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 74 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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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.”
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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!!
Are you Ready to Be Freddie for a Day on September 3, 2010?
Have you ever wanted to be Freddie for a day? Freddie For A Day is a celebration of the life of on Mr. Freddie Mercury. This year The Freddie for a Day 2010 celebration takes place on September 3rd, 2 days before his birthday (September 5th).
“Freddie for a Day” is meant to engage people in a fun way to remember Freddie, but will also help raise funds to support the fight against HIV AIDS. The funds will help the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which is a HIV AIDS charitable organisation set up in Freddie’s memory after his passing almost 20 years ago.
How do you help? How can you be Freddie for a Day?
Simply dress up as “Freddie For A Day”, put in curlers and get a hoover, or grow a mustache and put on your best leather gear and get your friends and family to sponsor you!
For full details on how to be “Freddie For A Day 2010” and raise money for HIV AIDS, visit www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com