He is still active in giving musical performances and his recent works include ‘Black Rain’ (2007) and ‘Scream’ (2010)
The program became the most viewed show on MTV in its first season and ran till March 2005
Osbourne and his family starred in a reality show, ‘The Osbournes’ which premiered on MTV in 2002
His solo album, ‘No More Tears’ (1991) included his Grammy Award winning track ‘I Don’t Want to Change the World’
He had planned to retire during the 1990s but he later had a change of heart
His albums ‘The Ultimate Sin’ and ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ released in 1986 and 1988 respectively
His album ‘Bark at the Moon’ released in 1983 and was the first album in which he was credited to have written all the songs himself
He tied the nuptial knot for the second time with Sharon Arden in 1982
He began his solo career in 1981 with his debut album, ‘Blizzard of Ozz’
By this time Osbourne was having serious issues with drugs and was expelled from the band in 1979
Over the next few years they released ‘Sabotage’ (1975), ‘Technical Ecstasy’ (1976) and ‘Never Say Die’ (1978)
In their fifth album ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’, released in 1973, the band added more musical instruments to their orchestral set up
In 1972, they brought out the album ‘Black Sabbath Vol
‘Master of Reality’, the band’s third album, hit the stores in 1971, reaching the top ten in both the U
His band’s second album, ‘Paranoid’ (1970) was the work that defined the band’s music
They renamed the band black Sabbath in August 1969, and chose to play a heavy blues style of music with underlying occult themes
In 1967, Osbourne teamed up with Geezer Butler to form his first band, Rare Breed
'Queen' released 'Made in Heaven' in 1995, an album that included a few never-heard-before songs by the spectacular artiste
The song 'Bohemian Rhapsody', written and performed by Mercury, was featured in the 1992 film, 'Wayne's World'
On 24 November 1991, he died from bronchial pneumonia that was caused by AIDS
In 1988, Freddie released his second studio album titled, 'Barcelona', where he paired up with Spanish soprano singer, Montserrat Caballé
The same year, in 1986, Mercury performed with his band, 'Queen', at Budapest, for 80,000 fans
The following year, 'Queen' performed at the 'Live Aid' concert held on July 13, 1985
In 1984, he attempted to go solo with the song 'Love Kills', from musician Richard Wolf's album, 'Metropolis: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'
During 1981–1983, the popular singer collaborated with Michael Jackson on soundtracks like 'State of Shock', 'There Must Be More to Life Than This', and 'Victory'
In the mid-1980s, he started a new relationship, this time with an Austrian actress, Barbara Valentin
In 1976, he embarked on an affair with male employee of 'Elektra Records', which saw the end of his relationship with Mary
During 1970-80, the exceptional singer acted as singer and songwriter for several albums produced by his band, 'Queen'
In 1963, Farrokh went back to his hometown, to live with his parents, but soon, the family had to escape from there, after the commencement of the 'Zanzibar Revolution', meant to depose the Arab Sultan
While in school, Farrokh began referring to himself as Freddie, and in 1958, he formed a music group, 'The Hectics'
Peter's School' in Panchgani, near Mumbai, beginning 1954
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara, to Parsi parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, on September 5, 1946, in the British territory of the Sultanate of Zanzibar, a part of present day Tanzania