Hello My Dangerous One’s,
Yes I waited to see Bohemian Rhapsody, partly because I’m not only huge fan of the Queen but I, along with many others I was devastated at the death of Freddy Mercury who was larger than life to many of us. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to wait for the dvd release or not at the time.
I finally went to see the movie in hopes I would not need to bring a box or 2 of Kleenex. Watching Freddy’s life unfold as well how Queen came to be was a amazing treat. Sadly I did need the Kleenex by the end of the movie.
The 80’s for my generation was a time of fantastic music, the birth of MTV, iconic bands hitting the charts and Queen holding their spot smashing through from the 70’s with more iconic hit’s and creating music video’s. From the opening scene of Freddy working at Heathrow Airport to how he met his future band mates, marriage, pet’s, family, music and the devastating news of his illness before the 1985 Live Aid Concert was a well done insight into Queen and Freddy’s life.
A very well put together cast and hard working crew bought Freddy back to life for that short period of time and gave him back to die hard Queen fans. He was the perfect showman, ring leader as well as the perfect fit along with his band mates made some of the best music of the 70’s and 80’s.
The bands 1985 Live Aid performance has been rated as one of the greatest in Rock n Roll history. The last concert featuring their classic line up, the final live performance of Mercury, took place at Knebworth, England, in August 1986. In 1991, Mercury died of Bronchopenumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. Brian May and Roger Taylor have preformed under the Queen name with lead singers Paul Rogers and Adam Lambert since.
Estimated record sales of 170 to 300 million copies makes Queen one of the worlds best selling artists!! All the member’s of Queen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and 2005 The Song Writers Hall of Fame.
Freddy may be gone but he will never be forgotten, his powerful voice can be heard at sporting event’s with hits We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust and We Are the Champions. Queen will always be Champions!
God Bless You Freddy, you will always be in our hearts!!!!