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Freddie Mercury

voc, p, 1946-1991 GB, Stone Town
Singer / Songwriter / Producer of Rock
A.k.a. Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફરોખ બલ્સારા‌ = Pharōkh Balsārā‌)

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.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Synthesizer
  • Harpsichord
Genres
  • Rock
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Living On My Own - No More Brothers Radio Mix on Never Boring by Freddie Mercury
The Great Pretender on The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs by Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
Barcelona on Messenger of the Gods: The Singles Collection by Freddie Mercury
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow - Special Edition on Mr. Bad Guy by Freddie Mercury
I Was Born To Love You on The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs by Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé
Living on My Own - Julian Raymond Album Mix on Messenger of the Gods: The Singles Collection by Freddie Mercury
Living on My Own - Single Edit on Messenger of the Gods: The Singles Collection by Freddie Mercury
How Can I Go On - New Orchestrated Version on Barcelona by Freddie Mercury
Mr. Bad Guy - Special Edition on Mr. Bad Guy by Freddie Mercury
Time Waits For No One on Time Waits For No One by Freddie Mercury

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Original Version • Single Version • RaritiesFreddie Mercury2018Compil.
It's Everyone Of UsFreddie Mercury2017Compil.
Messenger Of The Gods (The Singles)Freddie Mercury2016Single
Легенды Зарубежного РокаQueen + Freddie Mercury2015Album
Little Freddie Goes To SchoolFreddie Mercury & Stuart Leathem Feat. Esther Trousdale2015Single
The Show Must Go OnSire, Mistah Smith, Freddie Mercury2012Album
The Great PretenderFreddie Mercury2012Album
MP3 Звездная СерияFreddie Mercury2008Compil.
MP3 CollectionFreddie Mercury2007Album
MP3Freddie Mercury2007Compil.
Video HitsFreddie Mercury2007Album
The Very Best Of Freddie Mercury SoloFreddie Mercury2006Compil.
Lover Of Life, Singer Of Songs, In His Own Words - Interview DiscFreddie Mercury2006Album
MP3 CollectionFreddie Mercury2006Compil.
MP3 Специальное ИзданиеFreddie Mercury, Reamonn, Nick Lachey, Thom Yorke, James Blunt, Elton John, Simply Red2006Compil.
Lover Of Life, Singer Of SongsFreddie Mercury2006Album
Maximum Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury2005Compil.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury2004Compil.
Live At Wembley Stadium / We Will Rock You / Live At The Bowl / Greatest Flix / Freddie Mercury / The FilmsQueen, Freddie Mercury2004Album
State Of Shock - Ultra Rare TracksFreddie Mercury2003Compil.
The InstrumentalsFreddie Mercury2000Compil.
Grand CollectionFreddie Mercury2000Compil.
Guide Me HomeFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé2000Single
Star ProfileFreddie Mercury2000Compil.
The Singles 1986-1993Freddie Mercury2000Compil.
The Solo CollectionFreddie Mercury2000Album
Mr. Bad Guy / BarcelonaFreddie Mercury2000Compil.
SoloFreddie Mercury2000Compil.
The Video CollectionFreddie Mercury2000Album
Romantic BalladsFreddie Mercury1998Compil.
BestFreddie Mercury1996Album
The Man From ManhattanFreddie Mercury · Brian May · Eddie Howell1994Single
The Freddie Mercury Album & BarcelonaFreddie Mercury1994Compil.
Lets's Turn It OnFreddie Mercury1993Single
RemixesFreddie Mercury1993Compil.
The Interview Collection Volume 1: Freddie Mercury / The Great PretenderQueen / Freddie Mercury1993Single
The Interview Collection Volume 1 - Freddie Mercury / BarcelonaQueen / Freddie Mercury, Montserrat Caballé1992Album
We Will Rock YouQueen, Freddie Mercury1992Compil.
The Great PretenderFreddie Mercury1992Compil.
In My DefenceFreddie Mercury1992Single
The Freddie Mercury AlbumFreddie Mercury1992Compil.
QUEEN The Interview Collection Volume 1 - Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury1992Album
Foolin' AroundFreddie Mercury1992Single
How Can I Go OnQueen, Freddie Mercury1991Compil.
How Can I Go OnFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1989Single
How Can I Go On / Call My NameFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé / Koreana1988Single
The Barcelona EPFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1988Album
I'm Sorry / The Golden BoyHothouse Flowers / Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1988Single
BarcelonaFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1988Album
BarcelonaFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1988Album
The Golden BoyFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1988Single
The Great PretenderFreddie Mercury1987Album
BarcelonaFreddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé1987Single
It's A Sin / The Great PretenderPet Shop Boys / Freddie Mercury1987Single
Hold OnFreddie Mercury / Jo Dare1987Single
Exercises In Free LoveFreddie Mercury1987Single
Video EPFreddie Mercury1986Album
TimeFreddie Mercury1986Single
Mr. Bad GuyFreddie Mercury1985Single
Hits Of The MomentFreddie Mercury / Bryan Adams / Cyndi Lauper / Sting1985Compil.
I Was Born To Love You / Ampola / Juke BoxFreddie Mercury / Enzo Jannacci1985Single
Mr. Bad GuyFreddie Mercury1985Album
Pepsi Is MusicBruce Springsteen / Freddie Mercury / Nina Hagen / Carly Simon1985Single
Made In HeavenFreddie Mercury1985Album
Living On My OwnFreddie Mercury1985Single
I Was Born To Love YouFreddie Mercury1985Single
Mr. Sad GuyFreddie Mercury1985Compil.
Love Me Like There's No TomorrowFreddie Mercury1985Single
Walking On The Chinese Wall / I Was Born To Love YouPhilip Bailey / Freddie Mercury1985Single
Love KillsFreddie Mercury1984Single
Amor Que Mata / Aqui Viene EllaFreddie Mercury / Bonnie Tyler1984Single
My Love Is DangerousFreddie MercurySingle
La JaponaiseFreddie Mercury, Montserrat CaballéSingle
EnsueñoFreddie Mercury, Montserrat CaballéSingle
Live At The Liverpool Sink ClubIbex / Freddie MercuryAlbum
Freddie Mercury TalksFreddie MercuryAlbum
La JaponaiseFreddie Mercury & Montserrat CaballéSingle
Foolin' AroundFreddie MercurySingle
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