Freddie Mercury: His Life in Pictures

New book 'The Great Pretender' features rare photos of the Queen singer
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Johnny Dewe Mathews, Queen Productions Ltd.

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Sheer Heart Attack

This photo dates to Queen's third album, 1974's Sheer Heart Attack. By this time Mercury had grown to fully love the spotlight – while his bandmates still "might have needed a bit more persuading" to step in front of a camera, says Thomas.

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