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

    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.

    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, 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.
    Simon Mason, Sep 7, 2011
  6. A non-singing drummer? That worked OK for Phil Collins didn't it?

    Just zis Guy, you know?, Sep 7, 2011
  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

    Simon Mason, Sep 8, 2011
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