Lesley-Ann Jones stated in her biography on late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury, that a friend told her that he saw “Bohemian Rhapsody” was Mercury’s ‘coming out’ song.
The book states:
[The book] documents the band’s rise to international superstardom and digs deep into Mercury’s past via 100 new interviews with those closest to Mercury, many of whom are only opening up now, 20-plus years after he became the first major rock star to die from AIDS. Indeed, Jones tells The Hollywood Reporter that one of the biggest revelations in her book came from Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice, a friend she shared with Mercury who had collaborated with the singer on his 1988 album Barcelona with opera star Montserrat Caballe.
“It was Tim who sat me down once and talked me through the words for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ” Jones says. “He pointed out that it was very obvious to him early on it was Freddie’s ‘coming-out’ song.”
Brian May recently wrote on Instagram, “Thank you Sandra Muller @caffeinatedpaint for this lovely art work. To many of you folks, this will immediately strike a chord. But, by way of explanation, what Sandra has done is illustrate myself plugging in to the New Horizons space probe, which at present is located over 4,000,000,000 miles away from planet Earth. The picture has a nice symbolic meaning, because we did actually beam my New Horizons track out to the space vehicle on New Year’s Day. Brilliant ! 💥💥💥💥
Sandra’s Dad, Tod Lauer, is one of NASA’s top experts in astro image processing. Much of what we see in those beautiful images of Pluto and Ultimata Thule from the New Horizons Mission are due to Tod’s skills in extracting and refining the data sent back to Earth from that tiny speeding machine – about the size and shape of a grand piano, and in the 13th year of its journey, still heading outwards towards the stars. Bri.”