Queen legend Freddie Mercury’s fan page, freddiemercuryclub, has shared a rare picture of the band, which is the first picture with the bass guitarist John Deacon, on the Instagram account.

In the caption of the post, the admin has given information about John Deacon’s life and explained how John joined the band. Also, the page mentioned John’s retirement from his music career, by writing how John was devastated after Freddie’s death.

As you can see in the picture, they were all looking young that you might be surprised. Freddie, on the other hand, was smiling in a cute way and holding John Deacon’s hand, showing how much he cared about him.

In eight hours, the post reached over 17.000 likes and most of the fans shared their reactions in the comment section of the post.

Here is what freddiemercuryclub wrote:

“On a day like this in 1971, the 19-year old John Deacon joined the other three boys and became the fourth and final piece in the puzzle that was to be Queen.

As the band went through a number of bass players, with none of them proving to be satisfactory, they finally invited Deacon to an audition. It was not only his style on the bass but his reserved stance and personality that endeared him to the other members and helped him secure the gig.”

freddiemercuryclub added:

“John was the youngest and Freddie the oldest member of the band and a brotherly bond was formed between them instantly as Freddie tried to protect little Deaky from the madness of the rock n roll world.

Even though he was always known as ‘the quiet one’ Freddie knew him like no other saying people shouldn’t ‘underestimate him, he’s got a fiery streak underneath all that.’ And as it turned out John cherished Freddie like no other saying: ‘As far as we’re concerned, this is it. There is no point carrying on. It is impossible to replace Freddie.'”

You can check the post below.

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💥Queen Anniversary💥 . I posted about John very recently but I always look for an occasion to talk about him so here: . ✨On a day like this in 1971, the 19-year old John Deacon joined the other three boys and became the fourth and final piece in the puzzle that was to be Queen. . ✨In his teenage days, John himself used to be in a band of his own called Opposition which he eventually left to study electronics at Chelsea College, University of London. . ✨As the band went through a number of bass players, with none of them proving to be satisfactory, they finally invited Deacon to an audition. It was not only his style on the bass, but his reserved stance and personality that endeared him to the other members and helped him secure the gig. . ✨Since the passing of Freddie Mercury in 1991, Deacon has remained a recluse, retiring from the music world, and opting out of almost all post Mercury Queen activities. He played as a member of Queen for the last time at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and also took part in the recording of Made in Heaven album (which was working with the remaining vocals of Freddie). . ✨John was the youngest and Freddie the oldest member of the band and a brotherly bond was formed between them instantly as Freddie tried to protect little Deaky from the madness of the rock n roll world. . ✨Even though he was always known as "the quiet one" Freddie knew him like no other saying people shouldn't "underestimate him, he's got a fiery streak underneath all that." And as it turned out John cherished Freddie like no other saying: "As far as we're concerned, this is it. There is no point carrying on. It is impossible to replace Freddie." . 👉P.S. I chose this photo for this occasion because there's so much hidden truth in it… I LOVE the way John and Freddie are holding eachother so tight like their lives depend on one another…and bear in mind that this is a group shot but these two seem to be in their own world of bliss, separate from the rest of the band…just like they are now! As if Freddie already knew who would be the most loyal of them all… How chillingly prophetic is that? . 📷 Mick Rock photoshoot 1974 . #FreddieMercury #JohnDeacon

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