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FlinterFile: Freddie Mercury- The Great Pretender

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This song dates back to 1956, when the Platters took it to the charts. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Andrew Gold- Never Let Her Slip Away

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A great song from the seventies today. And what a song it is! It made it to a good number 5 on the UK singles chart, just like the cover by Undercover (who turned it into a dance track). Recalling from the things I’ve said before, you could think that I discovered this song later. That’s not true, since I found out today that a dance track existed. Well, moving on to some background information. I was surprised to find out who did the backing vocals. Although they are officially unknown, it’s said that Freddie Mercury did them! Enjoy

Andrew Gold- Never Let Her Slip Away

Queen

Queen

This band is one of the best bands in the world (or so I do think). Their music is just fantastic (although there are some songs which are not my cup of tea), and the voice of Freddie Mercury is a big part of that. The rest of the band is important, too, because what would Queen be without Brian May to play the guitar, or the drums of Roger Taylor? And then I forgot the great bass play by John Deacon.

They have had lots and lots of hits, and actually I should compile a list of the best Queen-songs. Maybe for later…

Song of the day: Peter Straker- Ragtime Piano Joe

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Another song inspired by the box of singles. We found this one in a cover of Maywood (known from Late At Night and Rio: maybe I’ll feature them later) and I said: Peter Straker with Ragtime Piano Joe. No idea, but it’s produced by Freddie Mercury, so could be good… I put the needle on the record and immediately I was in love with the song. Wow! What a good song is it. No idea?

Quickly, check it out:

Peter Straker- Ragtime Piano Joe

Song of the day: Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé- Barcelona

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It was an unusual combination: Freddie Mercury, the man who was the singer of the popgroup Queen, sang with the operasinger Montserrat Caballé.
However, the combination of the two turned out to be a gold combination. And therefore I have to choose Barcelona itself as the song of the day.
And please listen closely to the text: it’s about their meeting!

Song of the day: Queen- I Want To Break Free

Hello everyone,

Today a clip from a very famous band. Their lead singer is dead, and the band is still active, but not as good as with their lead singer.
Mostly that’s the case with passing away of group members. And this person can’t be replaced…

I’m talking about Freddie Mercury, with his band Queen. The song of today is I Want To Break Free.This clip is absolutely genious, because it represents the song. You see the members of Queen as women, playing in something like Coronation Street.
Then there’s a part with ballet in between, which is also very nice to see.

Most persons think it was the idea of Freddie Mercury to do the clip where all members are dressed up as women, but the idea actually came from Roger Taylor (That’s the story…)

I hope you like the song (and the clip), tomorrow I’ve got something else for you!