Farrokh Bulsara was born on Thursday, 5th of September 1946 on African spice island of Zanzibar, to parents Bomi and Jer Bulsara. Today Freddie Mercury would have been 71 years old and would surely have being rocking away, “not bad for 4 aging Queens”.
Today we remember arguably the greatest musical and rock performer who ever lived.
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Happy Birthday Fred !
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On this day in 1991, 24th November, Freddie Mercury died at his home in London.
The world had lost its best Rock Front-man.
25 Years on we still Remember Freddie … Freddie Mercury – Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs : 5th September 1946 – 24th November 1991
Please feel free to leave your comments or Tributes below…
The Official Freddie Mercury Facebook page has now been launched and at the time of writing this post it has over 300K likes.
If you are a Queen fan who wants to follow everything Freddie, then log on to Facebook now and like
The very brilliant Freddie For A Day “Freddie Yourself” viral video system is back for the Freddie for a Day 2012. The New addition for Freddie Yourself 2012 is the addition of a moustache.
Visit http://universalmusiconline.com/ffad/ to Freddie Yourself for FFAD 2012
Freddie for a Day : www.freddieforaday.com
I’ve Freddie’d Myself – have a look at http://dev.metropolis-group.co.uk/FFAD/?id=38a247b4de3db510d099565dc569a9f1 (Link Expired) #FreddieMercury #ShaneMcDonald
Please add your Freddie Yourself links in the comments below !!
September 5th is Freddie Mercurys Birthday. Below are some media stories hitting the headlines about Freddie’s Birthday.
Freddie’s Friends To Attend Charity Auction
http://news.sky.com/home/showbiz-news/article/16061499 (Link expired)
Celebs honour friend Freddie
http://news.sky.com/home/article/16062302 (Link Expired)
London Evening Standard
Charity Party to Celebrate Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/showbiz/article-23980025-charity-party-to-celebrate-freddie-mercurys-65th.do (Link Expired)
There are a lot of internet rumours at the moment that Queen are working on some tracks which were laid down in the early 80’s. These tracks feature Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson who at the time were good friends.
Apparently Queen drummer Roger Taylor, has said that it was Michael who suggested they release “Another one Bites the Dust” as a single which became Queens biggest hit in the U.S.A.
Freddie and Michael laid down 3 tracks called “Victory”, “State of Shock” (later released with Mick Jagger) and “There must Be More to Life than This” (later released on Freddie’s solo album Mr. Bad Guy). These demos were never finished.
The rumour mill has pointed to an interview with a Belgian magazine where Roger Taylor said, “We are now working on some never-before-released songs that Freddy made with Michael in the early 80’s. I’m not allowed to say too much about it but they sound incredible!”.
Internet sources: Legendary MJ; Knack Focus
Mojo – The Worlds Best Music Magazine, has an excellent tribute to Freddie Mercury online.
The Cover of Mojo Magazine also has Freddie in a classic pose. The magazine has a feature on Queen Also – the details of the magazine feature are as follows;
“QUEEN: So how did young, quiet Fred Bulsara transform himself into strutting peacock Queen frontman Freddie Mercury? In this fascinating MOJO exclusive Mark Blake takes us from Zanzibar to Kensington Market to Wembley Stadium, speaking to the friends, band members and eyewitnesses who witnessed the grand metamorphosis.”
Source: http://cover.mojo4music.com/Item.aspx?pageNo=1819&year=2011 (Link Expired)
If you want to read the full on-line Tribute to Freddie Mercury visit MoJo online at
http://www.mojo4music.com/blog/2010/11/freddie_lives.html (Link Expired)
As we remember the loss of the incomparable Freddie Mercury on 24th November 1991 – two tribute singles will be released to honour the life and genius of Freddie Mercury.
“November” & “Freddie was a Rocker” are the debut releases from nobodeknows. “November” is a piano based ballad which almost pays a tribute (musically) to Freddie’s “Barcelona” project with Monserrat Caballe, while “Freddie was a Rocker.” provides the definitive rock statment about Freddie Mercury, and features an optimism which was a hallmark of Freddie and Queen’s music.
Sample clips for both songs from nobodeknows can be found on YouTube, and both songs are available as of November 24 exclusively on iTunes UK/Europe, Japan and Canada stores.”
Check samples out at http://www.youtube.com/user/nobodeknows (link expired)
Check the band website out at http://nobodeknows.com (link expired)
Freddie Mercury has been named the ‘Greatest Rock Legend of All Time’ on the website OnePoll.com.
Freddie Mercury, beat off the challenge from Elvis Presley to claim the title of Greatest Rock Legend of all Time. The Queen front-man who sold 300 million records after forming Queen in 1970 was best known for his charismatic and dramatic stage presence during his 21 years with Queen.
David Bowie, came third in the poll, followed by Jon Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Slash, and Bono of U2 fame.
“Freddie Mercury had it all the voice, the image, the stage presence, everything,” the Daily Star quoted a OnePoll.com spokesman.
I don’t think anyone would disagree!!