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Freddie Mercury was a rock legend whose legacy was perpetuated as the lead singer of Queen. The British singer has looked up to many icons himself, including John Lennon. Freddie Mercury once said that John Lennon was the only person he regretted never having met.

Freddie Mercury thought John Lennon was ‘the greatest’

Freddie Mercury |: Graham Wiltshire/Getty Images

Mercury was a big Lennon fan, enjoying his music during his time with The Beatles and his solo career. In 1980, Lennon was murdered near his home in New York by Mark David Chapman. Following his death, Mercury performed “Imagine” at a concert to honor his memory. The “Bohemian Rhapsody” singer said he would never want to be compared to the former Beatle because there are things he believes Lennon did better.


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