Freddie Mercury was born on September 5, 1946 in Zanzibar, Tanzania
. He is a famous musician.
Biography and Career :
Freddie Mercury, originally named Faroukh Bulsara, grew up in India and moved to Britain in 1964 to work for a time in Heathrow airport.
Initially a vocalist in a band called Wreckage, Freddie Mercury joined Queen in 1971. At this point the band was made up of ex-Smile members Brian May on guitar and Rodger Taylor on drums. John Deacon answered an advert in the music press to become the band's bassist.
Their early career saw them release the poorly received album 'Queen' in 1973, and go on tour extensively, supporting Mott the Hoople.
Their second album, 'Queen 2', gave them their firs
t hit single: 'Seven Seas Of Rye'. They gradually found a loyal audience in a difficult time for music; Freddie Mercury made a charismatic front man and the band worked together as a skilful team.
'Sheer Heart Attack' and 'A Night At The Opera' followed, the former bearing 'Killer Queen', the latter 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. This epic song was a record breaker, remaining the longest running number one for twenty years.
Freddie Mercury wrote the catchy number 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', from the album 'The Game', released in 1980, the same year that the band penned the score to 'Flash Gordon'.
Freddie Mercury's solo work included material for the soundtracks to 'Electric Dreams' and 'Metropolis'. His version of 'The Great Pretender' was a hit in '87. He recorded an album and single, 'Barcelona', with opera diva Montserrat Caballe, for the Barcelona Olympics
The group worked together again on 'The Miracle' and 'Innuendo', which was the last material to be released before Freddie Mercury's tragic death from AIDS
in November 1991.
In 1995 the last Queen album, 'Made In Heaven' was released, which made use of some of the unfinished work Freddie Mercury left unused before he died.
Freddie Mercury's Dates :
Mary Austin (1971 - 1977)
Jim Hutton (1983)
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