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Freddie Mercury died 29 years ago, but his music still lives and will live in our hearts forever. On the singer's birthday, we would love to share some little-known facts about his life.
On September 5 today, the legendary vocalist of the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, would have turned 74 years old. The musician died in 1991 from pneumonia, which was a complication from AIDS. Despite this, Freddie Mercury is still as popular and loved as before. He was indisputably one of the most famous and talented vocalists of his time.
- His real name was Farrokh Bulsara. The future idol of millions officially changed his name in 1970. When later people referred to him as Farrokh, Mercury was furious.
- By nationality, Freddie came from a Parsi (an ethnic group of Iranian origin) family with roots in India.
- Having graduated from Ealing Art College in London, the singer received a diploma in graphic design. Mercury came up with and created the logo of the band Queen, which consisted of zodiac signs, himself.
- John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were Freddie’s music idols.
- The singer considered Somebody To Love his most successful song.
- Freddie’s favorite color was yellow. A special kind of yellow roses is named after him.
- The singer made a statement that he had AIDS the day before his death. Mercury was diagnosed positive for AIDS four years earlier, in the spring of 1987.
Freddie Mercury once said:
You can have everything in the world and still be the loneliest man. And that is the most bitter type of loneliness, success has brought me world idolisation and millions of pounds. But it’s prevented me from having the one thing we all need: A loving, ongoing relationship.