Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

Real Name:
Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફરોખ બલ્સારા‌ = Pharōkh Balsārā‌)
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Best known as lead singer of popular British rock group Queen. Born 5 September 1946 in Stone Town, Zanzibar, died 24 November 1991 in Kensington, London, UK.

Born as Farrokh Pluto Bulsara to Parsi parents Bomi and Jer Bulsara, he attended St. Peter's boarding school near Bombay and formed his first school band ("The Hectics") where he played piano.
At age 17 the Bulsara family fled to England during the Zanzibar revolution and Freddie (as he began calling himself) took up studies in art design. He also formed a band called "Ibex" (later renamed to "Wreckage") but they failed to take off. Soon after he joined another band called "Sour Milk Sea" but it also disbanded.

In 1970 he met Brian May and Roger Taylor who at the time were going under the name Smile. Quickly taking full charge, he changed the name to "Queen", and with his art design education designed the band's logo. It was also around this time that he changed his name to Frederick Mercury by deed poll.

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.

Between the late 1970's and early 1980's, Freddie took a break from the band to pursue a solo career, spending much time in Munich and New York. In 1987 he was diagnosed with HIV. Despite his illness he still recorded with Queen to finish one last album ("Innuendo") and his last recorded song, "Mother Love" (which was to appear on the posthumous "Made In Heaven" album). As the disease took hold, public appearances and subsequent videos revealed a very thin Freddie -- yet he insisted on keeping his illness a secret.

On 24 November 1991, he died in his Kensington home, one day after announcing his illness, aged 45.
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Freddie Mercury Discography

Albums

40-86312 Freddie Mercury Mr. Bad Guy (Album) CBS 40-86312 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
837277-1, 55731 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona (Album) Polydor, Polydor 837277-1, 55731 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
7593 Freddie Mercury / Arr. Mario Previti Freddie Mercury / Arr. Mario Previti - Barcelona - The Rock Opera(CD, Album) Brilliant Classics, Fonoteam 7593 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CBS A-4735 Freddie Mercury Love Kills (Single, Maxi) CBS CBS A-4735 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
DEP 372 Freddie Mercury / Bonnie Tyler Freddie Mercury / Bonnie Tyler - Amor Que Mata / Aqui Viene Ella(7", Single, Promo) Columbia DEP 372 Argentina 1984 Sell This Version
12AP-3036 Freddie Mercury I Was Born To Love You (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS 12AP-3036 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
A6725 Freddie Mercury Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Single) CBS A6725 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CBS A 6555 B Freddie Mercury Living On My Own (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS CBS A 6555 B Spain 1985 Sell This Version
WA 6413 Freddie Mercury Made In Heaven (Single, Maxi) CBS WA 6413 UK 1985 Sell This Version
JC 15153 Freddie Mercury / Enzo Jannacci Freddie Mercury / Enzo Jannacci - I Was Born To Love You / Ampola / Juke Box(7", Jukebox) CBS, DDD JC 15153 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
none Philip Bailey / Freddie Mercury Philip Bailey / Freddie Mercury - Walking On The Chinese Wall / I Was Born To Love You(12", Maxi, Promo) CBS none Spain 1985 Sell This Version
640012 Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury, Nina Hagen, Carly Simon Bruce Springsteen, Freddie Mercury, Nina Hagen, Carly Simon - Pepsi Is Music(7", EP, Promo) CBS Especial, Pepsi 640012 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
81 2012566 Freddie Mercury Time (Single, Maxi) EMI 81 2012566 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
12 HK 1 Pet Shop Boys / Freddie Mercury Pet Shop Boys / Freddie Mercury - It's A Sin / The Great Pretender (Single) EMI 12 HK 1 Hong Kong 1987 Sell This Version
ED.250 Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender (Single, Maxi) Parlophone, Parlophone ED.250 Australia & New Zealand 1987 Sell This Version
887 075-1 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor 887 075-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
P 195 612, P195612 Freddie Mercury / Jo Dare Freddie Mercury / Jo Dare - Hold On(7", Single, Promo) EMI, EMI P 195 612, P195612 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
none Freddy Mercury* Exercises In Free Love(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) The Town House none UK 1987 Sell This Version
POLYCD 3 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - The Golden Boy (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor POLYCD 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
PZ 29 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - How Can I Go On (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor PZ 29 UK 1989 Sell This Version
7243 8 80396 2 8, CDR 6331 Freddie Mercury In My Defence (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone 7243 8 80396 2 8, CDR 6331 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
CDP 519261 Freddie Mercury Foolin' Around(CD, Single, Promo) Parlophone CDP 519261 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
BUD2CD Freddie Mercury · Brian May · Eddie Howell Freddie Mercury · Brian May · Eddie Howell - The Man From Manhattan (Single) Bud Records BUD2CD UK 1994 Sell This Version
7243 8 89664 2 9 Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Guide Me Home (Maxi, Single) Parlophone 7243 8 89664 2 9 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version

Compilations

0777 7 80999 1 8 Freddie Mercury The Freddie Mercury Album (Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone 0777 7 80999 1 8 Portugal 1992 Sell This Version

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June 8, 2015
Freddie Mercury was the greatest 'Performer' Rock Music has ever known.
And probably one of the most under-rated vocalists as well.

November 20, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
I just have to give my upmost respect to an amazing vocalist that i think, no one has come close to match in terms of singing. I have never been a major fan of Queen but Freddie had an amazing gift, and 'A Kind Of Magic" is my absolute favourite. Just the way he begins that tune is enough and he has you in his pocket right away. But then the tragic desease AIDS took his life in the end.
He truly left a mark upon the world. I never heard to this day anyone who has the voice and brilliance that Freddie Mercury possesed. He litteraly took Queen to his grave because he was all and everything in that band.

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