Farrokh “Freddie” Mercury if he were alive today, he would have been 71 years. He is born on 5 September 1946 in Stone Town – Zanzibar (now Tanzania), Freddie was one of the most influential musician and singer in the music with incredible voice that music ever had.
Freddie was front-man of British glam rock band Queen and together with the other members they were amazing band. They created and left behind them one list full of classic songs and hits like: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “I Want to Break Free”, “We Will Rock You”, “Radio Gaga”, and many others.
Queen was one of the world’s best-selling music bands, with sales from 150-300 million records. Queen received the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1990. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
See also: “Why did Freddie Mercury have that remarkable voice?”
In the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, “Another One Bites the Dust” became their best-selling single, while their 1981 compilation album “Greatest Hits” was the best-selling album in the UK and is certified eight times platinum in the US.
In 1985 when Dire Straits together with other musicians and artists performed at Live Aid concert, and among them also were and Queen, their performance was ranked as one of the greatest in rock history by various music publications.
On 24 November 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia and complication of HIV/AIDS at the age of 45. John Deacon was retired in 1997 and Brian May with Roger Taylor have performed under the Queen name with Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert as vocalists on several tours since.