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Phil Starr

Queen, no not that one. Freddie's voice.

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I won't be the only on to have picked this up but there's an interesting bit of research on his remarkable voice.

The easy read is http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/new-scientific-study-confirms-the-audience-freddie-mercury-had-an-unparalleled-singing-voice/

and if you want it from the horses mouth http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/14015439.2016.1156737 good luck with this one if you aren't a scientist :)

Apparently he was a natural baritone singing in a higher range and had unusual use of his ventricular folds in the voicebox. the authors neither confirm nor deny his ability to sing over four octaves, Wish I could manage two.

Fascinating.

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Just watched the video of them them playing Live Aid.
Brilliant. Not particularly a Queen fan, but i loved it.
I know that was the original point, but thank you :)

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[quote name='FuNkShUi' timestamp='1461233731' post='3032646']
Just watched the video of them them playing Live Aid. Brilliant.
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I just watched that too - what a tour-de-force, gave me the chills.

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[quote name='spectoremg' timestamp='1461237838' post='3032714']
Didn't Jeff Buckley have six octaves?
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It's not what you've got, it's how you use it.... :D
I'm a massive Jeff Buckley fan too. "Lover you should have come over" is in my top 5 songs list
Which has me thinking....

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Gillan could scan over about 4 octaves at his peak, though there have been reports that he occasionally knocked out a note in a sceam that came from the next one up again (5th).

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