I guess you could say that this has been one epic performance!
About a year before he sat on the shoulders of another equally famous fictional character that is Darth Vader for a memorable performance of their widely-popular song “We Will Rock You,” Freddie Mercury first staged the exact same gimmick – only that time, he was sitting on the shoulders of the Man of Steel himself! The photo above was taken during Queen’s live gig at the famous Hammersmith Odeon in London held on December 26, 1979. It was part of a series of concerts by various musicians dubbed Concerts for the People of Kampuchea. It took place in said venue within the same month to raise funds for the victims of the war in Cambodia.
Here’s a video clip of Queen’s performance featuring Superman!
Now, going back to the subject of Freddie’s quirky penchant of sitting on someone’s shoulders, we’ll leave you with this snapshot of him and Santa Claus that we’ve just stumbled upon on the Internet.
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