There are times I wake up in the morning and I think, “My God, I wish I wasn’t Freddie Mercury today!” I’m in the public eye whether I like it or not, but I don’t want everything I do to be made public!
Freddie for Vogue Magazine, 1984.
— Freddie rarely willing appeared in print, but agreed to be one of the five celebrities promoting diamonds for men in a Vogue Magazine supplement publidhed on behalf of “The Diamond Information Centre” in June 1984 edition.
I already posted about this but I was looking through my “Never Boring Book” and I needed to scan it again because just look at this wonderful picture! He looks so handsome and calm… this picture makes me smile. I always thought this was a fake picture before knowing it was for Vogue Magazine and since I knew it was a real one, it became one of my favorite pictures of this gorgeous man.
—— picture scanned by myself from “Never Boring Book”.
—— info from “Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender a life in pictures” book.
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The Queen afterparty launched by Elektra Records held at Le Poulailler Restaurant in New York in February 1976 after their first concert. Guests include: Billie Jean King, Todd Rundgren, David Johansen, Ian Hunter, Lisa Robinson, Linda Stein and many more.
Queen performed at The Palace Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA this day in 1976.
This is the opening show of the 1976 US tour, most likely including the first performance of Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon.
About 40 pictures were snapped at this show from the front row. Freddie was aware of the photographer’s presence and really hammed it up for the camera, making for some stunning poses. They are still in the photographer’s possession and unfortunately that’s likely where they will remain. There’s only a couple that we have.
In a 1977 UK newspaper interview, Brian May recalled how this was the first tour where the venues were selling out everywhere. He then spoke about the differences between British and American audiences: “Here the fans are more reserved until they have reached a point where they can explode. In the States they are ready to explode at the beginning. They will give you anything you want – once you gain their favour.”