He could hold 100,000 people in the palm of his hand.

He could hold 100,000 people in the palm of his hand.

He could hold 100,000 people in the palm of his hand.

Not once did I see him get nervous… he was extremely confident and one of the most professional people I’ve ever worked with…

His energy and joie de vivre… he was a one-off Rock Icon, never to be replaced.

He was the ultimate individualist and everyone respected that.

He expressed his sexuality all the time and especially through photography. His costumes, his fashion, his expressions…he was so open and had a sense of humor about it.

Adidas was his thing…the shoes, sportswear… he felt most comfortable on stage in sportswear.

I think once or twice saw him a suit and tie. My favorite Freddie look will always be the sporty white trousers at the 1986 Wembley concert.” 👑

Richard Young🥀

Freddie Mercury’s photographer

Queen performed the first of two evenings @ The Iconic Glasgow Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland ‘Crazy Tour’

Queen performed the first of two evenings @ The Iconic Glasgow Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland ‘Crazy Tour’

30 November 1979, Queen performed the first of two evenings @ The Iconic Glasgow Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland ‘Crazy Tour’

The Apollo: A haven for Scotland’s rock fans

Queen experimented a bit with their setlists on this tour. They once again opened with ‘Let Me Entertain You’ tonight and also received an award

Queen had achieved an ambition by selling all 3500 tickets for the greatest concert venue in Scotland’s rock history and wins the famous statuette…

The inscription on the tiny gold plaque said it all: S.R.O. – Sold Right Out.

But, Queen aren’t the only ones. Blondie and Paul McCartney is also the proud owner of an Apollo Trophy for packing out the place. So are The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Roxy Music, Cliff Richard, The Who and Abba to name but a few.

The awards became so sought after that if an act was just a few tickets short of a sell-out their roadies would buy the remaining briefs up in order to qualify for the prize.

The tin statuettes bought for just £7.50 were presented by Frank Lynch, who transformed the crumbling Green’s Playhouse cinema into the Apollo Theatre in 1973.

A sad farewell to the venue, the building was eventually demolished in 1987.

Source: Memories From Glasgow

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Was Freddie the greatest rock star of his generation?

Was Freddie the greatest rock star of his generation?

Was Freddie the greatest rock star of his generation?

“𝐀𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞. 𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐙𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐨 – 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧 – 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞. 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰.”

Did he have a certain presence off stage as well as on?

“𝐎𝐡 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐡. 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐞. 𝐈 𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐞, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐝. 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐉𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐝, 𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦, 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐇𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚. 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐟𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥.”

For all the charisma that Freddie had, did you sense that beneath it all he was insecure?

“𝐎𝐡, 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲. 𝐀𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐇𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 – 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲.”

Peter Hince 2018
Roadie to Freddie Mercury and John Deacon
Head of Queen Crew
He’s now a photographer

Freddie Mercury holding the audience in the palm of his hand at Slane Castle, July 1986
Absolutely phenomenal

Photo from the Richard Young Collection

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We have a new Layout . I wanna thank  Sin21 Designs for her Help . We Have now a Gallery Layout to ,so happy with it. So the only thing I say is enjoy your stay here . im not so good this.But I wanna thank all of my visitors .That you visite the site and you love the site :). I have so many sweet compliments about the site . That the are happy that there is a website About Freddie Mercury.

And even though Freddie is no longer alive. There is a lot to be found about Freddie and Queen. Really want to thank you for that.

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Freddie being Freddie…..

Freddie being Freddie…..

Freddie being Freddie…..

“Well, Freddie was unusual. He was a person of, some would say, no compromise, and I think the compromises were made inside of him, but he didn’t want to appear as if he was compromising because he wanted to come from a position of strength. So that’s one thing. It’s unusual.

I think most of us in the world like to please people. We feel a need to be liked and need to please them. Freddie didn’t have that. He somehow got beyond that and if he didn’t want to do something he would say, “No, I’m not doing that,” and if somebody wanted an autograph at a particular time when he was doing something else, he would say, “No, fuck off darling,” which is quite rude, but everybody understood that he was so focused that it made sense for him.

Freddie represented to me a kind of freedom which we all strive for, which is the freedom not to be governed by pleasing people. You can appear selfish, but in fact, you achieve more this way.”

Brian May 2019

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