Can't believe I had never seen this before! My pal Michelle posted it the other day on Facebook and I had to know the story behind it. It took me a minute, but THIS is what I learned:
So, in 1985, Queen re-created their iconic 1974 "Queen II" album cover (see also: "Bohemian Rhapsody" music video), morphing the old into the new for the music video of their single "One Vision." Well-l-l, this gif of Freddie (picking his nose, no less!) and the boys goofing around is an outtake from that.
What I wasn't able to find was the source video of this fine gif, just the "One Vision" video itself. Maybe one of you Happy Mutants will have better luck finding it..?! Standing by. Read the rest
One imagines the late Queen frontman might have enjoyed this very much.
“I crocheted Freddie Mercury!,” says the very eager and talented crafter birdsaremybuddies on IMGUR.
I usually crochet animals.
Freddy was my first attempt at a person.
Here's the full view of their crafty creation:
They got this delightful pattern from Mojo Moji design, and with it you can crochet the iconic and legendary former singer of Queen yourself.
Moji Moji offers the pattern for free, but the considerate thing to do is donate something if you can, because this wonderful crafting project supports the Mercury Phoenix Trust:
The Mercury Phoenix Trust was founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and their manager Jim Beach in memory of rock band Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury who sadly died in 1991 from AIDS related pneumonia. In the last 21 years the Trust has given away over 15 million dollars in his name and funded over 700 projects in the global battle against HIV/AIDS.
As a tribute to the legendary Freddie I’ve created his likeness in amigurumi, capturing his essential awesomeness in yarn!
Here's the full crocheting process from birdsaremybuddies on IMGUR.
I crocheted Freddy Mercury
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Can't help but get choked up watching Freddie Mercury belt out this recently unearthed, and undeniably poignant, "Time Waits For No One:"
"For the first time ever, after four decades buried deep in the vaults, a previously unreleased version of ‘Time’, recorded in 1986 by Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has finally emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark, a long-time friend of Freddie’s, using the song’s full title, ‘Time Waits For No One’."
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IT'S PERFECT. Read the rest
Freddie Mercury's childhood home in London will now have a blue plaque, the UK's acknowledgement of a significant historical person or place. This endearing film chronicles how it was made. Read the rest
A sculpture depicting a gorilla wearing a Freddy Mercury-style jacket was removed from Norwich City Center following a legal threat from the Mercury Phoenix Trust. The trust claims copyright on the outfit's design, so the company in charge of Norwich's gorilla statue program is repainting it: "That's being sorted. To save any bother we will change it." [Daily Mail] Read the rest