5. September 2013 By Walter Price 0

The Freddie Of My Youth

By Walter Price

Today The GTC would like to remember Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) on what would have been his 67th birthday. 

Sure, the world knows you as the dynamic vocalist, songwriter and all out killer musician in one of the coolest bands of all known time, Queen.

But, I would like to publicly acknowledge something else you and your band were so very perfect for, the roller discos of the 70s and 80s. 

So let me thank you for your part in creating many of the songs that shaped the soundtrack of my youth. Especially the tracks that rocked my Friday and Saturday nights in Austin and Odessa, TX. 

Best Queen Songs To Roller-Boogie To: “Another One Bites The Dust“,  “Under Pressure”, “Somebody To Love“, “Radio Ga Ga” and “I Want To Break Free”

Now, some words from your very own mouth…

“A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It’s a theatrical event.” – Freddie Mercury

“I just like having fun. It’s a very good release, rock music, but you know you say that I am a different person on stage and that same thing could be said of anyone going out to do his job. It’s my work and I’m very serious about it, getting it right.” – Freddie Mercury

“I always knew I was a star , and now the rest of the world seems to agree with me.” – Freddie Mercury

“When I’m dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.” – Freddie Mercury

R.I.P. (1946-1991) Freddie Mercury! You are truly missed….

Also Born Today: David ‘Clem’ Clempson – Humble Pie (1949), Brad Wilk – Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave (1968)