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Freddie Mercury

Mercury in 1978
Background information
Birth name Farrokh Bulsara
Born 5 September 1946(1946-09-05)
Stone Town, Zanzibar
Origin London, England[1]
Died 24 November 1991 (aged 45)
Kensington, London, England
Genres Rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, producer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, guitar
Years active 1969–1991
Labels Columbia, Polydor, EMI, Parlophone, Hollywood Records
Associated acts Queen, Wreckage/Ibex, Michael Jackson, Montserrat Caballé,
.Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફ્રારુક બુલ્સારા‌), 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991), was a British musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.^ This is the last video done by Queen with Freddie Mercury.
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^ Rock Posters: Queen - Freddie Mercury Poster - 61 x 91 cm .
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^ Freddie Mercury has been voted the ideal frontman in a dream rock band.
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.As a performer, he was known for his powerful vocals and flamboyant performances.^ He was noted for his powerful vocal abilities and for his charisma as a live performer.
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[2][3][4] As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", "Barcelona", and "We Are the Champions". Led by Mercury, Queen had sold more than 300 million albums internationally by 2009.[5][6][7][8]
.In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists.^ In addition to his work with Queen, Mercury also produced two solo albums, "Mr.
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^ In addition to his work with Queen, he also led a solo career and was occasionally a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists.
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^ Although his solo work was not as commercially successful as most Queen albums, the two off-Queen albums and several of the singles debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.
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.Mercury, who was a Parsi and grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star".[9] He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.^ Freddie Mercury died only one day after releasing a statement that he had AIDS. He has also encouraged fans to pick up the fight.
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^ Mercury died from complications of AIDS, greatly increasing awareness of the disease.
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^ On 24 November 1991, he died in his Kensington home, one day after announcing his illness, aged 45.
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.In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years,[10] and he continues to be voted as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.^ In 2006, Time Asia named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years, [8] and he continues to be cited as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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^ As a child, Freddie Mercury's parents listened to a great deal of Indian music, and one of his early influences was the Bollywood playback singer, Lata Mangeshkar.
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.In 2005, a poll organised by Blender and MTV2 saw Mercury voted the greatest male singer of all time.^ RollingStone.com - 100 Greatest Singers of All Time .
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^ NO ONE can replace Freddie Mercury, the greatest lead singer of all time.
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^ AM Freddie Mercury is, was, and forever will be the greatest vocalist of all time.
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[11] .In 2009, a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all time.^ RollingStone.com - 100 Greatest Singers of All Time .
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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^ In a list of the greatest English language singers of the 20th century compiled by BBC Radio, Mercury was the highest ranked hard rock vocalist, having been voted at the tenth spot.
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[12] .In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time, reflecting the magazine's editorial opinion.^ RollingStone.com - 100 Greatest Singers of All Time .
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^ In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time.
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^ Mercury was also included in Rolling Stone' s list of the "Top 100 Singers Of All Time", falling at number eighteen.
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[3] Allmusic has characterised Mercury as "one of the most dynamic and charismatic frontmen in rock history."[13]

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Early life

The house where Mercury lived in his early years
.Mercury was born on the island of Zanzibar, now part of Tanzania.^ Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara, on the island of Zanzibar, off the coast of Tanzania.
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^ Freddie Mercury was born on the island of Zanzibar in Africa.
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^ Posted by: Jake at August 25, 2004 01:53 PM 4 I know he was born on the island of Zanzibar...
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.His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara,[a] were Parsis from the Gujarat region of the then province of Bombay Presidency in British India.^ His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, [a] were Parsis from the Gujarat region of the then province of Bombay Presidency in British India.
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^ Sus padres, Bomi y Jer Bulsara, eran parsis de la India .

^ (The vocalist had been born as Farrokh Bulsara to Indian Parsi parents in Zanzibar.
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[14][b] .The family surname is derived from the town of Bulsar (also known as Valsad) in southern Gujarat.^ The family surname is derived from the town of Bulsar (also known as Valsad) in southern Gujarat.
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^ The Bulsara family gets its name from Bulsar, a city and district that is now in the Indian state of Gujarat and is today officially known as Valsad.
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.As Parsis, Freddie and his family practised the Zoroastrian religion.^ As Parsis, the family practiced the Zoroastrian religion.
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^ A quiet family cremation service was held three days after his death, conducted in the Zoroastrian faith that Freddie's parents followed so strictly.
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.The Bulsara family had moved to Zanzibar in order for his father to continue his job as a cashier at the British Colonial Office.^ The Bulsara family had moved to Zanzibar in order for his father to continue his job as a cashier at the British Colonial Office.
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^ The family had emigrated to Zanzibar in order for Bomi to continue his job as a middle-ranking cashier at the British Colonial Office.
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^ His parents were actually parsis from British India, his father moved to Zanzibar because of work.
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.He had one younger sister, Kashmira.^ Mercury had one younger sister, Kashmira.
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^ He had one younger sister, Kashmira.
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[15]
In 1954, at the age of eight, Mercury was sent to study at St. Peter's School,[16] a boarding school for boys in Panchgani near Mumbai, India.[17] .At school, he formed a popular school band, called The Hectics, for which he played the piano.^ At school, he formed a popular school band, called The Hectics, for which he played the piano.
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^ In March 1986, John formed a new band, called The Immortals, to write and record some of the music for a forthcoming film called Biggles.
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^ It was at St. Peter's where he learned to play the piano and joined his first band.
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A friend from the time recalls that he had "an uncanny ability to listen to the radio and replay what he heard on piano".[18] It was also at St. Peter's where he began to call himself "Freddie". Mercury remained in India for most of his childhood, living with his grandmother and aunt. He completed his education in India at St. Mary's School, Mumbai.[19]
.At the age of 17, Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar for safety reasons due to the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution.^ At the age of 17, Mercury and his family fled from Zanzibar for safety reasons due to the 1964 Zanzibar Revolution.
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^ A plaque was also erected at the site of the family home in Feltham where Mercury and his family moved upon arriving in England in 1964.
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[9] .The family moved into a small house in Feltham, Middlesex, England.^ The family moved into a small house in Feltham, London.
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^ A plaque was also erected at the site of the family home in Feltham where Mercury and his family moved upon arriving in England in 1964.
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.Mercury enrolled at Isleworth Polytechnic (now West Thames College) in West London where he studied art.^ Mercury enrolled at Isleworth Polytechnic (now West Thames College) in West London where he studied art.
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^ Mercury performed at the unveiling of a memorial to Queen's late vocalist Freddie Mercury in Feltham, West London last week.
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^ The British Indian singer and 'frontman' of the rock band 'Queen', Freddie Mercury will soon be honoured by the people of Feltham in west London, ...
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.He ultimately earned a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College, later using these skills to design the Queen crest.^ He ultimately earned a Diploma in Art and Graphic Design at Ealing Art College, later using these skills in order to design the Queen crest.
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^ Tim Staffell was at Ealing College of Art with Freddie Bulsara, and introduced him to the band.
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^ Freddie acabó sus estudios en la universidad de Ealing en junio de 1969 , con un diploma en diseño y artes gráficas.

.Mercury remained a British citizen for the rest of his life.^ Mercury remained a British citizen for the rest of his life.
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.Following graduation, Mercury joined a series of bands and sold second-hand clothes in the Kensington Market in London.^ Following graduation, Mercury joined a series of bands and sold second-hand clothes in the Kensington Market in London.
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^ The British Indian singer and 'frontman' of the rock band 'Queen', Freddie Mercury will soon be honoured by the people of Feltham in west London, ...
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^ Queen Rock Band The Queen Rock Band was founded in 1970 in London, initially there were Brian May, Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor and one year later John Deacon joined the band.
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.He also held a job at Heathrow Airport.^ He also held a job at Heathrow airport.
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.Friends from the time remember him as a quiet and shy young man who showed a great deal of interest in music.^ Friends from the time remember him as a quiet and shy young man who showed a great deal of interest in music.
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^ That doesn't mean, though, that the people who did show up to support the band weren't a great audience.
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^ It tells Queen fans that Bohemian Rhapsody is about a young man who has accidentally killed someone and, like Faust, sold his soul to the devil.
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[20] .In 1969 he formed the band Ibex, which was later renamed Wreckage.^ In 1969 he formed the band Ibex, which was later renamed Wreckage.
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.When this band failed to take off, he joined a second band called Sour Milk Sea.^ Soon after he joined another band called "Sour Milk Sea" but it also soon disbanded.
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^ When this band failed to take off, he joined a second band called Sour Milk Sea.
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^ He also formed a band called "Ibex" (later renamed to "Wreckage") but they failed to take off.
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.However, by early 1970, this group broke up as well.^ However, by early 1970, this group broke up as well.
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[21]
.In April 1970, Mercury joined with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who had previously been in a band called Smile.^ In 1970 he met Brian May and Roger Taylor who at the time were going under the name Smile .
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^ In April 1970, Mercury joined with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who had previously been in a band called Smile.
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^ Queen guitarist Brian May claims that Mercury was unimpressed with his own abilities at the piano and used the instrument less over time because he wanted to walk around onstage and entertain the audience.
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.Despite reservations from the other members, Mercury chose the name "Queen" for the new band.^ Despite reservations from the other members, Mercury chose the name "Queen" for the new band.
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^ Freddie Mercury - Queen Freddie Mercury, lead singer for the Rock Band Queen, was once quoted as saying that he didn't want to be a rock star, he wanted to be a legend.
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^ Queen Queen is an English rock band originally consisting of 4 members; Freddie Mercur...
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.He later said about the band's name, "I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it".[1] At about the same time, Mercury also changed his own name.^ It was also around this time that he changed his name to Frederick Mercury by deed poll.
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^ At about the same time, Mercury also changed his own name.
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^ He later said about the band's name, "I was certainly aware of the gay connotations, but that was just one facet of it."
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Influences

.As a child, Mercury listened to a considerable amount of Indian music, and one of his early influences was the Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, whom he had the opportunity to see live in India.^ As a child, Mercury listened to a considerable amount of Indian music, and one of his early influences was the Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, whom he had the opportunity to see live in India.
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^ Some of the guests that have shown interest have never played in the States before and will be an excellent opportunity to see this type of music without having to travel to Europe and Japan."
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^ Like many others, after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 and the Tribute Concert the following year, I never expected to be able to see Queen live again.
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[22] .After moving to England, Mercury became a fan of Aretha Franklin, The Who, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, and The Beatles.^ A plaque was also erected at the site of the family home in Feltham where Mercury and his family moved upon arriving in England in 1964.
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^ John Lennon (The Beatles) 9.
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^ Na podium zmiecili si rwnie Brian May z Queen ("Killer Queen") oraz ex equo Jimmy Page z Led Zeppelin ("Stairway To Heaven") i Jimi Hendrix ("Purple Haze").
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[23] .Another one of Mercury's favourite performers was singer and actress Liza Minnelli.^ Another one of Mercury's favourite performers was singer and actress Liza Minnelli .
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^ Freddie Mercury was one of the best and most charismatic singers to ever walk the earth, metal or not.
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^ NO ONE can replace Freddie Mercury, the greatest lead singer of all time.
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.He once explained: "One of my early inspirations came from Cabaret.^ He once explained: "One of my early inspirations came from Cabaret .
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^ HE IS SO ONE OF MY MAJOR INSPIRATIONS IN LIFE!!

.I absolutely adore Liza Minnelli.^ I absolutely adore Liza Minnelli .
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.The way she delivers her songs — the sheer energy."^ The way she delivers her songsthe sheer energy."
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[24]

Career

Singer

.Although Mercury's speaking voice naturally fell in the baritone range, he delivered most songs in the tenor range.^ Although Mercury's speaking voice naturally fell in the baritone range, he delivered most of his songs in the tenor range.
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^ His remarkable voice covered a span of nearly four octave range allowing him to sing in both the baritone and tenor ranges.
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^ Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) is considered by many to be one of the greatest vocalists in contemporary music, his voice covered a span of nearly four octave range allowing him to sing in both the baritone and tenor ranges.
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[25] .Biographer David Bret described his voice as "escalating within a few bars from a deep, throaty rock-growl to tender, vibrant tenor, then on to a high-pitched, perfect coloratura, pure and crystalline in the upper reaches".[26] Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, with whom Mercury recorded an album, expressed her opinion that "the difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice".[27] As Queen's career progressed, he would increasingly alter the highest notes of their songs when live, often harmonising with seconds, thirds or fifths instead.^ As Queen's career progressed, he would increasingly alter the highest notes of their songs when live, often harmonising with seconds, thirds or fifths instead.
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^ Biographer David Bret described his voice as "escalating within a few bars from a deep, throaty rock-growl to tender, vibrant tenor, then on to a high-pitched, perfect coloratura, pure and crystalline in the upper reaches."
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^ Spanish soprano Montserrat Caball, with whom Mercury recorded an album, expressed her opinion that "the difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice."
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.Mercury suffered from vocal fold nodules and claimed never to have had any formal vocal training.^ Mercury also claimed never to have had any formal training and suffered from vocal nodules."
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^ Mercury suffered from vocal fold nodules and claimed never to have had any formal vocal training.
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^ As a young boy in India, Mercury received formal piano training up to the age of nine.
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[28]

Songwriter

.The most notable aspect of his songwriting involved the wide range of genres that he used, which included, among other styles, rockabilly, progressive rock, heavy metal, gospel, and disco.^ The most notable aspect of his songwriting involved the wide range of genres that he used, which included, among other styles, rockabilly, progressive rock, heavy metal and disco.
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^ Queen's songwriting was world class; complex time signatures, the genre-hopping, the operatic range all wrapped up in stadium-anthem bluster.
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^ Other entertainers on Russell's list included Liberace and Rock Hudson.
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.As he explained in a 1986 interview, "I hate doing the same thing again and again and again.^ As he explained in a 1986 interview, "I hate doing the same thing again and again and again.
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.I like to see what's happening now in music, film and theatre and incorporate all of those things."^ I like to see what's happening now in music, film and theater and incorporate all of those things."
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^ Books blog Film blog Theatre blog TV & radio blog Charlotte Higgins on culture Tom Service on classical music Jonathan Jones on art Music blog – most commented .
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^ They also played four songs from Paul Rodgers' former bands, like "All Right Now" from Free and "Bad Company" from Bad Company.
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[29] .Compared to many popular songwriters, Mercury also tended to write musically complex material.^ Compared to many popular songwriters, Mercury also tended to write musically complex material.
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.For example, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is acyclic in structure and comprises dozens of chords.^ For example, "Bohemian Rhapsody" is acyclic in structure and comprises dozens of chords.
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[30][31] ."Crazy Little Thing Called Love", on the other hand, contains only a few chords.^ Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 6:27 10.

^ "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", on the other hand, contains only a few chords.
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^ Songs like "Ogre Battle" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" were composed on guitar; the latter famously featured Mercury playing acoustic guitar both on stage and in the studio.
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.Despite the fact that Mercury often wrote very intricate harmonies, he also claimed that he could barely read music.^ Despite the fact that Mercury often wrote very intricate harmonies, he also claimed that he could barely read music.
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^ Nevertheless like Mercury, these statements have been very ambiguous as seen by the Thriller (1983) music video.
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^ An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "the voice," possessed a very distinctive voice.
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[32] .He wrote most of his songs on the piano and used a wide variety of different key signatures.^ He wrote most of his songs on the piano and used a wide variety of different key signatures.
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^ He also wrote several songs about Austin, the most notable of which is "Love of My Life".
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^ The most notable aspect of his songwriting involved the wide range of genres that he used, which included, among other styles, rockabilly, progressive rock, heavy metal and disco.
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[30]

Live performer

Mercury, performing live with his bottomless microphone stand
.Mercury is noted for his live performances, which were often delivered to stadium audiences around the world.^ Mercury is noted for his live performances, which were often delivered to stadium audiences around the world.
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^ As Queen's career progressed, he would increasingly alter the highest notes of their songs when live, often harmonising with seconds, thirds or fifths instead.
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^ One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985, during which the entire stadium audience of 72,000 people clapped, sang, and swayed in unison.
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.He displayed a highly theatrical style that often evoked a great deal of participation from the crowd.^ He displayed a highly theatrical style that often evoked a great deal of participation from the crowd.
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.A writer for The Spectator described him as "a performer out to tease, shock and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself".[33] David Bowie, who performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and recorded the song "Under Pressure" with Queen, praised Mercury's performance style, saying: "Of all the more theatrical rock performers, Freddie took it further than the rest...^ Tribute to Freddie Mercury 2001.
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^ Queen‘s music is characterised by an everlasting charm, even if it is performed by somebody else but Freddie Mercury.
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^ Who else has such a varied audience?
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he took it over the edge. .And of course, I always admired a man who wears tights.^ And of course, I always admired a man who wears tights.
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^ Ash, of course, just chops through the jock with his chainsaw and pursues the retard (really, who else wears a hocket helmet all the time?
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.I only saw him in concert once and as they say, he was definitely a man who could hold an audience in the palm of his hand."^ I only saw him in concert once and as they say, he was definitely a man who could hold an audience in the palm of his hand."
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^ Watching him hold the tens of thousands at Wembley in the palm of his hand during Live Aid was a testement to his powers.
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^ One could suggest that people are interacting as much with the mass media as they are with everyday life, this naturally effects who they look up to.
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[34]
.One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985, during which the entire stadium audience of 72,000 people clapped, sang, and swayed in unison.^ One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985, during which the entire stadium audience of 72,000 people clapped, sang, and swayed in unison.
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^ Mercury is noted for his live performances, which were often delivered to stadium audiences around the world.
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^ Queen and Freddie Mercury were known for including the audience into their many live performances.
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.Queen's performance at the event has since been voted by a group of music executives as the greatest live performance in the history of rock music.^ Vote for your favorite live Queen Song performed live.
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^ Queen's performance at the event has since been voted by a group of music executives as the greatest live performance in the history of rock music.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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.The results were aired on a television program called "The World's Greatest Gigs".[35][36] In reviewing Live Aid in 2005, one critic wrote, "Those who compile lists of Great Rock Frontmen and award the top spots to Mick Jagger, Robert Plant, etc all are guilty of a terrible oversight.^ The results were aired on a television program called "The World's Greatest Gigs".
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^ Formula One 2005 Review .
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^ In reviewing Live Aid in 2005, one critic wrote, "Those who compile lists of Great Rock Frontmen and award the top spots to Mick Jagger , Robert Plant , etc.
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.Freddie, as evidenced by his Dionysian Live Aid performance, was easily the most godlike of them all."^ Freddie, as evidenced by his Dionysian Live Aid performance, was easily the most godlike of them all."
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^ One of Mercury's most notable performances with Queen took place at Live Aid in 1985, during which the entire stadium audience of 72,000 people clapped, sang, and swayed in unison.
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^ The DVD set of Life Aid, where Queen was voted the best live music performance of all time at "the day music changed history."
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[37]
.Over the course of his career, Mercury performed an estimated 700 concerts in countries around the world with Queen.^ Over the course of his career, Mercury performed an estimated 700 concerts in countries around the world with Queen.
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^ Queen‘s music is characterised by an everlasting charm, even if it is performed by somebody else but Freddie Mercury.
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^ Mercury's final live performance with Queen took place on 9 August 1986 at Knebworth Park in England and drew an attendance estimated as high as 300,000.
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.A notable aspect of Queen concerts was the large scale involved.^ A notable aspect of Queen concerts was the large scale involved.
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^ The latter has always been the central part of the band/audience interaction during Queen concerts with Freddie frequently leaving the fans to sing large parts of the song on their own.
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^ The most notable aspect of his songwriting involved the wide range of genres that he used, which included, among other styles, rockabilly, progressive rock, heavy metal and disco.
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[29] He once explained, "We're the Cecil B. DeMille of rock and roll, always wanting to do things bigger and better."[29] The band was the first ever to play in South American stadiums, breaking worldwide records for concert attendance in the Morumbi Stadium in São Paulo in 1981.[38] In 1986, Queen also played behind the Iron Curtain, when they performed to a crowd of 80,000 in Budapest.[39] Mercury's final live performance with Queen took place on 9 August 1986 at Knebworth Park in England and drew an attendance estimated as high as 300,000.[40]

Instrumentalist

Freddie Mercury playing guitar during a live concert with Queen in Frankfurt, 1984.
.As a young boy in India, Mercury received formal piano training up to the age of nine.^ As a young boy in India, Mercury received formal piano training up to the age of nine.
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^ In 1954, at the age of eight, Mercury was sent to study at St. Peter's School, a boarding school for boys in Panchgani near Mumbai, India.
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^ Mercury, who was a Parsi and grew up in India, has been referred to as "Britain's first Asian rock star."
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.Later on, while living in London, he learned guitar.^ Later on, while living in London, he learned guitar.
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.Much of the music he liked was guitar-oriented: his favourite artists at the time were The Who, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin.^ Much of the music he liked was guitar-oriented: his favourite artists at the time were The Who, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin.
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^ Some people call it retro, but the music of that decade still has a powerful influence over many of today's artists who bend their tunes to the beat of delicious pop music.
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^ I'd also like to add Klaus Meine and David Bowie, .
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.He was often self-deprecating about his own skills on both instruments and from the early 1980s onwards began extensively using guest keyboardists for both Queen and his solo career.^ He was often self-deprecating about his own skills on both instruments and from the early 1980s onwards began extensively using guest keyboardists for both Queen and his solo career.
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^ As Queen's career progressed, he would increasingly alter the highest notes of their songs when live, often harmonising with seconds, thirds or fifths instead.
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^ Queen guitarist Brian May claims that Mercury was unimpressed with his own abilities at the piano and used the instrument less over time because he wanted to walk around onstage and entertain the audience.
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.Most notably, he enlisted Fred Mandel (an American musician who also worked for Pink Floyd, Elton John, and Supertramp) for his first solo project, and from 1985 onwards collaborated extensively with Mike Moran, leaving most of the keyboard work exclusively to him.^ Most notably, he enlisted Fred Mandel (an American musician who also worked for Pink Floyd , Elton John , and Supertramp ) for his first solo project, and from 1985 onwards collaborated extensively with Mike Moran, leaving most of the keyboard work exclusively to him.
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^ Although his solo work was not as commercially successful as most Queen albums, the two off-Queen albums and several of the singles debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.
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^ He complains, but Luke Skywalker (who's working the counter) tells him it's out of his hands and that he'll have to go to the Dalai Lama if he wants a refund.
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.Mercury played the piano in many of Queen's most popular songs, including "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy", "We Are the Champions", "Somebody To Love" and "Don't Stop Me Now". He used concert grand pianos and, occasionally, other keyboard instruments such as the harpsichord.^ A good, old-fashioned rock concert.
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^ Mercury played the piano in many of Queen's most popular songs, including "Killer Queen", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy", "We Are the Champions" and "Don't Stop Me Now".
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^ He used concert grand pianos and, occasionally, other keyboard instruments such as the harpsichord.
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.From 1980 onwards, he also made extensive use of synthesisers in the studio.^ From 1980 onwards, he also made extensive use of synthesisers in the studio.
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.Queen guitarist Brian May claims that Mercury was unimpressed with his own abilities at the piano and used the instrument less over time because he wanted to walk around onstage and entertain the audience.^ Around that time, Mercury claimed in an interview to have tested negative for the virus.
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^ Instruments used by Mercury .
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^ Queen guitarist Brian May claims that Mercury was unimpressed with his own abilities at the piano and used the instrument less over time because he wanted to walk around onstage and entertain the audience.
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[41] .Although he wrote many lines for guitar, Mercury possessed only rudimentary skills on the instrument.^ Although he wrote many lines for guitar, Mercury possessed only rudimentary skills on the instrument.
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.Songs like "Ogre Battle" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" were composed on guitar; the latter famously featured Mercury playing acoustic guitar both on stage and in the studio.^ Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 6:27 10.

^ Songs like "Ogre Battle" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" were composed on guitar; the latter famously featured Mercury playing acoustic guitar both on stage and in the studio.
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^ I was Made to Love You was originally featured on Freddie Mercury's solo album, Mr. Bad Guy.
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Solo career

.In addition to his work with Queen, Mercury put out two solo albums and several singles.^ In addition to his work with Queen, Mercury put out two solo albums and several singles.
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^ In addition to the two solo albums, Mercury released several singles, including his own version of the hit The Great Pretender by The Platters, which debuted at #5 in the UK in 1987.
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^ Although his solo work was not as commercially successful as most Queen albums, the two off-Queen albums and several of the singles debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.
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.Although his solo work was not as commercially successful as most Queen albums, the two off-Queen albums and several of the singles debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.^ Although his solo work was not as commercially successful as most Queen albums, the two off-Queen albums and several of the singles debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.
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^ In addition to his work with Queen, Mercury put out two solo albums and several singles.
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^ The album debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.
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.His first solo effort involved the contribution to the song Love Kills on the 1984 album and new soundtrack to the 1926 Fritz Lang film Metropolis.^ Love Kills - 1984 Single Versi .
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^ Love Kills - 1984 Extended Ves .
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^ I was Made to Love You was originally featured on Freddie Mercury's solo album, Mr. Bad Guy.
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.The song, which was produced by Giorgio Moroder, debuted at the number 10 position in the UK charts.^ Furthermore both have succeeded in this industry as their singles and albums have performed well in the charts often reaching the top, number one position.
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[42]
Mercury's two full albums outside the band were Mr. Bad Guy (1985) and Barcelona (1988). .The former is a pop-oriented album that emphasises disco and dance music.^ The former is a pop-oriented album that emphasises disco and dance music.
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"Barcelona" was recorded with the opera singer Montserrat Caballé, whom he had long admired. Mr. Bad Guy debuted in the top ten of the UK Album Charts.[42] .In 1993, a remix of "Living on My Own", a single from the album, reached the #1 position on the UK Singles Charts.^ Furthermore both have succeeded in this industry as their singles and albums have performed well in the charts often reaching the top, number one position.
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^ With this feat, Queen became the most successful music group in UK album chart history, surpassing the Beatles.
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^ Living On My Own - Hybrid Edit .
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[43] .The song also garnered Mercury a posthumous Ivor Novello Award.^ The song also garnered Mercury a posthumous Ivor Novello Award.
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Allmusic critic Eduardo Rivadavia describes Mr. Bad Guy as "outstanding from start to finish" and expressed his view that Mercury "did a commendable job of stretching into uncharted territory".[44] In particular, the album is heavily synthesiser-driven in a way that is not characteristic of previous Queen albums.
Barcelona, recorded with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé, combines elements of popular music and opera. .Many critics were uncertain what to make of the album; one referred to it as "the most bizarre CD of the year".[45] Caballé, on the other hand, considered the album to have been one of the great successes of her career.^ At the beginning of Mercurys career on the other hand, his image was rather feminine with long hair and nail varnish ( figure 5 ).
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^ The other bitches share a look of concern as one asks: BITCH #1 What's this bullshit about some killer funk make you explode?
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^ I was friends with his wife Mrs. Heinz Kerry and stepson Andre many years ago, and they are the most amazing loving caring brilliant people I have ever met, by far!!!

.The title song from the album debuted at the #8 position in the UK charts and was a hit in Spain,[46] where the song received massive air play as the official hymn of the 1992 Summer Olympics (held in Barcelona one year after Mercury's death).^ The 1992 "Wayne's World" film returned Queens "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the charts 16 years after its original release, and the group's 1977 hit "We are the Champions" was named the world's favorite rock song in a 2005 poll conducted by Sony Ericsson.
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^ The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness was an open-air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at London's Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide to an estimated audience of one billion viewers.
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^ Furthermore both have succeeded in this industry as their singles and albums have performed well in the charts often reaching the top, number one position.
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Ms. Caballé sang it live at the opening of the Olympics with Mercury's part played on a screen.
.In addition to the two solo albums, Mercury released several singles, including his own version of the hit The Great Pretender by The Platters, which debuted at number five in the UK in 1987.[42] In September 2006, a compilation album featuring Mercury's solo work was released in the UK in honour of what would have been his 60th birthday.^ JT says: September 22nd, 2009 at 2:10 pm Not to be an ass Guru, but 7 out of the top 10 Home Run hitting teams in the NL are not great teams by any stretch.
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^ I was Made to Love You was originally featured on Freddie Mercury's solo album, Mr. Bad Guy.
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^ But Rodger's own material fit better than you would have thought, with May, whose guitar work was brilliant throughout, reprising many of the solos note-for-note on Rodgers' hits -- a more faithful approach, by far, than Rodgers took to Queen's material.
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.The album debuted in the top 10 of the UK Album Charts.^ Furthermore both have succeeded in this industry as their singles and albums have performed well in the charts often reaching the top, number one position.
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^ Yesterday on RTL (the biggest private TV station in Germany) was a "Chart Show" about the most successful rock bands in Germany - based on number of weeks in total for all albums in the top 10.
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^ Queen (with 12 albums for a period of 197 weeks in the top 10 - nearly 4 years!
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[47]
.In 1981-1983, Mercury recorded several tracks with Michael Jackson, including a demo of "State of Shock", "Victory" and "There Must Be More to Life Than This"; none of these collaborations were officially released, although bootleg recordings exist.^ Rodgers and Mercury do have more than one would think in common.
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^ Also, older artists suffer from bias as their record sales are less likely to have been accurately tracked, and estimates of their early sales are likely to be more vague.
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^ Queen has remained killer since Mercury's death, with a series of posthumous releases and other projects, such as the "We Will Rock You" musical that's played in six countries worldwide, including the United States.
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Jackson went on to record the former song with Mick Jagger for The Jacksons, and Mercury included the solo version of the latter song on his Mr. Bad Guy album.

Personal life

.In the early 1970s Mercury had a long-term relationship with Mary Austin, whom he had met through guitarist Brian May.^ Queen are a British rock band that formed in 1970 and consisted of lead singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.
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^ Brian May, Roger Taylor and Mercury‘s successor Paul Rodgers are celebrating the ’good old days‘ of Rock .
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^ Mercurys early image in the 1970s reflected the so-called otherness of his background.
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He lived with Austin for several years in West Kensington. By the mid-1970s, however, the singer had begun an affair with a male American record executive at Elektra Records, which ultimately resulted in the end of his relationship with Austin.[48] .Mercury and Austin nevertheless remained close friends through the years, with Mercury often referring to her as his only true friend.^ An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "the voice," possessed a very distinctive voice.
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^ Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. It took several years for the remaining members to finish the band's last official album release.
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.In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible.^ Did no one think to go outside and ask the person why they were pacing up and down in front of the house?
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^ When the person next to you in your own house has to speak up or you have to ask the person on the phone to repeat what they said it’s too loud.
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^ Mercury (in Dean 1986:73) once said himself that people can think what they like about my bi-sexual stage image.
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.The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else.^ Better than any high I've ever felt (except for dmt, from the rain forest in Australia, which you don't want to be on all the time I would think!!

.To me, she was my common-law wife.^ To me, she was my common-law wife.
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To me, it was a marriage. We believe in each other, that's enough for me."[49] .He also wrote several songs about Austin, the most notable of which is "Love of My Life". Mercury was also the godfather of Mary's eldest son, Richard.^ Love of my life!
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^ Kurt Cobain, in his suicide note , wrote of how he both admired and envied Freddie Mercury for basking in the love from his audience.
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^ Oto artyku o tytuowej nieziemsko piknej piosence :) : LOVE OF MY LIFE Najpikniejsze utwory o mioci.
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[41]
.By 1979, Mercury began to frequently visit gay bathhouses and clubs where he met many short-term partners.^ Kylie Minogue is a gay icon because many gay people go and see her, play her music in clubs and say they do.
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[50] By 1985, he began another long-term relationship with a hairdresser named Jim Hutton. .Hutton, who himself was tested HIV-positive in 1990,[51] lived with Mercury for the last six years of his life, nursed him during his illness and was present at his bedside when he died.^ Freddie Mercury Last Appearance 1990 .
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^ Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me.
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^ Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. It took several years for the remaining members to finish the band's last official album release.
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.Hutton also claims that Mercury died wearing a wedding band that Hutton had given him.^ Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. It took several years for the remaining members to finish the band's last official album release.
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^ The white clothes Mercury is wearing also presents him as a godly figure.
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^ Furthermore, by dying in his forties Mercury did not feel the full pressure to grow old gracefully in an industry dominated by youth and young bands.
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[51] Hutton passed away 1 January 2010 due to complications of a smoking-related illness.[52]
.Although he cultivated a very flamboyant stage personality, Mercury was a very shy and retiring man in person, particularly around people he didn't know well.^ Although he cultivated a very flamboyant stage personality, much like Michael Jackson , Mercury was a very shy and retiring man in person, particularly around people he didn't know well.
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^ Mercury (in Dean 1986:73) once said himself that people can think what they like about my bi-sexual stage image.
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^ As flamboyant a performer he was on stage, Mr. Mercury was equally adept at songwriting; it was his "Bohemian Rhapsody" that propelled the band to superstardom.
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[15][18][27] He also granted very few interviews. .Mercury once said of himself: "When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man."^ Mercury once said of himself: "When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man."
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^ Mercury (in Dean 1986:73) once said himself that people can think what they like about my bi-sexual stage image.
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[53]

Death

.According to his partner Jim Hutton, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS shortly after Easter of 1987.[54] Around that time, Mercury claimed in an interview to have tested negative for the virus.^ It was also around this time that he changed his name to Frederick Mercury by deed poll.
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^ For quite some time May and drummer Roger Taylor searched for a successor to singer Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS fourteen years ago.
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^ CousticStrangla 04-21-2007, 06:54 PM Jim Morrison= greatest frontman of all time .
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[27] .Despite the denials, the British press pursued the rampant rumours over the next few years, fuelled by Mercury's increasingly gaunt appearance, Queen's absence from touring, and reports from former lovers to various tabloid journals.^ Once I accidentally brought on the pepper spray, got away with it, and did it for the next few years till 9/11...

^ A few years later, my next door neighbors got married – ceremony and reception in their back yard.
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^ Queen and Paul Rodgers After more than 20 years, rock legends Queen and Paul Rodgers are touring the United States and Canada.
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[55] Toward the end of his life, he was routinely stalked by photographers, while the daily tabloid newspaper The Sun featured a series of articles claiming that he was seriously ill.
.On 22 November 1991, Mercury called Queen's manager Jim Beach over to his Kensington home, to discuss a public statement.^ On 22 November 1991, Mercury called Queen's manager Jim Beach over to his Kensington home, to discuss a public statement.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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^ Discussing the band Queen, in which Mercury was front-man, Dean (1991:110) argues: .
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The next day, 23 November, the following announcement was made to the press on behalf of Mercury:[56]
.Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me.^ This Privacy Policy was last modified on the date indicated above and is effective immediately.
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^ However, Personal Information that is necessary to check eligibility, such as date of birth or age, cannot be deleted, but may be modified with sufficient verification of the correct information.
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^ We respect your privacy and the use and protection of your Personal Information.
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.However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease.^ "I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease."
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^ My goal is to also include links to charities to help fight those diseases, so anyone willing to share their story could help raise funds for the charity to fight their disease.
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^ Everyone knows that they could get a perfect score with extra time, so granting some students extra time is just so unfair!!!

.My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews.^ My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews.
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.Please understand this policy will continue.^ Please understand this policy will continue.
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^ Please understand this policy will continue."
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.A little over 24 hours after issuing that statement, Mercury died on 24 November 1991 at the age of 45. The official cause of death was bronchial pneumonia resulting from AIDS.[57] Although he had not attended religious services in years, Mercury's funeral was conducted by a Zoroastrian priest.^ On 24 November 1991, he died in his Kensington home, one day after announcing his illness, aged 45.
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^ Freddie Mercury was only 45 when he died in 1991 from AIDS. His death occured at a time that little could be done for those who have the disease.
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^ After all, the band's flamboyant front man, Freddie Mercury, died of AIDS in 1991 at age 45.
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.Elton John, David Bowie, and the remaining members of Queen attended the funeral.^ Money was no deciding factor for this tour: after 150 million sold albums, the remaining Queen members are financially independent.
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^ Emotional it may have been, but nobody - from Elton John and David Bowie to George Michael and Annie Lennox - had what it took to wear Mercury's crown.
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^ The Mercury Phoenix Trust - The Charity Established by the remaining members of Queen following Freddie Mercury's Death.
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.He was cremated at Kensal Green Cemetery and his ashes scattered on the shores of Lake Geneva, near Montreux, Switzerland, where Mercury lived his last years and where there is his commemorative monument.^ Hutton, who himself was tested HIV-positive in 1990, [46] lived with Mercury for the last six years of his life, nursed him during his illness and was present at his bedside when he died.
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^ Methyl mercury accumulation in zooplankton from Canadian Shield lakes impacted by fire or clearcut logging: a three-year study Edenise Garcia & Richard Carignan .
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^ Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. It took several years for the remaining members to finish the band's last official album release.
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.In his will, Mercury left the vast majority of his wealth, including his home and recording royalties, to Mary Austin, and the remainder to his parents and sister.^ In his will, Mercury left the vast majority of his wealth, including his home and recording royalties, to Mary Austin, and the remainder to his parents and sister.
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^ In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible.
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^ The vast majority yelled back: "Freddie Mercury."
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He further left £500,000 to his chef Joe Fanelli, £500,000 to his personal assistant Peter Freestone, £100,000 to his driver Terry Giddings, and £500,000 to Jim Hutton.[58] .Mary Austin continues to live at Mercury's home, Garden Lodge, Kensington, with her family.^ Mary Austin continues to live at Mercury's home, Garden Lodge, Kensington, with her family.
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^ In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible.
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^ Dodaam dzi 2 nowe galeri Freddie and his Family, oraz Freddie and Mary Austin.
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[58] .Hutton moved back to the Republic of Ireland in 1995, where he died on 1 January 2010. He was involved in a 2000 biography of Mercury, Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story, and also gave an interview for The Times for what would have been Mercury's 60th birthday.^ Carta d'Identità di Freddie Mercury .

^ Hutton moved back to the Republic of Ireland in 1995, where he still lives.
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^ He was involved in a 2000 biography of Mercury, Freddie Mercury, the Untold Story , and also gave an interview for The Times for what would have been Mercury's 60th birthday.
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cf.[54]

Criticism and controversy

HIV status and sexual orientation

.Mercury hid his HIV status from the public for many years, and it has been suggested that he could have raised a great deal of money and awareness earlier by speaking truthfully about his situation and his fight against the disease.^ My collection of Freddie Mercury lenses was one of the motivators behind creating the HIV/AIDS Awareness Group.
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^ "I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease."
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^ My goal is to also include links to charities to help fight those diseases, so anyone willing to share their story could help raise funds for the charity to fight their disease.
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[34][59] .While some critics have also suggested that Mercury hid his sexual orientation from the public,[9][27][60] other sources refer to the singer as having been "openly gay".[10][61] Mercury referred to himself as "gay" in a 1974 interview with NME magazine.^ Freddie_Mercury The reference there was to an interview from a 1977 Circus Magazine article that says "Never having had a singing lesson, Freddie has the rawest vocal-cord nodules this side of Stevie Nicks.
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^ And when I tell people that I consider Freddie Mercury a great songwriter and punk-rock idol, some get it and others don't.
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^ Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 6:27 10.

[62] .He also referred to himself as "bisexual" on occasion.^ Webb 1974 , but on several other occasions he referred to himself as bisexual, a description seemingly supported by his long-term relationship with Mary Austin ("I play on the bisexual thing" being another famous quote.
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[63][64] On the other hand, he would often distance himself from partner, Jim Hutton, during public events in the 1980s.[51] .A writer for a gay online newspaper felt that audiences may have been overly naive about the matter: "While in many respects he was overtly queer his whole career ("I am as gay as a daffodil, my dear" being one of his most famous quotes), his sexual orientation seemed to pass over the heads of scrutinising audiences and pundits (both gay and straight) for decades".[65] John Marshall of Gay Times expressed the following opinion in 1992: "He [Mercury] was a 'scene-queen', not afraid to publicly express his gayness but unwilling to analyse or justify his 'lifestyle' ...^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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^ Queen are a British rock band that formed in 1970 and consisted of lead singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.
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^ Kurt Cobain, in his suicide note , wrote of how he both admired and envied Freddie Mercury for basking in the love from his audience.
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.It was as if Freddie Mercury was saying to the world, "I am what I am.^ Rodgers is very much a blues singer and thus his style is very different from Freddie?s so you can hardly say that he is replacing the incomparable Freddie Mercury.
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^ Freddie Mercury - Queen Freddie Mercury, lead singer for the Rock Band Queen, was once quoted as saying...
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^ Rodgers says that though he studied Mercury's vocal delivery, he did so only to " absorb Freddie's style."
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So what?" And that in itself for some was a statement."[65]

Other controversies

.Members of Queen were widely criticised in the 1980s for the fact that they broke a United Nations cultural boycott by performing a series of shows at Sun City in 1984, an entertainment complex in Bophuthatswana, a homeland of (then) apartheid South Africa.^ All three had been invited to perform on the national broadcast of the UK Music Hall of Fame awards show in 2004.
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^ He happily played South Africa during apartheid.
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^ Many performers for example adopt an image of goodness or Godliness whereas performers such as Marilyn Manson or Eminem play on the fact that they possess an evil image.
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.As a result of these shows, Queen was placed on a United Nations list of artists who broke the boycott and was widely criticised in magazines such as the NME.^ List of best-selling music artists in the United States List of best-charting U.S. music artists List of best-selling albums worldwide .
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^ This page lists those artists who have had claims of over 50 million or more records in sales.
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[37]
A further controversy ensued in August 2006, when an organisation calling itself the Islamic Mobilization and Propagation petitioned the Zanzibar government's culture ministry, demanding that a large-scale celebration of what would have been Mercury's sixtieth birthday be cancelled. The organisation issued several complaints about the planned celebrations, including that Mercury was not a true Zanzibari and that he was gay, which is not in accordance with their interpretation of sharia. .The organisation claimed that "associating Mercury with Zanzibar degrades our island as a place of Islam".[61] The planned celebration was cancelled.^ Freddie Mercury was born on the island of Zanzibar in Africa.
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Legacy

Continued popularity

.The extent to which Mercury's death may have enhanced Queen's popularity is not clear.^ Drummer Taylor and guitarist Brian May, 58, whose relationship dates back to the pre-Queen band Smile, have been Queen's gatekeepers since Mercury's death.
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^ Like many others, after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 and the Tribute Concert the following year, I never expected to be able to see Queen live again.
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^ AM The legendary rock band Queen is touring for the first time since before the 1991 death of singer Freddie Mercury.
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.In the United States, where Queen's popularity had lagged in the 1980s, sales of Queen albums went up dramatically in 1992, the year following his death.^ Queen has remained killer since Mercury's death, with a series of posthumous releases and other projects, such as the "We Will Rock You" musical that's played in six countries worldwide, including the United States.
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^ List of best-selling music artists in the United States List of best-charting U.S. music artists List of best-selling albums worldwide .
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^ Queen and Paul Rodgers After more than 20 years, rock legends Queen and Paul Rodgers are touring the United States and Canada.
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[66] In 1992 one American critic noted, "what cynics call the 'dead star' factor had come into play — Queen is in the middle of a major resurgence".[67] The movie Wayne's World, which featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", also came out in 1992. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Queen have sold 32.5 million albums in the United States, about half of which have been sold since Mercury's death in 1991.[68]
.Estimates of Queen's total worldwide record sales to date have been set as high as 300 million.^ Also, older artists suffer from bias as their record sales are less likely to have been accurately tracked, and estimates of their early sales are likely to be more vague.
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^ This page lists those artists who have had claims of over 50 million or more records in sales.
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^ Note that we are to post certified sales of those markets, the databases of which contain a total figures of over 300,000 .
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[69] .In the UK, Queen have now spent more collective weeks on the UK Album Charts than any other musical act (including The Beatles),[70] and Queen's Greatest Hits is the highest selling album of all time in the UK.[71] Two of Mercury's songs, "We Are the Champions" and "Bohemian Rhapsody", have also each been voted as the greatest song of all time in major polls by Sony Ericsson[72] and Guinness World Records,[73] respectively.^ Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen's magnum opus, was recently voted the best pop song of all time in a poll of more than 10,000 music fans in the U.K. conducted by www.onepoll.com.
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^ Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 4:42 10.

^ Felt to be by many to be one of the greatest songs ever recorded, Bohemian Rhapsody has become a music legend.
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.The former poll was an attempt to determine the world's favourite song, while the Guinness poll took place in the UK. In October 2007, the video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" was voted the greatest of all time by readers of Q magazine.^ In 2002, Bohemian Rhapsody came first in the Guinness Hit Singles poll of the greatest UK singles of all-time.
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^ The 1992 "Wayne's World" film returned Queens "Bohemian Rhapsody" to the charts 16 years after its original release, and the group's 1977 hit "We are the Champions" was named the world's favorite rock song in a 2005 poll conducted by Sony Ericsson.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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[74] .Consistently rated as one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music, Mercury was voted second to Mariah Carey in MTV's 22 Greatest Voices in Music.^ He was voted one of the top 22 voices of all time by MTV (second only to Mariah Carey) in 2005, the "greatest rock legend of all time" by UK fans and most recently the ideal frontman in a dream rock band.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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^ Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) is considered by many to be one of the greatest vocalists in contemporary music, his voice covered a span of nearly four octave range allowing him to sing in both the baritone and tenor ranges.
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[10] .Additionally, in January 2009, Mercury was voted second to Robert Plant in a poll of the greatest voices in rock, on the digital radio station Planet Rock.^ He was voted one of the top 22 voices of all time by MTV (second only to Mariah Carey) in 2005, the "greatest rock legend of all time" by UK fans and most recently the ideal frontman in a dream rock band.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all ti...
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^ The greatest voice in rock history was silenced too soon even if his legacy will live on.
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[75] .In May 2009, Classic Rock magazine voted Freddie Mercury as the greatest singer in rock.^ Freddie Mercury, the lead singer, may be dead, but the music lives on.
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^ Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase On November 24, 1991 the world lost one of the greatest musical voices of all times with the passing of Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the group Queen.  An energetic and entertaining showman, Freddie Mercury is often referred to as "...
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^ Queen are a British rock band that formed in 1970 and consisted of lead singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon, and drummer Roger Taylor.
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[12]

Tributes

Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux overlooking Lake Geneva.
A statue in Montreux, Switzerland (by sculptor Irena Sedlecka) has been erected as a tribute to Mercury. .It stands 3 metres high overlooking Lake Geneva and was unveiled on 25 November 1996 by Freddie's father and Montserrat Caballé.^ And no wonder that, when Freddie died, the only thing to befit a star of that stature was a statue overlooking Lake Geneva and, of course, the stage musical We Will Rock You.
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.Beginning in 2003, fans from around the world gather in Switzerland annually to pay tribute to the singer as part of the "Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Day" on the first weekend of September.^ Tribute to Freddie Mercury 2001.
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^ FREDDIE MERCURY 1946 - 1991 1° parte .

^ FREDDIE MERCURY 1946 - 1991 2° parte .

[76] A Royal Mail stamp was issued in honour of Mercury as part of the Millennium Stamp series. A plaque was also erected at the site of the family home in Feltham where Mercury and his family moved upon arriving in England in 1964.
A tribute to Queen has been on display at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas throughout 2009 on its video canopy. .In December 2009 a large model of Mercury wearing tartan was put on display in the centre of Edinburgh as publicity for the run of We Will Rock You at the Playhouse Theatre.^ "While recording "We Will Rock You'' at Wessex studios, Freddie Mercury came face-to-face with Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious.
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^ But in claiming Mercury as 'Punk Rock' you seem intent on draining any remaining meaning out of that overused phrase.
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^ Thu 23 Mar 06** EVEN MINUS MERCURY, QUEEN WILL ROCK YOU .
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In late 2009 a plaque was installed in Feltham High Street in memory of his achievements.
.A statue of Mercury stands over the entrance to the Dominion Theatre in London where the main show, from May 2002, has been Ben Elton's We Will Rock You.^ And no wonder that, when Freddie died, the only thing to befit a star of that stature was a statue overlooking Lake Geneva and, of course, the stage musical We Will Rock You.
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^ They have overseen a series of CD reissues and anthologies, DVDs and the "We Will Rock You" stage show.
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^ "While recording "We Will Rock You'' at Wessex studios, Freddie Mercury came face-to-face with Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious.
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Importance in AIDS history

.Freddie Mercury's death represented an important event in the history of AIDS.^ Thirteen years after the death of singer Freddie Mercury, the British rock band Queen is back on tour for the first time.
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^ The trend extends to Queen, back on the road for the first time since frontman Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS in 1991.
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^ Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. It took several years for the remaining members to finish the band's last official album release.
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[77] .In April 1992, the remaining members of Queen founded The Mercury Phoenix Trust and organised The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness, which took place Easter Monday, 20 April 1992.[78] The Mercury Phoenix Trust has since raised millions of pounds for various AIDS charities.^ Tribute to Freddie Mercury 2001.
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^ Queen, without Freddie Mercury, joins the list of phoenixes.
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^ Queen: Queen without Freddie Mercury?
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.The tribute concert, which took place at Wembley Stadium for an audience of 72,000, featured a wide variety of guests including Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Extreme, Elton John, Metallica, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Tony Iommi, Guns N' Roses, Elizabeth Taylor, George Michael, Def Leppard and Liza Minnelli.^ Emotional it may have been, but nobody - from Elton John and David Bowie to George Michael and Annie Lennox - had what it took to wear Mercury's crown.
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^ Jeff Scott Soto will participate as a "guest of honor" in the upcoming Sky Academy concerts featuring former SCORPIONS guitar legend Uli Jon Roth.
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^ Waiting for the hammer to fall’, the lyrics state – in the concert a special tribute to the loyal audience was made from those words.
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The concert was broadcast live to 76 countries and had an estimated viewing audience of 1 billion people.[79]

Appearances in lists of influential individuals

.Several popularity polls conducted over the past decade indicate that Freddie Mercury's reputation may in fact have been enhanced since his death.^ A quarter-century after the loss of Freddie Mercury, the surviving members of Queen have regrouped and are smack-dab in the middle of their first series of U.S. dates since their lead singer's death in 1991.
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^ The trend extends to Queen, back on the road for the first time since frontman Freddie Mercury died of complications from AIDS in 1991.
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^ Freddie Mercury died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS. It took several years for the remaining members to finish the band's last official album release.
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.For instance, in 2002 he was ranked number 58 in the list of the 100 Greatest Britons, sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.^ No wonder, then, that in a 2006 BBC poll of the UK's bestsellers , Queen's Greatest Hits ranked No 1, over the Beatles Sgt Pepper's and Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory.
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[80] He was further listed at the 52nd spot in a 2007 Japanese national survey of the 100 most "influential heroes".[81] Despite the fact that he had been criticised by gay activists for hiding his HIV status, author Paul Russell included Mercury in his book "The Gay 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present."[82] Other entertainers on Russell's list included Liberace and Rock Hudson. In 2006, Time Asia magazine named him as one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years: The article credited Mercury with having "duplicated in popular music what other Indians — such as Salman Rushdie and Vikram Seth — have done in literature: taking the coloniser's art form and representing it in a manner richer and more dazzling than many Anglophones thought possible."[10] In 2008, Rolling Stone' magazine ranked Mercury #18 in its list of the "Top 100 Singers Of All Time".[3]

Film

.Speaking about rumours of a film of the life of Freddie Mercury, Brian May in 2007 said he was planning to make a film with Robert De Niro and other Queen band member Roger Taylor.^ Queen: Queen without Freddie Mercury?
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^ He makes no attempt to be Freddie Mercury.
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^ Already a force with the success of “Killer Queen” the year before, the band’s new sessions relished in the relaxed atmosphere of unlimited studio time and the dumping a dishonest manager – deftly stabbing him in the heart with the first song on the album, “Death On Two Legs.” With Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991, and John Deacon MIA from the music industry in 1992, the story is told song by song by guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
  • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

.In December 2007, the UK website filmstalker reported that the screenplay, entitled Somebody to Love and focusing on one week in Mercury's life, had been circulating in Hollywood.^ But the concert's emotional climax was either "Bohemian Rhapsody" or a tender performance of Mercury's "Love of My Life" by May, who introduced it, understandably enough, as one of his old friend's most beautiful songs.
  • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

^ Love Of My Life (Mercury) 4:47 2.

By September 2008, the predominant rumour held that the script drew no support from major studios, and little further was heard.[citation needed]

Discography

Studio albums

Album information
Mr. Bad Guy
  • Released: 29 April 1985
  • Chart positions: United Kingdom #6; Germany #11; Norway #13; Switzerland #14; Japan, Netherlands; Sweden #20; Austria # 23.
  • Singles: "I Was Born to Love You", "Made in Heaven", "Living on My Own", "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow".
Barcelona
  • Released: 10 October 1988
  • Chart positions: Netherlands #9; United Kingdom #15; Switzerland #18; Austria #24; Sweden #37; Germany #41; Japan #93.
  • Singles: "Barcelona", "The Golden Boy", "How Can I Go On".

Compilation albums

Album information
The Freddie Mercury Album
  • Released: 16 November 1992
  • Chart positions: #1: Italy; #2 Austria; #3 Germany; #4 UK; #5 France; #8 Netherlands, Switzerland; #12 Norway; #20 Netherland; #35 Sweden; #64 Japan.
Remixes
  • Released: 1993
  • Chart positions: #18 Switzerland; #22 Germany; #25 Austria.
The Great Pretender
  • Released: 24 November 1992 (U.S.)
  • Chart positions: #13 France; #14 Sweden; #15 Switzerland; #26 Austria.
Solo
  • Released: 2000
  • Chart positions: #13 UK; #21 Netherlands; #36 Austria; #42 Switzerland; #55 Germany.
Lover of Life, Singer of Songs — The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo
  • Released: 4 September 2006
  • Chart positions: #1: Italy 1; #6: Spain, United Kingdom (gold); #7 Austria; #8: Norway; #9: Hungary; #11: Portugal; #13: Germany; #14: France, Mexico, Sweden; #16 Switzerland; #26: Ireland; #30: Netherlands; #55: Finland; #60: Denmark; #65: Japan; #69: Belgium.

Box Set

Album information
The Solo Collection
  • Released: 23 October 2000
  • Chart positions:

Singles

Collaborations and guest appearances

.
  • 1973 "I Can Hear Music" / "Goin' Back" by Larry Lurex piano and lead vocals.
  • 1975 All four members of Queen helped produce a session with the soul band Trax.^ Queen Queen is an English rock band originally consisting of 4 members; Freddie Mercur...
    • Queen The Rock Band - Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They also played four songs from Paul Rodgers' former bands, like "All Right Now" from Free and "Bad Company" from Bad Company.
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Queen ever again, i will delete all their music, just a big loss of respect to them for even putting this heinous crime of an idea out there.
    • Perez Hilton: Is Glambert The New Freddie Mercury??? 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Nothing was ever released.
  • 1976 "Man From Manhattan" by Eddie Howell played piano and produced this track.
  • 1976 "You Nearly Did Me In" by Ian Hunter backing vocals on this song, from the album "All-American Alien Boy".
  • 1978 "This One's On Me" by Peter Straker backing vocals and co-produced this album with Roy Thomas Baker.
  • 1982 "Emotions in Motion" by Billy Squier backing vocals on this song, from album of same name.^ 'Queen: The Making Of A Night At The Opera' tells the track by track story of the album through new interviews with Brian May, Roger Taylor and producer Roy Thomas Baker along with archive interviews with Freddie Mercury and contributions from photographer Mick Rock, Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry and Ian Hunter from Mott The Hoople amongst others.
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They also played four songs from Paul Rodgers' former bands, like "All Right Now" from Free and "Bad Company" from Bad Company.
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Prophet's Song - A more in depth analysis by Brian May and Roy Thomas Baker intercut with live footage from the Hyde Park free concert.
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    .Also on the 1996 Billy Squier anthology "Reach For The Sky".
  • 1983 "Victory", "There Must Be More To Life Than This" and "State of Shock" were recorded by Freddie and Michael Jackson, but never released.
  • 1986 "Love Is The Hero" by Billy Squier backing vocals on this song from the album "Enough Is Enough". Freddie sings the intro on the 12" single.^ Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury dissertation.
    • Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: An Examination of Masculinity & Stardom. 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.nicholasjdanton.supanet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury comparisons.
    • Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: An Examination of Masculinity & Stardom. 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.nicholasjdanton.supanet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Michael Jackson album sales soar ".
    • Boston University School of Theology 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

    also co-wrote and co-produced track "Lady With a Tenor Sax", from the same album Both also on the 1996 Billy Squier anthology "Reach For The Sky".
  • 1986 "Hold On" duet with Jo Dare co-wrote this song from the German soundtrack of "Zabou".
  • 1988 "Heaven For Everyone" by The Cross lead vocals on the LP version, backing vocals on the single version (or the version on the US album) from the album "Shove It".
  • 1994 "Man From Manhattan" by Eddie Howell played piano and produced this re-released single from the album of the same name.

Notes

a) ^ On Mercury's birth certificate,.[14] his parents defined themselves with "Nationality: British Indian" and "Race: Parsi". The Parsis are an originally Persian ethnic group of the Indian subcontinent who follow Zoroastrianism.^ His Persian parents originally named him Farookh Bulsara, however just before becoming famous he re-christened himself Freddie Mercury.
  • Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: An Examination of Masculinity & Stardom. 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.nicholasjdanton.supanet.com [Source type: General]

^ (The vocalist had been born as Farrokh Bulsara to Indian Parsi parents in Zanzibar.
  • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

b) ^ The Bulsara family gets its name from Bulsar, a city and district that is now in the Indian state of Gujarat and is today officially known as Valsad. .In the 17th century, Bulsar was one of the five centres of the Zoroastrian religion (the other four were also in what is today Gujarat) and consequently "Bulsara" is a relatively common name amongst Zoroastrians.^ Judaism (and probably other traditions too), one of the four ways to get married was to have sex...

c) ^ Mercury is also portrayed as himself in the animated show .Cromartie High School as the character Freddie, and in the British Channel 4 show House Of Rock along with Marc Bolan, John Lennon, Notorious BIG, John Denver and Kurt Cobain.^ Kurt Cobain, in his suicide note , wrote of how he both admired and envied Freddie Mercury for basking in the love from his audience.
  • Why Freddie Mercury is a punk-rock icon | Music | guardian.co.uk 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ When I was in high school, the people in the house 2 doors down let their dogs bark, incessantly, all night long.
  • Living with the Noise Ordinance - Bethlehem NY - Town of Bethlehem Delmar Slingerlands Glenmont Elsmere - timesunion.com - Albany NY 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: General]

^ IT'S A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS British rock band retools music, adds a famous singer and brings show to The Palace.
  • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

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  2. ^ Dance: Deux the fandango.
  3. ^ a b c RollingStone.com - 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
  4. ^ The Great British Battle of the Bands.
  5. ^ "'Queen: Absolute Greatest'". BBC. 6 November 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast/8346221.stm. "...the group which formed back in the 1970s sold more than 300 million albums worldwide." 
  6. ^ Goldsmith, Johnny. "Freddie Mercury". Daily Mirror. http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/mirror-images/2009/11/one-from-the-daily-mirror-pict.html. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  7. ^ Chalk, Andy. "Brian May Says Queen: Rock Band "May Happen"". The Escapist. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/95425-Brian-May-Says-Queen-Rock-Band-May-Happen. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
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  10. ^ a b c d Fitzpatrick 2006.
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  12. ^ a b Classic Rock, "50 Greatest Singers in Rock", May 2009
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  14. ^ a b "Linda B" 2000.
  15. ^ a b Das 2000.
  16. ^ Freddie Mercury India School Tour.
  17. ^ Freddie Mercury Biography.
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  19. ^ "Tribute to King of “Queen” Freddie Mercury | NowPublic News Coverage". Nowpublic.com. http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/tribute-king-queen-freddie-mercury. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
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  21. ^ Skala 2006.
  22. ^ Bret 1996, p. 7.
  23. ^ Davis 1996, p. 2.
  24. ^ Rush 1977a.
  25. ^ Freddie Mercury: an intimate memoir ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. http://books.google.com/books?id=AH8zZsbmB98C&pg=PA100&dq=Freddie+Mercury+tenor&ei=URG_SqGSFp6SygTo4sW-Dw&client=safari#v=onepage&q=Freddie%20Mercury%20tenor&f=false. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
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  28. ^ Rush 1977b.
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  30. ^ a b Queen 1992.
  31. ^ Aledort 2003.
  32. ^ Coleman 1981.
  33. ^ Blaikie 1996.
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  40. ^ Jones 1999.
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  43. ^ Rees & Crampton 1999, p. 811.
  44. ^ Rivadavia <not dated>.
  45. ^ Bradley 1992.
  46. ^ Rees & Crampton 1999, p. 810.
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  48. ^ Teckman 2004, part 2.
  49. ^ Hauptfuhrer 1977.
  50. ^ Teckman 2004, part 3.
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  56. ^ Bret 1996, p. 179.
  57. ^ Biography Channel 2007.
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  59. ^ Sky 1992, p. 163
  60. ^ Landesman 2006
  61. ^ a b BBC News 2006
  62. ^ Webb 1974
  63. ^ [1]
  64. ^ Freddie Mercury bisexual
  65. ^ a b Urban <not dated>
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  67. ^ Brown 1992.
  68. ^ "Gold & Platinum - 22 November 2009". RIAA. http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?table=tblTopArt. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  69. ^ Cota 2006
  70. ^ BBC 2005a.
  71. ^ Brown 2006.
  72. ^ Haines 2005
  73. ^ CNN 2002
  74. ^ BBC News 2007.
  75. ^ The Top 40 Greatest Voices in Rock The Sun
  76. ^ Bishton 2004.
  77. ^ National AIDS Trust 2006
  78. ^ Stothard 1992
  79. ^ ABC Television 2007
  80. ^ BBC - 100 great British heroes
  81. ^ "James" 2007
  82. ^ Russell 2002
^ Notation done in Scientific Pitch, and thus is written one octave lower than what is displayed here.

Bibliography

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Further reading


Quotes

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From Wikiquote

I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time.
.Freddie Mercury (5 September 194624 November 1991), born Farrokh Bulsara, was a Parsi-British musician, most famous as the lead singer of the rock band Queen.^ Tags: freddie mercury queen .
  • Freddie Mercury Last Appearance 1990 videos - by Video Site 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.dvbs.eu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rock Posters: Queen - Freddie Mercury Poster - 61 x 91 cm .
  • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Freddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Zanibar, on September 5th, 1946.
  • Freddie Mercury - Biography - Ask.com 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
  • Freddie Mercury - Biography - Ask.com 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

.He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV (AIDS), only a day after going public with an announcement of his illness.^ He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV ( AIDS ), only a day after going public with an announcement of his illness.
  • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Freddie Mercury died from an AIDS-induced illness on which day/year?
  • Freddie Mercury - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: General]

^ He died of bronchopneumonia induced by HIV (AIDS) on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
  • Freddie Mercury, Musician - News - Evri 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: General]
  • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

Contents

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I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film.
I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody?
.
You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man.
  • We’re confident people will take to us, because although the camp image has already been established by people like Bowie and Bolan we are taking it to another level. The concept of Queen is to be regal and majestic.^ Queen still rock you.
    • QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS TOUR SPRING 2005 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know the people who ruled the entire world and still do.
    • apostropher: Weeee are the Persians, my friend. 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.apostropher.com [Source type: General]

    .Glamour is part of us and we want to be dandy.^ Glamour is part of us and we want to be dandy.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We want to shock and be outrageous instantly.^ We want to shock and be outrageous instantly.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

  • I hate pockets in trousers … By the way, I do not wear a hose. .My hose is my own.^ My hose is my own.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .No coke bottle, nothing stuffed down there.^ No coke bottle, nothing stuffed down there.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm sorry the people (union workers) had to lose what we fought for, but if (Mercury) moved, there would be no union here and we'd have nothing — The Fond du Lac Reporter .
    • Mercury | ajc.com 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Jimi Hendrix is very important.^ Mercury said of Hendrix: “Jimi Hendrix is very important.
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As quoted in NME (2 November 1974) Jimi Hendrix is very important.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mercury said of Hendrix: "Jimi Hendrix is very important.
    • Freddie Mercury at AllExperts 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .He's my idol.
    He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star.^ He sort of epitomizes, from his presentation on stage, the whole works of a rock star.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury at AllExperts 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And no wonder that, when Freddie died, the only thing to befit a star of that stature was a statue overlooking Lake Geneva and, of course, the stage musical We Will Rock You.
    • Why Freddie Mercury is a punk-rock icon | Music | guardian.co.uk 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t want to end my life just being a rock’ an’d roll star.
    • Record Collector | Queen - FREDDIE MERCURY – LOVER OF LIFE, SINGER OF SONGS 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.recordcollectormag.com [Source type: General]

    .There's no way you can compare him.^ There is no one like you!
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ There’s no easy way out.
    • iOwnTheWorld.com » Blog Archive » It’s Like When Freddie Mercury named His Band Queen 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC iowntheworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There is no way anybody would do it with him willingly.
    • Freddy vs. Jason @ WWWF Grudge Match 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: General]

    .You either have the magic or you don't.^ You either have the magic or you don’t.
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You either have the magic or you don't.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't get the crystal lake sign, the freddy on the furnace, no tombstones one of the jasons is not included and there are no fences either.
    • Village Of Horror Classics - THE RUE MORTUARY 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC rue-morgue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There's no way you can work up to it.^ There is no one like you!
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ There’s no easy way out.
    • iOwnTheWorld.com » Blog Archive » It’s Like When Freddie Mercury named His Band Queen 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC iowntheworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's no way you can work up to it.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There's nobody who can take his place.^ There's nobody who can take his place."
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ There's nobody who can take his place.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Liza, in terms of sheer talent, just oozes with it. She has sheer energy and stamina, which she gets across the stage, and the way she delivers herself to the public is a good influence.^ This is the last video done by Queen with Freddie Mercury.
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tags: freddie mercury queen .
    • Freddie Mercury Last Appearance 1990 videos - by Video Site 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.dvbs.eu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Queen: Queen without Freddie Mercury?
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    .There is a lot to learn from her
    • As quoted in "Queen's Freddie Mercury Shopping For An Image In London" by Scott Cohen in Circus Magazine (April 1975)
  • Led Zeppelin is the greatest.^ Freddie Mercury & Queen The Show Must Go On .
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Bohemian Rhapsody" was the only song written by Freddie Mercury to reach top spot in the UK charts in 1975, when it was originally released, and again in 1991, after his death.
    • Freddie Mercury - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Crazy Little Thing Called Love            Album: The Game          Artist: queen (freddy mercury) .
    • Lyrics - queen (freddy mercury) All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - QUEEN QUEEN : Lyrics And Songs 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    .Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time.^ Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On our way to the mosque several Freddy's hits such as "Killer Queen", "We are the champion", and "Another One bites the Dust" will bring you back to Freddy's time.
    • Zanzibar Tours & Excursions - Visit, Explore & Enjoy Zanzibar 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC zanzibarquest.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Both the New York Times’ website and the Jerusalem Post passed along our feelings that the Rafael clip was "the most atrocious defense video of all time."
    • Iron Eagle Nominee: Freddie Mercury, Military-Industrial Pitchman | Danger Room | Wired.com 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they're getting.^ That's the kind of band they are.
    • Why Freddie Mercury is a punk-rock icon | Music | guardian.co.uk 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they're getting.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Everyone lost their chance to catch a live performance by legendary British rock band Queen when they broke up after the death of vocalist Freddie Mercury ...
    • Freddie Mercury, Queen - Boxxet 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • As quoted in "Queen's Freddie Mercury Shopping For An Image In London" by Scott Cohen in Circus Magazine (April 1975)
  • All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary, but it's simply impossible.^ He once said of Austin- "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary (Austin) but it's simply impossible.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Freddie Mercury : People are always asking me what my lyrics mean.
    • Freddie Mercury Trivia and Quotes on TV.com 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is the last video done by Queen with Freddie Mercury.
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else.^ The only friend I've got is Mary and I don't want anybody else.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ The only friend I've got is Mary, and I don't want anybody else.
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'm not going to be an Eva Peron; I don't want to go down in history worried about: 'My god, I hope they realise that, after I'm dead, that I've created something or I was something.'
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    .To me, she was my common-law wife.^ To me, she was my common-law wife.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    To me, it was a marriage. .We believe in each other, that's enough for me.
  • I just like having fun.^ Freddy Mercury/Queen- He's just a legend, end of discussion.
    • Top 10 Vocalists/Frontmen? @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com Forum Archive 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Lyrics of the songs from the album The Miracle By queen (freddy mercury) .
    • Lyrics - queen (freddy mercury) All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - QUEEN QUEEN : Lyrics And Songs 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Innuendo By queen (freddy mercury) .
    • Lyrics - queen (freddy mercury) All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - QUEEN QUEEN : Lyrics And Songs 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    .It's a very good release, rock music, but you know you say that I am a different person on stage and that same thing could be said of anyone going out to do his job.^ "You could be the most lonely person.
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Could you blow it out, please.” .
    • Living with the Noise Ordinance - Bethlehem NY - Town of Bethlehem Delmar Slingerlands Glenmont Elsmere - timesunion.com - Albany NY 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Go on, I know you'd be itching to do it.
    • Depp as Queen's Freddie Mercury [Archive] - CB Movie Discussion Forum & Message Board 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.cinemablend.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's my work, and I'm very serious about it, getting it right - when we began, we approached it the way we did because we were not prepared to be out-of-work musicians, ever.^ It's my work, and I'm very serious about it, getting it right - when we began, we approached it the way we did because we were not prepared to be out-of-work musicians, ever.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I know what you mean about having writer's block, because I'm working on a TV horror script right now with my editor/good friend and I swear that I got the world's worst writer's block and I felt like a bad/lazy writer but I {think} I got over it.
    • abitmorevodka's Page - The Activity Pit 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC activitypit.ning.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If I hold the complete works of Bach and Haydn in my head and am able to say the cleverest things about them, no human being benefits.
    • Daily Kos: Top Comments - Twelve Minutes Past Seven, RIP, Freddie Mercury 2 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We said either take it on as a serious commodity or don't do it at all.^ I don't take it too seriously.
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We said either take it on as a serious commodity or don't do it at all.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I don’t think I could take the movie seriously with Borat in it.
    • Borat To Play Freddie Mercury, McCartney Recruits Portman, Busta Better Armed Than Our Troops : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • I like people to go away from a Queen show feeling fully entertained, having had a good time. I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film - after that, they can go away and say that was great, and go back to their problems.^ Queen wrote so many great songs.
    • I'm in Love with My Car: My Masculine Relationship With Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I think Queen songs are pure escapism, like going to see a good film - after that, they can go away and say that was great, and go back to their problems.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I would like to see her in the checkerboard leotard.
    • FARK.com: (4453639) Brian May compares Katy Perry to Freddie Mercury, saying that her presence is similar to that of Queen's lead singer 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I don't want to change the world with our music.^ I don't want to change the world with our music.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It's a progression with the music and I felt, for want of better words, if our music was getting mature and sophisticated so should our stage act.
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "We have found," he quietly boasts, "that our music at times is so outlandish, so important – call it what you want – that we needed to do it on stage.
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There are no hidden messages in our songs, except for some of Brian's.^ There are no hidden messages in our songs, except for some of Brian's.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So we do some of Paul's songs, and we do some of our songs."
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It may take some time to get approved/denied but understand there is no intentional delay.
    • Freddie Mercury never had no Animal - The Rogan Board 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC forums.joerogan.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "The Man Who Would Be Queen" in Melody Maker (2 May 1981)
  • Listen, if you guys wanna move around and shift your asses a little...^ Melody Maker, May 2, 1981.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ "The Man Who Would Be Queen" in Melody Maker (2 May 1981) Listen, if you guys wanna move around and shift your asses a little...
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Melody Maker , May 2, 1981.
    • Freddie Mercury at AllExperts 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

    It's okay by us. .You can take all your clothes off if you like, too.^ You can take all your clothes off if you like, too.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's like all your adult life is over.

    ^ Ted ....you play pretty well, but that guy sang all (and I mean all) of your top 40 hits except for Higher that you recorded with Damn Yankees.
    • Best Vocalist-Any Genre.. [Archive] - Harmony Central Musician Community Forums 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC acapella.harmony-central.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It doesn't matter... Fuck off! .[laughs]
    • During a concert in Montreal, Canada, (24 or 25 November 1981), first released as videotape We Will Rock You (1984), and later on DVD as Queen Rock Montreal (2007)
  • Hello everybody!^ Queen Rock Montreal (HD) - 25/26 .
    • QUEEN&FREDDIE MERCURY TV - kanał w PinoTV 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC pinotv.pl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Queen Rock Montreal (HD) - 24/26 .
    • QUEEN&FREDDIE MERCURY TV - kanał w PinoTV 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC pinotv.pl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Queen still rock you.
    • QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS TOUR SPRING 2005 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    Hey hey hey! Okay! .You know it's not very often we do shows in the daytime and I fucking wish we'd done before, I can see you all now.^ Did you know that fuck can happen!?
    • Freddie Mercury Last Appearance 1990 videos - by Video Site 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.dvbs.eu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You feel you know it all before it's even happened."
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know it's not very often we do shows in the daytime and I fucking wish we'd done before, I can see you all now.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And we've got some beauties here tonight, I can tell you!^ I’ve encountered some of the things you have.
    • Living with the Noise Ordinance - Bethlehem NY - Town of Bethlehem Delmar Slingerlands Glenmont Elsmere - timesunion.com - Albany NY 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Can't you see we've got a situation here?
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    ^ BR @38: You’ve good points here.
    • Living with the Noise Ordinance - Bethlehem NY - Town of Bethlehem Delmar Slingerlands Glenmont Elsmere - timesunion.com - Albany NY 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • I would have loved to have been on the Band Aid record but I only heard about it when I was in Germany.^ Live at Milton Keynes Bowl (5 June 1982) I would have loved to have been on the Band Aid record but I only heard about it when I was in Germany.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ While the current concert tour (and live CD and DVD) has been satisfying, rumors circulate about new Queen recordings.
    • Queen News March 2006 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In February 1994 EMI released 'The Brian May Band Live At Brixton Academy' on album and video, the first live recordings of the band.
    • Freddie Mercury Biography - hotshotdigital.com 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.hotshotdigital.com [Source type: General]

    .I don’t know if they would have had me on the record anyway, because I’m a bit old.^ Maybe they were in love, I don't know!!

    ^ The reason neither record was released with the two together was because they were not happy with the results, and at one point in 1993 denied that the songs were even recorded.
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A24523553 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ I have become bitter, and I just don't sort of trust anybody, beause they've let me down so many times, and because the more you've been let down the more you hurt.
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]


    .I’m just an old slag who gets up every morning, scratches his head and wonders what he wants to fuck.^ I'm just an old slag who gets up every morning, scratches his head and wonders what he wants to fuck."
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The way I look at myself, if I do, is that I'm a man of extremes and I think every character is made up of a load of ingredients and I just think I have a very soft side, and a very hard side.
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A24523553 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Anybody that only listens to Queen with Freddie Mercury (who was wonderful) already gave up on Queen a long time ago.
    • Adam Lambert is the 21st century Freddie Mercury | CliqueClack TV 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.cliqueclack.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody? Most of my songs are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain.^ As quoted in "Blame it on Rio" by Robin Smith, in Record Mirror (26 January 1985) I'm possessed by love — but isn't everybody?
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Most of my songs are love ballads and things to do with sadness and torture and pain.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The last part of "Mother Love" was sung by Brian May as Freddie didn't live long enough to record the last part of the song.
    • Freddie Mercury - Fun Facts, Answers, Factoids, Info, Information 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.funtrivia.com [Source type: General]


    .In terms of love, you're not in control and I hate that feeling.^ You're sure to love this!
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Iconz Queen Statue - Knucklebonz - Queen - Statues at Entertainment Earth 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.entertainmentearth.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Brian May, speaking remarkably candidly, noted: "You're universally adored and loved.
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You've hit on a good note, but I hate to say you're wrong .
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I'm a very tragic person.^ I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I'm a very tragic person.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although Lily allen has got a very creative mind when coming down to writing lyrics and song just fits her voice perfectly.
    • BBC - Blast Message Board - Music - Freddie Mercury/Taylor Swift/Paul Weller/Lilly Alen/ best singer 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Makes me so sad to think how many more amazing songs we could have heard and have missed because of his early death.
    • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But there's always an element of humour at the end.^ But there's always an element of humour at the end.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Montserrat Caballé is sensational.^ "I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985) You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ D'Esti Miller, Sarah (19 July 2007), " EPAC's 'Rhapsody' Hits Too Many Wrong Notes ", Press & Sun-Bulletin .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ As quoted in "I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985) Montserrat Caballé is sensational.
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .She has that same kind of emotion as Aretha Franklin.^ She has that same kind of emotion as Aretha Franklin .
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Freddie Mercury - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The way she delivers a song is so very natural.^ Although Mercury's speaking voice naturally fell in the baritone range, he delivered most of his songs in the tenor range.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    It's a very different gift. .
    • "I am the Champion" by Nick Ferrari in The Sun (19 July 1985)
  • You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man.^ Its you against the world man.
    • Who has the better voice? Bowie or Mercury? - Baltimore Sun talk forum 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC talk.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Even if the bat ever arrived you can conclude that at 19 he still lacked a lot of maturity.
    • POSTGAME NOTES: MRI for Freddy Sanchez, Giants clinch no worse than .500 | Extra Baggs 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC blogs.mercurynews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Victoria, England Freddie - 12 years on you are still remembered by the world!
    • BBC ON THIS DAY | 24 | 1991: 'Freddie is my idol' 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolisation and millions of pounds.^ When it came to direct communication, Queen played for over six million people in 28 countries, and its fans are among the most loyal in the world.

    .But it's prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.^ You will find our advertisers all very personable and is one of the criteria''s in which they need to have in order to be listed.
    • Freddie Mercury Concert Tickets - Freddie Mercury Concert Reviews - Freddie Mercury Fan Sites 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.concerttickets.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All of those are awesome, I would love to have every single one.
    • Village Of Horror Classics - THE RUE MORTUARY 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC rue-morgue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That's one thing we could all learn from Mercury.
    • PhotoSynthesis: Freddie Mercury - Spinner 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Can you imagine how terrible it is when you've got everything and you're still desperately lonely?^ FREDDY You're a virgin?!
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Queen still rock you.
    • QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS TOUR SPRING 2005 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So you're still working for NME ?
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That is awful beyond words.
    I'm so powerful on stage that I seem to have created a monster. .When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man.^ Mercury once said of himself: "When I'm performing I'm an extrovert, yet inside I'm a completely different man."
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    .
    • As quoted in "Rock On Freddy" (1985)
  • I can’t win.^ Freddie Mercury - Queen Freddie Mercury, lead singer for the Rock Band Queen, was once quoted as saying that he didn't want to be a rock star, he wanted to be a legend.
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ [[File:Queenland 198501.jpg|thumb|Freddie Mercury with a Brazilian flag during the Rock in Rio concert, 1985.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Freddie Mercury - Queen Freddie Mercury, lead singer for the Rock Band Queen, was once quoted as saying...
    • Queen The Rock Band - Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Love is Russian roulette for me. .No one loves the real me inside.^ No one really knows.  Craig DuBuc .
    • Poll: Apparently we need a single 'apparently' thread? 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC forum.cakewalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was a love that you accept and understand because you want the person inside to grow, and fascinating to see this person finally at ease and at one with himself; it was an almost euphoric feeling.” .
    • Record Collector | Queen - FREDDIE MERCURY – LOVER OF LIFE, SINGER OF SONGS 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.recordcollectormag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ZosoZeppelin 12-12-2007, 01:15 PM Seriously, I can't believe no one has said Mick Jagger until this point, that's sad : (, real sad :,( .
    • best vocalist of all time [Archive] - Rock Band Forums 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rockband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    they're all in love with my fame, my stardom.
    .I fall in love far too quickly and end up getting hurt all the time.^ She gets up quickly and crosses to her dresser.
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All the same, he falls in love easily.

    ^ Always thought Freddie was a genius as far back as Queen I and all the way through to the sad end with Made in Heaven.
    • The Muppets Got It Right: Ten Great Freddie Mercury and Queen Moments - Los Angeles Music - West Coast Sound 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC blogs.laweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I've got scars all over. But I can't help myself because basically I'm a softie I have this hard, macho shell — which I project on stage but there's a much softer side. too, which melts like butter. .
    • "Rock On Freddy" (1985)
  • Our love affair ended in tears but a deep bond grew out of it, and that's something nobody can take away from us.^ Sacha loves the idea he can get away with playing Freddie after modeling Borat’s look on him,” said a source close to the project.
    • Borat To Play Freddie Mercury, McCartney Recruits Portman, Busta Better Armed Than Our Troops : Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Rock singer Rob Halford said of Mercury, "I was deeply saddened when I heard Freddie passed away.
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In a recent MOJO interview, Brian May stated that Freddie had said, "I don't want people buying our fucking records out of sympathy."
    • I'm in Love with My Car: My Masculine Relationship With Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    .It's unreachable
    … All my lovers ask me why they can't replace her, but it's simply impossible.^ He once said of Austin- "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary (Austin) but it's simply impossible.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Did no one think to go outside and ask the person why they were pacing up and down in front of the house?
    • Living with the Noise Ordinance - Bethlehem NY - Town of Bethlehem Delmar Slingerlands Glenmont Elsmere - timesunion.com - Albany NY 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: General]


    .I don't feel jealous of her lovers because.^ I don't need to, because I feel that I have enough fantasy going on around me and within me.
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    of course, she has a life to lead, and so do I. Basically, I try to make sure she's happy with whoever she's with and she tries to do the same for me.
    .We look after each other and that's a wonderful form of love.^ This fetishism of the female star within Hollywood cinema is one form of scopophilia (or pleasure in looking) offered to the spectator, the other is the voyeuristic pleasure in the objectification of the female star on the screen.
    • Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: An Examination of Masculinity & Stardom. 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.nicholasjdanton.supanet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ THEY DID LOOK LIKE WONDERFUL, LIVELY, LOVING PEOPLE!!!

    .I might have all the problems in the world, but I have Mary and that gets me through.^ Weaknesses: he can have problems, because he gets involved in doubtful situations through trusting too much.

    ^ In the dream world, Freddy, being omnipotent and all, kills Jason six or seven times before getting serious .
    • Freddy vs. Jason @ WWWF Grudge Match 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: General]

    ^ BUT THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE ONLY CHANCE I'LL EVER HAVE TO SAY HELLO, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR LOVE YOU GIVE TO THE WORLD EVERY SECOND!!!

    .
    • On his relationship with Mary Austin, as quoted in "Rock On Freddy" (1985)
  • Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me.^ Following the enormous conjecture in the press over the last two weeks, I wish to confirm that I have been tested HIV positive and have AIDS. I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ In a 1985 interview, Mercury said of Austin, "All my lovers asked me why they couldn't replace Mary [Austin], but it's simply impossible.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Hutton, who himself was tested HIV-positive in 1990, [46] lived with Mercury for the last six years of his life, nursed him during his illness and was present at his bedside when he died.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    .However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease.^ However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ "I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease."
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews.^ My privacy has always been very special to me and I am famous for my lack of interviews.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I like having fun, and my job is a very good release for me, but it's still my job and I always take it very seriously.
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He made a huge difference in my life through his music and will always be special to me.
    • BBC ON THIS DAY | 24 | 1991: 'Freddie is my idol' 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Please understand this policy will continue.^ Please understand this policy will continue.
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please understand this policy will continue."
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    • Statement to the press (23 November 1991), the day before his death, as quoted at The Biography Channel

A Night at the Opera (1975)

Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
.
I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime.
  • Is this just fantasy?^ Liz September 20th, 2009 4:39 pm I’ve stopped by this blog many times, and this time I could not resist putting my 2 cents in.
    • Mika is the Second Coming of Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.darrenbarefoot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you pick up just one appropriate tip and stick with it, this report will have paid for itself many times over.
    • StarBios Report for Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.adze.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Sometimes I sit at home like I've just swallowed the canary, thinking : 'Ooh, there's a lot of people who'd like to be in my shoes right now."
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]


    .Caught in a landslide,
    No escape from reality.

    Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see,
    I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
    Because I'm easy come, easy go, Little high, little low,
    Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to me, to me.^ Look at this new territory we have just opened up in South America.
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jason looks up just in time to see the mallet coming down.
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She looks up into Jesse's eyes...
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Too late, my time has come,
    Sends shivers down my spine, body's aching all the time
    Goodbye, ev'rybody, I've got to go,
    Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.^ However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with me, my doctors, and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ I'm not going to be an Eva Peron; I don't want to go down in history worried about: 'My god, I hope they realise that, after I'm dead, that I've created something or I was something.'
    • Freddie in Classic Rock Dec 01 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen Video Showcase 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • Easy come, easy go, will you let me go?^ Improved Search Easy Navigation Better Browsing Let us know what you think: comments@sheetmusicplus.com .
    • Freddie mercury sheet music - Sheet Music Plus 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.sheetmusicplus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And they (ballet dancers) come and see rock 'n' roll shows, you'd be surprised to see what's going on."
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Something like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' didn't just come out of thin air.
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    Bismillah! .No, we will not let you go.
    • "Bohemian Rhapsody"
  • Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me!^ No solo fue la Bohemian Rhapsody, adems estn Innuendo, The show must go on, y por supuesto Crazy little thing called love.
    • Jacintario - Freddy Mercury 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.filmica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can catch him doing it in the very first minute of this footage from Bohemian Rhapsody.
    • best vocalist of all time [Archive] - Rock Band Forums 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rockband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Send an email to pat.nycs@live.com and let’s discuss it and see what you and I can put together.
    • Living with the Noise Ordinance - Bethlehem NY - Town of Bethlehem Delmar Slingerlands Glenmont Elsmere - timesunion.com - Albany NY 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC blog.timesunion.com [Source type: General]


    .So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
    So you think you can love me and leave me to die?
    ^ So you think you can stone me and spit in my eyes .

    ^ So you think you can love me and leave me to die .

    ^ Naturally, the overdubbed vocals are impossible to replicate live, so the band leaves the stage as the tape plays, but returns at the “So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye” line.
    • mental_floss Blog » The Quick 10: 10 Facts About Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.mentalfloss.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • "Bohemian Rhapsody"

News of the World (1977)

.
  • I've paid my dues
    Time after time
    I've done my sentence
    But committed no crime.

    And bad mistakes
    I've made a few
    I've had my share of sand kicked in my face
    But I've come through.^ Reply scimedical scimedical Oct 23, 2009 @ 11:08 am I was lucky enough to see queen live at in my youth - no other band I've seen since comes close to there performance.
    • Queen The Rock Band - Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My response is: Yes, the U.S. made a bad mistake going into Afghanistan and way worse in going into Iraq!!

    ^ He made a huge difference in my life through his music and will always be special to me.
    • BBC ON THIS DAY | 24 | 1991: 'Freddie is my idol' 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .We are the champions, my friends
    And we'll keep on fighting till the end.
    ^ To Dean, Kerry, the General, Lieberman, etc., : Keep up the good fight, but get serious about ending government tyranny once and for all, guys!!

    ^ But, though, he is still not talking about ending the war immediately, or about legalizing drugs, etc., so we must keep up the good fight till the very end!!

    ^ The pricetag is a little much at $60 each - but definately something I'll keep my eye out for on eBay!
    • Village Of Horror Classics - THE RUE MORTUARY 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC rue-morgue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    We are the champions
    We are the champions
    No time for losers
    'Cause we are the champions of the world!

Quotes about Mercury

.He could sing anything in any style.^ I knew that every time I bought a Queen album, there would be a variety of styles that few bands could match in terms of writing or singing talent.
  • I'm in Love with My Car: My Masculine Relationship With Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

He could change his style from line to line and, God, that's an art. And he was brilliant at it. ~ .Roger Daltrey
  • I lost somebody who I thought was my eternal love ...^ Roger Daltrey - The Who Windmills, kicks, jumps...amazing live energy.
    • Top 10 Vocalists/Frontmen? @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com Forum Archive 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When Roger Taylor sings "I'm In Love With My Car," you remember what these songs were meant for: rockin' and rollin' in front of screaming fans.
    • Walmart.com: Return Of The Champions (2CD) (Digi-Pak), Queen: Rock 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.walmart.com [Source type: General]

    ^ An indulgent drum solo from Taylor preceded a gloriously growling 'I'm In Love With My Car', sung by Roger Taylor as beat his drums in to submission.
    • QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS TOUR SPRING 2005 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    When he died I felt we'd had a marriage. We'd lived our vows. We'd done it for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health. .You could never have let go of Freddie unless he died — and even then it was difficult.^ ERWIN We could go after Freddy.
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And no wonder that, when Freddie died, the only thing to befit a star of that stature was a statue overlooking Lake Geneva and, of course, the stage musical We Will Rock You.
    • Why Freddie Mercury is a punk-rock icon | Music | guardian.co.uk 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Unless you happen to be in Brazil at the time, these strange EPs soon vanish from circulation & become very difficult to find.
    • Freddie Mercury Cds, Freddie Mercury Records, Cd Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl, Albums, Discography - Page 1 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC eil.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • The difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice.^ This is the last video done by Queen with Freddie Mercury.
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Tags: freddie mercury queen .
    • Freddie Mercury Last Appearance 1990 videos - by Video Site 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.dvbs.eu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Spanish soprano Montserrat Caball, with whom Mercury recorded an album, expressed her opinion that "the difference between Freddie and almost all the other rock stars was that he was selling the voice."
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .
  • I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now.^ Freddie Mercury was the one rock star mentioned in singer Kurt Cobain's suicide note : "I havent [ sic ] felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with reading and writing for too many years now.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Barcelona 1988 - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé .

    ^ To preview and buy music by Freddie Mercury, download iTunes now.
    • Freddie Mercury - Download Freddie Mercury Music on iTunes 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I feel guilty beyond words about these things.^ I feel guilty beyond words about these things.
    • Freddie Mercury at AllExperts 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ W licie, ktry Kurt Cobain z grupy Nirvana napisa przed swoim samobjstwem w 1994 roku mona przeczyta: I feel guilty beyond words about these things -- for example, when we're backstage and the lights go out and the roar of the crowd begins, it doesn't affect me the way in which it did for Freddie Mercury, who seemed to love and relish the love and adoration of the crowd.
    • Bloog po�wi�cony Freddie'mu oraz super zespo�owi Queen... - News - bloog.pl 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC freddie-mercury.bloog.pl [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Launching these wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was about, and is about, one thing: REVENGE!!!!

    .For example, when we're backstage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins, it doesn't affect me the way in which it did for Freddy Mercury who seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd, which is something I totally admire and envy.^ For example, when we're backstage and the lights go out and the manic roar of the crowds begins, it doesn't affect me the way in which it did for Freddy [ sic ] Mercury who seemed to love, relish in the love and adoration from the crowd, which is something I totally admire and envy."
    • Freddie Mercury at AllExperts 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ I love Queen, and Freddy Mercury is awesome.
    • Freddie Mercury Gets the LEGO Rock Band Treatment 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.escapistmagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ W licie, ktry Kurt Cobain z grupy Nirvana napisa przed swoim samobjstwem w 1994 roku mona przeczyta: I feel guilty beyond words about these things -- for example, when we're backstage and the lights go out and the roar of the crowd begins, it doesn't affect me the way in which it did for Freddie Mercury, who seemed to love and relish the love and adoration of the crowd.
    • Bloog po�wi�cony Freddie'mu oraz super zespo�owi Queen... - News - bloog.pl 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC freddie-mercury.bloog.pl [Source type: Academic]

    .
  • When we lost Freddie, we not only lost a great personality, a man with a great sense of humour, a true showman, but we lost probably the best. The best virtuoso rock 'n' roll singer of all time.^ Freddie was and will always be the best singer of universe!!!
    • BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Late QUEEN Singer FREDDIE MERCURY Slammed By Some Muslims 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.roadrunnerrecords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Freddie, you are the best of all.
    • Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: An Examination of Masculinity & Stardom. 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.nicholasjdanton.supanet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He was simply the greatest rock and roll singer and stadium performer of all time, that’s all!
    • Record Collector | Queen - FREDDIE MERCURY – LOVER OF LIFE, SINGER OF SONGS 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.recordcollectormag.com [Source type: General]

    .He could sing anything in any style.^ I knew that every time I bought a Queen album, there would be a variety of styles that few bands could match in terms of writing or singing talent.
    • I'm in Love with My Car: My Masculine Relationship With Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.leisuresuit.net [Source type: General]

    He could change his style from line to line and, God, that's an art. And he was brilliant at it. .
  • My tribute really was "The Show Must Go On." There's a lot in there.^ Freddie Mercury & Queen The Show Must Go On .
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While Freddy is planning how to incorporate a humorous hockey reference (my personal favorites would be "There's a hat-trick" or "GLOVE SAVE!!"
    • Freddy vs. Jason @ WWWF Grudge Match 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.grudge-match.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tribute to Freddie Mercury 2001.
    • Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury: An Examination of Masculinity & Stardom. 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.nicholasjdanton.supanet.com [Source type: General]

    .I remember writing this line — "my soul is painted like the wings of butterflies" — and I brought it to him one morning, a little worried about what he would think of it.^ My soul is painted like the wings of butterfly .

    ^ Hate to break it to you, but do you think it's appropriate to write in an open guestbook about the Sex - out of the BILLION things this book has to put across to people?
    • Dreambook - Queen and Freddie Mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC books.dreambook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We have a similar sayiong that goes "everyone remembers where they were when Freddie died."To put him up with JFK just about does him justice.Unfortunately we would rather be saying "Have you heard Queen's latest album?"
    • Why Freddie Mercury is a punk-rock icon | Music | guardian.co.uk 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .I said, "Do you think that's okay?^ JESSE So she said you were okay?
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And that nice lawyer we hired for you said he thinks he can get all the charges dropped...
    • "NIGHTMARE 13: FREDDY MEETS JASON" -- unproduced, by Lewis Abernathy 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

    Can you sing that?" .And he went, "Darling, I can sing that and I will give it my all."^ Names: Freddy Powers (40 documents) example document: All I want to do is sing my song Inorbit Music (46 documents) example document: When it rains, it pours .
    • Let's chase each other around the room, Wouldn't that be something?, Lonely little hotel room - song, music - Copyright Info 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Names: Freddy Powers (40 documents) example document: All I want to do is sing my song Mount Shasta Music, Inc.
    • Let's chase each other around the room, Wouldn't that be something?, Lonely little hotel room - song, music - Copyright Info 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Reference]

    ^ I mean, when I go on stage, whether I'm rich or starving, I want to give my all.
    • Freddie 1981 Interview 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC mr-mercury.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .Because he knew what it was all about and it didn't need to be said.^ Didn't do an exhaustive search, but I didn't need to because the very first place I looked turned up exactly the point I was making.
    • best vocalist of all time [Archive] - Rock Band Forums 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rockband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You need to listen to David Bowie because you don't know what you are talking about.
    • Who has the better voice? Bowie or Mercury? - Baltimore Sun talk forum 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC talk.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He didn’t like talking with those he barely knew because, like many private people, he wasn’t good with outsiders.
    • Record Collector | Queen - FREDDIE MERCURY – LOVER OF LIFE, SINGER OF SONGS 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.recordcollectormag.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Brian May, as quoted in "Queen Is Alive, Long Live The Queen" by Corey Levitan, in Circus Magazine (30 September 1992)
  • If I didn't have Freddie Mercury's lyrics to hold on to as a kid, I don't know where I would be.^ This is the last video done by Queen with Freddie Mercury.
    • Freddie Mercury and Queen - The Virtual Concert on Squidoo 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Lyrics of the songs from the album News Of The World By queen (freddy mercury) .
    • Lyrics - queen (freddy mercury) All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - QUEEN QUEEN : Lyrics And Songs 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tags: freddie mercury queen .
    • Freddie Mercury Last Appearance 1990 videos - by Video Site 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC www.dvbs.eu.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It taught me about all forms of music.^ Craziest thing about Queen was all of them could sing, really, part of what made them so musically exceptional.
    • best vocalist of all time [Archive] - Rock Band Forums 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rockband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It would open my mind.^ It would open my mind.
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ PM Chris Cornell HANDS DOWN, best writer in my mind would be Zack de la Rocha or Maynard from Tool though .
    • best vocalist of all time [Archive] - Rock Band Forums 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.rockband.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I never really had a bigger teacher in my whole life.^ I never really had a bigger teacher in my whole life."
    • Freddie Mercury at AllExperts 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
    • Freddie Mercury Rock Legend with Video : Famous : Biography : Information 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC famous.y2u.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • http://getglue.com/recording_artists/freddie_mercury 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC getglue.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My heroes figures look about 50-60% like their real life counterparts.
    • Photo: How Freddy Krueger Will Look in Nightmare on Elm Street Remake | WorstPreviews.com 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are not enough words to describe what an influence Freddie had on not only my life but the whole world.
    • BBC ON THIS DAY | 24 | 1991: 'Freddie is my idol' 24 January 2010 21:41 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .
    • Axl Rose, as quoted in "Queen Is Alive, Long Live The Queen" by Corey Levitan, in Circus Magazine (30 September 1992)
  • We were very close friends, he was a very special person to me.^ Long live Queen.
    • FARK.com: (3223935) Freddie Mercury died 16 years ago today. Through the madness, through the tears, we've still got each other for a million years 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • The Quietus | Features | Rock's Backpages | Classic Interview With Freddie Mercury From Rock's Backpages 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC thequietus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Long live Queen and Paul Rodgers!
    • QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS TOUR SPRING 2005 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In February 1992, the annual Brit Awards recognized Freddie with a special posthumous award for 'Outstanding Contribution to British Music', and - out of three Queen nominations - These Are The Days Of Our Lives won the Best Single of 1991 award.
    • Band History - Queenpedia.com - Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon, Discography, Bibliography, Charts 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.queenpedia.com [Source type: General]

    .Freddie was probably the most creative individual I ever met, and he was really fun.^ AS the lights dimmed the anticipation grew and most people were probably thinking: "Queen without Freddie Mercury – how does that work?"
    • QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS TOUR SPRING 2005 1 February 2010 7:55 UTC www.brianmay.com [Source type: General]

    He had a great zest for life. He was also very unselfish and very caring. .He put himself out to work with me and it was a phenomenal experience.^ In addition to his work with Queen, Mercury put out two solo albums and several singles.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Freddie Mercury - Biography 27 January 2010 23:54 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Radio Swiss Pop - Freddie Mercury - Biography 22 September 2009 11:32 UTC www.radioswisspop.ch [Source type: General]

    • Billy Squier, as quoted in "Queen Is Alive, Long Live The Queen" by Corey Levitan, in Circus Magazine (30 September 1992)

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