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Posted: 23 Mar 07, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everybody,

I was just wondering why didn't Queen (with Freddie , of course)record any cover songs in studio (for example the songs from their Rock'n'Roll medleys) besides the "Larry Lurex" stuff.

Another issue: There's been only one studio collaboration with another artist (David Bowie). I think it would be thrilling to hear a song from Queen & let's say John Lennon. What do you think what's the reason Queen didn't work together with other artists?

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Posted: 23 Mar 07, 19:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Correct me if Im wrong but didnt Joan Armatrading work with them on "Dont Lose Your Head" also?

And Steve Howe played spanish guitar on "Innuendo"


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Posted: 23 Mar 07, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's also that Fred Mandel fellow doing the piano outro on "Man on the Prowl."


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Posted: 23 Mar 07, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they dueted with God on dead on time


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

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Posted: 24 Mar 07, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They did do 'God Save The Queen' if I recall correctly.

Covers involve copyright payments, so why do them if you don't have to?

Check your history pertaining to John Lennon. How many artists did he collaborate with from 1975-80?


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Posted: 24 Mar 07, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goodco wrote:

Check your history pertaining to John Lennon. How many artists did he collaborate with from 1975-80?


He did backing vocals for David Bowie on Fame. Other than that, not a lot - if any at all


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Posted: 24 Mar 07, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mike Moran sang on Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy...


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Posted: 24 Mar 07, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red><b>Mr Mercury</b> wrote:

goodco wrote:

Check your history pertaining to John Lennon. How many artists did he collaborate with from 1975-80?


He did backing vocals for David Bowie on Fame. Other than that, not a lot - if any at all


And he wrote the words to that (musically horrible) song, don't forget that!


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Posted: 25 Mar 07, 02:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder how the hell "Fame" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100...was it because John Lennon sang backing vocals/co-wrote it?


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Posted: 25 Mar 07, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think they were more into having "pet projects" outside the group
so in a (non-queen) way they worked with other artists...

some of which were...ian hunter, billy squier, fox, kansas, hillary, morris minor, heavy pettin', peter straker, michael jackson, bad news, eddie howell, montserrat cabale, smith & jones, cozy powell, five, beyonce, foo fighters, phil collins, yoshiki, anita dobson and anastacia

...and loads more


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Posted: 26 Mar 07, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ITSM wrote:

Mike Moran sang on Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy...


No, that was Mike Stone. Either way, hardly a major artist (I'm sure both would agree).



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Posted: 26 Mar 07, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sorry - my bad!

Thanks for the correction! : )


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Posted: 26 Mar 07, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goodco wrote:

They did do 'God Save The Queen' if I recall correctly.


Well, GSTQ is a traditional song. If you count that then you must count "The Wedding March" as well.

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Posted: 28 Mar 07, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Always forget about adding 'The Wedding March'....

The comments about 'Fame': are they directed towards the original, or the horrible remix on Bowie's first greatest hits release? Always liked the original.

I didn't know about Lennon assisting with it. Thank you all for that info.

When I commented on Mr. Winston O'Boogie's possible collaborating with Queen from 75-80...I was thinking of the time from Sean's birth to John's assasination.....he was a homebody and did little if anything unless people came to him. Queen were 'nobodies' before '75.....why would he want to do anything with them?

Nice idea, but..............


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