20 years since the death of Freddie Mercury

Today is 20 years of Freddie’s death so I will dedicate this post to Him. Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar as Farokh Bulsara on 5th of September in 1946. He died from AIDS on 24th of November in 1991. He was British musician, singer, songwriter and frontman of famous rock band The Queen. With his powerful vocal 4 octave range, charisma and inspiring stage performance He turned music scene upside-down and made eternal trace in history of music.

In 2006, Time Asia named him one of the most influential Asian heroes of the past 60 years, and he continues to be voted one of the greatest singers in the history of popular music. In 2005, a poll organised by Blender and MTV2 saw Mercury voted the greatest male singer of all time. In 2008, Rolling Stone editors ranked him number 18 on their list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2009, a Classic Rock poll saw him voted the greatest rock singer of all time. Allmusic has characterised Mercury as one of rock’s greatest all-time entertainers, who possessed one of the greatest voices in all of music.


Mercury was noted for his live performances, which often delivered to delirium audiences around the world. He displayed a highly theatrical style that often evoked a great deal of participation from the crowd. A writer for The Spectator described him as a performer out to tease, shock and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himselfDavid Bowie, who performed at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and recorded the song Under Pressure with Queen, praised Mercury’s performance style, saying: Of all the more theatrical rock performers, Freddie took it further than the rest… he took it over the edge. And of course, I always admired a man who wears tights. I only saw him in concert once and as they say, he was definitely a man who could hold an audience in the palm of his hand. Queen guitarist Brian May wrote that Mercury could make the last person at the back of the furthest stand in a stadium feel that he was connected. 

Since I was a little girl I loved The Queen and Freddie, also the Pet Shop Boys I guess I always had that queer side of me.  I remember  the first release of the video You don’t fool me , this song stayed one of my all time favorites. It has a lot of remixes but nothing bites original from the beginning of 90s.



2 thoughts on “20 years since the death of Freddie Mercury

  1. Freddie Mercury is one of THE rock heroes, a true symbol, and I think people will listen to Queen till the end of time, as sure as the Beatles will live forever.
    My favorite songs by Queen is “good company” but I love the ones you linked. thanks for this post!

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