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Michael With Freddie

Hollywood Reporter.com has quoted a section of Freddie Mercury’s memoirs where he speaks of his long friendship with Michael and the work they did together. We are reproducing it here for you to enjoy:-

Freddie and Michael: “He has been a friend of ours for a long while,” explained Mercury, who visited King of Pop Michael Jackson at his mock-Tudor, pre-Neverland mansion on Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, Calif. “He used to come and see our shows all the time, and that is how the friendship grew … just think, I could have been on ‘Thriller.’ Think of the royalties I’ve missed out on!”

The two had worked together as well. As the book details, in Mercury’s words, “We had three tracks in the can [‘There Must Be More to Life Than This,’ which later appeared on Mercury’s first solo album; ‘Victory,’ which was featured on The Jackson’s 1984 comeback album ‘Victory’; and ‘State of Shock,’ which became a Michael duet with Mick Jagger,] but unfortunately they were never finished. They were great songs, but the problem was time — as we were both very busy at that period [1983]. We never seemed to be in the same country long enough to actually finish anything completely. Michael even called me to ask if I could complete [‘State of Shock’,] but I couldn’t because I had commitments with Queen. Mick Jagger took over instead. It was a shame, but ultimately a song is a song. As long as the friendship is there, that’s what matters.”

Freddie also speaks of his friendship with other pop icons. If you would like to read them too, please click on this link

Source: hollywoodreporter.com & MJWN

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