PUBLISHED: 18:08, Thu, Dec 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 18:16, Thu, Dec 12, 2019
Freddie Mercury left quite the first impression with those who knew him. And now German record producer Reinhold Mack – who worked on four Queen albums and Mr Bad Guy – has revealed his “really, really funny” first meeting with the Queen singer. Speaking with uDiscover Music, the 70-year-old said: “I remember our first meeting in 1980 very well.”
Mack continued: “I was working with Gary Moore in Los Angeles and was told Queen would be in Musicland Studios, in Munich, and might need me.
“I bought a plane ticket and went to Munich.
“When I met Freddie, he said, ‘What are you doing here?’
“I told him I had heard there might be a good chance Queen wanted to work with me.”
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Reinhold Mack produced four Queen albums and Freddie's Mr Bad Guy (Image: GETTY)
The music producer continued: “He said not really, because the band were coming off a Japanese tour and only had two more weeks to spend outside the UK.
“‘Anyway,’ he suddenly said, ‘I hear they have these wonderful beer gardens.’
“It was early summertime and we knew it was very nice outside, so we headed to the Chinese Tower for a couple