Freddie enrolled to study art at Isleworth Polytechnic and then Ealing Art College.
Jer recalled asking Freddie; “‘What are you going to do, son?’ and he said he didn’t know. I remember him filling out application forms for jobs and saying, ‘I hope I don’t get it.’”
He was interested in art but primarily focussed on becoming a pop star and sneakily knew the burgeoning art scene was a hotbed of emerging musicians.
After numerous close calls and disappointments, he finally convinced Brian May and Roger Taylor to let hin join their band Smile, which, of course, became Queen in early 1970.