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Exhibition on British rock group Queen opens in Tokyo

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An exhibition on the British rock group Queen opened in Tokyo this week at the Tokyo Tower Ground floor exhibition hall (where the Michael Jackson exhibition was held last year).

The "Queen Forever" exhibition, which lasts until Dec 11, marks the 20th death anniversary of Queen's vocalist Freddie Mercury. On display are many of the costumes worn by Mercury, including his original black and white harlequin leotard, ballet shoes, the white outfit with black lightning bolts.

The exhibition also includes a Queen cafe at the nearby Tokyo Prince Hotel.

Mercury, 45, died at his London home on Nov 24, 1991.

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I like their music, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Such a cool song! Yes Freddy Mercury died RIP and may their music live on forever!

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Loved the music. Can't say I agreed with his lifestyle.

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Don't see what his lifestyle has to do with it, other than ultimately leading to his death. Fantastic voice and showmanship. And an active meat muscle. 10 points for stamina and jest for life.

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Wow, has it really been 20 years already??? Used to love their music when I was younger!

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Bohemian Rhapsody was my favorite song.

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FREDDIE Mercury....you ignoramus

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love Freddie Mercury and love the Queen, such a great band and what a performer Freddie was!

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Sorry about that miss spelling guess my spell checker did not come to my rescue?? any way freddy, freddie, you have to be real thick to not understand who I meant, right?? by the way this is not even his real name, since he was IRANIAN, or born to Iranian parents but out in the UK I can not remember his real name in Farsi.

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I'm thick? That's rich! His parents were Indian. He was born Farookh Bulsara in Zanzibar. Please post correct information.

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I love the Queen and Freddie too! Recently, in the Rolling Stone mag voted top band of all time.

Freddie/his family were Parsi/Zoroastrian but he did live in India until his mid teens. Known has the first Asian Rock Musician.

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Bohemian Rhapsody scared the hell out of me when I was a very young kid hearing it for the very first time. But their songs bring back so many memories - a time when music was real music.

netninja:

Can't say I agreed with his lifestyle.

What exactly do you not agree with? The fact that he did it with men or how he did it or what?

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Huh, I was about a mile from Tokyo Tower when I heard about his death, over the radio in a shop. RIP Freddie - and who cares about his lifestyle? It's only rock 'n' roll... :)

Thanks for the great tunes & that incredible Live Aid performance, one of the greatest gigs ever by anyone.

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Who cares if he was a hunchbacked black leprechaun from Antarctica, he and Queen were fantastic entertainers and did some excellent songs.

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The irony for me is, when I think of Queen, I think of "Keep Yourself Alive".

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If youre looking for singers with a lifestyle theres not much out there-other than Donny and Marie..

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Queen were very talented. They produced some of the best music of their era. Japanese talento take note... THIS is talent not frolicking about in Santa outfits promoting cheap and nasty Christmas cake for 7/11.

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Rock&Roll just isn't the same. Power lungs and power performance every single time.

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If only HIV cocktails drugs were 'put-together' & available earlier, he would still be alive like Magic Johnson is. Some celebrities who died during those days could also have been saved. The drugs available now are not a cure but they do prolong lives and these rich celebrities can afford them.

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Need to take Family to that exhibit, we truly admire him.

As for the people that say he was gay, so what we appreciate good music because it is good NOT because a singer is sexy, pretty nor for what they do in their privacy of their homes.

RIP Freddie.

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The most overrated band in history. "Fat Bottomed Girls" was their masterpiece.

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Freddie! Ah-ah! He save everyone of us!

A true superhero of rock.

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