This is the single most British photograph I’ve ever seen: the flat caps, the overbites, John Deacon.

Freddie is talking to–I believe–John Reid, who was Elton John’s manager and the man the band turned to for help in extricating themselves from their first, thieving, management team. (The guys Freddie wrote Death on Two Legs about.)

At their first meeting, John Reid told Queen that he was gay, and asked if that would be a problem.

Roger responded, “We’re talking about money, John.”

They had a very fruitful relationship.