▶ Freddie Mercury was a man of contrasts.
When he finished the "Barcelona" album with the Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, he threw a massive bash to celebrate its release and the fact that they already knew that the song 'Barcelona' would be the anthem for the 1992 Olympics to be held in that city.
There, he enjoyed entertaining his guests, there were fireworks, a huge cake and the night was quite memorable.
Nonetheless, in his day-to-day life, he could be a very different person altogether, being a very shy man, giving very few (and precious) interviews because of that, and always trying to get out of the spotlight.
The perfect example was when in April 1987, the band received an Ivor Novello Award and it was his duty as a frontman to speak up, so he stood up and said: 'I've never made a speech yet, and I'm not going to start now!', and just like that he sat down again. .
Like a boss! Good night everyone!.
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