Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin shared a very special love for their whole adult lives. Their romantic relationship ended in December 1976 but Freddie always maintained she remained the love of my life. One of the reasons the Queen frontman loved her so much was her complete acceptance of who he was.
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He said; One night when Mary and I lived together, I woke up in the middle of the night and a song just wouldnt go away.I just had to sit down and write it, so I got up and dragged my piano over to the bedside so I could reach the keyboard.She may have always come across as rather mild-mannered but its not hard to imagine Marys reaction.
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Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin (Image: GETTY)
Freddie Mercury and Mary Austin in 1977, still close even after splitting up (Image: GETTY )
Freddie Mercury: Mary Austin in 1970 (Image: GETTY)Freddie added; That didnt last long – she wouldnt put up with it.
And I cant say Im surprised!Inspiration strikes anywhere. It strikes me when Im least expecting it and it plays havoc with my sex life.I can get inspiration just sitting in the bath.That, no doubt, is an image, millions of Freddie fans will cherish. Their idol spoke often about what inspired his songs, but it all ultimately boiled down to one simple thing.
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Freddie Mercury book (Image: PH )New book Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words has gathered many of the icons greatest interviews and quotes together and fashioned them into a form of autobiography.
In it, he also sums up the essence of his songwriting: If you put them all in one bag, I think my songs are all under the label Emotion. Its all to do with love and emotion and feeling. Its all about moods.Most of the songs I write are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain, but at the same time its frivolous and togue-in-cheek.
.Thats basically my whole nature, I guess. Ima true romantic.Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words (£9.99) is available from Amazon..