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Posted: 10 Oct 18, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This may be a strange request, but, I need some help. Indirectly, I can ask Peter Freestone a Freddie related question, but, there have been so many, my brain is a blank.

What would be a really good question to ask?

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Posted: 10 Oct 18, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was Paul Rodgers Freddie's favourite singer?
How "big" exactly WAS Freddie?
What was Freddie's favourite food / drink?

All of these very general questions - that have been bandied about before - SHOULD be easily answerable by Peter. The number of times he's popped up in various Q&A's and talking heads docs etc, he must be able to be very accurate in his responses by now.

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Posted: 10 Oct 18, 17:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ask him about the "little bit of nigger sugar" on MARCH OF THE BLACK QUEEN.

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Posted: 10 Oct 18, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow...thanks for the serious replies.

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Posted: 10 Oct 18, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ask him if he has any contact with John or Brian or Roger

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Posted: 10 Oct 18, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How many languages Freddie was fluent in.

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Posted: 11 Oct 18, 00:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I took it as you can ask him ONE Freddie related question...right ?

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Posted: 11 Oct 18, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Were Freddie and Dave Clark more than just great friends?

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Posted: 11 Oct 18, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did Freddie briefly ditch his homosexuality to get it on with the ginger bird in the "Crazy Little Think Called Love" video?

The blonde one looks ever so awkward on the back of that bike......

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Posted: 11 Oct 18, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So your question is... what is the question? You are either thick as fuck or a fucking genius.

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Posted: 11 Oct 18, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"So your question is... what is the question? You are either thick as fuck or a fucking genius."

lol And you're a terrible troll. Let me explain since you don't appear to understand. Peter Freestone has been asked 100s, probably thousands of Freddie related questions over the years and therefore I came to the forum for some advice on an asking something. Knowing that he's been asked so much and we've been privy to those Q&As via the website, means it's all too easy to be stumped on what to ask him. Peter's talked about Freddie's influences, art, decorating, cooking, Queen arguments, recordings, etc. etc. He's covered many, many topics, so, forgive me for thinking that it's worth asking the community for a really good question to ask.

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps the best question for him would be : " Whether there is any question that no one asked you before? ".
Or "Is there any question that you don' t want to answer or don't know the answer? "

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Invisible Woman, re:

>Perhaps the best question for him would be : " Whether there is any question that no one asked you before? ".
Or "Is there any question that you don' t want to answer or don't know the answer? "

Shortest fucking interview of ALL TIME.

Is THERE any question that no one asked you before? "No"
Is there any question that you don' t want to answer or don't know the answer? "No"

Freestone is a bore with nothing new to contribute that he's *prepared* to divulge. The "interesting stuff" will either stay with him to the grave or be released in a memoir after he's dead.

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Posted: 12 Oct 18, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard that "Is there any question that no one asked before?" a few times now.


Well, ask if they hired any groundskeepers besides Jim. What kind of snow shovels they used. Brand of tires on the car. Ask who their favorite electrician was. Ask what Freddie thought about the snow. Ask if they built a snowman on the lawn. Ask about Freddie doing paperwork.

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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 00:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, to be serious. In my opinion Peter should simply do another book or interviews/ podcasts or whatever. No offense but these " Oh, a fan is allowed to ask a question" thing is a bit ridicolous imo.
He actually knows what we want- clarifications of timelines of all kinds. If he still has interesting facts about Freddie/Queen or people around them to give - he should just do that.

For example: Justin Shirley Smith created an account here to let us know about some studio facts in relation with MIH.
I guess that Mr. Freestone is capable too.


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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a couple questions you might consider asking Phoebe.

1.
I would like to know if Freddie could really sing as high a he did on his later records, like those he did with Montserrate Caballe. Another example is the high note he sang in Who Wants To Live Forever.

The reason I wonder is that I compared his live performance from a YouTube video with the official recording video, and the key in the recording is noticeably higher. I know a lot of artists do that and first noticed it at a Chaka Khan concert back in the '70s. Live, she didn't sing in the high keys her records were in, so the keys were raised in the output by the sound engineers. Or, maybe artists lower the keys in their live concerts in order to preserve their voice. I don't know.

2.
The seating capacity of the old Wembley Stadium of 1985 was 82,000. All reported accounts of that day's crowd are between 70,000 and 80,000.

The seats directly behind and directly to both sides of the stage were not used, obviously because the stage couldn't be seen from those positions. So lets assume that somewhere between 5,00 to 10,000 seats were not occupied.

However, the field is where the activity/sport takes place, so that is not counted in the seating capacity. And yet, the entire field was occupied by the crowd for this occasion at squeezing room only.

So, why weren't all those people counted as part of the crowd? It seems to me that just in Wembley Stadium alone, there had to be more like 120,000 to 140,000 people in attendance. The same goes for the number of people at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Queen and Freddie stole the show, and I believe they won over way more people than has ever been reported.

Well, I hope you will consider asking Phoebe one or both of these questions and let us know his response. Thanks.

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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 04:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Incidentally, the YouTube video and the recording I said above that I compared are Who Wants To Live Forever.

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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Queen did pitch shift some things in the studio - Anoher One Bites The Dust and No One But You are two examples. They would record a vocal a semitone/tone etc down, then shift the key up for the final version.

Lots of bands change their tuning or transpose down for live performance (Bon Jovi is a prime example) to aid vocal ease and longevity. Yes, Freddie could hit the stuff you hear on Barcelona etc but that’s wi h preparation and several takes in the studio.

2. Official Wembley Stadium ticket capacity was 72,000, even for standing events. Why you believe Peter would know this or be able to answer it anymore than anyone else I don’t know.





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Posted: 13 Oct 18, 22:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe Peter knows whether Freddie ever had a vocal coach?

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Posted: 14 Oct 18, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddieCrazy wrote:


2.
The seating capacity of the old Wembley Stadium of 1985 was 82,000. All reported accounts of that day's crowd are between 70,000 and 80,000.

The seats directly behind and directly to both sides of the stage were not used, obviously because the stage couldn't be seen from those positions. So lets assume that somewhere between 5,00 to 10,000 seats were not occupied.

However, the field is where the activity/sport takes place, so that is not counted in the seating capacity. And yet, the entire field was occupied by the crowd for this occasion at squeezing room only.

So, why weren't all those people counted as part of the crowd? It seems to me that just in Wembley Stadium alone, there had to be more like 120,000 to 140,000 people in attendance. The same goes for the number of people at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. Queen and Freddie stole the show, and I believe they won over way more people than has ever been reported.

Well, I hope you will consider asking Phoebe one or both of these questions and let us know his response. Thanks.


The original Wembley stadium as built was for standing only, no seats. It held 100,000. When seats were added the capacity reduced to 82,000. Health and safety and crowd control reduced the capacity further in the late 70's to 72,000 seats.

The curved ends sat about 15,000 each. But when the venue was used for concerts the stage end took away 20,000 seats. A combination of the curved stands and a further 2,500 seats each side of the stage area. This figure (20,000) is about what was allowed as standing tickets. The pitch was never filled to capacity. Again safety concerns meant that a quarter of the pitch (at some venues a third) had to be free of a packed audience giving people an eara to move about and escape the crowd. Also FOH sound /lighting and Spotlight towers took up an amount of room too