I’m the only one in the band from the artistic field. The others are all scientists; Roger from biology, John from electronics, and Brian from physics. Never in my wildest dreams, by the way, would I have imagined someone like Brian, an infrared astronomer, would pick up a guitar and be a rock‘n’roller–so there you are! I went to art school with the intention of getting my diploma, which I did, and then hoping to earn my keep as a freelance illustrator.”
Music was always a sideline, and that sort of grew.”
— Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words door Freddie Mercury, Greg Brooks, et al.