ROCK STARS IN THEIR FORMATIVE YEARS

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Freddie Mercury, Shane MacGowan, Frank Zappa, Jim Morrison, David Bowie!

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Posted by Janet on June 19, 2012

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  1. By Walter Cliff
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Why on earth didn’t Mercury’s parents have his oversized teeth filed down some? Poor little guy. He certainly had an amazing voice. It was easy to pick out Mercury and Bowie.

    The little Zappa boy reminded me of those Shoney Big Boy Burger signs with the little guy with the big hair holding a burger.

  2. By Dragonfly
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Mercury and Bowie were the only ones I guessed too. Who is Shane MacGowen?

  3. By Walter Cliff
    On June 19, 2012 at

    My sweet wife thought that Mercury might be related to the host of the show below (he appears around the :46 second mark).

    Don’t give me a hard time. I am just teasing. 🙂

  4. By Walter Cliff
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Shane MacGowan is from the Pogues.

    http://www.artlurker.com/2009/05/the-sunday-video-5/

  5. By Dragonfly
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Mercury grew up in India (?) so I’m not sure what their dental practices are. Maybe his parents could not afford it. He did something about it though. He didn’t become Freddie Mercury looking that bad.

  6. By Dragonfly
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Jesus, Walt!! You talk about Mercury’s teeth and then link me to that? I almost threw up! Thanks for not warning me!

  7. By nina
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Freddie was something. Anytime I need inspiration I listen to Queen and Freddie Mercury. Simply adore Freddie.

  8. By Walter Cliff
    On June 19, 2012 at

    @Dragonfly,
    Sorry buddy. LOL!!!! 🙂 Sir Cecil Creape (Creep) was a popular host (for Creature Feature) in Tennessee during the early 70’s.

    Hope no ladies get any romantic notions about him. He has long since passed away.

  9. By yoyo
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Wow, goes to show what good drugs & good genes the majority of these guys did/had done, in the 60’s.

  10. By Bluejay
    On June 19, 2012 at

    Nice teef.

  11. By XYZ
    On June 20, 2012 at

    I thought it was JAMES HETFIELD in the 4th photo…

  12. By Walter Cliff
    On June 20, 2012 at

    @Bluejay
    LOL!!!

  13. By Dragonfly
    On June 20, 2012 at

    @Walt, it wasn’t Cecil Creape that frightened me, it was the link to the MacGowan guy. That was hideous.

  14. By MissEva
    On June 20, 2012 at

    Freddy Mercury (Farrokh Bulsara) was a Parsi (Zoroastrian) born in 1946 in Zanzibar, who grew up in India until his mid-teens. Yes, he certainly should’ve had braces, but they certainly wouldn’t have had the technology in India at that time. They didn’t even have it in Germany in the early 60’s!

  15. By Walter Cliff
    On June 20, 2012 at

    @Dragonfly
    LOL!!!!! LOL!!!!

  16. By Walter Cliff
    On June 20, 2012 at

    @MissEva
    I’m sure you are right about the technology not being there. Mercury had such an amazing vocal range. No matter what the man sang, it commanded your attention. What an incredible talent. Maybe even changing the teeth would have changed his sound. If that was the case, it just wouldn’t have been worth it.

  17. By Beachy
    On June 20, 2012 at

    This was fantastic!!!! It was a lot of fun looking at the childhood pix of these guys. Thanks!

  18. By Reta
    On June 20, 2012 at

    I don’t think Freddie looked all that aweful as a grown man. As all of you noted, he had a rare gift of a beautiful and unusually stunning voice for a man. Captivate from the first note every time. It’s rare that that level of singer comes around. Funny, with all thes singing shows now popping up that no stunners such as he have been discovered yet. Just proves again what a rare occurance a voice like that is. Nothing short of perfection!

  19. By Denise
    On June 20, 2012 at

    Reta (nice to “see” you) is so right. Would Freddie Mercury have made it on American Idol? I doubt it. That is why I like The Voice. How many fabulous voices have we missed out on because they didn’t come wrapped in a pretty Disneyesque package?

  20. By Merrybelle
    On June 20, 2012 at

    I thought that first pic was Jessica Pare’s brother.

  21. By Patrick
    On June 20, 2012 at

    Cool pic of Jim.
    Where ya bin, REta?
    Howsit?

  22. By forrest gump
    On June 20, 2012 at

    ………….TIME FLIES.

  23. By E
    On June 24, 2012 at

    @Denise, so true!!

    > How many fabulous voices have we
    > missed out on because they didn’t come
    > wrapped in a pretty Disneyesque package?

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