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5th September 1946

In which I celebrate Freddie Mercury's birthday with noise.



Beginning with an early version of Save Me, from the Hammersmith Odeon in December of 1979:



And then Somebody To Love from the same concert:



A rather beautiful You Take My Breath Away from the famous (infamous!) free concert in Hyde Park in 1976:



Followed by Millionaire Waltz (a somewhat truncated version) from Houston in '77. You're getting some great leotards here, people. I hope you're appreciating them!



And then returning to the Hammersmith Odeon of '79 for Don't Stop Me Now:



And finishing with an early version of acoustic fan favourite '39 (Hyde Park '76), in which Freddie forgets the lyrics, and Roger breaks every glass for miles around:



Happy Birthday Freddie.

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oonaseckar
Sep. 6th, 2014 08:58 am (UTC)
Man, the red leather trousers from the Hammersmith Odeon gig... Words have no power and nothing to say here.

'Don't Stop Me Now' is my favourite. (Everyone's favourite, right?) *lassoes mic around head*

There's something about Queen that makes me feel wonderfully patriotic, in a way that her actual Maj could never ever do. *hiss* (Irrespective of Freddie's familial origins.) I actually detest any kind of nationalism or national pride, and yet I feel almost forced to wonder what other country produces this level of lunacy combined with genius? And then ships it out as their biggest most profitable export.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 6th, 2014 10:43 am (UTC)
Aw, don't be too mean about the queen. She's been pretty cool about Queen over the years. She even set up a special office at Buckingham Palace back in the seventies, to redirect all the mail that was supposed to go to them, but had been sent to her instead. I do love the idea that fandom was so clueless that it managed to get her and the band mixed up! Plus we'd never have got the Freddie and Roger stamp if not for her.

And yes, those trousers! And Roger is wearing a kimono in that last video. There aren't many rock bands that will cheerfully cavort about on stage in kimonos. Or if there are, they're hiding from me.

Edited at 2014-09-06 10:44 am (UTC)
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