Freddie Mercury

Bürgerl. 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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Albums

Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Mr. Bad Guy (Album) CBS Philippines 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Barcelona Cover-Design Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona (Album, Comp) Polydor, Polydor Israel 1988 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

Freddie Mercury - Love Kills Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Love Kills (Single, Maxi) CBS Spain 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
DEP 372 Freddie Mercury - Amor Que Mata / Aqui Viene Ella Cover-Design Freddie Mercury / Bonnie Tyler Freddie Mercury / Bonnie Tyler - Amor Que Mata / Aqui Viene Ella(7", Single, Promo) Columbia DEP 372 Argentina 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Made In Heaven Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Made In Heaven (Single, Maxi) CBS UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Single) CBS UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Pepsi Is Music Cover-Design Bruce Springsteen / Freddie Mercury / Nina Hagen / Carly Simon Bruce Springsteen / Freddie Mercury / Nina Hagen / Carly Simon - Pepsi Is Music (EP) CBS Especial, Pepsi Brazil 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Living On My Own (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS Spain 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - I Was Born To Love You Cover-Design Freddie Mercury I Was Born To Love You (Single, Maxi) CBS, CBS UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
JC 15153 Freddie Mercury - I Was Born To Love You / Ampola / Juke Box Cover-Design 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 Diese Version verkaufen
SEP - 10462 Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Mr. Bad Guy(7", EP) CBS SEP - 10462 Bolivia 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
none Freddie Mercury - Walking On The Chinese Wall / I Was Born To Love You Cover-Design 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 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Time Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Time (Single, Maxi) EMI Argentina 1986 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - It's A Sin / The Great Pretender Cover-Design Pet Shop Boys / Freddie Mercury Pet Shop Boys / Freddie Mercury - It's A Sin / The Great Pretender (Single) EMI Hong Kong 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender Cover-Design Freddie Mercury The Great Pretender (Single, Maxi, EP) Parlophone, Parlophone Australia 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - Barcelona Cover-Design Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Barcelona (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor Germany 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
P 195 612, P195612 Freddie Mercury - Hold On Cover-Design Freddie Mercury / Jo Dare Freddie Mercury / Jo Dare - Hold On(7", Single, Promo) EMI, EMI P 195 612, P195612 Germany 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
none Freddie Mercury - Exercises In Free Love Cover-Design Freddy Mercury* Exercises In Free Love(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) The Town House none UK 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - The Golden Boy Cover-Design Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - The Golden Boy (Maxi, Single) Polydor, Polydor, Polydor UK 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
DDI 3008A, DDI 3008 Freddie Mercury - I'm Sorry / The Golden Boy Cover-Design Hothouse Flowers / Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Hothouse Flowers / Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - I'm Sorry / The Golden Boy(7", Promo) London Records, Polydor DDI 3008A, DDI 3008 Japan 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
2801 318 Freddie Mercury - How Can I Go On / Call My Name Cover-Design Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé / Koreana Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé / Koreana - How Can I Go On / Call My Name(12", Maxi, Promo) Polydor 2801 318 Brazil 1988 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - How Can I Go On Cover-Design Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - How Can I Go On (Single, Maxi) Polydor, Polydor UK 1989 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - In My Defence Cover-Design Freddie Mercury In My Defence (Single) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
CDP 519261 Freddie Mercury - Foolin' Around Cover-Design Freddie Mercury Foolin' Around(CD, Single, Promo) Parlophone CDP 519261 Germany 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
Freddie Mercury - The Man From Manhattan Cover-Design Freddie Mercury · Brian May · Eddie Howell Freddie Mercury · Brian May · Eddie Howell - The Man From Manhattan (Single) Bud Records UK 1994 Diese Version verkaufen

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25. November 2016
geändert over 3 years ago
Freddie was everything. A performer, a strong frontman, If you didn´t like Queen you could easily be influenced by Freddie's radiant persona. You wouldn´t care if he was gay or whatever. Once you heard him, you were sold. Possible one of the most prolific, most stand out performer in music the last 30 years. Few can enchant a stadium of people like he did. Wembley 1985 AND 1986 just shows that. And to this day, he still keep influencing people.
A real legend..

20. November 2006
geändert over 13 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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