In the book co-written by David Minns there's such a fact. In 1976 Freddie told David that one song on 'ADATR' album was written for him. But Minns didn't specify, which song particularly it had been. Some sources claim it's 'You Take My Breath Away', other say it's 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy'. Any proof facts?
To be clear it was indeed David "Dyllis"Minns where Freddie wrote GOFLB for.
- Mary Austin 1970-1976 (Bohemian Rhapsody; living with Mary, Coming in terms of desire for men, sleeping with men and leaving Mary)
- Eric "Sophie"Hall 1974 (Killer Queen)
- David "Dyllis"Minns 1975-1978 (Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy)
- Joe Fanelli 1978-1979
- Vince the Barman
- Thor "BB" Arnold 1980 (Body Language?)
- Bill Reid 1982 (Body Language?)
- Barbara Valentin 1983-1985 (It's a Hard Life)
- Winnie Kirchberger 1983-1985 (Man on the Prowl???)
- Jim Hutton 1985-1991 (Days of our Lives)
and of course his One night stands: Tony Bastin, Pablo etc.
YannickJoker wrote: Pim Derks wrote: Nice of Roger to write a song about Freddie's gay lover.
Hutton more than once claimed the 'I still love you' at the end of TATDOOL was aimed at him... Silly fooly gay.
At least you get it.....
David was Freddie's first gay lover 1975-1978. He was still living with Mary in the bedsit in Holland Park when he started an affair with David. Freddie then came out to Mary in Dec 1976 and bought her a flat near where he had just bought one off Ken High Street . Fred then invited David to move in with him. This was after money came in from ANATO. 1976. After Fred returned from the late 1978 Jazz tour he announced to David that he had met someone else. David was devestated and left, not speaking to Freddie again. The new man was Jo Fanelli, who lasted with Fred from 78-79 before retuning home to Massachusetts. Interesting that David never contracted HIV, but Jo did.
"Pim Derks wrote: Nice of Roger to write a song about Freddie's gay lover.
Hutton more than once claimed the 'I still love you' at the end of TATDOOL was aimed at him... Silly fooly gay. "
He can make all the claims he want, but the reference to the "I still love you" from the live versions of LOML is pretty obvious here. It's the fans that he is addressing and only perhaps also someone else.
I thought I heard audio somewhere with Freddie talking about Killer Queen:
“It's about a high class call girl. I'm trying to say that classy people can be whores as well. That's what the song is about, though I'd prefer people to put their interpretation upon it - to read into it what they like."