Shaun Grows a Tash for Freddie

Freddie Mercury

Monday 5 September 2011 would have been Queen frontman Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday.

To remember the great man and celebrate his music, Shaun is going to grow a tash that Freddie himself would've been proud of. We'll keep you up to date on Shaun's facial hair progress in our photo gallery.

We want you to join in! Grow your own Freddie tash between now and 5 September and send us a picture of yourself to shaun.6music@bbc.co.uk.

We'll post the best (and worst) efforts in the gallery.

Can't grow a tash? Download it instead!

Freddie Mercury

Having trouble stimulating your follicles? Fret not!

For those of you for whom facial hair doesn't come natually, we've got a downloadable Freddie Mercury moustache.

Just download and print off our PDF, cut out the tash and wear it proudly on your upper lip.

Download your Freddie tash (PDF, 750kb)

(right click and choose save as...)

To open a PDF file you need Adobe Reader software, which you can download for free from the Adobe Reader website.

Video - The Freddie Mercury Prize

If Freddie were still with us, who would he be tipping to win this year's Mercury Prize? Do any of this year's nominees rock hard enough to win Queen's seal of approval?

Important questions, we're sure you'll agree. Shaun and Matt channelled their inner Freddie and Brian to find out...

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Freddie Mercury

Show your support for our #TashforFreddie campaign!

Add a Twibbon tash to your Twitter or Facebook profile picture today.

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