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Freddie Mercury

Singer-songwriter
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Net worth 2018: $2 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Stone Town
Country: British
BirthDay: 5 September 1946
Sigh: Libra
Died On: November 24, 1991
Education: St. Peter's Boys School, West Thames College, Ealing Art College, St. Mary's School, Mumbai
BIOGRAPHY

Freddie Mercury was bornon 5 September 1946 in Stone Town, British, is Singer-songwriter. Freddie Mercury was a famous singer and songwriter known for his performances as the lead artiste of the rock-and-roll band, 'Queen'. He was musically inclined from a very young age, and according to acquaintances, he had the ability to listen to any song and play the tune on the piano. After singing for a few short-lived bands, he formed his own music group called 'Queen', along with musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor. The band became quite popular in the 70s, belting out hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Are the Champions'. This incredible singer was famous for his live concerts, having performed in over 700 such shows. His performances were marked by his flamboyant personality on stage and his vocal range. 'Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God' is a monodrama about this great singer's life. He has also been named by 'BBC' as one of the '100 Greatest Britons', and by the 'Rolling Stone' magazine as one of the 'Top 100 Singers of All Time'. Since he was the first celebrity rock artiste to have succumbed to AIDS, several organizations, including 'The Mercury Phoenix Trust', founded by 'Queen' band members, have organized concerts to raise funds for research in the field

TIMELINE
1995

'Queen' released 'Made in Heaven' in 1995, an album that included a few never-heard-before songs by the spectacular artiste

1992

The song 'Bohemian Rhapsody', written and performed by Mercury, was featured in the 1992 film, 'Wayne's World'

1991

On 24 November 1991, he died from bronchial pneumonia that was caused by AIDS

1988

In 1988, Freddie released his second studio album titled, 'Barcelona', where he paired up with Spanish soprano singer, Montserrat Caballé

1986

The same year, in 1986, Mercury performed with his band, 'Queen', at Budapest, for 80,000 fans

1985

The following year, 'Queen' performed at the 'Live Aid' concert held on July 13, 1985

1984

In 1984, he attempted to go solo with the song 'Love Kills', from musician Richard Wolf's album, 'Metropolis: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack'

1981

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'

1980

In the mid-1980s, he started a new relationship, this time with an Austrian actress, Barbara Valentin

1976

In 1976, he embarked on an affair with male employee of 'Elektra Records', which saw the end of his relationship with Mary

1970

During 1970-80, the exceptional singer acted as singer and songwriter for several albums produced by his band, 'Queen'

1963

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

1958

While in school, Farrokh began referring to himself as Freddie, and in 1958, he formed a music group, 'The Hectics'

1954

Peter's School' in Panchgani, near Mumbai, beginning 1954

1946

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

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