Freddie Mercury Turns 65

Other Rock Stars Born in the 1940's

We are nothing without sound and music

John Lennon (British 1940 Beatles)

The British Invasion

Give me that old time rock and roll ...

Bob Seger (American 1945)

They knew (know) how to make music.

I saw them live in concert.

Each decade produces another generation of performers
male and female - with the same archetypes and lifestyles.

... Honoring Paul McCartney (British 1942)

Let's go to my generation - people born in the 1940's. When I think about the crazy flamboyant rock stars of my day .... most substance abusers and sometimes bi-sexual - the men who come to mind are Mick Jagger (British 1943 The Rolling Stones) -- Rod Stewart (British 1945) -- Steven Tyler (American 1948 Aerosmith) - and featured on Google (doodle) today ...

September 6, 1946 - November 24, 1991

Freddie Mercury

  Freddie Mercury Google Videos

Freddie Mercury was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Although he cultivated a flamboyant stage personality, Mercury was a very shy and retiring man in person, particularly around people he did not know well. Mercury was an acknowledged bisexual. Mercury also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. Discography

A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrica! event.

I won't be a rock star. I will be a legend.

Fuck today, it's tomorrow.

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Other famous Brits with a Birthday Tuesday 6 September

September 6, 1983

Pippa Middleton

  Pippa Middleton Google Videos

Pippa Middleton's Birthday: A Look Back At A Year Of Style  
Huffington Post - September 6, 2011

Pippa Middleton is an English party planner,
socialite and sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

September 6, 1972

Idris Elba

  Idris Elba Google Videos

Idris Elba is a British television, theatre, and film actor who
has starred in both British and American productions.
In 2011 he co-starred in Thor. In 2012 he stars in
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Prometheus. Filmography

Success comes with lots of hard work and mistakes along the way.

Idris Elba

Spirits Come and Go and Rock and Roll

Email from Gabe, 40, from NYC, who just returned from a trip to his home town in Italy

I go to Italy every year to visit my extended family. My great uncle Niccolo was not well when my Mom and I arrived in August. Years of diabetes had taken a toll. The last few years he would say "Ti aspetto", "I will wait for you" - meaning he wouldn't die until I returned the following year. The last few months he was literally on his death bed. When I saw him on Monday 8/29 he looked like he was going to die while I was there - as he was having difficulty breathing. The doctor came and it looked bad. Sunday 9/4, my Mom and I went to say goodbye as we were flying back to NYC on 9/5.

He was laying in bed with oxygen mask just looking very tired. I got on the bed next to him. He heard my voice and took off his oxygen by himself. It was like God gave him extra strength. I started to cry as I told him it is ok, he doesn't need to wait anymore. He had the strength to hug me and kiss me as I hugged him and kissed him back. He had a sip of wine also. It was tough because I know I won't see him alive again. As I was leaving he had the strength to say, "Buon viaggio Gabriele." Last night 9/5, he got called up to the big leagues.

Arriving in NYC - 6:00 p.m.

As the plane was descending into JFK airport - Manhattan was to my left. I looked out the window at the city skyline which was cloudy on the edges with sunlight coming through the clouds. I turned to Mom and said, "Look. The heavens are opening up to let the 9/11 spirits enter." It was so peaceful. I tried taking a picture on my IPad but it didn't come out well. Too bad the peaceful energies this week won't last long. What I saw in Ireland and Italy is scary from a financial perspective. In Ireland you can't even give a house away. In my town in Italy they are building 5 buildings in a town where people are losing jobs and people are trying to sell homes - even in the big cities like Rome.

Here's another story from my 2 days in Dublin. I arrived Friday morning, but my hotel room wasn't ready. I didn't sleep on the plane, so I found a Starbucks to inject myself with caffeine. While waiting in line, I struck up a conversation with the pretty girl in front of me. We talked about the button on her jeans jacket that is written in Dutch and says, "I am a witch. Have a nice day." I went back the next morning and she was in line in front of me again. I was like ... Wow that never happens to me in the states. We start talking and she tells me her brother is moving to Philadelphia. I tell her I am from NYC and to take my # when she visits her brother. She says she really wants to go to NJ because she loves Bruce Springsteen. My jaw dropped. I told her I have seen him 60 times.

Z and I have fun on our travels. LOL

Bruce Springsteen (American 1949 E Street Band)

Boston: Bruce Springsteen, street performer?  
CNN - September 6, 2011

Stevie Nicks (American 1948) (Fleetwood Mac American and British)

And the beat goes on ....

Cher (American 1946)

And it's all connected...