“Freddie came over after Queen had stolen the show,” he remembered. “I said, ‘Freddie, nobody should go on after you – you were magnificent.’
“He said, ‘You’re absolutely right, darling, we were – we killed them.’ He was so excited.
“Then he said, ‘You, on the other hand, dear – you looked like the f*****g Queen Mother when you were onstage. Where did you get that absolutely awful hat?’” John said.
“That was very Freddie. He was hilarious.
“Even when he was dying, he was exactly the same,” he added.
“He was lying in bed, too weak to stand, losing his sight, going, ‘Have you heard Mrs Bowie’s new album, darling? What does she think she’s doing?’ I always had the best time with him.”