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Freddie Mercury.

Gone 25 years ago today, one day after announcing he was HIV positive.

This Day in Music



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.

Freddstival (Facebook)



We’re a day or two late for this, but yes, happy 24th birthday to Therapy?’s Nurse, one of the classics of the contemporary Irish music canon. It saw EU release on October 17th, ’92.

Producing singles Teethgrinder and Nausea, the album’s success set the stage for follow-up Troublegum to sell 750,000 copies two years later, and saw them depart from a barebones noise/punk squall for a more industrial direction.

They’re still at it.