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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    No irony there, he knew he was dying then...
    In 1986? It's from the film "Highlander" about an immortal chap. Also, Brian May wrote it, I gather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    "Imagine no possessions," sang John Lennon, while in his huge mansion and surrounded by possessions!
    Elvis Costello alludes to that in "The Other Side Of Sommer". He sings something like, "Wasn't it a millionaire who said 'imagine no possessions'?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Especially as Queen fan Barry Bulsara (he changed his surname to Freddy Mercury's real surname!) was originally found guilty of her murder.
    It was very controversial at the time, I know that.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    There are a whole load of Queen lyrics that are now ironic, especially almost all the words of Who Wants To Love Forever.
    Live not love
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clare View Post
    In 1986? It's from the film "Highlander" about an immortal chap. Also, Brian May wrote it, I gather.
    Ah yes, I was thinking of The Show Must Go On...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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