The hit movie Bohemian Rhapsody recounts the life of Freddy Mercury but there are five things that did not happen.
1. The formation of the band
History of the film: Freddie Mercury and Brian May met in 1970. The band Smile was not convinced by Mercury’s talent.
Real story: Freddie Mercury was a fan of the band Smile and when the vocalist left the group, Mercury joined them.
2. When Mercury met Hutton
Story of the movie: They met at a party at Mercury’s house where Hutton was the waiter.
Real story: They met at a bar.
3. Disease notification
History of the film: Mercury informs his bandmates that he was infected with AIDS before the Live Aid concert.
Real story: Freddie knew about his illness until 1987 and announced it to the world one day before his death.
4. 1985 Live Aid Concert
History of the film: The band participated after a long season without meeting.
Real history: The band was coming from a world tour after the presentation of their most recent album.
5. The separation of the band
History of the film: Freddie Mercury upon learning of his illness spent his last days partying distancing himself from the band. He even became a soloist.
Real story: The band started working on personal projects.