This week Freddie Mercury would have celebrated his 75th birthday. Hard to believe it’s almost 30 years since he passed away but what a performer and I had the privilege of meeting him twice.
His solo career began in 1984 and ran concurrently alongside Queen for a few years. Prior to the re-issue of Barcelona which tied in with the Olympic Games that year and the re-mix of Living on My Own the following year, Freddie’s cover of the Platters’ The Great Pretender was his biggest solo hit single which peaked at number four in March 1987.
Let’s remember the greatest showman and his hit that could almost be biographical.