The King of Queen
- Originally published September 5, 2011
It was in my freshman year of high school that I became a regular listener of the classic rock genre, like most teenagers at some point. I had my obsession with the Doors, but it wasn't until Sophomore year that I truly fell in love. His name: Freddie Mercury. It's hard to imagine a more beautiful voice than what I heard come from him. So obsessed was I, that a close friend penned me as 'Freddie' and 'Freddie' I remained through out high school.
Today, September 5th, marks what would have been Mercury's 65th birthday. My earliest memory of the man was riding in my dad's beat down diesel truck and "Bohemian Rhapsody" playing on the radio. "You know, this guy's dead," said my dad. I don't remember how old I was. Fairly young I know that much, but that moment had to clearly be of some importance for me to still pinpoint it in my memory today. After all, the two great Fred's in my life are my father and Freddie Mercury. Though it's a tragedy how we lost dear Freddie (He passed away in November 1991 , one day after announcing to the world that he was suffering from AIDS), his death brought even more awareness to the disease.
I don't want to discuss the sorrow of politics, but instead share with you my favorite Queen songs. Please share yours as well.
The song that started it all...."KILLER QUEEN" (1974)
"GOOD OLD FASHIONED LOVER BOY" (1976)
"DON'T STOP ME NOW" (1978)
"SAVE ME" (1980)
"UNDER PRESSURE" W/DAVID BOWIE (1981)
"I WANT TO BREAK FREE" (1984)
Yes, indeed, this song is what inspired the 'Lady' her now famous moniker..."RADIO GAGA" (1984)
"WHO WANTS TO LIVE FOREVER" (1986)
"I WANT IT ALL" (1989)
"THE SHOW MUST GO ON" (1991)
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