I wanted to wait a bit to dedicate this update to Nelson Mandela, who recently passed away.
Many of us Queenies know what Nelson Mandela's relationship to Queen is, but for those who don't know, in November 2003 a concert was held in South Africa in for AIDS awareness, but lead by Mandela. Queen performed at this show (along with many other artists). Mandela's prison number was 46664.
In 2008, for his 90th birthday, another concert was held at Hyde Park. Queen + Paul Rodgers performed there as well (again, with other artists).
Obviously a very inspirational and resiliant man, and will forever be loved and missed by many. When his conditioning was reported to be worsening several months ago I honestly thought he would die within the next few weeks or months. I knew he most likely wasn't going to make it by the end of this year...but 95 years is fullfilling to me.
Rest in peace, sir.
"A sad loss to the world, but leaves the greatest legacy - Forgiveness."
- Brian May