Queen Live December 3, 1975, The band performed their fifth and final night at The Hammersmith Odeon in London, England. “A Night At The Opera” Tour
This evening was added due to overwhelming ticket demand.
British journalist David Wigg first met Freddie on this tour, and they would remain lifelong friends. Considering Mercury’s treatment by the press in the coming few years, the fact that he trusted Wigg to the point of conducting revealing interviews, speaking candidly about his personal life, is a testament to their friendship and trust. Wigg recalls:
“As long as I live, I’ll never forget my first meeting with Freddie Mercury. Storming into his dressing room where I was waiting after a two-hour show, he picked up a clothes iron and hurled it at a full-length mirror, smashing it to pieces. Well, I thought, he’s obviously not superstitious! The outburst had been sparked by a faulty microphone on stage. Although the audience were unaware anything was wrong, Freddie blew his top. When he’d calmed down, I asked if it was worth getting so wound up over a problem the public knew nothing about. ‘Some people can take second best, but I can’t. If you’ve got the taste for being number one, then number two isn’t good enough,’ he said, slapping me on the knee as he exploded with laughter.”m
Queen would return to the legendary venue for their famous Christmas Eve Show on December 24, 1975…