I personally refuse to read any of the books about him because we all dont know if there true and they probably did it to make a buck. I havent read it, i refuse to, butjim hutton sounds like the worse. I mean him and freddie were probably a couple but freddie couldnt have loved him as much as he says if freddie got aids from sleeping with someone else.
When aids first hit it was severe and you rarely could last up to 7 or 8 years. I mean im not dissing their relationship but i think if jim really loved freddie he wouldnt expose him like he did after he died. I would never do that to someone i loved. I would respect them and keep their life personal because im sure since freddie liked to keep his private life private when he was alive he wouldnt want it exploded after death exspecially in that way. I think the members of queen and his family should write something so the fans know the truth about everything. Better yet make a movie.
Dude, there was a case where someone lived with HIV for twenty years without developing AIDS. Some people, the lucky bastards, get HIV and NEVER get AIDS. It has nothing to do with the time period in which you contracted the virus.
I agree with Chancellor, Jim Hutton for those that have met him is the most unassuming person. He had to have a lot of help writing that book I was told (by a reliable source) and he did it because treatment for his condition was expensive. The book is rare to find (but you can find a copy floating around if you want to read it) but it shows FM not in a bad light at all but rather as a human being with faults, just like anyone else.
and mr. hutton couldn't find any OTHER way to fund his treatment and no one else in the Queen camp would assist I think that's a bunch of bull he could have gone out and gotta a job just like the rest of us I would NOT have published that but then again that's just my 2 cents!
I read Jim Hutton's book and I think he writes about nonsense sometimes. Like "he wanted me to build a table. so I did. He said thank you"
and stuff like that...
Gets boring at times...
It does give the reader an idea of what the real Freddie was like, underneath his show image and that's really interesting. What I don't like about it is just the fact that Jim reveals details about their private life, which was so important to Freddie. And I don't want to know what Freddie would think of Jim having published details of Freddie's illness and death.
He puts Mary Austin in a bad light in his book which I don't like either.
Freddie loved her and he certainly had his reasons why he wanted her to get his house and fortune...and not Jim or anybody else.
Phoebe's book is better. It's more fun to read.
I dont even know if i really believe he has aids. Maybe its just me but ive seen some pictures of him and he sure as hell was trying to look like freddie and maybe he wanted some spotlight of his own. Plus ive always had a rule about respecting the dead. What he did had no dignity or respect. Even if i was dying i would find another way rather than hurting someone i supposedly loved's memory. Thats like stabbing them in the back. Or in that one womans case who cut off her husbands.
The private life of any member of Queen is of no interest to me I was devastated when Freddie died but as I never knew the guy that devastation was for the purely selfish reason that the great music that had provided the soundtrack to my life would be no more!
Phoebe's book is way better. Often times, he'd go on and on. But at least Mr Freestone was HONEST and knew not to say certain things! Jim clearly didn't love Freddie. If he did, that book would not be written. One of the few books I actually refuse to read. That's Freddie's personal business. There's no need for any of us to know about his sex life or the like.
I've read both the Hutton book and the Phoebe book and they are both a lot more compassionate about people than this thread is. Who can say who really loves who? That's seeking an impossible level of truth from any version of the story.