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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 09:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton Jonh??????? xD

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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no, dont believe they ever did

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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, I think Freddie Mercury is SO MUCH BETTER than Elton...in EVERYTHING!


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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tannya wrote:

Actually, I think Freddie Mercury is SO MUCH BETTER than Elton...in EVERYTHING!



I sooo agree! :D

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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie appeared with Elton on Elton's show once; Freddie, Elton and Rod were planning to make a band (it was a joke, but...)... So...............

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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It has always surprised me that nothing has surfaced that the two of them did, being such good friends you would have thought something would have happened, I know Roger and John worked with him a few times but it's strange Freddie didn't.


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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton + Freddie would be an everlasting clash of egos.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Elton + Freddie would be an everlasting clash of egos.


That's not necessarily a bad thing. Many an artistic masterpiece originated that way.


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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

3 songs were filmed that Freddie did live on stage together with sir Elton John. It was on the 40th birhday of Elton, in Manchester, on November 19th, 1982, and they sang 3 songs: 1) "whole lotta shakin' goin' on" 2) "she saw me standing there" 3) "twist ad shout". This show was completely filmed by the crew of Elton, and a short piece is in one of the queen-documentaries...i can't recall wich one, i thought magic years video...but they didn't go into a studio to record together. I really hope that Greg can get his hands on this video-recording, but i believe that Elton will not give it away, and keeps it as one of his favorite memory-souvenirs...what a pitty for us
It was a real fab party that night. Freddie was awesome, and he really blew Elton off the stage...
the same way he did with the other "sir" (Cliff Richard) in the Dominion at the "give time for aids" charity performance of the "Time"musical April 14th 1988. (he did 3 songs then aswell...) That performance was an event in its own right...Freddie singing: "it's in everyone of us"...we had no idea then, that this show was going to be his last ever live performance for an audience...it makes the recordings even more bizar...and makes me wonder why on earth those recordings didn't make it to be part of the solo collection...like the Michael Jackson songs..and the Time-rehearsals...and sooo much more that should have been on that....the logan place recordings...demos like "YATOO"...i really believe there's more than plenty of stuff out there to produce another set with Freddie's voice...lets hope it will be put on the anthology box-set in 2009....if we still live...we might be able to enjoy it then...or in a box set to celebrate his 65th birthday...???



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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bas asselbergs wrote:

3 songs were filmed that Freddie did live on stage together with sir Elton John. It was on the 40th birhday of Elton, in Manchester, on November 19th, 1982,


I would like to repeat Bob's question about your sources... And by the way, man, Elton's 40th birthday was on March 25th of 1987.......

BTW, there're no footages from that performance on any Queen documentarties though I haven't seen them all

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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

okay...i had the date wrong...ot's been a while. thanks for the correction...check the documentaries...does anyone know on wich one this 4 seconds bit is? maybe a clip on youtube?


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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.queenconcerts.com/detail/live/1242/19.11.1982+-+Guest+appearance:+Freddie+Mercury+in+Manchester,+UK+(with+Elton+John)/

No bootlegs of this show.


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Posted: 31 Aug 06, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would Freddie want to record a song with that fuckingn wanker


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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you guys certain that Freddie and Elton never recorded together? Has this been confirmed? Wasn't there some 'activity' in 1976 in Advision studios London? Can someone ask John Stuart, he'll know. Shall I have a look in the tape archive in the meantime?


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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Are you guys certain that Freddie and Elton never recorded together? Has this been confirmed? Wasn't there some 'activity' in 1976 in Advision studios London? Can someone ask John Stuart, he'll know. Shall I have a look in the tape archive in the meantime?


You don't have to.
We know you are extremely busy with your work.


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

I thought they spent time in the studio in the mid seventies, i think there are a few photos even. Maybe look on the net for these pics? I would but i am tired. lol


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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

Are you guys certain that Freddie and Elton never recorded together? Has this been confirmed? Wasn't there some 'activity' in 1976 in Advision studios London? Can someone ask John Stuart, he'll know. Shall I have a look in the tape archive in the meantime?


So many questions... Let me ask you question too - after you'll look in the tape archive (in the meantime) - will you tell us (i.e. confirm if it's true or not) the answer?

(Off-topic: seems like Greg is one of very few Englishmen who uses the word "shall"! I learnt that damned "shall" in the school and tried to understand difference between "shall" and "will", but no-one use it...)

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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Shall" is more polite and is used in those sort of questions: shall I check the archives? shall we (go, read, dance...)?

Greg's using it in a similar way to "should" in this case, which is correct. And instead "will I ...?" would be grammatically possible but it doesn't quite make much sense.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I shall continue to read the odd thing here - until the builders leave me. Keep me entertained chaps, with your conversation about 'shall'. I like it.


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Posted: 04 Sep 06, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No answer? I expected that..