Freddie Mercury Google Doodle

Discussion in 'General Cycling' started by mrc7--urcm, Sep 5, 2011.

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    mrc7--urcm Guest

    Today's Google doodle pays homage to Freddie Mercury and the 65th
    anniversary of his birthday. I have to say it's made my day! There is a
    cycling connection in that several bicycles are featured in the animated
    cartoon.

    Mike
     
    mrc7--urcm, Sep 5, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    As well as in their music back catalogue of course.
     
    Simon Mason, Sep 5, 2011
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  3. Was anyone else here at Knebworth on 9 August 1986? I think it's fair
    to say that few if any of the audience realised we were watching the
    end of a legend.

    Guy
     
    Just zis Guy, you know?, Sep 5, 2011
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    Judith Guest

    No, I was at Maine Road on 16th July. (And at Wembley on 20th April
    1992, <sob>)

    Judith
     
    Judith, Sep 7, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    I'm afraid Freddie Mercury ruined my teenage hero. I was a big fan of
    Max Werner who used to be the lead singer with the Dutch prog band
    Kayak. When Kayak was the warm up band for a Dutch tour by Queen, poor
    old Max compared himself to FM and thought that he was a poor singer
    against Fred. He had a bit of a crisis of confidence after that and
    went to be a non singing drummer instead. Shame, as his voice was very
    unusual and far more evocative than FM.
     
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  6. A non-singing drummer? That worked OK for Phil Collins didn't it?

    Guy
     
    Just zis Guy, you know?, Sep 7, 2011
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  7. If only.

    There was also the DC5, featuring Dave Clark on drums and vocals - will
    the moderators note that he was (is?) a keen cycle racing fan.
     
    Esra Sdrawkcab, Sep 7, 2011
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    Simon Mason Guest

    Funny you should say that - Max turned into a Phil Collins clone in
    1981.

     
    Simon Mason, Sep 8, 2011
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