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obsidianchrysalis
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Fri Oct-16-15 01:19 AM

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"Was Michael Jackson influenced by Freddie Mercury (or vice versa)?"


  

          

'Another One Bites the Dust' came on the radio today and it jumped out at me that the type of vocal phrasing Freddie was using on the song was similar to MJ's 'They Don't Really Care About Us'.

I'm not familiar enough with Queen to know if Freddie Mercury cited MJ as an influence. ASAIK, Queen's music preceded 'Thriller' and definitely 'Bad' so I would guess that MJ borrowed from Mercury or from another vocalist around that time.

If MJ did cite Mercury as an influence, was MJ open about his appreciation of Mercury's skill or was Michael reserved in his praise?

  

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MJ was listening to Hot Space when he was recording Thriller
Oct 16th 2015
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Wow. I never heard anout the two influencing each other
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Yeah, I was gonna say, that album has a lot of MJ-sounding elements
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listen up:
Oct 16th 2015
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Michael Jackson was influenced by alot of vocalist
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Even more so on stage performance
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jaywonder
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Fri Oct-16-15 03:10 AM

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1. "MJ was listening to Hot Space when he was recording Thriller"
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You can hear the influence on songs like Wanna Be Startin Somethin (check out Staying Power), and Beat It

MJ was the one who suggested they make Another One Bites The Dust as a single

  

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obsidianchrysalis
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Fri Oct-16-15 05:14 AM

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2. "Wow. I never heard anout the two influencing each other"
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They're music was similar in the dramatic impact both singers had.

Thanks for the info.

  

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Dr Claw
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Fri Oct-16-15 07:56 AM

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3. "Yeah, I was gonna say, that album has a lot of MJ-sounding elements"
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>You can hear the influence on songs like Wanna Be Startin
>Somethin (check out Staying Power), and Beat It

  

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SoWhat
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Fri Oct-16-15 11:07 AM

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4. "listen up:"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3LFfZZyqwM - State of Shock w/Freddie Mercury.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x26eo5y_michael-jackson-ft-freddie-mercury-there-must-be-more-to-life-than-this_music - There Must Be More to Life Than This w/Michael Jackson

^ 2 MJ/FM collaborations that weren't released.

plus see this:

http://www.elmoremagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/michael-jackson-freddie-mercury.jpg

and read this:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/michael-jackson-freddie-mercury-duet-20140919

fuck you.

  

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mistermaxxx08
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Fri Oct-16-15 11:23 AM

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5. "Michael Jackson was influenced by alot of vocalist"
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and very much so by Freddie mercury and how could you not be as Mercury was a very versatile vocalist.

however Mercury obviously dug MJ as a Artist. it could both ways.

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Miami Heat, New York Yankees,buffalo bills

  

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Nvncible1
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Sat Oct-17-15 08:43 AM

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6. "Even more so on stage performance "
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There was a very clear difference between the first and second leg of the Destiny tour and every tour/ performance that followed.

( I kinda think John Travolta influenced mike as well. The way mike danced after GREASE came out was way different before )

  

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