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Blue plaque honour at home of Queen legend Freddie

By Laura Harding

Published 02/09/2016

Queen guitarist Brian May unveiling an English Heritage blue plaque at Mercury’s childhood home in Feltham, west London
Queen guitarist Brian May unveiling an English Heritage blue plaque at Mercury’s childhood home in Feltham, west London
Queen guitarist Brian May with Kashmira Cooke, sister of Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury

Queen guitarist Brian May admitted it was an occasion tinged with sadness as he unveiled a blue plaque at the childhood home of former bandmate Freddie Mercury.

The frontman died in 1991, but May said that he could feel his presence as he revealed the memorial at the terraced house in Feltham in west London.

Mercury was living in the house with his parents when he met future bandmates May and Roger Taylor.

May said: "The last thing we would have thought is that I would be here at this point, commemorating him with a blue plaque, It's a happy occasion with a tinge of sadness because he should be here, he should still be here creating.

"As boys we conquered the world in a way that was beyond our wildest dreams. Freddie had an extraordinary capacity to energise people and make them excited. We knew he was something special."

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