RIP Freddie – 20yrs
It’s been a while since I’ve had any music posts, and with today being one of those tragic anniversaries I thought it was time.
20 years ago today one of the greatest singer/vocalists of all time passed away: Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ્સારા), 5 September 1946 – 24 November 1991) was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona and powerful vocals over a four-octave range. As a songwriter, Mercury composed many hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody“, “Killer Queen“, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “We Are the Champions“. In addition to his work with Queen, he led a solo career, penning hits such as “Barcelona“, “I Was Born to Love You” and “Living on My Own“. Mercury also occasionally served as a producer and guest musician (piano or vocals) for other artists. He died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on 24 November 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.
I’ve long been a huge Queen fan, and would love to go on and on about Freddie and Queen, however work is calling and I don’t have much time to write. Needless to say, I’ll blasting Queen through my headphones while I feverishly crunch data for our next (very important) meeting.
Anyway, leave you with this (don’t be afraid to Rock Out a bit while listening to this):
Have a good one kids, and Happy Turkyday to all you ‘Mericans out there.