Queen’s Roger Taylor looks back at Freddie Mercury friendship: 'He was so delightful, just great to be around'

'He was so extreme, one was tempted to laugh at first'
Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor
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By , Audacy

Before they we’re Queen, Roger Taylor and guitarist Brian May were originally in a band called Smile with bassist-and-singer Tim Staffell.

However, around 1968, Staffell decided to leave the group, which left the band with a huge missing key element. Enter Freddie Mercury, and well the rest is Rock history.

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