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Posted: 10 Feb 07, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hello.
when did freddie started with smoking?
sorry for my bad english
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Posted: 10 Feb 07, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1979?


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Posted: 10 Feb 07, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1979?.
that is good because then his voice became rough and his condition became worser and he screamed more on high notes.
when did freddie stoped smoking?.
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Posted: 10 Feb 07, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You'll find the answer in the "Personnel" section:

http://sebastian.queenconcerts.com/s-game.htm


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Posted: 14 Feb 07, 23:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His voice became harsh around 79 due to constant touring. When you tour nine months out of the year and you're in the studio for a couple of months, it will catch up to you. Top that with drinking and staying up late partying, your voice will suffer.

The same thing happened to Robert Plant during is Zep days. There are some live recordings where his voice sounds like crap, and some recordings he sounds great. Constant touring with do that to you.

Of course, smoking doesn't help.

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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course, Bradley, that doesn't happen to singers like Taylor Hicks and Clay Aiken, so don't worry.

I think you should start smoking. Tell Mom you're old enough to decide what you want to put in your lungs.

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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

artemismoon wrote:

His voice became harsh around 79 due to constant touring. When you tour nine months out of the year and you're in the studio for a couple of months, it will catch up to you. Top that with drinking and staying up late partying, your voice will suffer.

The same thing happened to Robert Plant during is Zep days. There are some live recordings where his voice sounds like crap, and some recordings he sounds great. Constant touring with do that to you.

Of course, smoking doesn't help.

I beg to disagree. I think Robert Plant sounds crap on all live recordings, but I guess that's just me. Especially on "Stairway to Heaven". It seems like he tweaked his voice a lot in the studio to get perfection on the song because IMO Led Zeppelin is a band that doesn't sound better live than in studio. He used to shorten the notes on "Stairway to Heaven" live because...hell who knows why? And in one recording you can hear him screech like an idiot even though there's nothing like that on the studio track. No offense to other Zep fans, I'm one myself and I love Robert Plant anyway. I don't think you can find any LIVE recordings of "Stairway to Heaven" that sound good =P(unless you're an Über-Zephead that would love their songs regardless of their quality).
Robert Plant, to be honest, isn't really a consistent singer at all, whatever way you look at it. His voice sounds really crap in the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, even though his performance of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" was bearable. Freddie was consistent till his death, I'd say...


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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He started smoking on October 8th 1979, when he got a Marlboro cigarette from his good friend Steven. He quit on January 17th 1987


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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love many live recordings of Stairway.

Of course, the best parts are the solos, though!


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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 13:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

I love many live recordings of Stairway.

Of course, the best parts are the solos, though!

I admit that the versions on "How The West Was Won" are better than most live versions but they're nowhere near as good as the studio version, IMO. =P
Oh well, if you like it then good for you. =)


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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

He started smoking on October 8th 1979, when he got a Marlboro cigarette from his good friend Steven. He quit on January 17th 1987


there are personal videos from year 1989/90 in his home garden lodge and he is smoking there...

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Posted: 15 Feb 07, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=orange>Mr Brittas</bold> wrote:

Also during the clips at the beginning of Greatest Flix 2 there's a clip of him smoking on the set of TATDOOL video. Or he has a fag in his hand at least.


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Posted: 16 Feb 07, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did the members of ABBA smoke prior to recording "Dancing Queen"?

Seems like it would be hard to hit the vocals, especially the "You can dance..." lines.

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Posted: 18 Feb 07, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In "Mercury and me" it says he quit in 1989 while they were recording in Montreux when, it says and I quote "When Brian walked into the room one morning he quickly backed out, complaining that the room was far too smoky for him. 'right' freddie demanded ' no more smoking in the control room.' there and then is when Freddie gave up cigarettes"


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Posted: 19 Feb 07, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>QUEEN OBSESSED wrote:

In "Mercury and me" it says he quit in 1989 while they were recording in Montreux when, it says and I quote "When Brian walked into the room one morning he quickly backed out, complaining that the room was far too smoky for him. 'right' freddie demanded ' no more smoking in the control room.' there and then is when Freddie gave up cigarettes"


I have a photo of him smoking in 1990.


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Posted: 19 Feb 07, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*shrugs* thats just what it says in the book. But I believe you.


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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<font color=black>QUEEN OBSESSED wrote:

In "Mercury and me" it says he quit in 1989 while they were recording in Montreux when, it says and I quote "When Brian walked into the room one morning he quickly backed out, complaining that the room was far too smoky for him. 'right' freddie demanded ' no more smoking in the control room.' there and then is when Freddie gave up cigarettes"


I have a photo of him smoking in 1990.


Can you post this picture please?


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wasn't going to mention this...

But someone on the set sent me a cigarette butt used by Freddie on the set of Days Of Our Lives.

I was going to put it on ebay...but if there are any takers in this incredibly thought-provoking forum, let me know and it's yours.

I'll leave this open to the highest bidder.

Cheers,


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

r u serious? NO WAY! I WANT IT!


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Posted: 20 Feb 07, 14:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wait, why woul someone send you, in particular, Freddie's cigarette butt? just out of curiousity.


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