Belongings of Queen’s iconic rock band frontman Freddie Mercury, including a t-shirt, cloak, and piano, are set to be auctioned at London’s Sotheby’s. Among the 1,400 items, notable pieces include his Flash t-shirt from the 1981 Queen World Tour and his red vinyl trousers, both estimated at around 25,458 pounds. Additionally, items like a jewel-laden crown and cloak worn during his final stage appearance in 1986 could fetch up to 1,01,835 pounds. The auction will also feature stage dresses, furniture, photographs, unreleased song lyrics, letters, and books reflecting Freddie’s unique style.
Music enthusiasts, devoted Queen fans, and collectors are expected to bid generously, with estimates ranging from 38,188 to 1,27,294 pounds, and the iconic piano used by Freddie to compose hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” anticipated to reach 3.8 million pounds.
Freddie Mercury’s extraordinary voice, known for its high pitch, left a lasting influence on prominent singers including Robert Plant, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson, and Ronnie James Dio.
Formed in London in 1970, Queen’s distinctive musical style propelled them to legendary status. Their range extended from hard rock to progressive rock, jazz, classical, and more, making them one of the most influential bands globally. With over 300 million records sold and a profound influence on artists like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Nirvana, and many others, Queen remains an iconic force in music history.
Freddie Mercury passed away on November 24, 1991.