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Freddie and David had met years before they became world famous.⠀

September 24, 2020   Seraja   2

When Freddie moved from Zanzibar to England in 1964, he got interested in rock ‘n’ roll and soon got wind that Bowie (who was a folk-styled singer playing at pubs and clubs at the time) was due to play a lunchtime show at Ealing Art College (where Freddie attended).⠀

Rolling Stones Magazine said that the future Queen frontman was impressed by the “star” in their midst and offered to help setting up the stage, carrying equipment and other menial tasks. At this point, Bowie had a string of flop singles to his name, including The Laughing Gnome and Love You Til Tuesday.⠀

After Freddie finishes college in 1969, he started working at a second-hand clothing stall at Kensington’s Market with Roger Taylor. After the interprise had failed, Freddie ended up working in another stall-holder, Alan Mair.⠀

One day after Bowie released his hit single – Space Oddity, he was strolling around Kensington’s Market and he ended up at Alan Mair’s stall, compleye with assistant Freddie.⠀

“‘Space Oddity’ had been a hit, but he said he had no money,” Mair told biographer Mark Blake in Is This the Real Life? The Untold Story of Queen. “Typical music biz! I said, ‘Look, have them for free.’ Freddie fitted Bowie for the pair of boots. “So there was Freddie Mercury, a shop assistant, giving pop star David Bowie a pair of boots he couldn’t afford to buy.”

It’s a small world isn’t it? Who would have told either Freddie or Bowie that they would end up being huge rock stars and they’ll record an amazing song together! I loved reading this story
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  1. Wow a legendary meeting of two legends! If only there was video documentation….

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