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Posted: 06 May 07, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

little did we know that don mclean's hit classic "american pie" would make a future reference to freddie mercury by mistake (this was released in 72, 5 years or so before this would take place)

http://queenzone.com/queenzone/mp3.aspx?Q=11097

i quote a line from the song:

"when the jester sang for the king and queen... in a coat he borrowed from james dean, in a voice, that came from you and me..."

you could look at it this way...

the king and queen represent the UK, or where queen is from, england or rock royalty of course.

that coat is the one he is wearing in the picture (news of the world era)

"in a voice that came from you and me"
represents the audience singing along to we will rock you and other songs...

just my interesting take on it. kinda weird and funny i thought.


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Posted: 06 May 07, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see what you mean.

Although isn't 'the jester' actually a reference to Bob Dylan, 'the king' to Elvis and well, yes, the Queen to The Queen of England?

Hmm. My above sentence doesn't seem to flow very well.

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Posted: 06 May 07, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh i forgot by the jester, that could also mean freddie. because of the clothing, tights. and also his sense of humour and his flambouancy (butchered that word probably) also add to a jester/joker persona.


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Posted: 06 May 07, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the jester was jerry lee lewis, the king was buddy holly, i think


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Posted: 07 May 07, 03:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don McLean borrowed a time-machine from Einstein and used it to borrow a time-machine from Einstein before he died.


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Posted: 07 May 07, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought that Bob Dylan was the "Jester" in the song and the "King & Queen" were Buddy Holly & his wife. A mate of mine refused to buy any Don Mclean records because of that single line! Needless to say he was a massive Dylan fan.


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Posted: 07 May 07, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who would of thought that Nostradamus was alive and well and on QZ


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Posted: 07 May 07, 06:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heres a thread that may clear up the mystery of the line "when the jester sang for the king and queen... in a coat he borrowed from james dean, in a voice, that came from you and me" that appears in American Pie

http://www.edlis.org/twice/threads/american_pie.html

Heres another thread about the song itself with anecdotes about where the lines in the song came from.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/american-pie/

Nice to see that Queen can be attached to this song (even though Don McLean never meant it to be)


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Posted: 07 May 07, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually bought the single on Sunday 24th Novemebr 1991.
Later the meaning of the line "the day the music died" took on a new meaning.....

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Posted: 07 May 07, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh wow, what r u on??


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Posted: 07 May 07, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bill_lbk wrote:

I actually bought the single on Sunday 24th Novemebr 1991.
Later the meaning of the line "the day the music died" took on a new meaning.....


It wasn't available as a single on Sunday 24th Novemebr 1991. They had stopped pressing 45s. I was working at a U.S. record store at the time. Maybe, and this would be a shot in the dark, there was a cassette single at the time, but those would be few and far between. Certainly not outside the U.S.

I think you're full of it, dude.

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Posted: 07 May 07, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen is good, i especially like the song 'I want to break free', but dont you want to break free from this sad membership on this sad website? Have you nothing better to do?... Thought not


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Posted: 07 May 07, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

And "Bohemian Rhapsody" is about AIDS, right ?

i thought it was the prophet song now?


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Posted: 10 May 07, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It wasn't available as a single on Sunday 24th Novemebr 1991. They had stopped pressing 45s. I was working at a U.S. record store at the time. Maybe, and this would be a shot in the dark, there was a cassette single at the time, but those would be few and far between. Certainly not outside the U.S.

I think you're full of it, dude.


It was on 7" in the UK, it was just leaving the UK charts.

from http://www.don-mclean.com/articles/pie91.asp

EMI UK decided to re-issue 'American Pie' in October 1991, almost as a courtesy to Don because he was touring the country. To everyone's surprise the song became one of the most played of the year on UK radio, entered the singles chart, and made it to the top-10. Don performed the song live on Top of the Pops (see link, left). "It was like 1972 all over again for me," says Donsee

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Posted: 10 May 07, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Microwave is furiously composing his apology at this moment bill_lbk :)


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Posted: 10 May 07, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

joxerthehungoverpirate wrote:

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

And "Bohemian Rhapsody" is about AIDS, right ?

i thought it was the prophet song now?


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