September 5th is Freddie Mercurys Birthday. Below are some media stories hitting the headlines about Freddie’s Birthday.
Freddie’s Friends To Attend Charity Auction
http://news.sky.com/home/showbiz-news/article/16061499 (Link expired)
Celebs honour friend Freddie
http://news.sky.com/home/article/16062302 (Link Expired)
London Evening Standard
Charity Party to Celebrate Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23980025-charity-party-to-celebrate-freddie-mercurys-65th.do (Link Expired)
There are a lot of internet rumours at the moment that Queen are working on some tracks which were laid down in the early 80’s. These tracks feature Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson who at the time were good friends.
Apparently Queen drummer Roger Taylor, has said that it was Michael who suggested they release “Another one Bites the Dust” as a single which became Queens biggest hit in the U.S.A.
Freddie and Michael laid down 3 tracks called “Victory”, “State of Shock” (later released with Mick Jagger) and “There must Be More to Life than This” (later released on Freddie’s solo album Mr. Bad Guy). These demos were never finished.
The rumour mill has pointed to an interview with a Belgian magazine where Roger Taylor said, “We are now working on some never-before-released songs that Freddy made with Michael in the early 80’s. I’m not allowed to say too much about it but they sound incredible!”.
Internet sources: Legendary MJ; Knack Focus
Mojo – The Worlds Best Music Magazine, has an excellent tribute to Freddie Mercury online.
The Cover of Mojo Magazine also has Freddie in a classic pose. The magazine has a feature on Queen Also – the details of the magazine feature are as follows; “QUEEN: So how did young, quiet Fred Bulsara transform himself into strutting peacock Queen frontman Freddie Mercury? In this fascinating MOJO exclusive Mark Blake takes us from Zanzibar to Kensington Market to Wembley Stadium, speaking to the friends, band members and eyewitnesses who witnessed the grand metamorphosis.”
Source: http://cover.mojo4music.com/Item.aspx?pageNo=1819&year=2011 (Link Expired)
If you want to read the full on-line Tribute to Freddie Mercury visit MoJo online at
http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2010/11/freddie_lives.html (Link Expired)
As we remember the loss of the incomparable Freddie Mercury on 24th November 1991 – two tribute singles will be released to honour the life and genius of Freddie Mercury.
“November” & “Freddie was a Rocker” are the debut releases from nobodeknows. “November” is a piano based ballad which almost pays a tribute (musically) to Freddie’s “Barcelona” project with Monserrat Caballe, while “Freddie was a Rocker.” provides the definitive rock statment about Freddie Mercury, and features an optimism which was a hallmark of Freddie and Queen’s music.
Sample clips for both songs from nobodeknows can be found on YouTube, and both songs are available as of November 24 exclusively on iTunes UK/Europe, Japan and Canada stores.”
Check samples out at http://www.youtube.com/user/nobodeknows (link expired)
Check the band website out at http://nobodeknows.com (link expired)
Freddie Mercury has been named the ‘Greatest Rock Legend of All Time’ on the website OnePoll.com.
Freddie Mercury, beat off the challenge from Elvis Presley to claim the title of Greatest Rock Legend of all Time. The Queen front-man who sold 300 million records after forming Queen in 1970 was best known for his charismatic and dramatic stage presence during his 21 years with Queen.
David Bowie, came third in the poll, followed by Jon Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Slash, and Bono of U2 fame.
“Freddie Mercury had it all the voice, the image, the stage presence, everything,” the Daily Star quoted a OnePoll.com spokesman.
I don’t think anyone would disagree!!
Are you Ready to Be Freddie for a Day on September 3, 2010?
Have you ever wanted to be Freddie for a day? Freddie For A Day is a celebration of the life of on Mr. Freddie Mercury. This year The Freddie for a Day 2010 celebration takes place on September 3rd, 2 days before his birthday (September 5th).
“Freddie for a Day” is meant to engage people in a fun way to remember Freddie, but will also help raise funds to support the fight against HIV AIDS. The funds will help the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which is a HIV AIDS charitable organisation set up in Freddie’s memory after his passing almost 20 years ago.
How do you help? How can you be Freddie for a Day?
Simply dress up as “Freddie For A Day”, put in curlers and get a hoover, or grow a mustache and put on your best leather gear and get your friends and family to sponsor you!
For full details on how to be “Freddie For A Day 2010” and raise money for HIV AIDS, visit www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com