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  Freddie Mercury - hotshotdigital.com
Gifted with one of the most distinctive and powerful voices in all of rock music, Freddie Mercury was the lead singer of Queen and a driving force behind the band's musical and visual style.
Freddie Mercury delivered his music with a stunning voice - he had more power, range, and control than any of his contemporaries.
His passing in 1991 was a great loss to the world of music, and in the next year the "Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert" was held in his honor.
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 Freddie Mercury: biography
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on Thursday September 5th 1946 on the small spice island of Zanzibar.
Freddie was the author of the first Queen song that entered the British charts (Seven Seas Of Rhye), the first big hit (Killer Queen) and the most famous Queen song that was on the top of charts for 9 weeks (Bohemian Rhapsody).
Freddie agreed to be a guest of honour and closed the event with Montserrat Caballé singing the song he had written for her and her home city, Barcelona.
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  Freddie Mercury Biography - AOL Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Freddie soon discovered his love for art and music, both subjects that he explored voraciously (he began taking piano lessons around this time), putting his newly found piano talent to use as he played in rock & roll bands with friends.
It was during an early Queen show that Freddie's mic stand accidentally snapped in half, and instead of replacing it, Mercury carried on with the damaged stand, which ultimately became an on-stage trademark for the singer.
By the late '80s, Mercury was diagnosed with AIDS, but decided to keep his condition under wraps as he focused on recording further albums with Queen (1989's The Miracle and 1991's Innuendo) as well as issuing sporadic solo singles ("The Great Pretender," "Time") and an opera-meets-pop album with Montserrat Caballé entitled Barcelona.
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  Freddie Mercury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on the African island of Zanzibar (at the time a British colony, now part of Tanzania).
Because Freddie Mercury was of Parsi descent, grew up in India, and did not move to the UK until he was 17, he was arguably the world's first Indian rock star.
Freddie Mercury's famous overbite was apparently caused by the presence of four extra teeth, which pushed his incisors out.
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 Freddie Mercury - Simple English Wikipedia
Mercury was born on September 5, 1946, in Stone Town, Zanzibar.
Freddie was more interested in music than anything else, he listened to anything he could get his hands on and soon got the proper schooling he needed to be able to further enhance his music career.
Freddie was in love with a local barber when he died and they were happily in a loving relationship of 6 years when it broke out to the media that Freddie had aids and just a mere 2 days after that dear Freddie passed away.
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 The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert was an open air concert held on Easter Monday, April 20, 1992 at London's Wembley Stadium, televised live worldwide.
The concert was a tribute to the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, with all proceeds going to AIDS research.
Following Freddie Mercury's tragic death in November 1991, the remaining members of Queen came together to organize an open air concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Mercury, as well as raise money for AIDS research, and spread awareness about the disease.
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 Freddie Mercury - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Freddie Mercury is not to be confused with the homonomous (but erroneously spelled) Freddy Mercury, a lesser planet discovered in 2001 and named after him.
Freddie Mercury was called back to his place in the centre of the Milky Way to become the deity which he is now.
Freddie Mercury is not to be confused with Freddy Mercury, a dwarf planet discovered in 2001 just a little bit smaller than Earth.
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 Freddie Mercury : Queen Lead Singer & Pianist, Bio and information
Freddie soon left his band 'Wreckage' and joined Brian and Roger because he felt the previous band 'Smile' was very good and had all the elements that he wanted in a band.
Freddie was cremated according to the beliefs of his parents and himself.
Freddies music and memory lives on and he was truly one of the greatest singers, songwriters and performers ever...
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 Wikinfo | Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (September 5, 1946 - November 24, 1991) was a British pop singer born Faroukh Bulsara in Zanzibar to Bomi and Jer Bulsara.
Freddie was educated at St. Peter's boarding school near Bombay, India, where he had his first musical training (Grade V piano) and also his first experience of performing onstage, with his band, the Hectics.
Mercury appears in the 2002 List of "100 Greatest Britons" (sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public).
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 CNN.com - Zanzibar Muslim leader: Ban Freddie Mercury party - Aug 31, 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, violated Islam with his flamboyant lifestyle, said Azan Khalid of Zanzibar's Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation.
Mercury, who acknowledged being gay, was born in Zanzibar when the country was still a British protectorate.
Mercury gained fame as the bravura singer for Queen, whose elaborate and occasionally bombastic songs made the group one of the favorites of the 1970s.
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 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara on September 5th 1946 in Zanzibar, to parents Bomi and Jer Bulsara.
Freddie left Isleworth school in 1964 with three "O" levels and one "A" level in Art.
Freddie joined his first serious band in 1969, the were called IBEX.
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 Official International Queen Fan Club | About Freddie Mercury...
Freddie's choirboy training was useful and, even then, his inherent sense of theatrics was very much in evidence - he performed with flair and originality.
Watching and listening to them made Freddie realized that he desperately wanted to be in a band himself; that early schoolboy exposure with the Hectics, however amateur, had given him a taste of the thrill of being on stage.
Freddie's stage act had vastly improved, although the other members of Ibex were a little embarrassed by his lively, camp movements and gestures.
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 Freddie Mercury, Video Streams
While Freddie Mercury dedicated the major part of his creative energies to the all-consuming project that was Queen, such was his appetite for music that not all of it could be fulfilled within the parameters of Queen.
Freddie's love of the dance music he was surrounded by at the time shows through in tracks such as I Was Born To Love You and Living On My Own (which, remixed in 1993, gave Freddie a posthumous No.1 hit, an Ivor Novello award, and, surprisingly, the only No.1 of his solo career).
Freddie's love of theatre, and great admiration for his first pop idol, Cliff Richard, accounts for the track Time, the title song of Dave Clark's successful West End musical in which Cliff starred (the show, coincidentally, played at the Dominion Theatre, now the home to Queen's own smash hit musical, We Will Rock You).
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 Freddie Mercury
Through Freddie's ability to project himself and the band's music and image to the four corners of 70,000 seater venues they became known as the prime developers of stadium rock, a reputation perpetuated by their pioneering tactics in South America where they performed to 231,000 fans in Sao Paulo, a world record at the time.
Freddie's much loved sense of self parody reached a zenith with his cover version of The Platter's song The Great Pretender in 1987, the video of which recorded him descending a sweeping staircase among acres of identical cardboard cut-outs of himself.
Freddie Mercury, who majored in stardom while giving new meaning to the wortd showmanship left a legacy of songs which will never lose their stature as classics to live on forever.
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 Freddie MERCURY : Biographie de Freddie MERCURY - JeSuisMort.com
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 Freddie Mercury
It was during this time that Freddie was once again drawn towards the music side of his interests by friend and bass player Tim Staffell, a member of the band Smile alongisde guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor.
Freddie and Tim briefly created their own ensemble with Freddie's roommate Chris Smith and fellow student Nigel Foster, and although no completed songs resulted from their time together, the sessions did provide the start of Freddie's career as a vocalist.
A transitional period followed, during which the three developed their sound and moved through a series of bass players; a successful match was finally found in the person of John Deacon in 1971, and ultimately a deal with EMI was arranged.
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 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert (1992)
That fact became abundantly clear on April 20, 1992, when the surviving members of the group staged a tribute concert to honor Freddie Mercury, the singer who died less than half a year previously.
Unfortunately, Mercury limps to a close due to the bizarre presence of Liza Minnelli as the final lead performer for “We Are the Champions”.
The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert appears in an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
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 "Rock Singer Freddie Mercury Dies"
Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock band Queen, died of AIDS-related pneumonia on Sunday.
Mercury, 45, released a statement a day before his death indicating that he had the disease.
In the statement Mercury said, "I felt it correct to keep this information private to date in order to protect the privacy of those around me." He added that he wanted everyone to join him and his doctors to combat AIDS.
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 Freddie Mercury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Freddie was born "Farookh Bulsara" in Zanzibar off the coast of Tanaznia.
He got the nicname Freddie while he was in school, and later changed his last name to Mercury (after the messenger of the gods) when Queen was getting started.
In 1964 Freddie's family moved to England due to political unrest in their country, and in 1966, he enrolled in Ealing College of Art to study graphic illustration.
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 Freddie Mercury
In the early 1970's Freddie involved himself in musical acts Sour Milk Sea, Wreakage, Larry Lurrex, and Smile.
During the mid 1980's Freddie recorded solo works such as 'Mr Bad Guy', and an attempt at opera singing in 'Barcelona'.
Freddie Mercury had been suffering from Aids and as a result died of bronchial pneumonia due to his crippled immune system unable to fight.
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 Queen Saves Queen! - Jun 05, 1999 - E! Online News
Mercury's legacy and reputation was under fire in Britain this week by critics who charged the rocker was not fit to appear on the Royal Mail in the form of a postage stamp.
The Mercury stamp, on sale as of last Tuesday, is a "vulgar" celebration of a man "whose degenerate lifestyle caused him to die of AIDS at an unfortunately early age," the columnist wrote.
The service, overseen by the queen (the lady with the funny handbags, not the band), issued a statement saying it was proud of the Mercury commemorative, one in a series honoring U.K. notables of the millennium.
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 glbtq >> arts >> Mercury, Freddie
For two decades, Freddie Mercury was the front man of one of the world's most popular rock groups, Queen.
Freddie Mercury was born Farrokh Bulsara in the British colony of Zanzibar, East Africa (now part of Tanzania) on September 5, 1946.
During his lifetime, Mercury made no definitive statements about his private life or sexuality, leaving the interpretation of his public image up to the individual imagination; accordingly, many fans were shocked when events made some sort of revelation inevitable.
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 Freddie Mercury
What Freddie Mercury brought to the rock stage was merely an extension of a tradition which has survived on the British stage.
Freddie's lyrics was a part of that talent and Andrew Prior divisional managing director for Parlophone and Capitol noted that the band has always been 'outrageous yet mainstream'.
Freddie Mercury managed to retain that kind of mass appeal by a particularly clever lyrical approach.
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 Freddie Mercury Photos - Freddie Mercury News - Freddie Mercury Information
Freddie was a huge fan of Aretha Franklin, Montserrat Caballé, and Jimi Hendrix to name a few.
Freddie Mercury: (talking about the band and why they got together) When the whole point of Queen was to be original.
Freddie Mercury: When I'm dead, I want to be remembered as a musician of some worth and substance.
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FREDDIE MERCURY, THE OUTLANDISH frontman for Queen, whose worldwide hits like ``Bohemian Rhapsody'' and ``We Are the Champions'' combined gaudy theatrical pomp with heavy-metal bluster, became the first major rock star to die of AIDS when he succumbed to complications from the disease on November 24th at his London home.
Although Mercury's condition was long rumored in the tabloid press and virtually an open secret in the music industry, his death still startled many fans and colleagues.
Mercury reportedly donated heavily to AIDS charities during the last years of his life, and following his death there were plans to contribute more money through the re-release of Queen's music.
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