One of the biggest Freddie Mercury fan pages on Instagram recently shared a post about the relationship between Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and bassist John Deacon. Apparently, Mercury was the one to helped Deacon when he first started playing with Queen and became his guardian angel in a way.
As you may know, Queen bassist John Deacon was known for having a quiet nature back when he was a member of the band and it was frontman Freddie Mercury who was a stabilizing force for John, helping the quiet bass guitarist cope with the pressure of being in Queen.
As a matter of fact, Freddie Mercury meant so much to Deacon that after the sad passing of Mercury, John Deacon decided to retire from music after playing live with Queen three more times, at The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness in 1992, at a charity concert with Roger Taylor in Midhurst in 1993, and at the opening of the Bejart Ballet in Paris in 1997, performing ‘The Show Must Go On’ with Elton John.
During an interview back in 1996, John Deacon expressed his feelings about Queen after Mercury’s death and stated that there is no way to replace Freddie, therefore, no point keep performing.
Here is what Deacon said:
“As far as we are concerned, this is it. There is no point carrying on. It is impossible to replace Freddie.“
One of the biggest Freddie Mercury fan pages on Instagram shared a post recently and revealed the beautiful bromance between Mercury and Deacon, they also revealed a statement made by Freddie Mercury’s personal assistant Peter ‘Phoebe’ Freestone, and apparently, he also thinks that Freddie took care of John and he was the main reason John managed to stay in the band.
Here is what Phoebe said:
“Freddie took John under his wing because he was the new boy. He was shy, not like Brian and Roger. He wanted to protect him. Even so, when you look on later albums, there are a few Deacon/Mercury tracks, because John was the only one who acknowledged how much Freddie helped him. Without Freddie there, John was not able to stay in the band. Freddie drew the attention away, and without Freddie there, I don’t think John could face any of it.” So… Freddie really was the cheese on John’s toast:)”
You can see the Instagram post below.