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The King of Queen

Updated on August 5, 2016
  • 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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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great well written hub on a supper group Queen, Freddie was not only a great singer but also a great performer has well . Loved all the videos !

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      Kimberly D King 6 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Thank you for stumbling across the hub, Reynold! I appreciate your kind words! :)

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I'm a big fan of Freddie just like you. The B. Rapsidy is one of my favorites of all time. It is good that you got all these videos posted here. It’s great to see a new HUBBER and welcome to HUB writing. I stumbled across this HUB by accident and then I found I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. I suspect you have writing talent and time will tell I guess. Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and awesome.” I'm now your fan! RJ

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