Sad. I had a friend who lived next door to one of Freddie's houses. Sometimes I would see him from her window, pottering around the garden. A man who grabbed life but also was inwardly gentle, very feeling...
Actually just wanted to brag that I saw Queen live at Newcastle (year after Live Aid) but they sang too many covers(goodbye marylou is the only one I can think of,long time ago) I wanted to hear their songs
Then I nearly walked past Brian May on Tottenham Court Road.DH recognised him.I saw him and couldn't place him(he was familiar but escaped me).DH says "Oh theres Brian May". Brian gave me a goofy grin.I was torn between asking for an autograph-had my ticket stub in my purse- and giving him peace because he was with a little girl( ?his DD)
Brian May if you read Mumsnet you should owe me an autograph!!If that's ok by you
Watched bits of this when it was on and DH recorded it. DH saw them in 1975 (he thinks but he would have only been 14 and went with older friends) which was the same time as the concert they showed but he doesn't think it was that concert. Freddie was brilliant wasn't he. DCs were in We Will Rock You at school last year so I was Queened out for months on end and should have been sick of it, but I ended up with a renewed appreciation for their music. I will never tire of hearing Bohemian Rhapsody and I am old enough to be a teenager when it originally was in the charts. Also "These were the days of our lives" was such a perfect final song.