Queen

Freddie Mercury karijera 4.deo

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:23

 

 

          

 

 

As a young boy in India, Mercury received formal piano training up to the age of nine. Later on, while living in London, he learned guitar. Much of the music he liked was guitar-oriented: his favourite artists at the time were The Who, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin. He was often self-deprecating about his own skills on both instruments and from the early 1980s onwards began extensively using guest keyboardists for both Queen and his solo career. Most notably, he enlisted Fred Mandel (an American musician who also worked for Pink Floyd, Elton John, and Supertramp) for his first solo project, and from 1985 onwards collaborated extensively with Mike Moran, leaving most of the keyboard work exclusively to him.

Mercury played the piano in many of Queen's most popular songs, including "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy", "We Are the Champions", "Somebody To Love" and "Don't Stop Me Now". He used concert grand pianos and, occasionally, other keyboard instruments such as the harpsichord. From 1980 onwards, he also made extensive use of synthesisers in the studio. Queen guitarist Brian May claims that Mercury was unimpressed with his own abilities at the piano and used the instrument less over time because he wanted to walk around onstage and entertain the audience. Although he wrote many lines for guitar, Mercury possessed only rudimentary skills on the instrument. Songs like "Ogre Battle" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" were composed on guitar; the latter famously featured Mercury playing acoustic guitar both on stage and in the studio.

 


Freddie Mercury karijera 3.deo

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:19

 

 

 

              

 

Mercury is noted for his live performances, which were often delivered to stadium audiences around the world. He displayed a highly theatrical style that often evoked a great deal of participation from the crowd. A writer for The Spectator described him as "a performer out to tease, shock and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself". David Bowie, who performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and recorded the song "Under Pressure" with Queen, praised Mercury's performance style, saying: "Of all the more theatrical rock performers, Freddie took it further than the rest... he took it over the edge. And of course, I always admired a man who wears tights. I only saw him in concert once and as they say, he was definitely a man who could hold an audience in the palm of his hand."

One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985, during which the entire stadium audience of 72,000 people clapped, sang, and swayed in unison. Queen's performance at the event has since been voted by a group of music executives as the greatest live performance in the history of rock music. The results were aired on a television program called "The World's Greatest Gigs". In reviewing Live Aid in 2005, one critic wrote, "Those who compile lists of Great Rock Frontmen and award the top spots to Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, etc all are guilty of a terrible oversight. Freddie, as evidenced by his Dionysian Live Aid performance, was easily the most godlike of them all."

Over the course of his career, Mercury performed an estimated 700 concerts in countries around the world with Queen. A notable aspect of Queen concerts was the large scale involved. He once explained, "We're the Cecil B. DeMille of rock and roll, always wanting to do things bigger and better." The band were the first ever to play in South American stadiums, breaking worldwide records for concert attendance in the Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo in 1981. In 1986, Queen also played behind the Iron Curtain, when they performed to a crowd of 80,000 in Budapest. Mercury's final live performance with Queen took place on 9 August 1986 at Knebworth Park in England and drew an attendance estimated as high as 300,000.

 


Freddie Mercury karijera 2.deo

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:17

 

           

 

 

Mercury wrote ten out of the seventeen songs on Queen's Greatest Hits album: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Seven Seas of Rhye", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy", "We Are the Champions", "Bicycle Race", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Play the Game".

The most notable aspect of his songwriting involved the wide range of genres that he used, which included, among other styles, rockabilly, progressive rock, heavy metal, gospel, and disco. As he explained in a 1986 interview, "I hate doing the same thing again and again and again. I like to see what's happening now in music, film and theatre and incorporate all of those things." Compared to many popular songwriters, Mercury also tended to write musically complex material. For example, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is acyclic in structure and comprises dozens of chords. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", on the other hand, contains only a few chords. Despite the fact that Mercury often wrote very intricate harmonies, he also claimed that he could barely read music. He wrote most of his songs on the piano and used a wide variety of different key signatures.

 


Freddie Mercury karijera 1.deo

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:14

 

 

                     

 

        Although Mercury's speaking voice naturally fell in the baritone range, he delivered most songs in the tenor range. Biographer David Bret described his voice as "escalating within a few bars from a deep, throaty rock-growl to tender, vibrant tenor, then on to a high-pitched, perfect coloratura, pure and crystalline in the upper reaches". Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, with whom Mercury recorded an album, expressed her opinion that "the difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice". As Queen's career progressed, he would increasingly alter the highest notes of their songs when live, often harmonising with seconds, thirds or fifths instead. Mercury suffered from vocal fold nodules and claimed never to have had any formal vocal training.


Freddie Mercury uticaji

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:13

 

 

                      

 

As a child, Mercury listened to a considerable amount of Indian music, and one of his early influences was the Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, whom he had the opportunity to see live in India. After moving to England, Mercury became a fan of Aretha Franklin, The Who, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and The Beatles. Another one of Mercury's favourite performers was singer and actress Liza Minnelli. He once explained: "One of my early inspirations came from Cabaret. I absolutely adore Liza Minnelli. The way she delivers her songs — the sheer energy."


Freddie Mercury rani pocetak

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:09

 

 

                     

 

Mercury was born on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, were Parsis from the Gujarat region of the then province of Bombay Presidency in British India. The family surname is derived from the town of Bulsar (also known as Valsad) in southern Gujarat. As Parsis, Freddie and his family practiced the Zoroastrian religion. The Bulsara family had moved to Zanzibar in order for his father to continue his job as a cashier at the British Colonial Office. He had one younger sister, Kashmira.

In 1954, at the age of eight, Mercury was sent to study at St. Peter's School, a boarding school for boys in Panchgani near Mumbai, India. At school, he formed a popular school band, called The Hectics, for which he played the piano. A friend from the time recalls that he had "an uncanny ability to listen to the radio and replay what he heard on piano". It was also at St. Peter's where he began to call himself "Freddie". Mercury remained in India for most of his childhood, living with his grandmother and aunt. He completed his education in India at St. Mary's School, Mumbai.

At the age of 17, Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar for safety reasons due to the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution. The family moved into a small house in Feltham, Middlesex, England. Mercury enrolled at Isleworth Polytechnic (now West Thames College) in West London where he studied art. He ultimately earned a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College, later using these skills to design the Queen crest. Mercury remained a British citizen for the rest of his life.

Following graduation, Mercury joined a series of bands and sold second-hand clothes in the Kensington Market in London. He also held a job at Heathrow Airport. Friends from the time remember him as a quiet and shy young man who showed a great deal of interest in music. In 1969 he formed the band Ibex, which was later renamed Wreckage. When this band failed to take off, he joined a second band called Sour Milk Sea. However, by early 1970, this group broke up as well.

In April 1970, Mercury joined with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who had previously been in a band called Smile. Despite reservations from the other members, Mercury chose the name "Queen" for the new band. He later said about the band's name, "I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it". At about the same time, Mercury also changed his own name.

 


Freddie Mercury opste

Fredie Mercury — Autor cile @ 18:04

 

 

                             

 

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), was a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his powerful vocals and flamboyant performances. As a songwriter, he composed many hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Barcelona", and "We Are the Champions". Led by Mercury, Queen had sold more than 300 million albums internationally by 2009.

In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. Mercury, who was a Parsi and grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star". He died of bronchopneumonia induced by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years, and he continues to be voted as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2005, a poll organised by Blender and MTV2 saw Mercury voted the greatest male singer of all time (and second-greatest singer overall after Mariah Carey). In 2009, a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all time. In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, reflecting the magazine's editorial opinion.

 


John Deacon posle smrti Freddi-a

John Deacon — Autor cile @ 18:01

 

 

 

     After playing live with Queen twice more (at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness on 20 April 1992, and in Paris on 17 January 1997, performing only "The Show Must Go On" with Elton John on lead vocals), he made the decision to retire from music, re-appearing only briefly by joining his ex-band mates in October 1997 for the recording of the final Queen song "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)", included in the Queen Rocks album released a month later. He chose not to be present at Queen's induction into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2001, or join in the collaboration with Paul Rodgers. On the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration album The Cosmos Rocks which featured new material from the trio, Deacon was listed in the Thanks Notes on the CD.


John Deacon doprinos grupi

John Deacon — Autor cile @ 17:59

 

 

   

Mostly, Deacon's compositions varied from pop rock to funk. He has been responsible for some of Queen's largest hits such as: "You're My Best Friend" (from A Night at the Opera), "Another One Bites the Dust" (from The Game) and "I Want to Break Free" (from The Works). To this day "You're My Best Friend" and "Another One Bites the Dust" are two of the most played songs on radio. He also co wrote "Friends will be Friends" with Mercury and co wrote the chords for "The Miracle" with Mercury. Both went on the Greatest Hits 2 album. He also wrote two other popular songs ("Spread Your Wings" and "Back Chat") and created the riff for "Under Pressure".

As a bass player his most notable works include "Another One Bites the Dust", "Father to Son", "Liar", "Dragon Attack", "Brighton Rock", "The March of the Black Queen", "You're My Best Friend", "The Millionaire Waltz", "We Are the Champions", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Body Language" and "Under Pressure." As a guitar player, he did some rhythm-playing in songs like "Staying Power" (both live and in the studio) and "Back Chat", as well as lead parts in "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Misfire" and Spanish acoustic fills in "Who Needs You". He also played double bass, notably on Brian May's 1975 song "'39". May had asked him to play upright bass as a joke but a couple of days later he found Deacon in the studio with the instrument, and he had already learned to play it.

 


John Deacon biografija

John Deacon — Autor cile @ 17:57

 

 

     Deacon grew up in Leicester with father Arthur, mother Lilian and younger sister Julie. His father worked for the Norwich Union insurance company. But in 1962 when Deacon was 11, his father died of a heart attack. He was known to friends as 'Deaks' and attended Linden Junior School, Gartree High School and Beauchamp Grammar School in the city and achieved 8 GCE O level and 3 A level passes, all at grade A. It was in Leicester that he formed his first band, The Opposition, in 1965 at the age of fourteen. He played a rhythm guitar bought with money borrowed from one of the other band members. He became the bassist after the original bassist was fired for not being of the same quality as the rest of the band. As well as a dedicated musician Deacon also was the band's archivist, taking clippings from newspapers of even the advertisements featuring The Opposition. After being in the band for four years, Deacon played his final concert with the band (then called The Art) in August 1969. He left as he had been accepted to study at Chelsea College.

 

    


John Deacon opste 2. deo

John Deacon — Autor cile @ 17:55

 

 

 

      Following The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992, Deacon's sole performance with Queen was a one-off rendition of "The Show Must Go On" with Mercury's friend Elton John in 1997 (John had originally sung the track with the band at the Mercury tribute). He contributed to the final Queen song, "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)" – released that year on the Queen Rocks compilation – after which he retired from the music industry. Deacon has chosen not to participate in the Queen + Paul Rodgers collaboration but giving them his support. He was also absent from Queen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. 

 


John Deacon opste

John Deacon — Autor cile @ 17:53

 

 

 

    John Richard Deacon (born 19 August 1951), also known as Deacon John, is a retired British musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. Of the four members of the band, he was the last to join and also the youngest, being only 19 years old when he joined. Deacon wrote a number of Queen's hit singles, including "You're My Best Friend", "Spread Your Wings", "Back Chat", "I Want to Break Free" and the band's biggest selling single in the United States, "Another One Bites the Dust", as well as a number of album tracks. He also played rhythm and acoustic guitars on several albums as well as occasional keyboards, synthesizer and programming. He frequently provided backing vocals during live shows.

 

                 


Roger Meddows Taylor (posle smrti Fredija)2. deo

Roger Taylor — Autor cile @ 20:14

 

                                    Roger Maddows Taylor(vracanje Queen-u)

 

               

 

Roger Taylor posle (ne)uspele karijere sa "The Cross"-om odlazi u penziju i povremeno svira sa drugim bendovima sirom sveta. Danas ovaj sesdesetogodisnjak se vratio svojim korenima i zajedno sa May-om svira u bendu "Paul Rogers and Queen". Kad su ga pitali sta je radio svih ovih godina jednostavno je odgovorio:"Uzivao sa zenom i decom, jer ranije nisam imao puno vremena da provodim sa njima."

Prosto me je odusevio kad se ponovo vratio, a narocito na koncertu u Beograd-u kad je izvodio svakake vratolomije na bubnju iako ima 60 godina.

 Evo po meni najboljih stvari koje je svirao dok je bio u bendu i van njega:

    

                   

 Ovo je izvodio i u Beograd-u, i oduvao publiku, jednostavno najbolji bubnjar na svetu po meni.. Ovo nema nigde danas da jedan bubnjar krene prvo na drugom instrumentu da svira palicama, a posle mu sklope ceo bubanj odakle odsvira dve do tri pesme.. UZIVAJTE!!!!

   

                     

 


Izvodjenje na Wembley-u 1986. godine gde je mladi Taylor odradio sve besprekorno... Tada je bio u punom cvatu muzicke karijere.. UZIVAJTE!!!

 

                   

 

Ovo je koncert koji cu opisati mnogo kasnije, ali opet moram  da pokazem kako se izvodi pesma u duhu secanja na pokojnog frontmena grupe... Tu cast da odpeva je dobio Axl Rose i odpevao je odlicno iako ima karakteristican glas.... UZIVAJTE!!!!


Roger Meddows Taylor (posle smrti Fredija)1. deo

Roger Taylor — Autor cile @ 19:51

 

                                        Roger Meddows Taylor (solo karijera)

 

                

Roger je za razliku od May-a osnovao bend jos 1987 pod nazivom "The Cross" koji je izdao tri studijaska albuma. Na njegovu zalost bend se raspustio 1993. godine. Iako je bubnjar u "Queen"-u Roger je bio frontmen grupe kao vodeci vokal i gitarista. Na svoje debi izdanje rok grupe, ukljucena ples uticajima koja su pala na njihova dva ostala albuma. Bend nikada nije uzivao mnogo komercijalnog uspeha, osim u Nemackoj. 

Njihovi albumi su prodavani svuda u svetu ali najvecu paznju su privukli u Nemackoj, gde su najvecim delom karijere svirali. Albumi: Shove it; Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know i Blue Rock.

 

               

                                               Omot albuma- Blue Rock

 


Roger Meddows Taylor (doprinos Queen-u)

Roger Taylor — Autor cile @ 00:44

 

                                      Roger Meddows Taylor (kao kompozitor)

 

                                 

 

 On je veliki kompozitor i stvorio je pregrst kompozicija, i ima veliki doprinos albumima "Queen"-a. Jednostavno non stop je radio na stvaranju novih pesama da su mnoge uvrstene u albume..

Njegove kompozicije za "Queen" su: "Radio Ga Ga" album "The Works", "Heaven for Everyone" (Made in Heaven),  "A Kind of Magic" (A Kind of Magic),"Don't Lose Your Head" (A Kind of Magic), "Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll" (Queen), "Tenement Funster" (Sheer Heart Attack), "The Loser in the End" (Queen II), "I'm in Love With My Car" (A Night at the Opera), "Drowse" (A Day at the Races), "Fight From the Inside" (News of the World), "Sheer Heart Attack" (News of the World), "More of That Jazz" (Jazz), "Fun It" (Jazz), "Action This Day" (Hot Space), "Machines (or Back to Humans)" (zajedno sa Brian-om May-om) (The Works), "In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)" (Flash Gordon), "In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)" (Flash Gordon), "Escape From the Swamp" (Flash Gordon), "Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching)" (zajedno sa Brian-om May-om) (Flash Gordon), i "Rock It (Prime Jive)" (The Game)

 Kao sto rekoh puno ali sve do jedne besprekorne... ali evo par kompozicija...

   

                   

                                                    Queen- Radio Ga Ga

 

Pesma koji ima veliki uticaj na ljude...  spot je odradjen besprekorno.. i tapsanje u spotu je zastupljeno i na koncertima sto je jako obradovalo clanove benda.. 

 

                  

                                              Queen- A kind of magic

  

     Pesma je po meni uvek najdraza za slusanje... retko kad je preskocim... a spot je odradjen za to vreme perfektno.. vide se raniji radovi danasnje savremene tehnologije... UZIVAJTE!!!


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