There’s a saying that being older (i.e. Baby Boomer generation) carries perks such as living at a time that allowed you to see all of the really cool bands in concert. I’ll own it. I have many priceless concert memories from the 1970s — like seeing The Who when the ticket price was $12! For me though, the real coupe was seeing Queen live in concert on each of the Night at The Opera, Day at The Races, and News of The World tours, and twice when they toured in support of their 1978 release, Jazz. For this then-teenage Queen fan, my fervent ardor for Freddie Mercury and company moved beyond ‘favorite band’ status to being more like a religion, or a way of life. I wouldn’t trade that time in my life of anything.
My ongoing coverage of Sotheby’s auction exhibit, Freddie Mercury: A World His Own, would not be complete if I didn’t feature one of his possessions as a weekly Pink Thing. Presented here: Freddie’s Pink Suit worn in the 1987 video for “The Great Pretender.” The official auction catalog describes it as follows: Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Silk Suit Worn by Freddie Mercury
An absolute highlight of my recent London vacation was a visit to Sotheby’s for a tour of Freddie Mercury: A World of His Own, featuring the entire contents the late icon’s estate, Garden House. Virtually everything Freddie ever owned will be sold off in 6 separate auctions starting September 6th. Presented here is Freddie’s antique jukebox, a 1941 Wurlitzer model 850 Peacock design. Designed by Paul Fuller (1897–1951), this multi-colored illuminated Wurlitzer delighted Freddie with its depictions of two peacocks at the front.
Wow, here’s some unexpected news that should give a little thrill especially to old-school Queen fans out there (i.e. up to and including 1978’s Jazz). There’s a wee bit of music that Freddie Mercury and Brian May had a hand in that US fans have likely not heard before, but are about to get the chance to.
Continue reading Eddie Howell’s Man From Manhattan LP Featuring Freddie Mercury Gets US Release
A few exceptional products didn’t quite make it into my massive photo recap of the Summer Fancy Food Show 2022 — mostly because I wanted to save them for their own featured post. When I spotted this teabag bearing the likeness of the late Queen front man Freddie Mercury at the booth for The Teabook Teas, I knew it would need its own showcase. Continue reading Yes, It Exists: Freddie Mercury Tea