Sunday, September 4, 2011

Freddie Mercury's Birthday

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "We Are the Champions". In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, penning hits such as "Barcelona", "I Was Born to Love You" and "Living on My Own". Mercury also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease. [via Wikipedia]

Mercury performing in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1978 with Queen

The house in Zanzibar where Mercury lived in his early years

Freddie Mercury in 1978

Mercury performing live in 1984

Freddie Mercury playing guitar during a live concert with Queen in Frankfurt, Germany, 1984

The front cover of The Sun the day after Mercury's death

With Queen in New Haven, Connecticut in 1978




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