Recently, the Russian premiere of the musical biopic Musical Rhapsody about the cult group Queen and its famous frontman Freddie Mercury, who once stated that “he had more lovers than Elizabeth Taylor,” who had seven husbands alone, took place recently. In pursuit of thrills, the musician has tried almost everything in his life, and some pages from his biography make even those who are no bigot and chaste to blush. And yet he had a special bond, a lifelong attachment to Mary Austin.
The name of Freddie Mercury appeared in the journalistic chronicle next to the names of the most famous women of that time. True, with all of them he was connected only by friendship, and sometimes very strange. For example, he somehow took Princess Diana to a gay club, disguised as a guy. And the model Samantha Fox, they said, did not miss a single of his parties. The spectacular blonde German actress Barbara Valentin, with whom they periodically found themselves in the same bed, could not resist his charm, or rather the lady without complexes turned out to be the third more than once when Freddie was having fun with one of the many lovers. The faithful of male lovers did not prevent him from seducing 17-year-old Carrie Fisher. But all this did not prevent him from maintaining a relationship with his first girlfriend Mary Austin throughout his life.
When they met, Mary was 19. The daughter of a printing house worker was a saleswoman in a popular London store. After meeting in 1970, young people lived instead of 6 years. At first they rented a small room, and then moved to a separate apartment, and, according to Mary's recollections, if not for the orientation of Mercury, they would have tied the knot.
And even when Austin decided to leave because she was simply tired of sharing Freddie with men, they maintained a platonic relationship. The musician bought his girlfriend a luxurious apartment in London, next to his house, so that they could see each other every day. And when Mary gave birth to a son from designer Pierce Cameron, Freddie became his godfather.
This friendship continued until the death of Mercury, who more than once said that Mary Austin is his closest friend, without whom life is simply impossible. Mary spent hours with Jimi at Freddie's bedside when he was dying in terrible pain. And it was she who had the opportunity to inform the parents of her friend about his death. Mercury bequeathed most of his multimillion-dollar fortune to his parents, sister and Mary, whom he called the main woman in his life. She still lives in a luxurious mansion in Kensington, which she inherited.
Another romantic story from the life of a musician is the connection with Jimi Hutton. Especially for fans of the musician - love story of one couple in photos.