Paul Humberstone, Freddies friend and college mate in Ealing Art College, London:
“Freddie was always interested in music. The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix were his favourites. He was always playing air guitar and doing Hendrix impersonations. He used to do a sort of showbiz stance. We thought he was joking around to amuse us. We used to call him Freddie Baby, and he used to say, ‘Don’t you worry, I’ll be big one of these days. I’ll be a real star’. No one believed him, because no one had heard him sing at that point.
He always believed in himself and his talents, he worked hard and put 100% of himself into his passion, and…well…he became a legend…”
Picture: Paul and Freddie