Freddie Mercury Tribute Autographed Poster

Here’s a long time sought after memorabilia. An original Freddie Mercury Tribute poster autographed by most of the artists who perfomed on april 20th 1992. There are different versions of this poster. Not all the ones I’ve seen have the same signatures on it. I think this depends on “when” they were actually signed. Yes, because some of them togheter with other memorabilia were autographed by the artists during reharsals made days before the event. Many posters were auctioned for collecting money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Freddie Mercury tribute poster

The one you see in the photo was certainly signed some days before.  Provenance is from a former Atlantic Virgin Airlines manager who helped artists, especially from USA, to travel and get accomodation in UK at the time of the Tribute event.

The poster was given to him, framed, in the after-party, same night of the event, so this is why I’m sure it was signed before. Another interesting aspect is that I decided to change glass and get an UV-filtered one to protect signatures, and I discovered that it was not actually a paper poster as others I’ve seen in the past, but it’s on thick card!

One of the things I always wanted to do was to detect all the signatures which are on the poster. With the help of my friend and great Queen collector, Giancarlo Calò, here’s our results.

If there is some Rock autograph enthusiastic out there and want to double check the autographs,  is very welcomed!

Freddie tribute poster_numbers_qm

  1. Pat Badger (Extreme)
  2. Derek Smalls (Spinal Tap)
  3. Viv Campbell (Def Leppard)
  4. J. Vatson (Spinal Tap)
  5. Zucchero
  6. Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  7. Chris Thompson (chorus)
  8. Miriam Stockley (chorus)
  9. Phil Collen – (Def Leppard)
  10. Liza Minelli
  11. Mike Moran
  12.  Jason Newsted (Metallica)
  13. Brian May
  14. Harvey Goldsmith (promoter) (quite sure it’s him)
  15. Cindy Crawford
  16. Ian Hunter
  17. Maggie Ryder (chorus)
  18. Tommy Iommi
  19. Jim Beach
  20. James Hetfield (Metallica)
  21. Roger Daltrey (The Who)
  22. David Bowie
  23. David Richards
  24. Lisa Stansfield
  25. Josh Mcrae
  26. Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
  27. Mick Ronson
  28. Duff Mckagan (Guns & Roses)
  29. Roger Taylor
  30. Paul Young
  31. Rick allen (180°)

4 thoughts on “Freddie Mercury Tribute Autographed Poster

  • 29 October 2019 at 7:19 PM

    I’m pretty sure the Chris Thompson who signed that poster is the former vocalist in Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, as he was in charge of rehearsals for the show. He was going to sing A Kind Of Magic but was cut last minute due to the length of the concert.

    • 31 October 2019 at 7:52 AM

      thanks for the information

  • 6 May 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Do we know who created the artwork for the poster?

    • 23 February 2022 at 5:13 PM

      no sorry, probably record label artist’s office


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