Added on 03-Jun-2009
The Mayor of Zagreb has called for Freddie Mercury to make a comeback gig in the Croatian capital.
Speaking on national television about his musical preferences, Milan Bandic said he wanted to attract rock legends to the city.
"I would like to see David Bowie play in Zagreb. And Freddie Mercury could come, too," he said.
Mayor Bandic reportedly seemed shocked to be told that the Queen frontman had died 18 years ago.
The mistake caused shock among many Croatians but Bandic himself shrugged off the gaffe.
His prospects in the second round of local elections to be held this Sunday seem to have been unharmed with political pundits expecting him to get a new mandate.
Zagreb resident Mirjana Popovic said: "It might seem he is a little bit out of touch when he says things like this but he is the right man for mayor."