Things You May Not Know About Dr. Brian May
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Jun 5 2008, 01:44 AM
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1) Yes, he as a PhD, Astronomy. He took over 30 years off to be a Rock Star, but completed his Dissertation in 2007.
2) He prefers to use coins as picks, I believe a 6 pence.

interesting fellow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_May

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very interesting, i knew he used coins as picks, but i had no idea he was a doctor.

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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Jun 4 2008, 06:27 PM) *
very interesting, i knew he used coins as picks, but i had no idea he was a doctor.

Same here! Wow!

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woah never knew that

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I did know all that but I'm from UK so I should know about awesome musicians from here biggrin.gif

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Cool thread, its great to talk about such a legendary guitarist !! I knew he had a degree but I didnt know he used a 6 pence , amaizing stuff!!

The Wiki article is great too, amaizing to know Brian used an Ibanez for one song smile.gif

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QUOTE (fkalich @ Jun 4 2008, 08:44 PM) *
2) He prefers to use coins as picks, I believe a 6 pence.


Yes, its actually a sixpence, which is an old coin from before the UK decimilised its currency in 1970 or therabouts. Its now worth 2.5 pence but is bo longer legal tender.

I went to a Queen + Paul Rodgers concert a few years ago and they were selling them - I still have it here.

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 5 2008, 12:37 PM) *
I went to a Queen + Paul Rodgers concert a few years ago and they were selling them - I still have it here.


I bet you didnt pay 2.5p for it tho, I expect you got robbed for a couple of quid laugh.gif


I remember reading somewhere that he`d finished his phd degree, he already had Honoury degrees from other Universities,

he also has a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to the Music Industry.


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QUOTE (Smells @ Jun 5 2008, 07:54 AM) *
I bet you didnt pay 2.5p for it tho, I expect you got robbed for a couple of quid laugh.gif


That I did ... can't (or won't) remember exactly how much ...

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I think for me I will always assoicate Brian May as one of the real greats ! smile.gif

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Yeah!! Brian May is GREAT!!! biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Guitarman700 @ Jun 5 2008, 03:27 AM) *
very interesting, i knew he used coins as picks, but i had no idea he was a doctor.


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Well, Dexter Holland, the singer of The Offspring, has a degree in molecular biology, and he was doing his PhD when the band took off... that's why they call him Dexter, which means nerd.

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Great Sir. Brian, Doctor and guitar-hero! His sound is in the history of guitar!

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Schwatt is this?! blink.gif Strange... thirty years off to be a rock star, huh? tongue.gif

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Dr. May is a really weird person wink.gif and an amazing musician !!!

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Yeah,great guy.smile.gif

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