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Queen in Rio to perform at the ‘Rock in Rio

January 19 th, 1985 – Queen Story!
Queen in Rio to perform at the ‘Rock in Rio Festival’, Brazil, Barra da Tijuca, during ‘Works!’ Tour – August ’84/May ’85

  • Second night in Rio

🔸At 2 am Queen take the stage again at the Rock In ‘Rio festival’ in front of an estimated crowd of between 250 and 300,000 spectators

🔸300,000 people a night have been listening to 90 hours of music over 10 days at a custom built arena nestling in the mountains at Barra Da Tijuca.

The place is 250,000 square metres in size and about the length of a small airport. It’s not your usual site with tacky old hamburger stands either. There’s a shopping centre with more than 30 shops, a fast food centre including the world’s largest McDonalds, a fully equipped hospital and flush toilets and showers.

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Gallery update candids japanese Tour

Late September 1986, These days, Freddie Mercury, Jim Hutton and Joe Fanelli go on a Japanese Holiday….Our hostess during our Japanese tour was Misa Watanabe, she handled all of Queens affairs in Japan. Freddie bought her an exquisite Lalique lead Crystal vase as a present. It was made in France but prohibitively expensive to buy in Japan. The vase was far too delicate to be entrusted to baggage handlers, so we took it with us as hand luggage. But when we went through security, to Freddie’s annoyance,

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Freddie Mercury with Jane Seymour

November 5th, 1985, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK – Freddie Mercury with Jane Seymour (actress) at “Fashion Aid”, for Ethiopian Famine Appeal Fund

  • Fashion Aid was created as an alternate funding initiative following on from the success of Live Aid earlier in the same year. Bob Geldof and his wife Paula Yates decided it would be an idea to bring together top artistic talent from the fashion world and the world of music to raise funds for Ethiopia –
Fame has changed me,

Fame has changed me, but it’s happened in two stages. I would be a fool to ignore the fact that it changed me in terms of being snobbish and arrogant in the early days. With our early success, I thought I was the bee’s knees, but then I came to realize that success can be handled in a different way; that I should pay more attention to making people realize I’m normal. Success did change me, and now it’s changed me again-I hope for the better. I can live without fame quite easily. My lifestyle doesn’t suddenly stop because fame might end. If all my money ended tomorrow I would still be the same person. I’d still go about the same way. I like living life to the full. That’s my nature. I do what I want to do. That’s something inbred, that’s part of me.” –

Freddie Mercury