Q is for Queen

Q is for Queen

There can be no two ways about this one. Even though I’m not a huge fan of either Freddie or Queen, there’s no denying that they had a massive impact on the pop scene, pop culture and the world around them. The first time I became aware of Freddie Mercury was when he did a duet called “Barcelona” with opera singer Montserrat Cabelle. The main reason I became aware of this was because my mother, a classical singer and music teacher, nearly had apoplexy about this collaboration. That was 1988,…

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World AIDS Day 1 December – Elton John AIDS Foundation

World AIDS Day 1 December – Elton John AIDS Foundation

Today is World AIDS Day. It always interests me that things like AIDS get a day. AIDS isn’t for just a day. It’s forever. We think about things for a day, and then, if they don’t affect us personally, tomorrow we stop thinking about them. I guess that’s the way human nature is.  I first heard about AIDS back in 1985. I think a lot of people first heard about it then, because it’s when the first famous person died of it. Handsome actor and leading man Rock Hudson was…

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