Why David Bowie and Freddie Mercury are similar
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- In Germany in the 1960s, when Berlin was divided by the Wall, Munich became Germany's epicenter of nightlife for the next two decades with numerous nightclubs and discothèques such as Big Apple, PN hit-house, Tiffany, Domicile, Hot Club, Piper Club, Why Not, Crash, Sugar Shack, the underwater discothèque Yellow Submarine, and Mrs. Henderson, where stars such as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Freddie Mercury, and David Bowie went in and out and which led to artists such as Giorgio Moroder, Donna Summer, and Mercury settling in the city.
- Early examples of this arose with the sexual liberation movement, with artists such as Elton John, Village People, Sylvester, Tom Robinson, Jill Sobule, Indigo Girls, k.d. lang, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, Little Richard, Esquerita, Melissa Etheridge, Janis Ian, The B-52's, Cher, Kylie Minogue, Grace Jones, Lou Reed, and Marc Almond, among others.
- The most widely recognized gay icons are often celebrities who garnered large LGBT fanbases, such as Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Nelson Mandela, Marlon Brando, Harvey Milk, James Dean, George Takei, Ian McKellen, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, John Waters, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, David Bowie, Stephen Fry, Donna Summer, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein, Prince (musician), Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres, Village People, Boy George, George Michael, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Cher and Jacki Weaver.
- These included Cat People – including David Bowie's hit single "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" (1982), Flashdance – including Irene Cara's "Flashdance... What a Feeling" (1983), Scarface – including Debbie Harry's "Rush Rush" (1983), Metropolis and Freddie Mercury's "Love Kills" (1984) and Top Gun including Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" (1986).
- Retrospective reviews have remained largely negative; David Jeffries of AllMusic said that "pallid synths poorly imitate orchestras, the complex song structures are just tedious, Coleman acts as if he's Freddie Mercury and David Bowie mashed together, and none of the throb, thunder or heavy riffage so important to the Killing Joke name is to be found."
- Clients included The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Freddie Mercury, Queen, Britt Ekland, Twiggy, Yoko Ono, David Bailey, Bianca Jagger, David Bowie, Joan Collins, David Niven, Mary Quant, the Princess of Wales, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, Bryan Ferry, Dudley Moore, Richard Burton, Adam Ant, Ossie Clark, Julie Christie, Jerry Hall, Jack Nicholson, Ringo Starr, Liza Minnelli, Zandra Rhodes, and Cher.1984 Ritz Newspaper.The store is mentioned in Bill Wyman's Rolling with the Stones in an anecdote where Keith Richards attempts to try on Peter Golding stretch jeans, but instead takes several pairs on spec.
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