Wednesday, 19 May 2010

R is for …

…Rocking All Over The World!! I’m really sorry but that is a bit of a tenuous link to a great event that happened on 13 July 1985 – Live Aid! Status Quo kicked off the day with Rocking All Over The World hence the R link. Sorry – I’m rambling again. Last week for Q Kathy wrote about Queen – the rock band, not the monarch and mentioned Live Aid, I commented that I was there and she said I had to blog it! I figured that it was too late for L so I needed another way in and it came to me! Hence this post.

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So, way back when in the days of no internet or mobile phones – remember that? Don’t tell me you’re all too young! The tickets went on sale early one morning and I have a feeling they were £25 which was hellishly expensive back then, anyhow we managed to get tickets and along with two friends John and I set off for Wembley for what was set to be the experience of a lifetime. I am so glad to be able to say that I was there and a couple of years ago when the DVD was released our eldest son asked for it as a Christmas gift we were only too pleased to be able to share our memories with him.

The big thing about the day was my realisation that Queen were probably the greatest rock band – ever. Before that I had been quite dismissive of them as I was more interested in Motown and the like.

Son 1 became a fan of Queen in his early teens downloading (shock horror) as many tracks as he could, of course Freddie Mercury was gone by then but his music lived on. We subsequently went as a family to see the stage musical ‘We Will Rock You’ which tells a story based on the songs of Queen and more recently to see Queen and Paul Rogers in concert which was fantastic. So that was a very tenuous letter R but I hope you’ll excuse me!

Let’s see what the other students have done for Alphabe-Thursday this week!

17 comments:

  1. Love Queen too. Have videos. And will always remember David Bowie saying The Lord's Prayer at the tribute concert. Even worked it into my sermon that week!

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  2. What a fun post! I remember them.

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  3. what a great post. I am a bit on the younger side, but I do know QUeen...just so you know!

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  4. queen still rocks :D

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  5. you were talking about rock music, so i say it's not so tenuous at all. :] thanks for sharing.

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  6. Rock music tenuous? Never! I am still a big fan of Queen but I do miss Freddie. I would love to have been at Live Aid, you are so lucky to have this memory.

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  7. How great to be able to say "I was there"! And how cool that you can share this experiences with your offspring!

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  8. Love the post. I remember them. We're not getting older just better. RIGHT?

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  9. i remember watching live aid on tv ... it was amazing ... and queen was/is amazing ...one of my fave bands.

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  10. I remember seeing it on TV. I loved Queen also. It's funny at all sporting events here you hear "we will, we will, rock you" played ;-)

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  11. What a great and special reminiscence. How cool that you can look back to those memories and that enjoyment of Queen's music has carried through in to your family. Some songs just take you back to a moment or period in time.

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  12. Yippee! I was hoping that you would blog about this. I still can't get over the fact that you were there. Such an amazing event. We were glued to the television the entire time. Kathy

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  13. Talking about Rock Music and especially Live Aid - perfect R post!

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  14. how wonderful that you were there....I saw queen in 1980 in Germany...it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to and I have been to a lot of them!

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  15. You're so fortunate to have been able to go and have such a wonderful, memorable experience.

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  16. I don't remember any of it. Too young? Nope. Probably wiping bottoms or noses steadily in those days and missed what was happening outside my little world.

    But it sure is fun to say I WAS THERE isn't it.

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  17. Nothing tenuous about this link and post on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!

    How fantastic that you can remember "being there" and making such life-time memories from such a global event!

    Thanks for helping to make Alphabe-Thursday so fascinating!

    A+

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