Freddie MercuryBorn 5 September 1946. Died 24 November 1991
Freddie Mercury Biography (Wikipedia)
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer-songwriter, record producer and lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He is regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, and was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range.
He was born in 1946 in Zanzibar to Parsi parents from India. He attended English-style boarding schools in India from the age of eight, and returned to Zanzibar after secondary school. In 1964, his family fled the Zanzibar Revolution, moving to Middlesex, England. Having studied and written music for years, he formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury wrote 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". He also led a solo career and served as a producer and guest musician for other artists. Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS. He confirmed the day before his death that he had contracted the disease.
- Johnnie Walker and Mark Blake remember Freddie Mercuryhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04gqgfc.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04gqgfc.jpg2016-11-20T17:01:00.000ZThis week biographer Mark Blake chats to Johnnie about the legendary Freddie Mercuryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04gqgjl
Johnnie Walker and Mark Blake remember Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury Tracks