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Freddie Mercury

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Queen's Freddie Mercury (1976)

Interview by Robert Duncan, Rock's Backpages audio, February 1976

The fabulously flamboyant Queen frontman on 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and how it's gained them a new audience; on forming the band and getting established in the UK; on management problems and becoming more adept at business; on Queen's academic backgrounds and its blend of personalities; on his pleasure in their diverse audience; on the music press and criticism; on the 'Rhapsody' video, the band's live show and their songwriting.

File format: mp3; file size: 57.5mb, interview length: 59' 50" sound quality: ***

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Freddie Mercury: Bravo Sir Frederick!

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, December 1988

NEVER HAVING been one to opt for the outrageous when the downright preposterous will do, Freddie Mercury concludes his operatic concert by attempting to blow ...

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody Is Now the Biggest Music Biopic Ever. It's Also Total Bullshit.

Comment by Jason King, Pitchfork, 21 February 2019

The classic rock band has always been savvy about its own branding and legacy, but their Oscar-nominated film takes things too far. ...

Growing Up Gay to a Glam Rock soundtrack

Memoir by Jim Farber, The New York Times, 3 November 2016

Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Alice Cooper send signals to a semi-closeted gay teen in the '70s. ...

The Androgynous Mirror

Book Excerpt by Jim Farber, 'Rolling Stone: The Seventies' (Little, Brown), 1998

ON A SWAMPY July night in 1974, I left my suburban home bound for David Bowie's Diamond Dogs concert, dressed in midnight-blue eyeliner, hepatitis-yellow platforms ...

Queen's Freddie Mercury (1976) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Robert Duncan, Rock's Backpages transcripts, February 1976

This is a transcript of Robert's audio interview with Freddie. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

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