Happy Birthday Freddie

I guess this is kind of cheating in a way. Reblogging your own post I mean. But as today is Freddie’s 66th birthday I want to remind you all what a great man he was. And just how much he gave the world with his music and his presence. So for those of you who last year did not see this small tribute of mine to someone who touched my soul with his poetry and his voice…I hope you’ll read further. Happy Birthday Freddie…I miss you.

Chronicles of Illusions

I can’t believe that the day he was born, his parents imagined the life the boy they named Farrokh Bulsara would go on to lead.

Freddie Mercury has fascinated me from the time I first heard him sing in 1973. Queen’s first single was “Keep Yourself Alive” – to which I related to for some reason.

I saw him perform three times, and each time fell just that little bit more in love with the man, the voice, the attitude.

As today would have been Freddie’s 65th birthday it seemed right to reminisce about my first love affair.

I hope you’ll join me and tell me your memories.

Taking a leaf out of another blogger’s book – oh all right – I’ll just admit to pilfering her idea. I’m trying to be a pirate so that’s allowed. I hope you’ll not only share some of those memories with me but…

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  1. He was by far one of the best showmen this world has ever known. It doesn’t matter what music you like, Queen is always in there somewhere.

    Best songs:
    1. Bohemian Rhapsody
    2. Who wants to live forever
    3. Flash Gordon
    4. We Will Rock You
    5. It’s a kind of magic

    1 is the best the others are in no particular order coz they are all good


  2. Not cheating. Just reminding us. 🙂 Nice tribute – was always partial to “Kind of magic” album, mainly because of Highlander. And then “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Fat-Bottomed Girls”…yes, the list just goes on…just like the show…it must go on…
    “Whatever happens
    I’ll leave it all to chance
    another heartache, Another failed romance
    on and on
    Does anybody know what we are Living for…
    The show must go on
    The show must go on
    Inside my heart is breaking
    my make-up may be flaking
    but my Smile still stays on…”

    ah…sorry ’bout that. I need to go listen to my Queen albums now. Thanks for the reminder! 🙂


    1. You’ve got me all Queenified Corina.
      Highlander…oh my another GREAT love of my life. I loved the films and was slightly addicted to the TV series. I think we were seperated at birth you and I !!!!


  3. I am always grateful when your share your love of Freddie. It reveals not only your love of great music, but the childish wonder which you see the world with. Freddie would be proud, as am I. 😉


    1. I have no intention of ever truly embracing adulthood. It sucks !!!! Next year I think I might take part in “Be Freddie for a day.” Sounds like a plan. Means I can wear satin.


    1. I miss his music too…and his presence. I cried the day I heard he was sick…and more so the day he left us. I think all the truly great ones touch us, leave us vulnerable, make us feel.


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