"Freddie Mercury" (5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a musician, best known as the frontman and vocalist for the English rock band Queen. He was noted for his powerful vocal abilities and for his charisma as a live performer. As a songwriter, he composed many international hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and "We Are the Champions." Mercury died from complications of AIDS, greatly increasing awareness of the disease.
Freddie Mercury was born "Farrokh Bulsara" on the African island of Zanzibar (at the time a British colony, now part of Tanzania). His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, were Parsi Indians. As Parsis, the family practised the ancient Persian religion of Zoroastrianism. The family had emigrated to Zanzibar in order for Bomi to continue his job as a middle-ranking cashier at the British Colonial Office. Mercury had one younger sister, Kashmira.
Mercury was sent back to India in order to attend St. Peter's boarding school near Bombay (now Mumbai). It was at St. Peter's where he learned to play the piano and joined his first band. Mercury completed his education in India at St. Mary's High School in Mazagon and wa...
|Born|| September 5th 1946|
|Died|| November 24th 1991|
Kensington, London, England
|Associated acts||Queen (band)|