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Post  misery guts on Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:59 am

Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender
From 2012, and promoting a new orchestral reworking of his solo Barcelona LP, a project I don't recall hearing about, this looked at his works from around 1984 onwards, through his 2 solo LPs, their contrasting successes, working with Montserrat Caballe, finding helpful co-workers, and reluctantly giving interviews. There was a lot of good archive of him chatting, as well as many usual faces filling in the rest. The story even included the Made In Heaven project.
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Post  misery guts on Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:46 am

Brian May says the new biopic will be out in November:

"A bumpy road"
"Movies that mean anything very often go through a very difficult gestation period and this is probably no exception," May told the BBC.
"This is an interesting experience for Roger and me because we have so little power. To get the movie made you basically sign away all your control."
He's not taking the blame.
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Post  misery guts on Fri May 18, 2018 7:24 am

The film trailer is here:

Bohemian Rhapsody
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Post  misery guts on Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:10 am

Queen - Live at the Rainbow '74
From November 1974, at a time when they were previewing/promoting Sheer Heart Attack, so a set notable for many early hits which were dropped later when convenient. Ogre Battle, for example, seems unlikely to turn up in the biopic. The weird part was an encore that crowbarred in bashes at Hey Big Spender and Jailhouse Rock, which seem somewhat askance.
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Post  misery guts on Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:27 am

Opera legend Montserrat Caballe has died at the age of 85:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45769808

Her pop connection is her friendship and big duet with Freddie Mercury on the song Barcelona, released originally in 1987, and then re-released in connection with the Olympiad in 1992. RIPĀ  Sad
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