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By Peter Freestone

Peter Freestone was once Freddie Mercury's own assistant for the final 12 years of his lifestyles. He lived with Mercury in London, Munich, and big apple, and was once with him whilst he died. this can be the main intimate account of Mercury's existence ever written.

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Puccini. within the Sunday instances of September 24, 1995, a league desk of inventive fulfillment, Masters of the humanities, was once released. incorporated during this have been sections, favorite pop performer and maximum pop performer. among the favorite team which incorporated the likes of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Elton John, the identify Freddie Mercury ranked quantity ten. among the best pop performers, which back incorporated Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Elton John, Freddie’s identify back seemed, ranked at quantity 5, oddly sufficient above that of Elton John. in the course of his existence, Freddie enormously famous either Elvis Presley and John Lennon, virtually relating to them as heroes. He by no means dreamed that once he died, he will be incorporated within the similar league. And in October 1979, while I first had the supply of operating with Queen, I by no means dreamed that i'd be concerned with a guy whom I see as one of many maximum composers of the past due 20th century. i used to be concerned with Freddie on a daily foundation for twelve years, nearly to the day, in a large number of alternative roles which ultimately all got here jointly less than the umbrella description of private Assistant. i used to be leader prepare dinner and bottle washing machine, waiter, butler, valet, secretary, amanuensis, cleanser, baby-sitter (the child being him) and pain aunt. I shopped for him either at supermarkets and artwork markets, I travelled the area with him, i used to be with him on the highs and got here throughout the lows with him. I observed the inventive juices movement and that i additionally observed the disappointment whilst existence wasn’t going good. I acted as his bodyguard whilst wanted and finally, in fact, i used to be certainly one of his nurses. and that i was once surely considered one of his acquaintances. I’m certainly one of a handful of people that have been fortunate sufficient to have witnessed the construction of a lot of his paintings, from notion to functionality. there's much more to making song than placing lyrics and notes down on paper. the emotions concerned and the cause of them suggest rather a lot and Freddie had a bottomless good of emotions. by means of project this undertaking, i locate i've got a accountability to be as honest as i will in portraying what Freddie went via either as an artist and as a guy. i would like to teach that there has been even more to Freddie than has been written approximately formerly. I additionally are looking to dispel a few of the grosser imaginings of either press and biographers alike, who, without doubt writing from the easiest of causes, didn’t be aware of the fellow they have been writing approximately. I realised very early on that the guy approximately whom i'm writing used to be the most complicated creatures someone may ever stumble upon. yet, even as in writing approximately him, I additionally realised that he used to be in reality only a man or woman just like the remainder of us and that i clearly desire that during interpreting this, somebody may be capable of finding components of themselves contained inside of this very particular individual. In my time, i've got chanced on we're all very targeted and intricate humans. a wide percent of the inhabitants of the realm have learn all approximately Freddie’s comings and goings and doings of this and that yet many of us have arise and requested me: “What was once Freddie relatively like?

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