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A Wildlife Gardener

Loved your 'washday blues' blog. These are all in my favourite part of the spectrum. Your parents have great taste in plants!

Freddie was a mesmerising performer, who gave his all each time he performed...and, in my eyes, a beautiful looking man...and I loved the singing he did with Montserrat Caballe....because music is music, not to be put into separate boxes. He admired what her voice could do, and she wasn't too 'grand' and diva-ish to sneer at his singing the way some people in the operatic world might have. They were great together, magical sounds. thanks for the link. I felt years younger just watching him, and sad that he's gone...but what a great legacy to leave the world.

I have to mention Brian May too...and his playing of the national anthem on top of Buckingham Palace. It had me in a fever of ecstacy...without anything alcoholic!

dovegreyreader

FANTASTIC Karen!!!And yes Brian May on the roof of the Palace that makes me go all shivery too, is there film of that? Could you find it now you're a You Tube expert?

Person with impeccable musical taste

Mummy has given me several headaches over the past few weeks. I am considering legal action.

She has also asked me to confirm that she doesn't mind whether her authors are wearing shirts or not; this preference only applies to rock stars. Authors are allowed to remain fully clothed.

Melissa!

Back to being sensible - oh prolongue it for another day! :D

carole bruce


Oh how wonderful...thank you for the link..that might be my extended mid-life crisis talking too! I saw him / them at Live Aid, they were the greatest amongst the great then, in my opinion. Long live the Divas.

tara

This was fantastic! I love Queen! Isn't youtube amazing? My husband found an old TV clip from the 90s he (my husband) is in and watched it over and over...

Rhys

Well this has brought me out of the shadows!They don't know how we loved FREDDIE! do they those children of yours.
I happened to be walking past The Palace when Brian May was rehearsing his guitar solo on the roof and can I say that was just heartstopping.
AND (this is going to be far too long )in about 1993ish our Josh who was good at football played under 13s inter league football(which was a BIG thing). At the end of the season there was a BIG award ceremony at a NIGHT CLUB in Stockport.(We were a little out of our depth in this new world) Anyway on comes the MUSIC Queen's We ARE the CHAMPIONS and one stage rolled back as another started coming up with tables full of the GLITTERING CUPS and PRIZES and we all YELLED like mad and got very excited.

Harriet

Great clip -- thanks for that!

Rhys

....Marion is up now and we have been dancing and playing the air guitar for an hour through all the You Tube clips....and another memory......
It is a sunny Sunday in August 1998 and I am driving Manchester-Worcestershire- Dover on my way to Paris to meet my daughter who is flying Shanghai-Paris on the second to last leg of her Gap Year and I have not seen her since December 1997.We are late(what's new) because we have had a detour via holiday haunts in Herefordshire. I arrive at my brother's in Worcestershire and drop Daniel off. This leaves me and Josh (Marion is not with us)and I am driving very fast from Cheltenham to Oxford , we have a boat to catch. We are listening to Private Passions on the Radio. It is Corin Redgrave and he chooses Bohemian Rhapsody . "Turn the volume up Josh " I say.......

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