Freddie Mercury was a singer-songwriter and lead vocalist with the band Queen. He became known for his powerful voice and flamboyant stage performances. Mercury was also a successful solo performer. One of his songs, Bohemian Rhapsody became one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Freddie Mercury was born Farrohk Bulsara in Zanzibar, Tanzania in 1946. His parents were from India. Freddie attended school in India before moving to with his family to England when he was 17 years old. He studied at Ealing College of Art, graduating in 1969.
Mercury was a member of several groups before Queen was founded in 1971. His popularity and that of Queen’s soared during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Mercury also released several solo albums. It is estimated that record sales by Queen could be as high as 300 million worldwide. Freddie Mercury died of Bronchopneumonia at the age of 45 in 1991. Mercury and Queen were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Freddie Mercury, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist with the band Queen, was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania in the year 1946 On This Day.