Statue of Freddie, Montreux, Switzerland.
Hullo ma wee blog,
Freddie Mercury, the charismatic lead singer of rock band Queen would have been 65 today. I heard this on the radio as I travelled across the country to see a friend and was stunned to realise that, had he lived, this great musician and character would have been a pensioner picking up his bus pass today.
I always enjoyed Queen’s music, although I was never a true fan. I always thought they were talented musicians, good songwriters and exceptional showmen, whose songs have the rare balance of intelligent lyrics, great tunes, and fantastic delivery. As a lover of live music, they were a band I'd have loved to see but never did. Much of their music holds up well to the passing years, unlike many and Freddie, if at all possible, is a bigger star today than he was when he was alive. Who knows what fantastic tracks he and the band would have made since, had he lived.
There are many tracks I could choose to play as a tribute in memory of and no doubt there will be more than a few across the Internet today. Here are a couple of my favourite tracks from the band.
I hope you enjoy them. (Especially you Jane)
See you later.