|i liked them when i was younger but i was 15 when freddie died so although i liked them i was busy doing other things and its only really in the last 5 years that i have really got more into them and have started collecting all their albums and dvd's
I dont know why it is but the more time that passes the more i think about Freddie and wish that he was still here
|August of 1991|
|11.30 ish tuesday 20th May 2008. Long story I wont tell it|
Serry... wrote: August of 1991Yeah, me too!
|First listening - Miracle era
First bought album - Made In Heaven
First bootleg - cca 96 (a 3CD version of the tribute concert)
First "full collection" of albums - the Japanese 2001 remasters
|That would be Christmas 1974 my older cousin had a copy of "Queen" and "SHA" ,i had never heard anything like it. I had only bought singles before and was more into "Sweet" than "Queen." But once i had got my own copt of "SHA" there was no going back!!!!!!!!|
|Regularly since '93 or '94. I probably listened to them much early because my father also likes Queen, but in '93 or '94 I remember my father buying Innuendo & The Freddie Mercury Album.|
|Saturday, November 5, 1955|
|In 1980 when I first heard The Game. I may have only been 2 years old but I remember always hearing my sister playing that album. As I grew older sports took over my life and music took a backseat. Until I bought Classic Queen and then I was hooked for life and went and bought all the albums.|
|Summer of 1981. I turned 13 that August & recieved The Game & NOTW for my birthday & never looked back.|
|I am going to be honest. Only earlier this year thanks that a friends Platinum hits collection. Loved Queen ever since then and I have just about bought all of the albums.|
|Just before Bo Rhap came out! My ma had Killer Queen single and we played the flip-side to death! Then we got First EP and ADATR on blue cassette for Xmas. from then on....we were hooked!!|
|I heard some of their hits in History of Rock class back in 2005. Been a fan since.
BTW, also because of Freddie's 4 octave voice! LOL
|I was vaugley aware of Queen as a child as my mum and dad has 'The Works' and I used to listen to Radio Ga Ga. I loved Bo Rhap when I first heard it in 1991, but what really got me into Queen was when a friend lent me Greatest Flix 1 and 2 in 1992. 18 years and a couple of hundred records latter I am still here.|
|When I first saw and heard Bohemian Rhapsody on TV in 1975. I went out and bought the single in a wonderful picture sleeve and played my sister's album ANATO to death. The following year I started to buy the Lps and joined the fan club. In 1977 I started to collect everything Queen and my first convention was the day event in London. My first concert (by any artist) was Queen in Brighton in 1979.
Everything else that followed has been a music filled magical journey.
|1984: I was 8 years old and blown away by the RGG and IWTBF videos on TV. I remember watching the Boh Rhap video shortly after that, too, and thinking something like: "wow! the guys of the Radio Ga Ga song with long hair! and the singer without moustache! and ... what a great song!"
From that period until 1986 I paid much attention to radio and TV, always waiting for any Queen song or video. And then AKOM was released, my older brother bought the cassette and the world, as I understand it today, started rolling at last !!
I remember those times ... it was fantastic. Every week or so a new album/cassette from Queen entered at home thanks to my bro. The second was Greatest Hits, then Queen II, Jazz, Live Magic, The Works ... I still own those tapes as a little treasure, as my initial contacts with Queen .. as the start of a long, long (very long) love affair :)
|1991 - the day that the Innuendo Album was released. My brother played it to me and I was totally blown away. Until Freddie died my brother had the Works, Magic, hot Space and Innuendo on CD. My father had greatest hits 1 and Miracle on LP. After Freddie died I used my pocked money to buy one Queen cd per month.|
|I got intersted in Queen April 2009 when I went into HMV for an Enrique Iglesias CD. They didn't have it. The gift card was burning a hole in my pocket so I got Queens Greatest Hits Vol lll and got blown away by it. Better late than never! I very
nearly bought the sountrack to Slumdog Millionaire instead. How sad would that have been?
I was around in the 70s - wht's taken me so long to discover Queen???????
I learned that they made soundtrack for Highlander and wanted to listen to them. The first song I heard was Bijou. Then I bought Greatest Hits III (it was the only one available at time).
And it went on and on and on...
|In september 1986, when my music teacher at school decided to "study" BoRhap by playing it three times in a row. I copied GH1 from my neighbour and then started to collect vinyl albums, after a while switched to cd's.|
|i think it was in 2002 or 2003. but i was only nine years old when i became a fan of Queen. i heard a song with Queen in the radio, lend a cd from my dad and fell in love with them from the beginning. it's actually a longer story but i don't want to write it all down.|
|I got intersted in Queen April 2009 when I went into HMV for an Enrique Iglesias CD. They didn't have it. The gift card was burning a hole in my pocket so I got Queens Greatest Hits Vol lll and got blown away by it.
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|1995... when i was born, and my mother showed me Queen!|
|me in 1980 the game album, i saw queen live in 1981!|
|1983 - 84' when 'Radio Ga Ga' was a big hit, then the works, the greatest hits, a Queen concert in Leiden, and the rest of the LP's and then all CD's and another Live concert in 1986 in Leiden / Holland etc.|
|Remember them in my childhood in the late 70's, but it wasn't until later when listening to the sheer heart attack album that I was blown away, especially the first side........ It took me a few weeks to get into the second side, but eventually Grew on me. Then came Queen2 (from my older brothers record collection) I Thought it was the best piece of music I ever heard.|
|November 77. 6 months earlier I had learned that my cousin was their lighting director and he came home from the last of the Earls Court shows for the summer. He brought with him a copy of Creem Magazine (which was cool at the time) with Fred and Brian on the front cover. We were told that this was the band he was now working with. I'd never seen anything like them and thought they looked kind of nasty. I was really into sports at the time so music wasn't my thing. November of 77 I was in school and heard WWRY and WATC on the radio. When I discovered who the band was I saved my money and bought News of the World and played it to death. I also bought it in the hopes of seeing my cousin's name in the album. It wasn't there so I went and started to get all the preceding albums just so I could show my friends. Still not there. I had to wait until the Jazz album to see Joe's name in the credits. Anyway, I've been addicted to them ever since with no signs of weening myself off this talented band.|
|I remember listening to them while i was in highschool and growing up with theound of theie great comp.
i saw them years ago in the states at one of their concert and even was able to speak to them for chance seconds
it was a great thrill i sure that all of the people they meet encounter of anyone is not remember by them but yet remember by a devoted fan they are great
|Summer 1978, with a few new tracks from the album News Of The World on my sister's tape deck ....|
|1974, seven seas of rhye....and killer queen, though that was it til i heard bo rhap in november 75.
...that totp showing of the video was amazing.....started saving my paper-round money to buy singles and albums...after opera and races, i back-bought - and queen II was the one that blew me away.....still does...incredible "kitchen sink" album...
i remember doing my homework late one night in winter 76 listening to radio luxembourg (spelling?) and hearing the "new queen single" and the vocals stunned me....somebody to love was simply stunning to hear for the first time.
then two years later Freddie showed his vocals were no flash in the pan when Don't Stop Me Now appeared
|I was given a mix tape by a good friend at school, back in 1987, played it to death, and never looked back.|
|And i still have that tape !|
|I love hearing from the older Queen fans, the original fans. My brothers age. Their the ones who really know what Queen were about.|
|i got hooked around '97-'98 when a friend gave me greatest hits cassette . at first i wasn't impressed but gradually they were creeping up in my brain and heart and love them ever since|
|born two years after Freddie's death makes me started being a Queen hardcore fans when I was a sixth grader. And it's too late so i just can watch all their performance through DVDs and Youtube, wishing they were somehow here again to perform and i'll watch it for sure; i know they're the greatest musical creatures that ever exist in this universe (sounds exaggerated, but isn't it true?)|
|Just wondeirng what the age range of the board is, like is there a lot of older or younger queen fans|
|I remember seeing something on the news about Freddie's death and my mom was kinda shocked. I didn't care much. From that day on, my parents started listening to Queen and I did as well. They had a GH1 CD and a copy in tape format to listen in the car.
An aunt of mine had Hot Space and ADATR and she borrowed them to me indefinately. By August 1992 she gave them away to me and I also remember getting Jazz, The Miracle and Wembley '86 from my dad and other family members.
I remember being on fifth grade in 1992 and singing We Will Rock You in the classroom during recess. A friend of mine kept the beat hitting the blackboard with an eraser.
A girlfriend of ours rushed into the classroom and said - very excited- "Cool! Which one of you is Slash??!". hehe :)
Maybe she had seen a part of the Freddie tribute or maybe she was just mistaken... :P
Good times, though.