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Freddie Mercury's Story: The Queen Singer's Most Legendary Moments

Entertainment | October 30, 2018

He Slept With A Piano Headboard, So That Songs Never Escaped Him In The Night

This is actually how he started writing Bohemian Rhapsody. Freddie Mercury used a piano as a headboard just in case a song came to him in the middle of the night. Everyone has been there at some point, late at night, something occurs to them that wakes them up, and by the time the morning comes the thought is gone. Since melodies, songs, and lyrics were such an integral part of Mercury's genius, no thought could be lost, and hey, the world got one of the best songs ever written out of it. 

Tags: 1980s Rock History | David Bowie | Freddie Mercury | Jane Seymour | Michael Jackson | Queen | Rare Facts And Stories About History | Rock History | The 1980s

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Brian Gilmore has been writing about and studying everything the Internet loves since 2006 and you've probably accidentally read something he's written before, and if you haven't, you're already reading this bio, so that's a good start. He's a culture junkie ranging from Internet culture, to world history, to listening to way more podcasts than the average human being ever should. He's obsessed with the social catalysts that have caused some of the biggest movements of the last few hundred years, including everything from their effect on the pop culture of the time, to where they end up ideologically. The idea that generations have a beginning and an end is fascinating to him, and the fact that their lasting effects at any given point of their evolution can steer the direction of the entire world lead to some interesting questions, and answers, about our current culture at any given time. He also loves retrofuturism, phobias, and the fact that every pop culture icon has at least a few photos of them that make you feel like you might know them. History isn't a collection of stories as much as it is humanity trying its hardest to maintain a grasp on lessons we've learned before as a species, and that is just way too interesting to not look into a few hours a week. Oh and he used to collect Pez dispensers.