Fact or Fiction? 11 Inaccuracies About Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

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Freddie Mercury's life was already filled with excitement, but that doesn't mean that it'd make a good movie just as it is. Here we bring you 11 times the creators of Bohemian Rhapsody took some liberties in order to tell the story of a brilliant man, but spoilers alert! Make sure to check #8, #5 and #4!

#11. How Freddie Mercury First Met the Band

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Queen’s evolution was much more slow-paced in real life than in the film! Tim Staffel (the bass player in the pre-Freddie version of Queen, Smile) introduced Brian May and Roger Taylor to Mercury when he was singing with a band called Ibex, which later changed its name to Wreckage. The first time Queen members were on stage together was actually at an Ibex show in 1969, Brian May and Roger Taylor joined Mercury for an encore, according to Queen Vault. So there wasn’t any casual audition, since Mercury was already a part of their musical circle. Also, when Staffel quit Smile, May, Taylor and Mercury were sharing an apartment, so they were hardly strangers! It is true, though, that Mercury took his chance to join Queen when Staffel left. Slide next to find out what surprised some people in the audience!

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