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Gallery update Freddie second Birthday party

Gallery update Freddie second Birthday party

Freddie Mercury celebrates a second Birthday on

7 September 1975 in Ulm… 🎉🥂

Just a couple days after Freddie celebrated his legendary 39th birthday party (black and white drag ball) in Munich, 5 September 1985, he was invited to celebrate a second birthday party at the Aquarium Nightclub in Ulm.

Freddie Mercury maintained close contacts in Ulm until his death.

Ralf Grimminger wrote a book on Ulm’s nightclub Aquarium, published in 1999: the German book ‘Nice Society’.

Freddie had a special relationship with Ulm, as Ralf Grimminger writes in his book. The megastar was friends with Garry Lottermoser and Manfred Zauter, owners of the legendary nightclub Aquarium in Kohlgasse. Celebrities from the music scene who came from Munich passed through Ulm and it was well acquainted by actresses Barbara Valentin and Elisabeth Volkmann.

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Queen performing at the Cardiff Castle, UK – September 10, 1976.
Photos by Martyn Goddard

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Queen performing at the Cardiff Castle, UK – September 10, 1976. Photos by Martyn Goddard
Gallery update the game tour 1980 Detroit

Gallery update the game tour 1980 Detroit

20 September 1980, Queen rocked out The Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan 🇺🇸 “The Game Tour”

Around this time the Detroit Lions football team had adopted ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ as an anthem. When Queen performed it as an encore with Freddie donning a Lions’ cap, the arena exploded.

Here’s one very lucky, young fan’s recollection of this concert:

It was September 20th, 1980 and it started just like any other day for me. I was upstairs playing my favorite 45 record for the millionth time it seemed… at least to my mother that is. The song was Another One Bites The Dust by Queen, I had already worn out 3 or 4 of the 45 record which was released just a short time ago.

My Uncle had stopped by and asked me if I wanted to spend the night and see a late movie. At first my mom was rather reluctant to let me go but being a Saturday and no school she gave in and off we went. As we were driving I noticed that we weren’t going to his place so I asked him what the movie was, he just smiled and said we weren’t going to a movie but to a rock concert, He KNEW my mom would forbid me to go to such an event so he used the movie as a ploy to get me out of the house. I asked him what concert, all he said was it was a surprise. By the time we entered Detroit Michigan I was all excited as this was my first concert ever, we weren’t even allowed to listen to rock and roll. We got to the Joe Louis Arena and that is when I melted into the seat, on the Marquee in BIG letters “QUEEN”. That is when I melted in my seat and repeatedly thanked my uncle, he later told me the look on my face was worth the tickets.

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27 November 1973, Queen performed @ The Town Hall, Birmingham, England “Queen I Tour”

According to a fan who saw the show, half the audience was at the bar at the beginning of Queen’s set. They were David Bowie fans who were there to see Mott The Hoople (Bowie wrote All The Young Dudes, their biggest hit). With each passing song, more people left the bar to watch Queen and were won over by the energetic show and the musicianship.

There’s a funny moment during the a cappella second chorus of Hangman, after “Hang that rope from the highest tree”. Freddie, in a campy voice, says, “Yes, you’ll do that” (as he did last night in Keep Yourself Alive).

Queen’s fortunes varied somewhat on this tour. On many nights they were reported to have blown Mott The Hoople off the stage, but on this night things didn’t go quite so smoothly. Someone who attended the show recalls a noticeably nervous Freddie Mercury, who even tripped over a monitor at one point: “Freddie was clearly winded, but continued on from the floor as if it were part of the show. This impressed some audience members, but not everyone. During the last song, Freddie was hit in the face by a hot dog. With ketchup falling down to his neck, he was visibly distraught.” 😮

The third pic is particularly interesting, as it is the last known shot of the fuzz switch still visible on Brian May’s Red Special. Over the next year it would be removed, the hole covered with duct tape, and replaced with a red dot (and later black tape again). In 1998 it was finally replaced with the “May Star” as seen on the front cover of his 1993 solo album Back To The Light.

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Queen performed the first of two evenings @ The Iconic Glasgow Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland ‘Crazy Tour’

Queen performed the first of two evenings @ The Iconic Glasgow Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland ‘Crazy Tour’

30 November 1979, Queen performed the first of two evenings @ The Iconic Glasgow Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland ‘Crazy Tour’

The Apollo: A haven for Scotland’s rock fans

Queen experimented a bit with their setlists on this tour. They once again opened with ‘Let Me Entertain You’ tonight and also received an award

Queen had achieved an ambition by selling all 3500 tickets for the greatest concert venue in Scotland’s rock history and wins the famous statuette…

The inscription on the tiny gold plaque said it all: S.R.O. – Sold Right Out.

But, Queen aren’t the only ones. Blondie and Paul McCartney is also the proud owner of an Apollo Trophy for packing out the place. So are The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Roxy Music, Cliff Richard, The Who and Abba to name but a few.

The awards became so sought after that if an act was just a few tickets short of a sell-out their roadies would buy the remaining briefs up in order to qualify for the prize.

The tin statuettes bought for just £7.50 were presented by Frank Lynch, who transformed the crumbling Green’s Playhouse cinema into the Apollo Theatre in 1973.

A sad farewell to the venue, the building was eventually demolished in 1987.

Source: Memories From Glasgow

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