Freddie Mercury’s First Home In The UK Honored With A English Heritage Blue Plaque

Rock legend Freddie Mercury has once again been honored posthumously, this time at his family’s first home in Britain.

The Queen front man was remembered by his sister, Kashmira Cooke, and bandmate Brian May with the dedication of an English Heritage Blue Plaque in Mercury’s honor.

The blue plaque was affixed to the house in Feltham, West London, that Freddie’s parents moved into back in 1964 after arriving in the United Kingdom from Zanzibar.

“It is a pleasant duty to help install this little reminder on Freddie’s parents’ house in Feltham,” Brian May said in a statement.

“It was here that I first visited Freddie soon after we had met through a mutual friend. We spent most of the day appreciating and analyzing in intimate detail the way that Jimi Hendrix had put his recordings together in the studio – listening to Hendrix on vinyl played on Freddie’s Dansette record player – which had stereo speakers on opposite sides of the box,” May recalled. “Feltham was the childhood neighborhood for both of us but we never knew it until we met in the cause of music.”

Mercury joins a storied list of musicians who have also been honored by English Heritage Blue Plaques, including Hendrix, John Lennon, and Mozart.

FELTHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Brian May speaks during the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Brian May speaks during the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Fans watch the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Fans watch the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Karen Bradley, Brian May and Kashmira Cooke (Freddie Mercury's sister) attend the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Karen Bradley, Brian May and Kashmira Cooke (Freddie Mercury’s sister) attend the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  General view during the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

FELTHAM, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: General view during the unveiling of an English Heritage Blue Plaque, commemorating where Freddie Mercury lived on September 1, 2016 in Feltham, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

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