Gone 25 years ago today, one day after announcing he was HIV positive.
Tonight at 8pm.
Freddstival – a celebration of the life of Freddie Mercury.
At the Grand Social on Liffey Street Lower, Dublin 1.
From the Facebook blurb:
“Join us – Barbara McCarthy, Paddy Cullivan and a host of Irish performers, including Martin McCann, mezzo-soprano Heather Fogarty, a cappella choir The Skipping Stones and more – for an epic night of rock, opera, karaoke, enlightenment and laughter. 25 years gone, but never forgotten.”
Tickets are €12 and are available here
Money raised will go to AIDS charities.
I remember the news late on the Sunday night that he had AIDS; woke up following morning and he’d died. A few years later it’s possible he’d have been able to live with the disease. Funny thing – part of me thinks that Freddie would have been crap at being 70, but at the same time…himself and Miriam Margolyes trying to out-do each other on Graham Norton’s sofa would’ve been cracking telly.
Also, he’d have stopped Brian and Roger weeing all over the band’s reputation.
I’d say you run over Proles while listening to Barcelona at full volume.
25yrs, oh my god, time flies.
Oh my God! 25 years ago! I remember sitting in Mechanical drawing class in school when the news came in. Grew up with 70’s Queen albums and Freddie was the first gay icon for a lot of kids, without even knowing he was gay for ages. It didn’t make a difference as he was everybodies favourite in that band. Showstopping raw talent.
Freddie channelling Lord Lucan.