The well-known fan page of Freddie Mercury on Instagram, FreddieMercuryClub posted a really rare and special photo that shows Freddie’s admiration to Jimi Hendrix, who would celebrate his 72nd birthday if he would be alive.

As the caption of the photo indicates, Freddie Mercury mimics the iconic pose of Jimi Hendrix in his house.

Here is the story of the photo:

“Happy birthday to @JimiHendrix who would have turned 77 today 🎸❤🎉 (swipe to see all)

A 22-year-old Freddie posing as Jimi Hendrix with a borrowed Fender, photographed in his bedroom by a friend in 1968.

Swipe to see the video where his sister Kashmira talks about the way Freddie used to analyze Hendrix as to how he played or the key chords to interpret it for his own sound so it was a repetition over and over.

And you also see Freddie’s mum Jer Bulsara explain the story of that Hendrix shirt and resemble that Freddie’s wearing in the photo ❤

And in the third photo, you see a magnificent drawing of Hendrix by the multitalented Freddie Mercury.”

FreddieMercuryClub also shared the quote by Freddie himself about his idol, Jimi Hendrix. Here is what Freddie told about Jimi:

“Jimi Hendrix was just a beautiful man, a master showman, and a dedicated musician.

I would scour the country to see him whenever he played because he really had everything any rock n roll star should have: all the style and the presence.

He’d just make an entrance and the whole place would be on fire. He was living out everything I wanted to be.”

You can find the photos below.

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Happy birthday to @JimiHendrix who would have turned 77 today 🎸❤🎉 (swipe to see all) . 📷 A 22-year-old Freddie posing as Jimi Hendrix with a borrowed Fender, photographed in his bedroom by a friend in 1968. . 🎥 Swipe to see the video wherw his sister Kashmira talks about the way Freddie used to analyze Hendrix as to how he played or the key chords to interpret it for his own sound so it was a repetition over and over And you also see Freddie's mum Jer Bulsara explain the story of that Hendrix shirt and resemble that Freddie's wearing in the photo ❤ . 🎨 And in the third photo you see a magnificent drawing of Hendrix by the multitalented Freddie Mercury . 📝 And here's a quote by Freddie himself about his idol: "Jimi Hendrix was just a beautiful man, a master showman, and a dedicated musician. I would scour the country to see him whenever he played because he really had everything any rock n roll star should have: all the style and the presence. He'd just make an entrance and the whole place would be on fire. He was living out everything I wanted to be." -Freddie Mercury . #FreddieMercury #JimiHendrix

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