I have a Freddie Mercury search on eBay, and up popped this August 1981 issue of Playgirl magazine. “PLAYGIRL Aug 1981 Ted Nugent DAVID BOWIE Freddie Mercury SPRINGSTEEN David Byrne” was the title of the listing.
From the description:
10 SEXIEST ROCKERS photo article includes BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PAUL STANLEY, THE POLICE, DAVID BOWIE, DAVID LEE ROTH, DAVID BYRNE, FREDDIE MERCURY, TED NUGENT more.
Nude photo layout of hot MIDDLE AGE MEN.
All I could think of was Freddie Mercury made a sexiest rocker list? Whoah.
So I did it: I bought a back-issue of Playgirl magazine for ten bucks because it mentions Freddie Mercury.
Would it be as good as another eBay purchase, 16 magazine’s “Hunk of the Month”?
Not really. It’s just a little mention of Freddie, shirtless. The copy is blah.
For those of you who took my clickbait headline: I apologize.
At any rate, as a public service to fans of all those featured–Ted Nugent, David Byrne, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, I give you, my high-res scans of HOT ROCKERS!