Gallery update Circus Magazine

Gallery update Circus Magazine

“𝐈𝐧 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐚𝐳𝐳“

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐲𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐭
𝐛𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐌𝐞𝐡𝐥𝐞𝐫

On Bourbon Street, in the heart of New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter, the sign reads, “Bob Harrington-Chaplain of Bourbon Street.” Upstairs, the freelance minister administers to the wicked minions below, while across the street, the Hotsy Totsy lounge features naked women parading across an oak bar from dawn to dusk, and next door, the “X-rated Shop” specializes in scatological posters and joy sticks.

This is Freddie Mercury’s favourite American city, where the Mississippi ends its majestic flow and zealots with big dreams fight a losing battle against hustlers, procurers, and all purveyors of sleaze. It is Freddie Mercury’s favourite city because the lead singer and bucktoothed front man of Queen is, above all, an actor. And in New Orleans, anyone can be anyone they want to be.

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nterviewer: You can’t be in this “job” of Queen for life, can you?

nterviewer: You can’t be in this “job” of Queen for life, can you?

Interviewer: You can’t be in this “job” of Queen for life, can you?

Freddie: Ah, you want me to put a deadline on it now. I don’t know. Five years ago you could have asked me the same question and I couldn’t tell you. It could all end tomorrow. I’m not afraid of it. It’s a precarious life, but I think I like it that way. I like it a little risky. Okay, so I’m quite well off, but money in the bank doesn’t mean anything to me. I spend it as quickly as it comes. I could be penniless tomorrow, but I wouldn’t care that much. I have this survival instinct in me.

Freddie Mercury performing his very last concert with Queen, Knebworth Park, Stevenage 🇬🇧 on the 9th of August, 1986

Gallery update 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭….

Gallery update 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭….

𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐲𝐚𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭….

These days in October 1979, Freddie is fiercely rehearsing with the Royal Ballet 🩰

Wayne Eagling’s first meeting with Freddie..

In August 1979, Royal Ballet principle Wayne Eagling went looking for a particularly limber star to join their ranks for a charity gala performance. After Kate Bush turned them down, Eagling turned his attention to Freddie Mercury.

Though his initial reaction was less than favorable (“I thought they were mad!”), he eventually warmed to the idea after speaking to the head of EMI, Sir Joseph Lockwood, who also happened to be the chairman of the Royal Ballet board of governors. “Freddie had a general interest in the ballet, but Lockwood really got him fired up,” said Queen manager John Reid in The Great Pretender. “He was fascinated by the scale. It was epic. And everything about Freddie’s performance was epic.” It was a perfect match.

Wayne said, “It was a wonderful first meeting Freddie turned up wearing tights and ballet shoes. We all took one look at him and nearly fainted. I remember we were in the middle of rehearsing Bohemian Rhapsody, when in walked the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton.”

He asked me what I was doing , then suddenly scowled at Freddie and demanded in a strangled voice

“ AND WHO IS HE “

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Freddie is… Well, he’s my best friend

Freddie is… Well, he’s my best friend

“Freddie is… Well, he’s my best friend. He’s very good for me, you know. I do not like meeting new people, but when I’m with Freddie I stop being shy! It’s amazing how he “works” on me. And sometimes he’s the only one person who understands me… He’s my voice, you know…”

– John Deacon

Gallery update Live Texas News of the world Tour

Gallery update Live Texas News of the world Tour

10 December 1977, Queen performed @ The Tarrant County Convention Center Arena, Ft. Worth, Texas 🇺🇸 ‘News of The World’ Tour

This gig in Fort Worth was one of the shows Bob Harris once said he and his crew had intended to film for his proposed documentary. Footage of the stage setup was seen in the “American Dream” documentary on the News Of The World box set released in 2017 (as well as on the similar BBC documentary “Rock The World” the same year).

The black and white photos were taken by (and copyrighted to) Curtis Smith.

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Freddie loved towels and bathroom linen of all descriptions.

Freddie loved towels and bathroom linen of all descriptions.

Freddie loved towels and bathroom linen of all descriptions. The bigger the towel the more he liked it. Freddie found a large array of exotically patterned bath sheets, huge, almost the size of bed sheets. He also found some amazing blankets which he used to wrap around himself while watching television rather than putting them on the bed. He might have not even been cold but just loved the blankets which were of a fluffy man-made fiber representing angora, patterned in circles, stripes and triangles of bright primary colors on a white background.

Freddie Mercury : By Peter Freestone with David Evans

Freddie was a Mega Star, a Legend and a giant in the music industry. But yet he was just a man filled with tenderness, gentleness and who loved the simple things in life which provided him comfort and solace. I can’t be sure, but I would assume those nights watching T.V. wrapped in a blanket provided him some of the most peaceful times in his life. We should know everything we possibly can about Freddie, and I think this is a sweet little find.

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