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It was at St. Peter’s the place questions over Mercury’s sexuality started to type. One other scholar, Janet Smith, now a instructor on the ladies college, remembered him as “an especially skinny, intense boy, who had this behavior of calling one ‘darling,’ which I have to say appeared a little bit fey.”

“It merely wasn’t one thing boys did in these days,” she mentioned in Lesley-Ann JonesMercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury. “It was accepted that Freddie was gay when he was right here. Usually it might have been ‘Oh, God, you already know, it is simply ghastly.’ However with Freddie one way or the other it wasn’t. It was OK.”

Mercury returned to Zanzibar in 1963, the identical 12 months that British colonial rule ended, resulting in a revolution on the island the next 12 months, with poor Africans focusing on the wealthier Indian inhabitants. In consequence, the Bulsara household fled to London, finally settling in close by Feltham, Middlesex. Having left Farrokh behind in Mumbai, although nonetheless utilizing Bulsara as his final identify, Mercury enrolled at Isleworth Polytechnic in West London, learning graphic design. However he was quickly caught up within the period of Swinging London.

“Most of our household are legal professionals or accountants, however Freddie insisted he wasn’t intelligent sufficient and needed to play music and sing,” his mom advised The Telegraph in 2012, laughing. “My husband and I believed it was a part he would develop out of and anticipated he would quickly come again to his senses and return to correct research. It did not occur.”

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