!


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, the Crazy Frog is. Pity for Freddie, cause the Crazy Frog uses condoms.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's all opinion. If you were asking me personally, a hesitation in my answering a straight up yes would be due to some vocal hinderance, certainly not any debate. I approve of PR singing for Queen for many reasons, but the two main ones that come to mind are: A.) The best Freddie imitation out there(possibly George Michaels) at best will be a close imitation, not possibly as good, and nowhere in the laws of the universe better. B.) considering A, they not only went for an alternate style, but chose a guy who is to me probably around #5 all time rock vocalists, which puts him way behind, but at least with Paul the new stlye makes them better than any other band ever, except of course the original Queen.



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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B>Jellybean Queen <h6>sweet body kisses wrote:

Another thing to add:

Like I said before, its impossible to have "a greatest singer"...but one thing about Fred's voice is that I never get tired of it...some artist that I listen to, after a while, their voice gets very annoying...but I swear, his voice is soooooo soothing, you never get tired of it....THATS THE TRUTH AT LEAST FROM MY POINT OF VIEW!!!


I agree...

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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

one of the best voices but not in song writhing.for me mr bad mad guy its totaly disaster.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To me he was/is yes.

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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, one of my friends doesn't like Queen because of... Freddie's voice 8~@


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

an unique voice, but i don't know what's the point of know it, enjoy his music and make love


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, he wasn't. HE IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greatest singer ever? Doubtful. My favorite? Without a doubt.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would have to say yes he was I'm much older then most of you im sure and I listen to all sorts of music.There was a show on the history channel about singers and Freddie Mercury came in at #1 due to the fact of his range and being a guy not many guys hit even 2.5 on range. Plus when I met him he was a great guy as well.


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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No-one can say if Freddie was the greatest singer ever, not even us, as Queen fans, but here is my list (not particular order):

Frank Sinatra.
Dean Martin.
Ian Gillan.
Roger Daltrey.
Freddie Mercury.
Robert Plant.



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Posted: 29 Apr 06, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="blue">Maruga_Mercury wrote:

No-one can say if Freddie was the greatest singer ever, not even us, as Queen fans, but here is my list (not particular order):

Frank Sinatra.
Dean Martin.
Ian Gillan.
Roger Daltrey.
Freddie Mercury.
Robert Plant.


Oh my. I only agree with two on your list - and I consider one good and one great -

Dean Martin
Freddie Mercury


re. Frank Sinatra... IMO, is/was extremely overrated.


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