Queen guitarist Brian May was recently interviewed by The One Show, and he revealed what Freddie Mercury would give away before his death.
“He was a photographer. He loved his Polaroids. He used to take masses of Polaroids of all his friends, portraits, and then give them all away.
It was just one of Freddie’s things. Very generous nature, Freddie. He loved photography.”
He also discussed Bohemian Rhapsody.
“They did an incredible job with that. Every nut and bolt… It’s very clever. The boys, the four of them [who played Queen], are unbelievable.
They lived us. They didn’t really act it. They became us and believed it, and we believed them. Rami’s sensational, he’s got every award under the sun now.”
Brian May recently posted on Instagram, “It’s my Daddy’s day today. Harold May would have been 98 years old today. This is how I think of him. Who is that little boy ? What would become of him ? Thanks Dad – you gave me all you had in you. 💥💥💥💥 Sandown, Isle of Wight, 1949, I think. 💥💥💥💥 I should perhaps mention, ‘for the sake of completeness’ (as our Classical Mechanics lecturer at Imperial College used to say, annoyingly) I was a day early with this post. My Dad’s birthday is 7th April – today. Bri.”