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Posted: 07 Jul 06, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read in a book (I believe it was Queen as it began but I'm not sure) that Freddie's idols were Elvis and John Lennon (Not Paul Rodgers as Brian and Roger would have you believe) I was wondering if Freddie ever met Elvis or John Lennon?

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Posted: 07 Jul 06, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He didnt meet elvis, I know that, (at least Peter Freestone said in his book) but im not sure about Lennon.

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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 01:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But Freddie had Elvis' scarf brought to him by Lisa Marie.

And no - he haven't met with Lennon, but once met with Paul Rodgers.

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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 01:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

But Freddie had Elvis' scarf brought to him by Lisa Marie.

And no - he haven't met with Lennon, but once met with Paul Rodgers.


Yah, I had forgoten about that, lol. Didnt he ride in Elvis's plane though?

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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 01:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Serry... wrote:

But Freddie had Elvis' scarf brought to him by Lisa Marie.

And no - he haven't met with Lennon, but once met with Paul Rodgers.


Yah, I had forgoten about that, lol. Didnt he ride in Elvis's plane though?


All of Queen rode in his plane, as there's had an issue.


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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always been very interested in knowing if Freddie actually met John Lennon. I read somewhere that in 1980,the year Lennon was shot, that he was inspired by Queen's "The Game" to start writting again, so maybe they actually met. Have you heard anything about this?

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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you compare "Crazy little thing" and "Starting over" there is a lot of similitude and they are both from the same year, so maybe they met


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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"It's not rockabilly exactly but it did have that early Elvis feel, and it was one of the first records to exploit that. In fact I read somewhere - in Rolling Stone I think it was - that John Lennon heard it and it him the impetus to start recording again. If it's true - and listening to the last album it certainly sounds as if he explored similar influences - that's wonderful." (Roger about CLTCL)

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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ilvcats wrote:

I read in a book (I believe it was Queen as it began but I'm not sure) that Freddie's idols were Elvis and John Lennon (Not Paul Rodgers as Brian and Roger would have you believe) I was wondering if Freddie ever met Elvis or John Lennon?


They said that Paul was one of Freddie's favorite singers not an idol my friend


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Posted: 08 Jul 06, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

But Freddie had Elvis' scarf brought to him by Lisa Marie.


Really? WOW! That's like crazy and awesome.

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Posted: 09 Jul 06, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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ilvcats wrote:

I read in a book (I believe it was Queen as it began but I'm not sure) that Freddie's idols were Elvis and John Lennon (Not Paul Rodgers as Brian and Roger would have you believe) I was wondering if Freddie ever met Elvis or John Lennon?


They said that Paul was one of Freddie's favorite singers not an idol my friend


Whatever. Just discuss the topic. :P