Freddie Mercury‘s final days of life was recalled by Elton John in his latest autobiography entitled, Me: Elton John. The ‘Piano Man’ detailed how Mercury didn’t want John staying for more than a short period of time due to his poor health. Freddie Mercury ‘refusing’ AIDS protection was recently revealed.
John wrote: ” [Freddie was] losing his sight and his body was covered in Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions” before passing away. I visited him a lot when he was dying, although I could never stay for much longer than an hour. It was too upsetting – I didn’t think he wanted me to see him like that.”
Freddie Mercury allegedly getting AIDS on SNL was recently revealed. Elton later added: “He was too frail to get out of bed, he was losing his sight, his body was covered in Kaposi’s sarcoma lesions, and yet he was still definitely Freddie, gossiping away, completely outrageous.”
In other news regarding Freddie Mercury and Queen, fans of the band debated which member of Queen wrote the best songs in a new topic within the Queen subreddit.
curiosity_e 11 replied: “Freddie because he wrote complex songs mostly dealing with emotions. Frequently about love and loneliness. They usually have beautiful melodies and heartbreaking lyrics. I can identify with his songs and the emotion behind them. He was immensely talented. He also helped Roger and John with their songs at times and really encouraged John to begin and continue songwriting. He contributed to songs he didn’t write while knowing he wouldn’t get a songwriting credit. His touch is on so many more than his songs. I feel the emotion of Freddie’s songs the strongest which is probably why they resonate most with me. My second favorite would be John Deacon. I like his poppy songs. I tend to like the less heavy rock Queen songs and music in general so not surprising these are my top two. Freddie Mercury rejected surprising men before his death.
SpeakingOfAnonymous put: “I would say Freddie because of the complexity and raw emotion in his songs. Yes, John made some good a** bangers like ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Spread Your Wings’ and Roger made some rock hard anthems like ‘I’mInn Love With My Car’ but that doesn’t compare to the songs Freddie made in Queen and his solo career. for example, ‘Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow’ tells a tale of him and his lover being separated and spending there last days together. My second pick would be Brian because of the diversity of songs he made. He can go from ‘All Dead, All Dead’ to “We Will Rock You.” yes, his songs have complexity to them but I don’t listen to Brian for complexity or emotion, I listen to him just to feel good because he sounds like he is having fun in his songs.