Freddie Mercury: Yes, they’re all going into my white book. My black books quite full up actually. [Laughs]
Kenny Everett: He says with champagne bubbles coming out of both ears.
BENJAMIN BRITTON TRIBUTE
Kenny Everett: Well I suppose you could call that a golden oldie, as it was written in 1961. Lovely, I like classical stuff don’t you?
Freddie Mercury: I like a bit of Chopin.
Kenny Everett: I’m a Mozart man.
Freddie Mercury: Well there you are then, we differ.
IT’S OVER, ROY ORBISON
Freddie Mercury: It’s Over! [Freddie & co sing the last line].
Kenny Everett: The masked mouths of the Mercury entourage, and It’s Over. Which was written in 1964 and is one of my faves Roy Orbison, who always did a good tune when called upon.
Freddie Mercury: Yes, very good actually. Pretty Woman was very good as well.
Kenny Everett: He did a lot of good stuff, I think he’s fab. I tell you what, Roy was good but you can’t beat old Dusty.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Kenny Everett: Round of applause for Dusty Springfield. She’s great, the only thing that’s wrong with Dusty is that she’s not in Britain today. She’s gone off to California the rotter.
Freddie Mercury: I wish she’d come back actually. She’s very good, a very good singer.
Kenny Everett: I think she’s a nana really, as she’s sat over there and not producing some fab stuff.
Freddie Mercury: I don’t know her, but I think she’s a bit scared to go on. She’s scared of what people might think, especially in this country. I think if she did come back, she’d be liked.
Kenny Everett: She’s be adored, there’s millions of people here waiting for her to come back. I’m not sure what’s wrong with her.
Freddie Mercury: I think she’s got stage fright, she needs a bit more encouragement and a bit more confidence.