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Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury (September 5, 1946 - November 24, 1991) was a British pop singer born Faroukh Bulsara in Zanzibar.

With a wide vocal range, and a somewhat operatic technique, he was one of the most technically accomplished singers to work in the pop idiom, as well as the composer of many of Queen's hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, Somebody to Love[?] and We Are the Champions.

He released two solo albums: Mr. Bad Guy[?] (1985) and Barcelona (1988). One of his hits as a solo artist was a cover of the song The Great Pretender (1987), but after his death gained his first solo number 1 Living On My Own[?], which was his biggest UK hit.

He died of AIDS on November 24, 1991, in London. Remaining members of Queen founded The Mercury Phoenix Trust and organized The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert.

Mercury appears in the 2002 List of "100 Greatest Britons" (sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public).

Albums:

  • Mr. Bad Guy (1985)
  • Barcelona (1988)
  • The Freddie Mercury Album (1992)

Box set:

  • The Solo Collection (10 CDs and 2 DVDs) (2000)



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