If Freddie Mercury was alive today, he would have been 75 years old. Queen and his official YouTube channel have released an incredible tribute video to the late singer.
Born as Farrokh Bulsara in Zanzibar, Tanzania, on September 5th, 1946, Freddie Mercury would have been 75 years old today.
Unfortunately, Queen’s singer died tragically young after losing his battle to AIDS 30 years ago this November. However, his legacy as a rock icon lives on as fans around the world celebrate the star to this day.
Kicking off celebrations today, the official Queen and Freddie Mercury YouTube channels have shared an incredible tribute video to the singer.
The video begins with a classic interview in which the star reflected on himself and what he wanted for his fans. Freddie said:
“Maybe I’m a very tragic person, I don’t know why. But there’s an element of humor at the end. So, that’s basically what my songs are all about. I like to enjoy myself and what better way to do that than on stage in front of 300,000 people.”
Freddie also added: “I also just want everyone to have a good time and just forget their problems and just let themselves go for a little while. I’m possessed by love. Isn’t everybody though?”
Before the video ended with him saying: “I’ll always walk around like a Persian popinjay, and no one’s gonna stop me, honey!”
Aside from 2021 marking Freddie’s 75th birthday and 30 years since his death, this year is also the 50th anniversary of Queen. Earlier this year, Brian May told to Express UK that he was “very proud” of Queen at 50 but still finds it hard without Freddie.
“Well, I’m proud. Of course, we’re proud of what we’ve done and we’re still around. Let’s just celebrate the fact that we’re still creative. I think it also…because Freddie’s not here it changes our feelings a little bit. There’s always going to be that little bit of…reticence in a sense,” he said.