Imagine a supergroup made up of Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Rod Stewart.
Well, it nearly happened.
In a recent interview with The New York Post, Austrian filmmaker Rudi Dolezal, who not only made a stack of docos about Mercury but also formed a close friendship with.
“Freddie invited me to his private functions often, and, at one dinner party, the guests included Rod Stewart and Elton John,” he said.
“I remember there was a lot of bitching about other artists and about themselves.
“I think Rod came up with the idea of forming a group called Nose, Teeth & Hair, because Rod had a big nose, Elton had problems with his hair and Freddie had his teeth.”
In Stewart’s 2012 autobiography, the singer shed a tiny bit more light on the conversation.
He recalled the discussion took place at the house Queen rented in Bel Air.
“The general idea was that we could appear dressed like the Beverley Sisters,” he wrote, referring to Britain’s version of the Andrews Sisters.
“Somehow this project never came to anything, which is contemporary music’s deep and abiding loss.”