Freddie Mercury
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/960x540/p01bqdl0.jpg
1946-09-05
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/022589ac-7177-460d-a178-9976cf70e29f
Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury Biography (Wikipedia)

Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and co-principal songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury wrote and composed numerous 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"); occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists; and concurrently led a solo career while performing with Queen.

Mercury was born of Parsi descent in the Sultanate of Zanzibar and grew up there and in India until his mid-teens, before moving with his family to Middlesex, England — ultimately forming the band Queen in 1970 with Brian May and Roger Taylor. Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS, having confirmed the day before his death that he had contracted the disease.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.



Freddie Mercury Tracks

Sort by

Freddie Mercury
I Was Born
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqdl0.jpg
link
I Was Born
Freddie Mercury
I Was Born To Love You
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqdl0.jpg
link
I Was Born To Love You
Freddie Mercury
The Great Pretender
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p04j7ykd.jpg
link
The Great Pretender
Freddie Mercury
Living On My Own
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqdl0.jpg
link
Living On My Own
Freddie Mercury
Love Kills
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqdl0.jpg
link
Love Kills
Load more tracks
Playlists featuring Freddie Mercury

Latest Freddie Mercury News

    BBC News - Which pop stars deserve a blue plaque in their honour?
    Forty blue plaques will be unveiled on BBC Music Day this year - and you can decide who gets one.
    BBC News - Genesis studio manor house in Capel Iwan up for £1.1m
    An 18th Century manor house which once hosted the biggest names in the music industry goes on the market for £1.1m.
    9 pop stars who quit their day jobs for fame
    Everyone has to start somewhere, and the employment history of revered musicians makes for inspiring reading
    Asteroid Freddiemercury and 12 other peculiar things named after pop stars
    Scientists often look to their music heroes when naming creepy crawlies, planets or penguins...
Back to artist