In early 1974 George Cooper took these photos at 100 Holland Road, London W14, the West Kensington flat that Freddie shared with his long-term girlfriend Mary Austin. The photos where took around the time of their second single ‘Seven Seas of Rhye’.
As Mike Hayward recalls: “While Roger slummed it in trainers, Brian opted for white square-toed ankle boots. John trumped them both with his 1920s-styled 'Spectator’ two-tone stack heels. Shame we can’t see Freddie’s feet”.
Mark Hayward makes us note the miniature bottle of spirits on the coffe table to the left and a little toy penguin on the arm of the chair in between Brian and John.
Note the magazine on the table open at a photo of Liza Minnelli. “If
anything,” said Freddie at the time, “we have more in common with Liza
Minnelli than Led Zeppelin”.
Photos from “Queen on camera, off guard” book.