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Freddie Mercury Day is celebrated with Google doodle
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 5, 2011 | Martin Chilton

Posted on 09/05/2011 6:55:13 AM PDT by Cecily

Freddie Mercury Day - on what would have been the Queen singer's 65th birthday - has been celebrated with a new Google doodle on the web giant's homepage.

In the animated Google Doodle, Mercury is shown singing on stage in front of screaming fans, sat on a throne wearing a crown and dressed as a woman, and strutting about with a hoover.

The accompanying video, over 90 seconds long, is set to 1978 Queen hit Don't Stop Me Now.

Queen guitarist Brian May, writing on a special Google blog, said: "Freddie would have been 65 this year, and even though physically he is not here, his presence seems more potent than ever. Freddie made the last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected. He gave people proof that a man could achieve his dreams."

Doodle designer Ryan Germick added: "The video has a lot of fun, goofy stuff to celebrate what an incredible song writer, fashion icon, and musical innovator he was."

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: freddie; mercury; queen
Lovely Fred - what a great singer.


1 posted on 09/05/2011 6:55:16 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

RIP Freddie Mercury. Thanks for the great rock ‘n’ roll.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 6:56:01 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

loved him. A real showman.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 7:00:01 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: DIRTYSECRET
He gave people proof that a man could achieve his dreams."

That just makes me wanna pick up my guitar...'scuse me.

4 posted on 09/05/2011 7:01:28 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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To: Cecily
You mean Farrokh Bulsara?

Let's keep it real. "Freddy" was a talented but seriously disturbed who died as a direct result of the awful lifestyle he lived. He should be a cautionary example, not a pop culture icon. Pray for his soul.
5 posted on 09/05/2011 7:05:31 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Cecily
Greatest Queen song EVER!

This one was OK, I guess...

I guess this one was somewhat fine, too

6 posted on 09/05/2011 7:09:20 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Antoninus

You are right, some of his personal habits should not be emulated or celebrated, but that goes for almost all rock/pop stars past and present.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 7:11:09 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Antoninus

Yeah, yeah, lecture us. Wow, could this guy entertain,


8 posted on 09/05/2011 7:12:24 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: ExtremeUnction
Yeah, yeah, lecture us. Wow, could this guy entertain,

Right. Because everyone knows entertainment is more important than life, death, and acting in a virtuous way.
9 posted on 09/05/2011 7:15:47 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Antoninus

Our culture, society and economy are being “entertained” to total collapse.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 7:17:46 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Cecily

Queen’s performance in Montreal 1981 (?) - on video- is incredible.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 7:18:50 AM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Cecily
Bing's background image today.

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12 posted on 09/05/2011 7:20:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Antoninus

“Pray for his soul.”

I don’t understand.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 7:21:04 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Disgusted with the establishment GOP and their enablers.)
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To: Cecily

can anyone name the Freddie Mercury-MST3K connection? Hint: Horrors of Spider Island.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 7:21:28 AM PDT by isom35
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To: Future Snake Eater

This one is good too (I’m in Love with My Car) - Freddie on piano. They all sound great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWqwJUnbrhI&feature=related


15 posted on 09/05/2011 7:24:22 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Antoninus

I’m reminded of two things. The first is just how impressed I always was with Queen. A truly great band, all the way around, and Brian May is one of my influences as a guitarist, tonally and otherwise. The second is an interview wherein Freddy rather famously noted, not to put too fine a point on things, his predilection for perforating anything with, as he put it, “with a hole in it.” I always approved of his talent, in addition to that of John Deacon, Brian May and Roger Taylor. I never approved the lifestyle.

A point of minor digression, if you please. While Freddy is of course still dead, you may wish to hear this gentleman, who played, and sang everything herein.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6h49_5VjRA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf98R7UfNFU


16 posted on 09/05/2011 7:27:14 AM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: all the best
Our culture, society and economy are being “entertained” to total collapse.

Exactly. In a nutshell, that's a large part of what's wrong with our society today. We lionize "entertainers" who, in the grand scheme of things are utterly unimportant, while ignoring (or ridiculing) what is truly important.

I witnessed this while working as a clerk in a record store as a kid. I was into pop music in a big way. What finally turned me off is the blank-eyed hero-worship that ruled so many pop music fans lives. They truly modeled themselves on people like Freddy Mercury. As a result, lives were destroyed.

This is not something to celebrate, in my opinion.
17 posted on 09/05/2011 7:41:13 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Cecily; Antoninus

Some of the younger generations who aren’t wise in years and experience idolize him to the point of excusing his lifestyle.
Needless to say, they gloss over the how and why he died.
That’s what is seen constantly these days, blind worship of pop idols.
Look at the excuses that have been made for Amy Winehouse and her demise, and the bad behavior of Chris Brown [he beat the crap out of Rihanna -dead silence from the feminists..]
While I do appreciate talent, it is tempered by the hold and sway they exert unduly.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 7:47:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Cecily

I think a little Bohemian Rhapsody, gentlemen.

Good call.

19 posted on 09/05/2011 7:52:20 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 6SJ7

Nothing seems to matter,

Nothing really matters,

To me.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 8:02:21 AM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Antoninus
We lionize "entertainers" who, in the grand scheme of things are utterly unimportant,

Good point.

Several centuries ago they called them "court jesters."

Now they practically hold court...

21 posted on 09/05/2011 8:11:23 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Cecily
The round thing looks like a Kaposi’s Sarcoma.

LLS

22 posted on 09/05/2011 8:13:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

He was that.

LLS


23 posted on 09/05/2011 8:14:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: cripplecreek

My Search Engine!

LLS


24 posted on 09/05/2011 8:15:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: 6SJ7

GREAT movie!

LLS


25 posted on 09/05/2011 8:16:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Say what you want about this whack-job, he was born with a remarkable voice.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 8:20:46 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Cecily

funny about FReepers. First to say “shut up and sing” to the lefties, first to start condemning their personal lives when they do.


27 posted on 09/05/2011 8:37:23 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (non-union thug.)
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To: isom35

I have that episode on VHS, but haven’t watched it in years.
Do tell?


28 posted on 09/05/2011 8:45:43 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I can see 2012 from my house!" Jim Thompson, 7-16-2011)
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To: the invisib1e hand; SeaDragon

For all his issues, and they were legendary, the man was simply one of the most talented musicians in the world.

Do I celebrate his lifestyle, no. Can I celebrate his music, oh yes.

And let’s not forget, that Freddie Murcury once sang opera with one of the best. It was one of his last shows and recordings before he died.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWFepHpCvGc


29 posted on 09/05/2011 8:48:08 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Cecily

Freddy Mercury - the best there ever was.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 8:50:00 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (O-blame-r)
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To: the invisib1e hand

HIV/AIDS one of nature’s little clean-up crews.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 9:05:21 AM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Cecily
I attended the Freddie Mercury Memorial weekend celebration in Montreux, Switzerland this past weekend...great weekend of rocking out to Queen and Freddie songs, with some amazing live performers. Freddie is still much loved in Europe and the rest of the world (with many younger generation fans); in the US, not so much.
32 posted on 09/05/2011 9:27:36 AM PDT by nvskibum
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To: Oldpuppymax
Say what you want about this whack-job, he was born with a remarkable voice.

Considering how he used it and how he ended up, he probably would have been better off if he had been born without all that talent. Think about it. Was the ephemeral enjoyment of a few million people worth the destruction of a human being and the likely loss of his soul?
33 posted on 09/05/2011 9:58:40 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
funny about FReepers. First to say “shut up and sing” to the lefties, first to start condemning their personal lives when they do.

How anyone can look at Farrokh Bulsara's life and see anything but a tragedy is beyond me. This is not about condemning Bulsara's personal life. It's condemning those who glamorize him and make it more likely that others will follow his path.
34 posted on 09/05/2011 10:04:56 AM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Here is an interesting cover of “Radio GaGa” by Electric Six, with lead singer Dick Valentine dancing on Freddie Mercury’s grave.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdcRtoc0lQU


35 posted on 09/05/2011 10:17:38 AM PDT by hout8475
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To: RandallFlagg

the lady that played Babs and Freddie were “together”. Here’s a youtube that talks about it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDQXT2al7k


36 posted on 09/05/2011 1:47:27 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Cecily

Bought Queen II on 8 track when it came out. Played it almost to death. Some of it is still stuck in my head.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 2:56:43 PM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: tal hajus
Bought Queen II on 8 track when it came out. Played it almost to death.

As I recall that was not so hard to do with an 8-track.

38 posted on 09/06/2011 7:36:40 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam; tal hajus

Smack it real hard. It will jump to the next track.


39 posted on 09/06/2011 2:13:03 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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