Freddie Mercury

Born: September 5, 1946
Zanzibar, Tanzania
Died: November 24, 1991

Freddie's musical ability began showing itself while he was still very young. The headmaster at a private school Freddie attended encouraged him to take private lessons and learn music. Due to political unrest in his home country, Freddie and his family moved to Middlesex, England, where Freddie attended private school and graduate. In college, he joined a band called Wreckage, which ultimately led to his meeting Brian May. Together, they formed Queen, along with Roger Taylor. They were promptly signed, and hit the recording studio. Queen hit number one with such singles as Bohemian Rhapsody and enjoyed worldwide success. Due to the magnitude of their appeal, they sold out stadiums across the globe, and became the epitome of the arena rock band. Freddie had much to do with this, because of his ability to be uninhibited and project himself across a tremendous crowd of people. His talent was undeniable, and his contribution to rock is present now more than ever before. In 1991, Freddie Mercury passed away due to complications brought on by the AIDS virus. Freddie was a tremendous force in rock that is and will continue to be missed for generations to come.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Vocals Songwriter Piano

Progressive Rock Stadium Rock

Bands That Freddie Mercury Has Played For:

Freddie Mercury Has Worked With:
Brian May Roger Taylor John Deacon David Bowie
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