By now, you’ve probably heard that Queen will be bringing back Freddie Mercury — via optical illusion — for a May 14 performance of the West End musical, “We Will Rock You,” by way of a technique similar to what was used at Coachella in homage to Tupac Shakur.
While this has people wondering which deceased entertainers will surface next (and which ones will sell the most records), what I want to know is: Which Freddie will appear on stage (long hair? mustached?) and what will he be wearing? I’m not sure if any deceisions have been made as of yet, but — in case the powers that be are reading this — here are a few of my favorite Freddie Mercury images, if only for the sake of inspiration.
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1. Singer Freddie Mercury punches the air during performance with rock group Queen at Live Aid in Wembley Stadium on 13 July 1985. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
2. Singer Freddie Mercury of the English rock band Queen performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City in 1977. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
3. Freddie Mercury of Queen performs on stage at Wembley Arena on 4th September 1984 in London. (Photo by Phil Dent/Redferns)
4. Freddie Mercury of Queen, performs live on stage at Madison Square Garden in January of 1977. (Photo by Richard E. Aaron/Redferns)