September 21st, 2005

When Tony met Freddie

OK, here's a question. Does the line 'I'm hearing secret harmonies' in 'Kind Of Magic' (Queen, 1986) come from the title of Anthony Powell's 1975 novel 'Hearing Secret Harmonies', the final novel in the A Dance To The Music Of Time series?
It is a famous phrase that both of them took from somewhere else that I can't find any references to?
Or a wild coincidence?
Or was dear Freddie a big fan of Anthony Powell's somewhat tedious works?
Did they ever meet?

There could almost be a novel in it.

... or at very least some bizarre Mercury / Powell slash ...