Hi, maybe some of you saw this, but I'll post it anyway. The Guardian was giving away a copy of Jackie magazine from 1975 today. It was the Valentines day edition, I haven't a clue why they were giving it away in September, seems a bit odd, but there you go! Anyway, they asked various musicians, including Freddie, Cozy Powell, the Mael brothers and Suzi Quatro about valentines cards they had received.
Freddie's section says:
"A few years ago, a girlfriend gave me a beautiful genuine antique card." he told me. "It was Victorian, and she must have searched all over to get it, because it was in mint condition - it hadn't been used before.
"I love all antiques, such as paintings and furniture, and so this card was very special. It was so beautiful I decided to have it framed, and I still have it hanging on my wall at home."
I thought this was really sweet, but also sad - this wasn't all that long before he came out, must have been tough pretending and trying to be straight.
But it was great to see him in a 'current' magazine, where he was alive and well!