ODEON Magazine Issue 106 - September/October 2018 - Page 34

Classic Moment in time ry’s real Freddie Mercu rrokh name was Fa s born in Bulsara. He wa nate of lta 1946 in the Su Tanzania), Zanzibar (now gland moving to En as a teenager. Don’t stop him now! Queen’s Freddie Mercury dazzles at the Hammersmith ODEON n 24 October, Bohemian Rhapsody rocks its way into ODEON cinemas. To celebrate the release of this much anticipated – and long in development – Queen biopic, we scoured the archives and discovered this incredible picture of band frontman Freddie Mercury performing at the famous Hammersmith ODEON (these days the Hammersmith Apollo). Taken in 1978, it brilliantly captures the essence of the flamboyant singer, who placed 58th in the BBC’s 2002 poll: ‘100 Greatest Britons’. Mercury, sadly, died in 1991 at the far-too- young age of 45. But like Queen’s unforgettable songs, his legend will live forever. Don’t miss Bohemian Rhapsody in cinemas from 24 October COMING NEXT ISSUE • mary poppins returns, ROBIN HOOD + more!