Star Wars


[Brian was asked if Freddie didn’t like Star Wars, or was this just for sake of the lyrics of ‘Bicycle Race’ – see LETTERS]

Well, it’s a fair question, I guess. But did you ever read ‘MobyDick’ ? I always remember the first words were “Call me Ishmael”. But of course Herman Melville wasn’t Ishmael. As with a novel, just because a song is written in the first person doesn’t mean it’s in any way autobiographical. As I remember, Freddie liked Star Wars a lot, and he actually wasn’t very keen on riding his bicycle (if he even had one!) – he preferred being driven in a Rolls Royce! But he created a character in the song, and this character can say what he wants, and he can ride his bicycle where he likes !