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
'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