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Irritate your neighbors with your singing skills in Let’s Sing Queen

August 1, 2020   Seraja   0

Queen, who doesn’t know them? This legendary rock band, in particular singer Freddie Mercury, has the necessary hits to his name. Are you one of those people who, after a few beers, think that your version of Bohemian Rhapsody is so good that you sing along loudly with the radio, despite the fact that nobody has asked for this? Now you have a reason.

Well, what can be said. It is literally in the title. You can sing along Queen songs. We thought SingStar Queen on PlayStation 2 & 3 had already satisfied enough people, but now Let’s Sing Queen is going to fill the void for Queen fans on PlayStation 4. If you are already mouth watering now, don’t worry. Let’s Sing Queen will be released on October 2.

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Freddie in New York, USA in early 80’s.⠀Walter Mcbride.⠀How many cars did Freddie have?⠀

July 30, 2020   Seraja   7


Freddie loved his cars although he never got driving license since it made him bored.⠀

Freddie owned a 1950 Studebaker Champion, designed by Raymond Loewy, it was used in cargo carriers and tanks during World War II.⠀

He also owned a Daimler Limousine, it was bought by Freddie as Queen started becoming more successful and this kind of car was used by Swedish, Danish and English royal families.⠀

The Daimler Limousine was replaced by a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and it was of course driven by a chauffeur since Freddie didn’t have his license. His car was finished in light grey, with grey leather interiors and wood trims, and featured a cassette player and an in-car telephone. Latest tech back in the day! It was later sold at auction by Coy’s.⠀

In 1986 Freddie purchased a Mercedes Benz 420 SEL and quickly became his favorite car. It was later sold by Sotheby’s in 1996, but was abandoned by its new owner. It waited and rotted in a work site before being found by Ross Waite.⠀

When Freddie bought an apartment in New York, he also bought a Lincoln Town Car, a go-to luxury American car.⠀

And last but not least, Freddie also owned a Range Rover V8 Convertible.⠀
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Queen performance at Estadio José Amalfitani de Velez Sarsfield in Buenas Aires, Argentina 28, February 1981

July 28, 2020   Seraja   0

This is Queen’s first performance in Argentina. The band have plenty to prove to their new South American audiences – something they haven’t needed to do on this level in several years, which would lead to seven incredibly energetic performances over the next three weeks.

Queen were the first rock band to play the big football stadiums in South America – a huge accomplishment. Just to grasp the idea of how popular the band were at the time, 9 of the top 10 albums in the Argentinian album chart were Queen albums. Reflecting on 1981, John Deacon later said it was “A year for discovering new audiences we didn’t know existed.” Similar to their first visit to Japan, they were being treated like The Beatles in America in 1964. Radio and TV stations would interrupt regularly scheduled programs with special Queen news bulletins. More pictures in the read more

Freddie was fun

July 24, 2020   Seraja   0

“Freddie was fun.
The only times I saw him really serious were when working on songs”

Mary Austin

Interview 2013 – by David Wigg

Pic: 1986, London, UK – Freddie Mercury with his Mary Austin backstage at Wembley Stadium (july 11,12) during ‘Magic Tour’

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Queen performed at The Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, USA this day in 1977!

July 21, 2020   Seraja   1

Queen performed at The Chicago Stadium in Chicago, Illinois, USA this day in 1977! The support act was Thin Lizzy.
Due to bad weather, the trucks with all of Queen’s gear were delayed in getting from Montreal to Chicago. One truck blew off the road, and another P.A. system had to be flown in for this show.

The thousands of freezing fans were waiting outside in the bitter cold, and the promoter told Freddie that the fans were turning blue, pleading with him to have the stadium doors opened. Freddie simply stated, “Darling, we haven’t had a soundcheck yet. We can’t possibly let them hear Queen until then.” But it seemed to Thin Lizzy’s manager Chris O’Donnell that Freddie deliberately delayed the whole process just to make his point. He recalls:

A lemon was thrown at Scott Gorham during Lizzy’s set. A few songs into Queen’s set (during The Millionaire Waltz), about a dozen eggs were thrown from the balcony onto the stage, and Brian May slipped and hurt his tailbone. Freddie stopped the show, the band walked off, and the house lights came back on. They regrouped backstage, and ultimately decided to continue playing. Otherwise the “bad guys would win,” as Brian would later recall. Fifteen minutes later the show resumed, with Freddie saying something to the effect of, “Listen you motherfuckers, we don’t have to play for you if we don’t want to. But for the other 99% of you who want to see the show, we will continue.”

Gorham later joked about it: “There’s a guy somewhere in there with a whole salad bar just waiting for us. We may not be getting paid much, but hell we’ll sure eat well!”

Now I’m Here ended up being the only encore, probably because Brian was hurting.

I attached a review from the January 31 Chicago Tribune, submitted by Victoria Dobbs.

An incomplete audience recording of Thin Lizzy’s opening set emerged in 2010.

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