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September 5 1977: Freddie Mercury’s Invitation To His Birthday Party At Country Cousin

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ON September 5 1977, Queen singer and all round bon vivant Freddie Mercury sent out invitations to his birthday party at Country Cousin, a cabaret resturant on London’s King’s Road.

 

 

Freddy Mercury party invitation

 

 

 

One former vistor to Country Cousins recalls:

Chris Hunter opened it with sausage and mash served on paper plates as there wasn’t enough money left for a full-scale bash. The lovely Cherry was on the door. Wonderful Ray Steptoe, an east-end muscle boy and procurer of handsome young men, was in attendance and dropped his trousers to reveal why he was so popular, as was Russian/Italian Auro Varani, Tuti, brother of Dee Dee Wilde (Pan’s People) and owner of Kosher Nostra jeans and Max Brightwell. Rodney was Chris’s lover for a while which is why it was later renamed ‘Rods’.

Any of you ever pay a vistit there? Any of you remember it?

 

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at Heathrow Airport, where the band were heading to the USA for the beginning of a world tour. archive-pa174273-4 Ref #: PA.16702388  Date: 20/01/1976

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at Heathrow Airport, where the band were heading to the USA for the beginning of a world tour.
Date: 20/01/1976