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Bijou was written by Freddie Mercury and Brian May.It was on the last Queen album when still Freddie was alive.
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Freddie and his partner Jim Hutton watched a movie some weeks before Freddie´s death.
The heroine in the movie asked her partner "Will we spend the rest of our lives together?
Freddie looked at Jim and asked the same thing.
Of course we will Jim said.Don´t be silly.
When Freddie told Jim he had aids and he understood if Jim wanted to leave Jim answered I love you Freddie I´m not leaving.
Jim was there until Freddie took his last breath.
Jim was hiv+ then and both Freddie and Jim expected he wouldn´t live long but the new medicine came and Jim´s life was saved.
 
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I've always enjoyed this song, but I was surprised the first time I heard the original b-side version on the deluxe remaster from 2011. Brian May's guitar, that 80's sound... I just love this version. I think it should have been on The Miracle.

 

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Making of One vision
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Roger Taylor was the drummer and Freddie told him how to do it..but what did he really say.. da da da da da da dshhh??Roger seemed confused 14.34

You can see Freddie's man Jim Hutton at 13.05, he went to visit Freddie in Germany and Freddie used to say he would just pop in to the studio for 5-6 minutes but it usually became 5-6 hours
He wrote this
"In the studio Freddie had a one-track mind-work, work work".
"Freddie's sense of drive amazed me."
"He had to keep on the go , it was part of his life blood."

" After hours working on the same track , the band developed a way of diffusing the tension of their work; they swapped the real lyrics for funnier send-up lines.Those off-the-record versions of Queen hits were often hysterically funny, and the whole studio would erupt in laughter"

btw Freddie and Jim first met in a gay club 1983,Freddie asked Jim if he could by him a drink, Jim said no, he had a boyfriend.
Jim didn´t know who Freddie was.
Jim and his boyfriend split up and in 1985 when Jim went to a gay club and ordered something to drink he heard a voice behind him "let me pay for this".
It was Freddie
No. I´ll buy you one Jim said.
They didn´t know then they would stay together for over 6 years until death separated them.

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For me the song is about how beautiful it was before the humans came and how the fairy king tried to protect nature from humans.This song was inspired by the Robert Browning poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" .We can read "mother Mercury"in the lyrics and Freddie said something about mother Mercury was his mother and he changed his name to Mercury. He changed it when he had written the song , some years before they released their debut album. btw the falsetto in the beginning was Roger Taylor
 
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What some people might not know about Brian May is that (1) he built his own guitar, and (2) a few years ago he got a PhD in astrophysics...
 

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For me the song is about how beautiful it was before the humans came and how the fairy king tried to protect nature from humans.This song was inspired by the Robert Browning poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ .We can read "mother Mercury"in the lyrics and Freddie said something about mother Mercury was his mother and he changed his name to Mercury. He changed it when he had written the song , some years before they released their debut album. btw the falsetto in the beginning was Roger Taylor
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I love this song so much. In fact, I love Queen's first album. A lot of people say that Queen's first album is their worst, but I think it's one of their best. I love the themes they explore in their first two albums.
 

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1971-2021 it was 50 years since Queen started.Brian May talks about in the video and mentions in Freddie´s earlier lyrics there are fantasies.
More Brian Mays reflections
"we knew we finally had the right people in the band"
 

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”Seven seas of Rhye” was Freddie’s and his sister Kashimira’s imaginary place.I think the Fairy king lived in that place.
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Happy birthday Freddie 75 year today

The Easter bonnet parade was last Easter, I think it was inspired by the mad hat party when Freddie celebrated 40 years.You can see a picture from it at 0:24 and you can see Roger 0:34
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This is from Freddie´s soloalbum
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"Jim and Freddie (Mercury) were close for many years, of course, and in modern parlance would have been called civil partners".Brian May.
 
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Freddie joked that the kids were so good so they could send them on tour instead of the real band.

"The one thing we're all waiting for, is peace on earth and an end to war,
It's a miracle we need, the miracle, the miracle,
Peace on earth and end to war today,"
We are still waiting....

"Mother nature does it all for us"
And how do we treat Mother Earth?

"That time will come one day you'll see when we can all be friends"🌈☀️
 
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"Brian May’s Save Me Trust Calls for action at UN Climate Change Conference with video Who Wants To Live Forever
A global film collaboration from universities and colleges from around the world showing the state of our planet.
Conceived and directed by Matteo Valenti, Video maker and Screenwriter for the Save Me Trust"
This incredible video created by students from all five continents shows the devastation our precious planet faces.
On a 24 hour clock humans arrived here at just two seconds to midnight yet we have unleashed immense damage and destruction on the natural world. Advancing our needs has pushed mother nature to the brink. Species reaching extinction at a thousand times faster than at any other time in our history.

 

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I think this is wise words from Brian about the world today
 

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It has to be natural. You can’t go to school and ask, “How do I work an audience?” You can’t learn it like that; you just have to have the gift to start with. It’s spontaneous. I think a front man in a group has to make sure that he is stronger than the audience, because sometimes the audience can overtake you, and then you’ve had it. You’ve built them up, so you have to control them.
Freddie Mercury
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I´ve read that there was a hole in the fence and many drunk persons came that way so it wasn´t Queen´s fans who started to throw things.
 

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"So all you people give freely
Make welcome inside your homes"

"All prime ministers and majesty around the world
Open your eyes look, touch and feel
Rule with your heart, live with your conscience"

I´ve already posted The Miracle and some lyrics from it
"The one thing we're all waiting for, is peace on earth and an end to war,
It's a miracle we need, the miracle, the miracle,
Peace on earth and end to war today,"
 
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