John is sort of quiet, lots of people think that. Don’t underestimate him, he’s got a fiery streak underneath all that. I talk so much anyway, he’d like to let me do all the talking. But once people crack that thin ice, then he’s alright. (You can never stop him talking then).

Freddie Mercury interview with Kenny Everett – Capital Radio 1976

Freddie and John are pictured while on their first tour of Japan 1975 – “Sheer Heart Attack Tour”