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Killer Queen-Freddie Mercury

11 Apr

Is this the real LifeFreddie as a baby

Is this just fantasy

Caught in a landslide

No escape from reality-Freddie Mercury

These words are by a very famous singer from the band “Queen” better known to all of us as the great and flamboyant Freddie Mercury with powerful vocals over a four octave range.Now I’m guessing most of you loved his music and still do,I know I do for sure!!!But there are alot of facts that many of us do not know about Freddie Mercury, I for sure didn’t!!

First of all his real name was Farookh Bulsara. And, wait for it…….yes he was a Parsi by birth!!!He was born on 5th September 1946.So ya he was Indian.But interestingly when asked by interviewers about his ethnicity he said he was from Zanzibar and to some other people in the press he said he was Persian.Yes, Parsees are¬†followers of the Zorastrian religion whose ancestors came from Persia

Another interesting fact was that he did his schooling in St. Peters in Panchgani, near Mumbai and when asked he said this was because his father worked for the British Raj in India at the time…This was clearly a lie.

Another truth that Freddie Mercury denied was about being gay. He insisted the way he behaved and dressed was part of an act!!(Ya right!! we believed you dressed in those leotards!!)

Well there was no real reason for him to lie because one look at Freddie Mercury and you could tell he was gay.

Freddie or Farook was also the one who chose the name “Queen” for the band and that is when he also changed his last name to Mercury.In the news he was also mocked by saying”In this age of punk,what is more ridiculous than a Queen toasting his audience with champagne” which was what Freddie did at his concerts.

Some of the famous tracks by Queen are still played at most of the bars today like “We are the Champions”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”(Though most pubs do not play the original one), “Under Pressure” and “I want to break free”.

Freddie died in London,on November 1991 from HIV/AIDS-related bronchial pneumonia one day after he announced it to the public that he was HIV positive.There was also a tribute concert held in 1992 at the Wembley Stadium, with some of the most famous rock stars of that time.

Even though he lived most of his life as a lie, no one can deny him the greatness that he was, specially in his music that still lives on.

And I will end this post with his mother’s words:”It is because God loved him more, that’s why he was taken away”

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