MANY previously unseen images of legendary musician Freddie Mercury and his bandmates will feature in a special exhibition this month.

Hundreds of Queen fans are expected to head to Harrogate to see the work of celebrated photographer Denis O’Regan, who accompanied the legendary rock band for its last ever tour in 1986.

The photographer will be in Harrogate with his exhibition, Queen: Princes of the Universe, on Friday, November 17.

The rock photography exhibition will open at The Stratstone BMW Showroom on Princess Royal Way in Pannal, which is to be transformed for the night into an exhibition space.

The display has been organised by Off Beat Lounge, specialists in rock photography exhibitions.

It features more than 60 images taken between 1975 and 1986 and more than half the photographs have been published for the first time. They include live performance photographs, off-stage moments and a glimpse of some of the band’s outrageous down time.

Denis said: “I’m delighted to be able to tour this collection of photographs. Selecting the shots has been an evocative experience.

“It was a special time for me, and I’m reminded of the trust that Freddie, Brian (May), Roger (Taylor) and John (Deacon) placed in me.

“All these years later, they remain one of the most famous and charismatic bands in history.”

Off Beat Lounge founder, Mark Overton, said; “Some bands provide more than music, they document a period of time for an entire generation, and Queen were such a band.

“Although I’ve worked with Denis for a number of years now, I’m still in awe of his talent, and this carefully selected body of work illustrates that talent in an amazing way.”

The event runs from 7:30pm to 9pm and tickets cost £9.50 or £29.50 for VIP access which includes access from 6.30pm for a question and answer session with Denis O’Regan.

Copies of the photographs are available to purchase.

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The exhibition will support The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the AIDS charity set up in memory of Freddie Mercury.