More than 30,000 personal items, including clothing and handwritten lyrics once owned by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, will go up for auction at Sotheby’s this fall. The Guardian writes about it.
Among the lots is a black lacquered Yamaha grand piano, on which Mercury composed some of Queen’s biggest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody. Also on display are the artist’s stage costumes, furniture, photographs, and even a silver mustache comb.
Until September 5, all of the star’s items up for auction can be seen in the exhibition, which is also held by Sotheby’s on London’s New Bond Street. A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to AIDS charities.
Remember that previously, the rock band Queen shared a track with Freddie Mercury; the single had not been released before. The song is called “Face It Alone.”