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Freddie Mercury

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Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara; 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British singer and songwriter, who achieved worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. Regarded as one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury defied the conventions of a rock frontman with his theatrical style, influencing the artistic direction of Queen.

Born in 1946 in Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents, Mercury 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 "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody to Love", "We Are the Champions", "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love". His charismatic stage performances often saw him interact with the audience, as displayed at the 1985 Live Aid concert. He also led a solo career and was a producer and guest musician for other artists.

Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS in 1987. He continued to record with Queen, and posthumously featured on their final album, Made in Heaven (1995). He announced his diagnosis the day before his death, from complications from the disease, in 1991 at the age of 45. In 1992, a concert in tribute to him was held at Wembley Stadium, in benefit of AIDS awareness. His career with Queen was dramatised in the 2018 biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

As a member of Queen, Mercury was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004. In 1990, he and the other Queen members were awarded the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music, and one year after his death, Mercury was awarded it individually. In 2005, Queen were awarded an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Song Collection from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2002, Mercury was voted number 58 in the BBC's poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.

Articles

June 7, 2022

Queen to Release Newly Discovered Song With Freddie Mercury Vocals From ‘The Miracle’ Sessions

Guitarist Brian May said the song was recorded before the band's iconic singer died in 1991.

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June 6, 2022

Queen to Drop Previously Unreleased Song With Freddie Mercury From ‘The Miracle’ Sessions

“It was kind of hiding in plain sight,” Brain May says of track due out in September

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June 6, 2022

Queen have discovered an unreleased song featuring Freddie Mercury

"It's beautiful, it's touching," Brian May said of the track, which will be released later this year The post Queen have discovered an unreleased song featuring Freddie Mercury appeared first on NME.

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May 25, 2022

“Weird Al” Yankovic is getting his own graphic novel

He follows the likes of Freddie Mercury, Motörhead and Blondie The post “Weird Al” Yankovic is getting his own graphic novel appeared first on NME.

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January 11, 2022

“Don’t stop me-owww”: Cat goes viral for resembling Freddie Mercury

Mostaccioli the British Shorthair has helped raise $10,000 for a California cat organisation The post “Don’t stop me-owww”: Cat goes viral for resembling Freddie Mercury appeared first on NME.

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December 8, 2021

Roger Taylor says Sacha Baron Cohen would have been “utter shit” as Freddie Mercury

"I watched his last five films and came to the conclusion he’s not a very good actor" The post Roger Taylor says Sacha Baron Cohen would have been “utter shit” as Freddie Mercury appeared first on NME.

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November 25, 2021

National Aids Trust on importance of Freddie Mercury sharing his diagnosis before his death

Yesterday (November 24) marked 30 years since the Queen frontman's death The post National Aids Trust on importance of Freddie Mercury sharing his diagnosis before his death appeared first on NME.

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October 28, 2021

BBC Two Freddie Mercury Documentary to Feature New Interviews With Band Members

An upcoming 90-minute BBC documentary, 'Freddie Mercury: The Final Act,' will feature new interviews with the band's members discussing the final chapter of the late Queen singer's life.

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September 20, 2021

Queen’s Roger Taylor says he was “tempted to laugh” the first time he heard Freddie Mercury sing

The stickmans met Brian May and the late frontman in college The post Queen’s Roger Taylor says he was “tempted to laugh” the first time he heard Freddie Mercury sing appeared first on NME.

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September 5, 2021

Fans pay tribute to Queen’s Freddie Mercury on late singer’s 75th birthday

"Happy Birthday to the greatest frontman and rock performer of all time" The post Fans pay tribute to Queen’s Freddie Mercury on late singer’s 75th birthday appeared first on NME.

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July 17, 2021

Freddie Mercury wrote Elvis Presley tribute in the bath in 10 minutes

'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' was written and released two years after Presley's death The post Freddie Mercury wrote Elvis Presley tribute in the bath in 10 minutes appeared first on NME.

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July 2, 2021

Queen are making £100,000 a day from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic

The film about the life and career of Freddie Mercury came out in 2018 The post Queen are making £100,000 a day from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ biopic appeared first on NME.

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May 22, 2021

Freddie Mercury graphic novel detailing his life set to be released this year

'Freddie Mercury: Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs' will be told in the Queen frontman's own words The post Freddie Mercury graphic novel detailing his life set to be released this year appeared first on NME.

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May 21, 2021

Freddie Mercury Graphic Novel to Be Released by Z2 Comics

Freddie Mercury: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs will be out this November

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April 13, 2021

Queen’s Roger Taylor to install 20 foot high Freddie Mercury statue in his garden

"I think Freddie would have found it hilarious" The post Queen’s Roger Taylor to install 20 foot high Freddie Mercury statue in his garden appeared first on NME.

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March 4, 2021

Brian May says he regrets losing cassette Freddie Mercury made of Queen’s guitar solos

"It was quite amazing" The post Brian May says he regrets losing cassette Freddie Mercury made of Queen’s guitar solos appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 24, 2021

Queen’s Roger Taylor responds to rumours that George Michael was considered as Freddie Mercury’s replacement

The late singer fronted the band at a 1992 tribute concert for Mercury The post Queen’s Roger Taylor responds to rumours that George Michael was considered as Freddie Mercury’s replacement appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 23, 2021

Watch a new Mick Jagger-narrated clip celebrating The Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary

The short film features footage of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and Florence & The Machine performing at the London venue The post Watch a new Mick Jagger-narrated clip celebrating The Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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Discs

Little Freddie Goes to School (2021 Mix)

December 1, 2021

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Love of my Life

November 24, 2021

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Mr. Bad Guy (Special Edition)

October 11, 2019

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Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow

September 5, 2019

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Time Waits For No One

June 20, 2019

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Barcelona

January 1, 2012

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Love Is The Hero

January 1, 1986

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